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Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Siena
(4.5/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana on your trip to Siena, use our Siena vacation generator.
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  • It is old and steeped in history, worth seeing, although the preferred we had seen in the festivities that they performed each year.
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  • Complete the visit to the Pinacoteca. Allows to mount on the protique one of the porches for the expansion of the Cathedral
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  • The Museum is very well, what is not missed is the panorama in not hesitating to go all upstairs to see incredible views of Siena and the chianti nearby!
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  • Excellent illustration with the audio guide. Send somebody straight to the top floor to start queuing for your visit to the top (grande façade). Be careful though, no cellular service in many parts of the museum. 1st floor is the winner in this museum. Be sure to get audio guide
  • Overly complex ticket options and surprising lack of labels/signage inside this multi level museum let down what could be a more educational experience
  • A good place to see Siena from above.
  • Good place for historic object display & knowledge
  • Outstanding collection.