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Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

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Reviewed September 26, 2018

It's a large, unique building in a small piazza with a statue at its center surrounded by other old buildings not quite as ornate. Was interesting for about 5 minutes with a historical account provided by our guide who droned on for 15-20 minutes while...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

If you’re walking thru Siena, make sure to make a stop in the square. Not much to see but at night it makes for a beautiful picture.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Will D
Reviewed July 30, 2018

This piazza is one of the most beautiful in siena, apart from having its natural charm siena is a very nice city especially this place (Oldest bank in world!) at night with all the illuminating lights that give a vibrant effect.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Dillon C
Reviewed July 20, 2018

The building itself is beautiful. This is the oldes, still today functioning bank not only in Italy, but most probably on the whole world.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 545medva
Reviewed January 7, 2018

This is a nice enough building which we came across when strolling from our hotel to the main square. On Piazza Salimbeni. About a 5-minute stroll from the main square. Well worth a look if you're passing. Watch out that it's a working bank headquarters,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank FTMDave
Reviewed December 9, 2017

If you're a banker, an economist, or someone interested in European economic history, this building has passing interest. After all, Siena and Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena are, respectively, the city that hosted and the bank that was the world's oldest. The Bank still...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

If you like taking photos of unique old building this would go well in your collection. It is in a charming square and if you take the time to look up you will become fascinated by the sculpted heads peering out at you.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank michael p
Reviewed August 13, 2017

The Palazzo Salimbeni, which is now used as the headquarters for the Banca Monte dei Paschi Di Siena, was built in the 14th century but remodelled into its current neo- gothic style in the 19th century. The Bank was founded in 1472 and commenced in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank westy54
Reviewed July 26, 2017

Quick walk by and suddenly, there is it in the little square, the oldest bank in the world. It looks solid and utterly dependable - well it has been around for almost 500 years!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 20, 2017

That is, still surviving. It faces a magnificent square, quate small and contained, all lit up at night and in the usual tuscan red brick. A marvel to be enjoyed.

Date of experience: June 2017
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