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Siena on a Sunday in July

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Siena on a Sunday in July

The best day for us to visit Siena from Florence is a Sunday. I looked at the bus schedule and see that there are significantly less buses on Sunday. Should we buy our bus tickets the day before to make sure. we get seats?

I realize that the Duomo opens at 1:30 but it looks like the Duomo museum, crypt and baptistery open at the usual times of between 9 and 8:30. It looks like the church of San Domenico opens at 9am on Sunday according to Rick Steves. Is this true?

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1. Re: Siena on a Sunday in July

Buying a bus ticket does not ensure that you get a seat. The tickets can be used on any bus.

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2. Re: Siena on a Sunday in July

Church opening times on Sundays are often dictated by Mass timings so it would make sense that Il Duomo isn't open until 1.30 as the 11.00 which is held on the high altar is always busy and goes on until around 12.30 or so. The museums, of course, are different hence the earlier timings. I'm not sure where Mass is held at San Domenico but obviously it doesn't impact visitors.

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3. Re: Siena on a Sunday in July

you can find the church opening and service times here. www.comune.siena.it/main.asp?id=3541&l=en

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