Sights & landmarks in Province of Siena

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  • PaulB
    Maastricht, The Netherlands3,040 contributions
    The Piazza del Campo is a shell-shaped town square in the center of the Italian city of Siena.
    At the lowest point of the square are the Palazzo Pubblico, town hall and museum, and the Torre del Mangia. From this center, the square, fan-shaped, is divided into 9 segments.
    Opposite the Palazzo Pubblico is a public fountain: the Fonte Gaia ('Fountain of Joy'). This 15th century fountain is the end point of more than 30 km of water supply through underground channels and aqueducts.
    The square is known, among other things, because it hosts the Palio delle contrade, a horse race that takes place twice a year in July and August.
    Written 12 December 2022
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  • Whichway2thebeach40
    Finksburg, MD168 contributions
    We didn't go inside, but the outside is stunning. You can take amazing pictures of this enormous building with great history.
    Written 9 January 2023
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  • Steve S
    Palm Springs, CA1,676 contributions
    SAN GIMIGNANO is a hill town in Tuscany known for it’s 14 medieval towers still standing (originally there were 72). It is a very popular tourist destination and fun to walk through, but other than the towers there isn’t much to make it stand out. The shops all seem to offer locally produced pecorino cheese and saffron. A Great place for a short visit.
    Written 22 January 2023
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  • Hazel C
    Broadway, UK72 contributions
    Beautiful place. Easy parking and proper paths to walk along ( I use a wheelchair, so ideal) If you are lucky you might get to see a wedding taking place - the abbey is still open to the public when ceremony taking place. Places to get refreshments within walking distance
    Written 30 August 2022
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  • PaulB
    Maastricht, The Netherlands3,040 contributions
    A must see when you are visiting Tuscany.
    The 'Centro Storico' looks like centuries have passed without bringing remarkable changes.
    One day might be just enough to wander around and see the Campo, the Cathedral, parts of the medieval city walls and some other highlights.
    Take two to three days to explore the city a bit better.
    Written 12 December 2022
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  • Brian B
    36 contributions
    Siena is a beautiful town! The streets are quaint. The restaurants are numerous and excellent! The history is great too. One nice way to capture the essence of Siena is with a visit to the Torre del Mangia. The climb of a few hundred steps is very manageable. Not wide though…. They only let a handful up at a time, so not an issue in terms of crowds. That said, if you visit in high season, book in advance. The view from the top of the tower is great. The layout of the streets below is excellent. Not a long activity, so you can weave it in to your day very easily. Certainly a recommend as an add on to your day.
    Written 29 September 2022
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  • Deirdre O
    13 contributions
    My husband and I spent Christmas week in Casa di Alice, a lovely two bedroom apartment in the small hill town of Castelnuovo dell'Abbate. The town is beautiful and it made the perfect base for day trips to Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino and Arezzo. We loved our time here; the residents are lovely, friendly and helpful, although most are not English speakers.

    Things to know: The town is very small; there are two small restaurants but at least in the off season, they have limited hours. There is a small coffee/wine bar just steps from the apartment with lovely wine selections and a small grocery store that stocks the basics. The town is very hilly and parking is down hill from the apartment. We didn't find it a problem, but those with mobility challenges would. Also, most of the wineries in the area are closed this time of year.
    Written 26 December 2022
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  • Steve S
    Palm Springs, CA1,676 contributions
    Set on a crest and surrounded by green rolling hills PIENZA packs a lot of Renaissance punch. In the 1400s Pope Pius II transformed his birthplace of Corsignano into a jewel of the Renaissance and it was renamed Pienza in his honor. We enjoyed the small village filled with the aroma of pecorino cheese and enhanced with delicious views of the valley below.
    Written 22 January 2023
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  • lotsagoldens
    Surprise, AZ843 contributions
    I wish we had had more time to spend here. You can easily spend hours just looking at the frescoes that go all around the courtyard. The artist didn't only paint saints and madonnas; he painted vignettes of everyday life. Truly fascinating and beautiful. Everything here is beautifully preserved. You can go through the basillica (if you are lucky, the monks will be chanting), walk all over the grounds and see the historic buildings, see the priceless books in the huge library, and see the antique apothecary instruments. We even got to see the dining hall that the monks use now. There is also a winery and tasting room. Truly one of the best days of our trip!
    Written 10 July 2022
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  • Tom
    Buenos Aires, Argentina8 contributions
    Climbing all those stairs was really worth it, and a bit fun, since they never seemed to end. The views are impressive. A no go if you have heart issues, but otherwise it's a must-see if you are visiting the city. The museum is also very interesting.
    Written 19 January 2023
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  • mjs03
    Valencia, Spain634 contributions
    We spent 4 nights in May in San Gimignano and our hotel was located in the Piazza della Cisterna. It is a beautiful, medieval square, which now has a few bar/restaurant/wine bars and a few ice cream shops. It was lovely to have a drink or snack at any of the terrace bars, especially in the evening. Be sure to try the ice cream at Dondoli!!
    Written 3 June 2022
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  • mfilcol2014
    Lisbon, Portugal918 contributions
    This small spa town is worth a visit. Very well arranged and beautiful. Beautiful view from the ruins. Stop, have a coffee and enjoy the tranquility
    Written 19 July 2022
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  • Tom_Blancmange
    Malmesbury, UK623 contributions
    This was by far the most impressive cathedral we went to on our Tuscany trip (much more impressive even than Pisa). The frescos and art work are generally in great condition and the whole cathedral is a riot of colour. Get a combined ticket with the Grosso Tower and check it out!
    Written 3 September 2022
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  • Divinit
    Granbury, TX83 contributions
    Montepulciano was magical! Looked like a town from out of about a zillion movies! But not for the faint at heart....lots of walking here. Great restaurants up top...definitely dust off your camera or clean your phone lens!
    Written 17 November 2022
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  • Lou Holiday Mahr
    Provincetown, MA26 contributions
    Easy relaxing - chilled day after Florence
    Interesting wall city to explore- good food @ Remo and excellent hand crafted local , cashmere cotton and wool@ Artes - I bought a black cashmere scarf some would call it shawl. The shop has working looms and sewing machines
    Written 13 October 2022
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