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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.
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Piazza del Campo, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 28 October 2015

This is a huge square/place and probably the focal point of Siena. Approximately three outer sides of it have outside restaurants and cafes which all give great views of the square. Naturally it gets very busy but it is a great place to have lunch...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 28 October 2015

This is a wonderful Piazza. I think its the better part of the many reasons to come to Siena. Just fun to sit and people watch.

Thank currycook
Reviewed 27 October 2015

One of the most scenic "town squares" in all of Europe. We were continually drawn back to the Campo throughout the day, eventually sitting down at one of the restaurants in the late afternoon just to soak up the ambience.

Thank aperry932
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This was built to impress and even today when you see it for the first time there is a real wow factor in it's structure and architecture. Best place to start your journey round Siena and great place to people watch. Restaurants and bars around...More

Thank JonBunston
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Piazza del campo is the central square of Siena which is the key attraction of the city as it hosts the Palio horse races twice a year. Not exactly a square since its at the converging point of 3 hills which form Siena city -...More

Thank aarthee_jagan
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

I was not sure what to expect but this is a place that looks great and grows on you as the more that you look the more that you can see. It is fan shaped and not flat with a wide assortment of buildings. Part...More

Thank purpletravelat
Reviewed 25 October 2015

This is the main square where the famous "Palio" horse races are run twice a year. It's not square and its shape, decoration and surrounding architecture make it well worth a visit for its own sake. Notice the flags of some of the neighborhoods that...More

Thank snochasr
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Beat place to people watch and enjoy wonderful pizza and wine. It is busy both day and night. Adventure down the various side streets and enjoy the shops.

Thank jane s
Reviewed 24 October 2015

My wife and I loved coming here, it was so close our hotel we were able to experience this at all times of the day, I must say night is the best. Always something happening.

Thank Graham P
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Stopped for a drink and snacks, just sat and enjoyed one of the most historic and beautiful parts of Italy.

Thank susieken
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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
Lara D
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