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Siena's City Hall, whose construction began in the 13th century, houses the city's Civic Museum, whose collection includes the profound fresco entitled "Allegory of Good and Bad Government."
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Piazza del Campo 1, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 292226
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Palazzo Pubblico is the heart and soul of Siena and a definite must visit. My wife and I throughly enjoyed walking through room after room of breathtaking paintings and frescos. Besides the art work, the building itself is amazing. This building is still the city...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank StephenKutzy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Still Siena's Town Hall, many of its rooms are graciously open to the public.The main council chamber is named after a world map painted by A. Lorenzetti in the 14th century. One hall has Martini's fresco of the VIRGIN MOTHER AS THE QUEEN IN HEAVEN....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 7 January 2019

One mistake we made was to skip the Duomo Museo to try to go up the Torre del Mangia and see the Palazzo Publico. By the time we got to Piazza del campo, the Tower was closed at 3:15 pm even though the travel guide...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank raybyerley
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Very historic city hall. There are a lot of sculptures and fancy art - a must see for art enthusiasts.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nattysimps
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

The city hall with its huge tower is the most prominent building in the square. It was apparently the center of activity in the city in olden times. Went in for a brief look inside only. Didn't have time to browse through the museum, though....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank margaretc007
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The upper level spaces are just awesome , the detail in the ceilings and the height of the internal court rooms. There is nowhere quite like this that I have been to - The floors are to die for - I would like to take...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JulesSWFrance
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The city museum is located at the first floor of the city hall (known as Palazzo Pubblico) which dominates the Piazza del Campo. The palace was built in the late 13th century during the Council of Nine (nine people’s representatives elected from the middle class)....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Interesting museum. Beautiful rooms. Loved the frescoes. Doesn’t take long. Great view from the top.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KakiBW
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful building! We thoroughly enjoyed this small but beautiful museum. The painted ceilings are spectacular. We bought a combination ticket for this museum and the Santa Maria Della Scala. They were both worth of a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DvTh
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We thought what the heck we need to wait to climb the tower so why not see the Museo. Well it is a gem of a place. The first room is a bit of what the heck then you pass into the ancient areas. Well...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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