Things to do for History Buffs in Siena 

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    Historic Centre of Siena

    31 reviews

    Great jumping off point to see the rest of the city, as the main streets all converge in the main square. Great shops and restaurants.

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    Piazza del Campo

    40 reviews

    The Piazza is the heart of the city, with the contrades fanning out from its center. It's a great place to walk around and some of the best restaurants are nearby.

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    Palazzo Pubblico e Museo Civico

    11 reviews

    Stunning architecture and amazing history! This should definitely be a stop on your visit.

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    Piazza del Duomo

    30 reviews

    The duomo was gorgeous. One of the prettiest I've been to. The details were amazing, and there was much to look at.

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    Cattedrale di Santa Maria

    15 reviews

    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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    Battistero di San Giovanni

    2 reviews

    With all the best architecture in Italy and the breathtaking cathedrals, it's easy to overlook the relatively humble baptistries. However, this structure is magnificent in its own right and shouldn't be overlooked on your visit!

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    Tower of Mangia

    2 reviews

    The Torre del Mangia is the belltower within the Piazza del Campo in Siena. It is the second largest belltower in Italy.

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    Basilica di San Francesco

    3 reviews

    You just can't beat the gorgeous churches in Italy! This is yet another beautiful example.

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    Santa Maria della Scala

    2 reviews
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    Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

    7 reviews

    Lovely Abby built by Charlemagne. Built in a gorgeous location. Early risers can hear the monks chant at 7 a.m.

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    4 reviews

    The Duomo is wonderfull!!! Just 100 mt from the apartment.

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    Consorzio Agrario di Siena

    3 reviews

    The best supermarket in Sina downtown...all typical products!!!

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    Strada Chiantigiana

    2 reviews

    Number one!!!!!!! Elixir for eyes, heart and spirit

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    Duomo di Siena

    2 reviews

    Charmingly nostalgic, restful,

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    Basilica di San Domenico

    1 review
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    Banchi di Sopra

    1 review
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    Country Tours

    1 review
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    1 review

    If you can't make it to Il Palio, you can get a taste of the pageantry at the estrazione, when the contrade (districts) that will run in the race are chosen by lottery. The event features a parade of musicians and flag bearers in medieval costumes, cheering, drumming, enthusiastic crowds and banners galore. The estrazioni take place the last Sunday ...

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