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The unquestioned heart of the city since the middle of the 12th century, Piazza del Campo was built on the site of a former Roman marketplace. This historic public space is one of Europe's greatest medieval squares, renowned for its beauty and architectural integrity. A twice-yearly horse race, the Palio, has been held around the piazza's edges for several centuries. The square is surrounded by several palaces, the most notable of which was erected in the 13th century as the centerpiece of this shell-shaped space. The piazza's striking pavement, made of red bricks arranged in a fishbone pattern, attracts passing tourists and local students. Most visitors pack around the white marble fountain designed and built by Jacopo della Quercia, a notable sculptor of the Renaissance period. Make Piazza del Campo a centerpiece of your Siena vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Siena route builder app.
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Piazza del Campo reviews
Relax and enjoy the sights and sounds around you in this historic site of Gothic architecture. There are many great restaurants around the perimeter to sit and enjoy and see some of the colourful...
Relax and enjoy the sights and sounds around you in this historic site of Gothic architecture. There are many great restaurants around the perimeter to sit and enjoy and see some of the colourful... more »
Beautiful square- probably one of the biggest city piazzas in Italy and a unique circular shape. Its surrounded by shops and restaurants and has small avenues around it in which to get to and from...
Beautiful square- probably one of the biggest city piazzas in Italy and a unique circular shape. Its surrounded by shops and restaurants and has small avenues around it in which to get to and from... more »
Piazza del Campo has a special charm. People sit in cafeterias and enjoy the beautiful view. The piazza is surrounded by many bars and restaurants. People also sit on the floor, which is something wonderful to me. If you want the best view of Siena and to take wonderful pictures, go to the tower. It is mandatory to buy tickets in advance so that they can give you time to enter the tower. Its only ten euros and free for kids up to 12 years of age.
Amazing plaza, it must be incredible during the Palio! On any other day, the plaza is a visual spectacle. The buildings are all unique and the tower is incredible! There are restaurants and shops throughout. The shell shape and angle of the ground is cool! It's a great place to hangout!
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