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Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Siena

Categories: Government Buildings, Castles, Museums, Tourist Spots
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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. A visit to Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Siena itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • The information inside isn't too good but there are some lovely rooms and works of art. The highlight is the room which contains the frescoes of good and bad government. Though some of it is worn away...  read more »
  • Like all museums of Siena is also the main building is a concentration of works of art that will not disappoint visitors. My advice is to inform yourself before buying a ticket in that there are different solutions for people wishing to visit other related museums.
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  • It is a fantastic experience to see so old frescoes! Very well preserved in the light of the high age. Have seen it several times before and have to hope again to be able to return.
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  • Inside is a fresco of The Allegory of Good and Bad Government by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, one of the most significant profane representations of the European fourteenth century
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  • One of best tourist attraction in Siena.
  • Amazing view at the balcony! Good museum.
  • Inside the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena, more precisely in the sala dei Nove, you can see the cycle of good government and bad government, by Ambrogio Lorenzetti. The Lorenzetti was inspired by reality and turns it into a fairy tale enchanted. It is one of the earliest forms of civic art. Ambrose was chosen directly by the nine, as was the case with its predecessor, Simone Martini, and that sanctioned the prestige that hovered around the figure of Larry that, along with his brother Peter, he represented the last great exponent of Sienese painting. The oligarchy is increasingly promotes itself in this fresco, saying that everyone has to contribute to good governance.
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