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Siena's main square is the site of the famous Palio horse races that take place in July and August.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Piazza del Campo, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 30 January 2019

In my opinion the most beautiful Piazza (Square) in the world. Whether you buy a sandwich and a bottle of wine and sit in the middle of the square on the brick pavement and eat your meal there or whether you find a restaurant along...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tova77
Reviewed 27 January 2019

What wonderful history, and found it very interesting with regard to the races held here. You could almost imagine what it looked like with the horses running the perimeter. There are everal shops and beautiful buildings around the square. Would recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FLBfive
Reviewed 21 January 2019

Sitting at the heart of the city, the Piazza is the center of the city 17 contrade/parishes.It is the site of the old Roman forum and was the city's main marketplace.In 1293, the ruling Council of Nine began to purchase the land for this square....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 17 January 2019

Great place to people watch with the unique water fountain. Beware the small gelato shop that way overcharges and under-delivers.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kurteg
Reviewed 17 January 2019

The world famous Piazza del Campo, Siena's main and most beautiful square. Built in the shape of a shell it is surrounded by beautiful palaces and by the Palazzo Pubblico, the town hall, and the Torre del Mangia, the city tower, both built during the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 16 January 2019

We visited Siena mainly to see the shell shaped piazza I had heard so much about and while I was expecting good things I was still surprised at the size. It is a very attractive piazza with lots of interesting buildings, shops and eateries around...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lorraine L
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Nothing special for Italy but huge parameters. But it ll be so great for you, if you ll never seen Smth similar. Caffes around are so expensive

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HellenK15
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

What to say? One of the most beautiful places on earth!!!!!! It is worth the visit. I live close to the place and every time I see it I enjoy the view

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 569rodolfog
Reviewed 15 January 2019

When you are in Tuscany spending time on Il Campo is a must. Just sitting in one of those restaurants and looking at the architecture is one of the most unique experiences on the planet, hands down.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JanHbecker
Reviewed 14 January 2019

take your time, walk around, sit down, wait for sun to set. Bring a ball, great fun and opportunity to make new friends.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jacologne
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13 October 2017|
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Response from Barbarblanc | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about the delay in responding - we've been travelling. The hotel promoted the walking tour we did but it is available through the shop in the corner of the piazza. If you are standing looking at the tower it is in the... More
8 October 2017|
Response from mitchw10 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we had a rented vehicle while in Tuscany as it was easier to get around so I honestly don't know. I'm sorry!