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Piazza del Campo, Siena

Must see · World heritage site · Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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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  • Interesting wall city. Depending on what you want to see we saw everything in a little over a hour. Like most tourist spots it had all the typical shops nothing special. We would recommend going... 
    Interesting wall city. Depending on what you want to see we saw everything in a little over a hour. Like most tourist spots it had all the typical shops nothing special. We would recommend going...  more »
  • A great place between the Palazzo Pubblico and the Fonte Gaia, which story you'll learn about in the Santa Maria della Scala museum. 
    A great place between the Palazzo Pubblico and the Fonte Gaia, which story you'll learn about in the Santa Maria della Scala museum.  more »
  • A great square with some great restaurant (some bad so read your reviews in advance) with beatiful city hall. Area for the horse races every year. 
    A great square with some great restaurant (some bad so read your reviews in advance) with beatiful city hall. Area for the horse races every year.  more »
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  • A lot bigger in real life! :) Very nice atmosphere on warm summer evenings. The restaurants around the piazza are not as expensive as one would think. Definitely also worth a visit when the markets are open during daytime.
  • beautiful place to buy a drink or snack and sit on the ground in the middle of the day. a few good local stores for buying something light. as for restaurants, i would prefer the ones not at the piazza but for aperitivo there are many options.
  • Siena is a magnificent Italian city that one has to see once in his life. There are a couple of very nice places in the same region. It is worth to read about their history before visiting.
  • Rating is only valid for the place not for the entire city! Lots of tourism and lots of tourist shops. In itself a very beautiful place but with the mass of tourists only half as great.
  • A very open place with a nice scenery. I don't recommend eating at the restaurants around, because of high prices. But I do recommend the nearby ice cream shop. Especially if you're into kinder chocolate.

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