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Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana

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Address: Piazza del Duomo 8, 53100, Siena, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0577 283048
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Occupying part of Il Duomo's extension, this museum houses Pisano's...

Occupying part of Il Duomo's extension, this museum houses Pisano's original statues from the building's façade and a fine array of panels, including works by Simone Martini, Pietro Lorenzetti and Sano di Pietro.

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With a little luck, you will have a nice day without rain. The views are beyond description. We took several amazing panoramic photos from her. This includes the Tuscany... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Unfortanetely the most tags are in italian language, although Siena is full of tourists. The museum itself interseting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

With a little luck, you will have a nice day without rain. The views are beyond description. We took several amazing panoramic photos from her. This includes the Tuscany countryside as well as the historical sites.

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Visiting the Duomo includes the Baptistry, the Crypt, the museum, the main cathedral and one other place we did not get to. The statues, paintings, frescos, etc. are beyond description. You must see it for yourself! I don't think I have ever seen such beauty in a cathedral. I am speechless!

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a typical duomo museum in some ways, but is very special in another. As a cathedral museum, it houses some nice works of art, with the highlights being the Madonna and Child round relief sculpture and the Maesta and huge stained glass rose window by Duccio, which can all be viewed up close and personal. There are also... More 

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Columbia, Maryland, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Recommend purchasing the all-inclusive ticket for the the Doumo which includes this attraction. Looks for great art and history on display here topped off with a climb up the winding steps to a rooftop panoramic view of the city. The walk up to the to is a little physically demanding but we're in our 60's and made it without a... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I would highly recommend a visit to the Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana. It was wonderful to make the climb to the top of the ramparts and to see this wonderful city from above! Do not miss this opportunity to truly appreciate the vastness and beauty of this wonderful city!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This museum has high quality exhibits and displays of art and sculpture from various historical periods, and is very enjoyable. That said I must agree with those who especially liked the climb to the top of a wall of the once-planned south nave of the Duomo. Quite exciting, and views are spectacular. The Siena church intended to build the Duomo... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The museum was pretty cool but I would be lying if I said thats why we went, we went to climb to the top...and it did not disappoint. We climbed up the tower to the viewing station at the top and the view is breathtaking. Not only are you on one of the highest points in the city, but the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We spent about two hours in the museum. It was way more interesting than what we expected. The collection is extensive and highlights many centuries worth of religious work.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Another one of Siena's class-act attractions. A museum lover could could spend a half day here. AND the panoramic view of Siena's il Campo and the Tuscan countryside is wroth the price of admission.

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