Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Siena

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Located on Sienna’s central square, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico was built to house the Republican government at the end of the 13th century, and now is home to the civic museum. The impressive bell tower was built between 1325 and 1344, and was at the time the highest structure in the country. Ascend the tower to look out over the city, or tour the building to see some of the first non-religious paintings within its walls. Frescoes are present in most rooms, and depict battle scenes, landscapes, and other aspects of medieval life. Don't miss the most famous, a series of three panels painted by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, which are called collectively The Allegory of Bad Government. Put Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico at the forefront of your travel plans using our Siena road trip planning tool .
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  • Museum that focuses on a few salt some absolute masterpieces of Italian art history (St. Martini, Lorenzetti); the round is completed on the veranda overlooking the Tuscan countryside: not to be missed!
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  • Impotent architecture facing the piazza del campo, is the monument that gives the beautiful touch to the landscape. Don't forget to photograph it! Cute from all its angles, still runs the clock!
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  • Really deserve the frescoed rooms and the chapel inside of this beautiful medieval building overlooking Piazza del Campo. Looking at the cycle of frescoes on the effects of "good governance" and "bad government" it is difficult not to think about the sad situation of Italian politics. ... Tickets € 9 (€ 8 If you book with internet)
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