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San Cristoforo

Piazza Tolomei, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 282135
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One of the oldest churches in Siena that was badly damaged in the 1798 earthquake and subsequently largely rebuilt.

This church dates from the 12th century and at one point was an important meeting place for the... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
westy54
,
Sydney
Attractive central church in Siena

This rather understated church is worth a brief visit, if only to get away from the crowds. By no... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
GrumpsDC
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“small church” (2 reviews)
“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
“earthquake” (2 reviews)
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Piazza Tolomei, 53100, Siena, Italy
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+39 0577 282135
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

This church dates from the 12th century and at one point was an important meeting place for the Council of the Republic of Siena. The Church was badly damaged in the 1798 earthquake and the current facade dates from 1800. The interior is fairly modest...More

1  Thank westy54
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

This rather understated church is worth a brief visit, if only to get away from the crowds. By no means as ornate as others, it is perhaps better suited for a period of quiet reflection than most.

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The church of San Cristoforo is a small building off Via Banchi di Sopra across Palazzo Tolomei. The church is claimed to be the site of a number of important historic events.

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Located across from Tolomei Palace, one of the oldest buildings in the city, this small church has its charms. We visited as part of our tour in Siena and the guide told us about this church's significance in Siena's history which was fascinating. What detracted...More

Thank Tomme T
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Siena has a fair few churches and they're all beautiful in their own way. This one isn't as ornate from outside as some of the other churches but still beautiful and worth a visit. We didn't go inside but if you have time it maybe...More

Thank Juhi K
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This Roman Catholic church dates back to the 11th - 12th century, making it one of the oldest in Siena. It sustained damage during an earthquake in 1798. Renovations were done in the 1920's. It is a small church but worth stopping in for a...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 14 August 2011

A very nice little church not from the Duomo, an therefore often overlooked. Especially nice is the carved wooden statue of Padre Pio, Italy's most famous modern saint, hearing confessions.

2  Thank Verocras
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