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Cattedrale di Santa Maria

Piazza del Duomo, Siena 53100 Italy
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  • Cattedrale di Santa MariaPro 2014
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    This cathedral is right up there as one of the most gorgeous cathedrals in the world. So many details and so much artistry.
    Tip: you don't need to go to the Crypt or Baptistery(expensive for so little) so you can skip the all inclusive ticket. Just do the Duomo and if you have time, the panorama.

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    One of the more beautiful churches I have visited. The gothic style is in some ways overly ornate but somehow all of the details come together in a way that makes this church both distinctive and pleasant. A must see in Siena.

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    The architecture is stunning, well worth a visit, although it can be crowded with tourists at times.

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    The Cathedral is one of the most remarkable Gothic buildings in Italy. The central part of the present church was built between 1196 and 1215, while a fantastic enlargement which had been planned was abandoned owing to the plague of 1348 (the Black Death) which prostrated the city of Siena. Only the unfinished walls remains of this mighty architectural dream.

    Siena Cathedral’s art treasures include the carved Pulpit by Nicola Tissue, the Floor of inlaid marble, the monumental Piccolomini Altar.

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    The Duomo is utterly amazing. The combination of the horizontal stripes of black and white marble with the arches and the vaulted ceiling painted that deep aqua blue and studded with gold stars... and then high above you see all those disembodied pope heads, all in a row up there, so natural, looking this way and that. It's awe inspiring.

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    Beautiful facade and impressive architecture stands in the middle of the city of Florence. Iconic symbol of Florence.

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    Absolutely stunning. The facade on this building is one of the most beautiful things I have ever witnessed. During tourist months, it's completely worth it to wade through the crowds to get up close and personal. Without a doubt a must-see.

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    Impressive church full of sculptures and details everywhere you look both inside and outside.

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    Unbelievably beautiful

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    Interesting duomo, although I liked the exterior more than the interior.

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Il Duomo di Siena, the city's main cathedral, is a stunning sight both inside and outside. The exterior of the structure is patterned with alternating stripes of white and greenish-black, and the façade is a masterpiece of intricate sculpture depicting saints, prophets, philosophers and gargoyles. The interior is a dazzling treat for your eyes. A mosaic floor, the grandest in all of Italy, shows the city's lore, the virtues and biblical scenes; you can see the whole floor each September. Do not miss the veritable gallery of Renaissance art around the Duomo, which houses works by Michelangelo, Donatello and Bernini.

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Aliases: Il Duomo di Siena