Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Siena

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Immerse yourself in some of Italy's most significant works of art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana. The gallery features a collection of works from the Duomo, including the main altarpiece and a piece of stained glass. Climb up 130 stairs to the panorama viewpoint for what is arguably the best view of Siena. Be warned that the stairs to the top are small and winding, so not suitable for all visitors. Also, only 30 are allowed up at a time, so lines may form--don't be surprised if you have to wait a bit. Upon entering this museum you have the option of purchasing a ticket solely for entry here, or a combination ticket which also includes the crypts, baptisery, and panoramic viewpoint. Using our world travel planner, Siena attractions like Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • To see and photograph, very interesting Museum and well equipped. I absolutely recommend a visit.
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  • Definitely worth seeing. uncomfortable for anyone who has a little girl. the stroller you have to leave it at the entrance and proceed with the baby in her arms. However it is worth without a doubt!!
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  • Located on the first three arches of the nave in an existing building in the 400. Is divided into three levels: in that land is the roundel by Donatello depicting the Madonna and child, leaning against the walls, the ten statues of Pisan Gioavnni detached from the façade of the Cathedral. On the first floor, in the room of Duccio is the "Maestà" by Duccio da Boninsegna performed between 1308 and 1311. Was commissioned for the high altar of the Cathedral and remained there until 1505. Since it had been painted on two sides of a table was sawed into two parts in the 18th century to separate the front from the back. The last room of the second floor, through a narrow spiral staircase you reach the Facciatone which was supposed to constitute the façade of the Cathedral again. Unfinished allows you to enjoy the view of the city from above. Touring the city in the months ' dead ' don't you line up in some of the monuments enjoying, so full of their beauty.
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  • This is a pretty good museum which belongs to Siena Cathedral and holds many of their artefacts. Inside this museum, you can also enjoy views of the cathedral and the city of Siena from the panorama which is quite high up. Depending on the ticket you buy to enter the cathedral, this museum's admission is also included. If you are in the area, definitely check it out.
  • Go to the last floor, the view is the most beautiful around the area.
  • 5 stars for the place: beautiful arts and panoramic view. 0 stars (even less) for the organisation, the rudness and even the bad faith: during the summer they left us to wait almost 1 hour standing in the line : not a chair, neither a waiting number. They've said we were allowed to stay on the roof for 1/2 hour but after 10 minutes they rudely sent us away. Shameful considering also the expansive ticket!
  • A outstanding collection of religious art, sculptures & stained glass.
  • The duomo is good. But the staff at the ticket office is so rude. She needs to be educated again.
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