Piazza del Campo, Siena

The unquestioned heart of the city since the middle of the 12th century, Piazza del Campo was built on the site of a former Roman marketplace. This historic public space is one of Europe's greatest medieval squares, renowned for its beauty and architectural integrity. A twice-yearly horse race, the Palio, has been held around the piazza's edges for several centuries. The square is surrounded by several palaces, the most notable of which was erected in the 13th century as the centerpiece of this shell-shaped space. The piazza's striking pavement, made of red bricks arranged in a fishbone pattern, attracts passing tourists and local students. Most visitors pack around the white marble fountain designed and built by Jacopo della Quercia, a notable sculptor of the Renaissance period. Make Piazza del Campo a centerpiece of your Siena vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Siena route builder app .
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  • There we'd been me and my wife, unfortunately back in March the weather was terrible we had to escape, but just long enough to get there and lean out over the square, stay every time you speechless.
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  • Perhaps it needs to be experienced during the Palio but when we visited it was host to a market selling chocolates and the whole piazza was just lacking in charm and character.  more »
  • A place of concentration of tourism and locals with great atmosphere and surrounded by restaurants, beautiful and cozy to eat dishes typical of the area and a drink, sitting in the center of the square.
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  • Wonderful place. Really evocative. Beautiful architecture, fantastic views and loads of atmosphere. Haven't been during the Paleo, so can only imagine how great that must be, but even on a cold grey day in March, it is stunning. If you approach through the alleys, the way it opens up is mind blowing, still, can only imagine what is was like hundreds of years ago. A visit is well worth a diversion if you are in Tuscany.
  • Great place to sit and relax in the Italian way. Forget about all of your troubles, sit down, and relax in this large and beautiful piazza. There's a very large center area that is void of anything allowing you to just twirl around looking at all the old buildings, shops, and restaurants. The piazza it full of restaurants and coffee shots providing a very nice way to relax while still taking in the scenery and people watching.
  • The heart of Siena! Beautiful spot with some lovely cafes and restaurants at a good price. The streets around lead to beautiful boutiques including shops selling local produce, clothing stores, leather and souvenir shops. I thought it would be a bit bigger given this is the spot where they race horses but it was great to stand in centre of it all and look around.
  • This is the main plaza of the medieval town of Sienna and should be on a short list of things you should be seeing on any trip to Italy. Conveniently located between Florence and Rome so it's perfect to stop on your way between the two prime cities of Italy. You should give yourself at least a half day to see the main attractions. For a small town there is alot to see. Two full days would be ideal.
  • A great place at the heart of Siena. Good restaurants, cafes and retail outlets nearby. Walking in these beautiful streets is an unforgettable experience and hint for coffee lovers, try coffees in small boutique cafes.
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