Piazza del Campo
Piazza del Campo
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Siena's main square is the site of the famous Palio horse races that take place in July and August.
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  • AK8397
    Ontario, Canada894 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Place for People Watching
    This is the town square of the medieval centre of Siena. Actually, it is not a square, but clam-shaped and sloping. The piazza is ringed with patio restaurants and cafes, so is a good place to relax, enjoy some drink or food, and watch the people passing by. Tourists, students and families all wander through, admiring the buildings, passing the time, playing ball, eating gelato or just chatting. There is also a Fountain of Joy in the piazza. All in all, a nice place to spend some relaxing time.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 June 2023
  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,175 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Central Siena Square
    Huge central square overlooked by the clock tower - which is based off the same tower in central Florence (i.e. the Tower of Arnolfo). Lots of eateries and it's large open space with plenty of room for photos. It's all concrete and stone though, so it gets hot as the day wears on. Plenty of shops on the side streets leading in as well.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 June 2023
  • travel_in_fours
    Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,282 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place
    Had seen this place for the first time while watching the James Bond movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE. Since then I always had a desire to visit this place. Although we didn’t not see the Horse race but I could imagine what an amazing experience it would be to watch the race. We reached this place, pretty early in the morning so that we could beat the crowd. After reaching this place, we strolled around in the piazza and waited for our time ticket to climb the tower. It’s a must visit place if you are in Siena. From the top of the tower the views are breathtaking. Would remind you of the Game of Thrones movie.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 August 2023
  • lucyjv2018
    Newbury, United Kingdom123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see…..
    You can’t go to Siena and not visit the Piazza del Campo, it is very beautiful, quite busy on the edges but strangely empty in the middle. Quite a buzz in the place, and the surrounding buildings are wonderful - look up!!!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • LostInTime
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania20,245 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old square
    This is the main square of the town. It has old buildings, a giant tower, and a lot of space. Horse races are held here in the summer which it seems like is a huge event. The square is pretty cool to see as it probably hasn’t changed much in centuries.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 24 February 2024
  • Xamot Tomax
    Fort Wayne, Indiana6,817 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Area untouched by time
    This is the main square of Siena. It wasn’t as crowded as I thought it would be. Granted, I unfortunately wasn’t there during their famous horse racing. I could’ve spent all day there just looking at all the old architecture and tall tower. I bought some gelato at a nearby cafe, had a seat, and was fortunate to spot a wedding. I couldn’t even imagine the price tag of the wedding being held there. This is a must see for anyone visiting the city.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 April 2024
  • TomAndBeth2017
    Cambridge, United Kingdom155 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pasta & Palazzo
    Beautiful large Palazzo. We sat and had a meal as we watched the world go by. Not a lot more to it after you’ve had a walk around it - didn’t do the museum. Still busy at the end of April. Make sure to take in some of the more interesting architecture around the city when visiting.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 May 2024
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TomAndBeth2017
Cambridge, UK155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Beautiful large Palazzo. We sat and had a meal as we watched the world go by. Not a lot more to it after you’ve had a walk around it - didn’t do the museum. Still busy at the end of April. Make sure to take in some of the more interesting architecture around the city when visiting.
Written 1 May 2024
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Xamot Tomax
Fort Wayne, IN6,817 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This is the main square of Siena. It wasn’t as crowded as I thought it would be. Granted, I unfortunately wasn’t there during their famous horse racing. I could’ve spent all day there just looking at all the old architecture and tall tower. I bought some gelato at a nearby cafe, had a seat, and was fortunate to spot a wedding. I couldn’t even imagine the price tag of the wedding being held there. This is a must see for anyone visiting the city.
Written 11 April 2024
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Antonio Q
Cluj-Napoca, Romania208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The main square of Siena, not very crowded as the place is huge. I loved the fact that it did not seem commercial at all and it still had a medieval sort of style.
Written 31 March 2024
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA20,245 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Business
This is the main square of the town. It has old buildings, a giant tower, and a lot of space. Horse races are held here in the summer which it seems like is a huge event. The square is pretty cool to see as it probably hasn’t changed much in centuries.
Written 24 February 2024
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sienapj
millis ma123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Piazza del campo is magnificent ! Bar il Palio is the perfect place to relax after visiting the Palazzo Pubblico & other famous sites .
Written 7 October 2023
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,920 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We stopped here for afternoon coffee and simply to take in the gorgeous site. The palazzo is very beautiful in the afternoon sunlight. A must-visit.
Written 24 September 2023
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lucyjv2018
Newbury, UK123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
You can’t go to Siena and not visit the Piazza del Campo, it is very beautiful, quite busy on the edges but strangely empty in the middle. Quite a buzz in the place, and the surrounding buildings are wonderful - look up!!!
Written 22 September 2023
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travel_in_fours
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Had seen this place for the first time while watching the James Bond movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE.
Since then I always had a desire to visit this place. Although we didn’t not see the Horse race but I could imagine what an amazing experience it would be to watch the race.
We reached this place, pretty early in the morning so that we could beat the crowd. After reaching this place, we strolled around in the piazza and waited for our time ticket to climb the tower.

It’s a must visit place if you are in Siena.
From the top of the tower the views are breathtaking. Would remind you of the Game of Thrones movie.
Written 29 August 2023
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Alux
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Spectacular Square.Breathtaking view.I racommend a visit to everyone a visit if you come to this city.
Written 6 August 2023
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Rich H
Pequannock, NJ1,234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Visited this while on holiday. Very cool “square”. Great place to sit and relax & people watch. Had a bite to eat here too I’d recommend.
Written 4 August 2023
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