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Piazza del Campo

Piazza del Campo, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Siena's main square is the site of the famous Palio horse races that take place in July and August.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“horse races” (90 reviews)
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Piazza del Campo, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

With its shell shape, this square radiates outwards from the magnificent Torre del Mangia; great place to relax during the day and grab a meal at night.

Thank Stefan M
Reviewed yesterday

I have seem much more beautiful piazzas elsewhere. This one was so large yet it was filled with tourists. Very kitchy. I was not a fan of this place and essentially tried to avoid it as much as possible during my two day stay in...More

Thank ProfessorOnzaga
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the most suggestive beauties of Tuscany, it's a symbol of the Italian medium age era. Fantastic!

Thank vitowedge
Reviewed 2 days ago

How deceptive! Having seen picturesof the Piazza del Campo and the Palio over the years, I had not previously appreciated that the piazza actually slopes quite significantly from one side to the other, which simply increases the awe in which the Palio riders must be...More

Thank sydneysider48
Reviewed 2 days ago

Certainly, this must be one of the largest squares in Italy!? Regardless, a visit here is a must when in Siena!

Thank DeltaDawn2000
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of the must sites for every visitor to tuscany. This old square is magnificent. Sit there and find a seat in one of tje cafe's and have your coffee or bear, or a glass of wine and enjoy the scenery. Those if...More

Thank Moshe L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited the Piazza at night. Incredible! So large that our photocamera could not take it all in. All around full of restaurants with outside seating. There must have been several thousand people. It is a must see in Siena.

Thank Martino56
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having traveled many times over the past 30 to Tuscany, and having visited many of the towns, I would rate the Campo as the most beautiful town square in the region. It is also home to the Civic center museum with its historic frescoes; the...More

Thank TrunkTravel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice place to hang around during the evening. A lot of restaurants around the piazza where you can have dinner while watching people passing or just siting enjoin the place. I visited on Sunday afternoon during a rehearsal held prior to the Palio. So I...More

Thank RonitHadas
Reviewed 5 days ago

Surrounded by restaurants, this is the centre of Siena. It is all cobblestone and can be very hot in summer. Location of the famous horse-race, the Palio di Siena. Nice in the evenings for a meal. Not the cheapest restaurants in Siena however and watch...More

Thank Barry T
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Algarve2015
Nearest airport
15 April 2017|
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Response from Rosemary Z | Reviewed this property |
The nearest airport to Sienna is Florence Italy. The drive from Florence to Sienna is about one hour and a half. If you are driving straight from the airport to Sienna, you do not even have to go into the city of Florence... More
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Lara D
Is parking in the city difficult? Or is there a better place to park and take a train in?
23 March 2016|
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Response from John L |
Yes, parking within the ancient city walls can be quite difficult, though you can park outside the walls and walk in. As with most ancient sites, the central city is pretty small and walkable, so you don't need a car. If... More
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