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  • Address: Piazza del Duomo, Siena, Tuscany 53100, Italy
  • Hours: Mar-Oct: Mon-Sat 10:30am-7:30pm, Sun 1:30-6:30pm; Nov-Feb: Mon-Sat 10:30am-6:30pm, Sun 1:30-5.30pm
  • Admission: €3

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Siena Cathedral (Il Duomo)

Siena's magnificent Tuscan Gothic cathedral is not to be missed. And if you're in Siena you can't miss it because it dominates the place. Rising high with its magnificent white and greenish black stripes, it has a bit of red thrown in on the front facade and lots of detailing - including scrolls, biblical scenes and gargoyles. In the centre is the huge rose window designed by Duccio di Buoninsegna in 1288. Statues of prophets and philosophers by Giovanni Pisano which used to adorn the facade are now housed indoors at the nearby Museo Dell'Opera.

Inside the place is equally impressive with art by Donatello, Bernini and early Michelangelo. Some of the best pieces such as Duccio di Buoninsegni's  Maesta have been moved next door to the Museo Dell'Opera. Unlike other cathedrals where you are craning your neck to see magnificent ceilings and frescoes, here you need to look down at the mosaic floor. The whole floor is tiled and is one of the most impressive in Italy. There are 56 panels of biblical and historic scenes, some of which are covered and only revealed for a few months each year (around August to October, extra fee payable).

Not content with having such an impressive Duomo, Siena's ambitious ruling families in the 14th century decided to expand the church into the Nuovo Duomo, doubling the size of the existing structure. The plan was stopped by the plague and the Museo Dell'Opera occupies the new nave that was completed.

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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

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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.)

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Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour, Florence, Day Trips
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Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence Including Lunch, Florence, Day Trips
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Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence Including Lunch

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There’s more to Tuscany than Florence. Leave the city behind and discover three other enchanting Tuscan destinations on this day trip to Siena, San Gimignano ...  Read more

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

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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.)

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Siena, San Gimignano, and Monteriggioni: Tour with Lunch from Florence, Florence, Day Trips
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Enjoy the high quality of this semi-private tour with max 8 participants; the perfect experience to discover art, history, landscapes, food and wine, with the ...  Read more

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Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Highlights of Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti and Pisa with Lunch in a Chianti Winery, ... 
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Highlights of Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti and Pisa with Lunch in a Chianti Winery

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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 delicious lunch including two famous Chianti ...  Read more

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Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Private Walking Tour: Siena and its Treasures, Siena, Day Trips
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Private Walking Tour: Siena and its Treasures

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Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour, Siena, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour

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Immerse yourself in Italy’s history on this 2-hour sightseeing tour. Explore Siena's UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town; discover Siena's central square, ...  Read more

Location: Siena, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Full Day Tuscan Countryside Tour from Florence, Florence, Walking Tours
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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.)

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Small Group Tour: Tuscany Wine Tour Siena and San Gimignano - Full Day Tour from Rome - Tasting and ... 
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Small Group Tour: Tuscany Wine Tour Siena and San Gimignano - Full Day Tour from Rome - Tasting and lunch included

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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. Explore ...  Read more

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