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Pinacoteca Nazionale

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Address: Via San Pietro, 29, 53100, Siena, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0577 281161
08:15 - 19:15
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Sun - Mon 09:00 - 13:00
Tue - Sat 08:15 - 19:15

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Staggering Gothic painting collection

Despite how crowded Siena is, we were frequently alone in gallery after gallery of important Gothic panel paintings. This is not for everyone's taste, but it's a massive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 July 2016
Bergen County, New Jersey
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Cairns Region, Australia
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This was an amazing experience for someone like me who enjoys art for its own sake and not because of a style or artist. We took forever to come to the end. The curators start you off on a particular staircase and you just follow your nose from one room to another and don't get lost or confused. Quite a... More 

Thank Carol T
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Most underrated museum I've ever been to. Off the beaten track, but sheer volume of 13-15th century paintings ('bizantian' style) is remarkable. Even Uffizi doesn't have this size of collection. Museum focuses on the gothic style, so relatively little renaissance paintings (for these Uffizi is the ultimate place). Building itself is a bit run down, but this actually adds to... More 

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Bergen County, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Despite how crowded Siena is, we were frequently alone in gallery after gallery of important Gothic panel paintings. This is not for everyone's taste, but it's a massive, important collection. The early Renaissance bypassed Siena, so this is not at all like a museum in Florence. Alas, it's not air conditioned. Bathroom fine, staff pleasant and glad to have us.... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This museum is extraordinary in many respects. It contians the largest collection of wonderful medieaval christian art we have ever seen. It has no Museum shop, or even a catalogue or postcards to buy! You are supposed to visit from top floor downwards. It displays its treasures in a way that is not very friendly for spectators, especially the lighting... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

If you ignore the surrounding (building in desperate need of maintenance, random display that have nothing to do in this museum like a dress collection from a local artist and staff having loud conversation on their mobiles for example), the collection is remarkable and interestingly different from renaissance art in Florence. Entrance fee is low too (€4).

Thank Rickidy
woodstock new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

I am a Florentine Renaissance person, but seeing the great Sienese artists was a great treat. An empty museum but with some great art. A fun place to spend an hour.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Gorgeous collection of early Siennese art---don't miss it. Very quiet, at 5 euros a great value. Easy to find, near the Duomo.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This gallery was the absolute gem of Siena. Medieval paintings are arranged in chronological order making clear the changes in style over the years.

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Siena, Toscana, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

If you are a fan of Sienese paintings you can't miss a visit to the Pinacoteca Nazionale Museum, just a 5 minute walk from Siena's cathedral.

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Rome, Italy
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91 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

This was an amazing collection of Sienese masters from the 12th through the 16th centuries. I have to admit that I was completely overwhelmed in a short amount of time by so many Madonna and Childs - and by all of the dazzling gold leaf -- but it was a really interesting view into the Siena School and how the... More 

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