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  • Address: Piazza Il Campo, 1, Siena, Tuscany 53100, Italy

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Piazza del Campo

Every Italian city has its central piazza where the city's political, social and cultural business took place, and Siena's is pretty magnificent. The Piazza del Campo was developed in the mid-14th century by the ruling Council of Nine who, naturally, divided the space into nine sectors, each representing one of them. Never be in any doubt that a lot of self-aggrandizement existed during this period.

At one end of the square is the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico, or town hall (now also housing the Museo Civico) and from here the shell-shaped space radiates out. The bell tower of 1297, Torre del Mangia, rises from the palazzo and from up here there are great views. Enclosing the remainder of the square are the Late Gothic palaces of the grand medieval families of Siena. The Fonte Gaia, or fountain of life, is a white marble focal point and meeting place at the top end of the piazza.

Twice a year, in July and August, the madness of the traditional bareback horse race, Palio di Siena, is held around the edges of the square.

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Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Chianti Wine Tasting Tour from Florence, Florence, null
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Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Chianti Wine Tasting Tour from Florence

4.5 star rating: Recommended 208 Reviews

A full day tour, taking in the key beauties of Central Tuscany. You'll roll through the sweeping countryside to arrive at the jewel of Siena, with its unique ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $62.74
Florence Day Trip to Pisa, San Gimignano and Siena with Lunch, Florence, Day Trips
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Florence Day Trip to Pisa, San Gimignano and Siena with Lunch

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Enjoy this full day trip to Pisa, San Gimignano and Siena from Florence. Learn about the Tuscany history through sightseeing, while visiting three most famous ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.26
Full Day Tuscan Countryside Tour from Florence, Florence, Day Trips
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Full Day Tuscan Countryside Tour from Florence

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Enjoy a full-day tour into the heart of the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Visit the town of San Gimignano, the wine territory of Chianti, the medieval town of ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.74
Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa Semi-Independent Tour by Bus from Florence, Florence, Day Trips
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Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa Semi-Independent Tour by Bus from Florence

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Enjoy the rich history and the art of the most spellbinding sights in Tuscany in a single memorable day with a scrumptious lunch including wine tasting

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.15
Sunset Siena and Chianti Wine Tour with Dinner from Florence, Florence, Self-guided Tours & Rentals
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Sunset Siena and Chianti Wine Tour with Dinner from Florence

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See the sunset in Siena, tour a Chianti winery at a farmhouse, and finish the night with a 4-course dinner featuring divine Tuscan specialties and wine from an ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.85
Tuscan Food and Wine Tour of Val d'Orcia, Florence, Day Trips
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Tuscan Food and Wine Tour of Val d'Orcia

4.5 star rating: Recommended 56 Reviews

A day amid art, culture, wine and delicious food. Do you want an unforgettable experience in the stunning Val d'Orcia region of Tuscany? Join this tour and ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.19
Siena Day Trip from Rome, Rome, Day Trips
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Siena Day Trip from Rome

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Spend a day in beautiful Siena, Tuscany’s second-largest city, on a full-day excursion from Rome! After enjoying a scenic journey through the Lazio and Tuscan ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 13-14 hours

From USD $159.70
Tuscany All Day Wine Tour: Siena and San Gimignano from Rome, Rome, Day Trips
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Tuscany All Day Wine Tour: Siena and San Gimignano from Rome

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Enjoy travelling through Italy on a full-day journey from Rome, through the hills of Chianti, to visit the cities of San Gimignano and Siena. Arriving in San ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $237.27
Siena and San Gimignano Small-Group Tour by Minivan from Lucca, Lucca, Day Trips
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Siena and San Gimignano Small-Group Tour by Minivan from Lucca

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Discover the beautiful Italian towns of Siena and San Gimignano. Two medieval villages in a day with a special wine tasting in a local winery

Location: Lucca, Italy
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.53
Small Group Pisa Day Trip to Siena and San Gimignano by Minivan Including Wine Tasting, Pisa, Bus & ... 
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Small Group Pisa Day Trip to Siena and San Gimignano by Minivan Including Wine Tasting

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Discover the beautiful Italian towns of Siena and San Gimignano on this day trip through Tuscany, including a wine tasting. Traveling with or without a guide ...  Read more

Location: Pisa, Italy
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $101.53

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