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External architecture of the cathedral is more striking than the interior, although the artworks within are very impressive. Photo identification required for each audio guide, although their use is included in the ticket. Member of staff at ticket desk was very curt.
I am not a great fan of religious sites however this is amazing. We entered the Duomo at the side and went into the crypt. It was built in about 900 and rediscovered in 1990s. The crypt is covered in painted scenes of the bible...More
The wait can be very long as they only let 30 people in at a time and they are there for 30 minutes. Unfortunately the staff don't tell you that and will not allow you to come back in if you decide the wait is...More
This was originally a hospital that served orphans and poor people. The history of the conflict between the church and the city as to whom would be responsible was a view of the city at the time. As you go down the 5 levels, the...More
It is worth noting that large amount of photos associated with this cripta are NOT actually from the place, but from other buildings in the Duomo area. Any photos with plenty of statues or intricate windows, etc, are not from the cripta. The place itself...More
The reason I take a point away from this is because it's not actually a crypt. Given the number of popes and powerful people who came from Siena, I figured that the crypt would be a really fascinating and insightful place. Then it turns out...More