Palazzo Pubblico E Museo Civico

Palazzo Pubblico E Museo Civico

Palazzo Pubblico E Museo Civico
4.5
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10:00 AM - 1:45 PM, 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:45 PM
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:45 PM
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:45 PM
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:45 PM
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:45 PM
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:45 PM
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:45 PM
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Siena's City Hall, whose construction began in the 13th century, houses the city's Civic Museum, whose collection includes the profound fresco entitled "Allegory of Good and Bad Government."
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ArtsyGalBaltimore
Maryland846 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Motivated by Hisham Matir's book, A month in Siena, to see Lorenzetti's three frescoe panels on the Allegory of the Good and Bad Government. After up and down the museo, learned in the gift shop that the frescos are being restored. Would have appreciate some heads up on the multiple reference websites. Disappointed.
Written 3 January 2023
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D_Novatel
Durham, United States10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I was in Tuscany and drove to Sienna about a year ago. Recently I received a traffic citation. I was following the signs to the parking garage and somehow drove into an unauthorized area. Clearly this was a tourist set up. Since I was "late" in paying the fines doubled. I had to pay $110. This ticket was not sent by traceable mail. It was in a nondescript plain envelope. I'm fortunate to have noticed the small Italian writing.

You really can't get here without driving. Just be advised that you will probably get a ticket and bang your head against the wall trying to no avail to get the ticket reduced to first notice. As lovely as this place is, the scam ticket experience has spoiled this for me. I return anywhere that has scammed me.
Written 8 September 2020
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Heather
York, UK60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Such a lovely space to explore Siena's detailed history as a city! Most people will pass over the museum when purchasing their tickets to go up the tower, however it's an interesting exploration into exactly why the building is there in the first place! Written guides are throughout to add context to the various frescoes and room designs.

There is a veranda around the back of the museum that overlooks some beautiful Tuscan countryside - it's not the usual view of the city, but a special one nonetheless!
Written 8 July 2023
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Ruth K
Hod Hasharon, Israel361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Beautiful paintings and rooms. Ancient artists not very known, at least to me. The chapel in amazing. Do not hesitate to approach the guards for information. We were lucky to talk to a guide who was very knowledgeable and generous in his explanations.
Written 11 October 2022
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markpittscom
Randolph, NJ37 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
The FAMOUS FRESCOES ARD CLOSED until .., who knows when? Waste of time.

By the way, the famous floors of the cathedral are covered 10 months of the year, and the famous fountain in the baptistery is completely covered

Your time might be better someone in some other town.
Written 17 December 2022
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Michael McCarthy
Kyiv, Ukraine19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This interesting exhibit is well worth your time. Lots of interesting rooms and works of art, but less a museum than a historic government building which has preserved its key treasures and rooms. I recommend it.
Written 18 May 2024
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Peter Ghys
Inverloch, Australia7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Interesting building with some amazing ceilings. Boy, did those guys work at making ceilings features! Some other great paintings on walls too. Not supposed to take pics but people were… We probably spent the best part of an hour there; worth the visit!
Written 11 May 2023
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia5,340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The Palazzo Pubblico is one of the most famous Sienese monuments. Arriving on the square (Piazza del Campo) immediately catches the eye beautiful building Palazzo Publico. We are delighted by the beautiful atmosphere at Piazza del Campo with the inevitable observation of the beautiful Palace. It can be noticed immediately that the Palace was built in different periods and in different materials.The foundations up to the first floor are made of stone and the rest is of brick. The history of this Palace is extremely interesting, to me. It was built after the order of its construction was given by the Government of the Nine, a council consisting of merchants and bankers whose sole purpose was to govern Siena, in the late 13th century. On the façade, the majesty and elegance of the Palazzo Pubblico unfolds, whose front and one of the most celebrated Gothic civil architecture in Italy. The windows of the palace are typical of Siena, with three arches resting on small columns, on each window we find a white and black balzana, which is the symbol of the city itself. From the left corner of the palace, elegant tower stands out Torre del Mangia. The interior of the Palace is beautiful. Many rooms, corridors and staircases abound in beautiful decorations, frescoes, paintings that leave no one indifferent. From the atrium you pass to the vestibule (the vestibule is a room or passage between the entrance door and the interior of a building) divided into four section, whose walls are placed two stone wolves and ornamental motifs by Giovanni Pisano of the fourteenth century, flanked by a statue of Moses by Federighi. On the first floor of the Palazzo Pubblico there is the large hall where the Council of the Republic of Siena, known as Sala delle Balestre or more commonly known as Sala del Mappamondo, met. Next to the Sala del Mappamondo, there is the equally beautiful Sala della Pace (Peace Hall), which was the historic public seat of the Government of the Nine. The walls of this room are entirely covered by the most famous cycle of frescoes in the city, the Allegoria del Buono e del Mal Governo (Allegance of the Good and Bad Government), painted by Ambrogio Lorenzetti between 1338 and 1340. A universal masterpiece. The Palace is extremely richly decorated so that other halls are beautiful as well, such as the Sala dei Pilastri (Pillars Hall), The room called Anticappella, Cappella di Palazzo (Palace Chapel), Sala dei Cardinali (Cardinals Hall), Sala del Concistoro (Consistory Hall), Sala di Balia (Balia Hall), Sala del Risorgimento and La Loggia (The Lodge). Today the palace is home to the municipal administration and the Civic Museum.
Written 25 February 2020
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Sightseer20615
Memphis, TN4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
While in Tuscany, don't miss seeing the civic museum in Siena. While Siena has tons of wonderful things to see and do, my favorite was the civic museum, attached to a tall tower you can climb if you'd like. The frescoes throughout these halls are an interesting departure from the typical religious frescoes you'll see in the duomos and just about everywhere else. Depictions of battle scenes, of what good government should look like and things of this nature are a refreshing change from what you normally see. Make sure you take the time to check it out!
Written 5 May 2004
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DianeER
Falls Church, VA2,175 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
We got the combined ticket for this & the City tower.

IF you are short on time, go to the Duomo & see the 4 sites there instead.

The museum is OK but unless you have time to climb Il Campo, stick to the Duomo.

The combo tour was a steep 13 E & really not worth it. It did also include the Santa Maria Della Scala museum.

Only go if you have more than 5 hours to spend in Siena.

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Written 6 February 2016
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