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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  • Duccio's majesty is one of those works that leave an open mouth, one cannot but fall in love with it. A tip to the museum: the indication for the Sala di Duccio is not exactly evident, and if you do not know the existence is likely to pass without entering
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  • On the right side of the Duomo there is this museum that houses some sculptural and pictorial works, very nice and interesting also the stained glass rose window. Bad management to visit the face that implies waiting in line for a long time
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  • The museum itself had some worthwhile pieces by Donatello and Duccio's Maesta, but the real attraction was access to the facciatone or new cathedral facade with its stunning views of Siena and the sur...  more »
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  • Very very beautiful church. We explored all areas given to us under the pass and we never regretted a moment of it. We especially enjoyed the views from the climb up to the "new" Church, as well as the informative plaques around duomo itself that helped give us some colour to what we were seeing.
  • If you love art, this is fabulous. Only place to see Duccio's Maesta altar and the Duomo"s original rose window.
  • This isn't for everyone, but our uncle of 85 years came with us and he loved it too. It brings some insight into the world and history of this place so many centuries ago. The sculptures and paintings and mosaics are stunning. The terrace at the top has amazing views that you can't get anywhere else. Take you camera and be prepared to be 'wowed'
  • Beautiful cathedral in a beautiful city love siena. Worth doing the duomo too
  • Fantastic building.
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