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Siena's main square is the site of the famous Palio horse races that take place in July and August.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Piazza del Campo, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Always impressive to see. No other plaza like it. Nice to come during off season since it wasn’t so crazy. Definitely a worth while visit if your in the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank siouxsy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This square used to be a market place as many other medieval squares around Europe.It slopes towards one side which is unusual. The famous palio takes place here twice a year.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very picturesque piazza where they hold the Il Palio. There are tons of cafes to have a meal or a drink.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nattysimps
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Piazza del Campo is Siena.All life revolves around it and would be hard not to pass through it at least once a day.The setting for the most insane horse race on earth,but what a beautiful setting.Even when raining the square looks lovely.All roads seem...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chrisv5101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Siena was an interesting town because of the medieval influences and that fact it was run by businessmen rather than the Church, so buildings and statues are mostly not religious. First of all, I bought bus tickets (1.5 euro each), because the train station is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a large square where locals and tourists alike commune to just sit around or seek a resting place from the hilly city center. In the piazza, one can find the town hall and the Torre del Mangia as well as Gaia fountain. There...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Byroenius
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some consider this square the best square in all of Italy. It is huge. It is customary for people to sit on the pavement of the square, which was indeed the case the day we were there. The Fountain of Joy was a gathering place....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank margaretc007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Del Campo is a place one could spend the whole day. The sun moves around the square illuminating some buldings and causing others to retreat into the shadows. As the sun gets lower in the sky, the colors change to more gold, more orange. There...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stuart R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only is Siena a beautiful town to visit, any time of year. Has lovely shopping in the old streets, a large Piazza with a large water feature/waterfall in the top of the square. Has been very busy on both our visits !

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mbax617
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the heart of Siena and you need to visit and study the history of all the buildings. We were warned to to eat here, but we did have a drink and a nibble just to experience and as we were advised it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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October 12, 2017|
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Response from Barbarblanc | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about the delay in responding - we've been travelling. The hotel promoted the walking tour we did but it is available through the shop in the corner of the piazza. If you are standing looking at the tower it is in the... More
October 7, 2017|
Response from mitchw10 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we had a rented vehicle while in Tuscany as it was easier to get around so I honestly don't know. I'm sorry!