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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. 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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  • Palazzo Palace is Museum of art now. Part of the second floor of the Palace and on the 3rd floor is becoming City Museum. Caught the eye at the Museum was a magnificence of Madonna in fresco. There are other impressive frescoed rooms.
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  • recommend the combined ticket with the torre del mangia and Santa maria della scala. the history of art that is breathed in her room is well worth the visit.
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  • It was very exciting to review "the allegory of good government" live and not on old book in high school. The frescoes of the Palace are lovely. The terrace on the second floor and the ground floor courtyard. To improve services: bathroom not cleaned and ticketing experience confusing.
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  • A nice place to enjoy the scenery. Well looked after and historic palace
  • Supreme example of civic identity and pride in the Renaissance.
  • If you visit Pisa you'll visit this place. Quite impressive.
  • 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
  • Very nice place to sit and enjoy the moment with some apperitivos