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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. To visit Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana on your trip to Siena, use our Siena vacation generator.
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  • Unfortanetely the most tags are in italian language, although Siena is full of tourists. The museum itself interseting 
  • The Museum is not very big, but the climb up the tower overlooking Siena, is worth it, you can make great pictures
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  • In addition to the Cathedral, the crypt and the baptistery, with one ticket you can visit the Museum of the Opera del Duomo. You can see the beautiful stained glass window by Duccio di Buoninsegna, countless paintings, including the Maestà by Duccio, the Nativity of the Virgin by Pietro Lorenzetti, Madonna called "big eyes" (particularly dear to Siena and also known as our Lady of victory of Montaperti), plus priceless relics, the Crown called "San Galgano" in gold and lapis lazuli, the Crozier of Saint Galgano also in gold vestments and manuscripts. Among the statues there is a wooden Madonna by Jacopo della Quercia and other golden statues, including that of St John the Baptist. To see!
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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.