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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 3 weeks ago

Historic square full of shops, histry and people. We were there during preparations for the Palio to commemorate end of WW1 ...the place was buzzing with all the horse & rider selections and daily trial runs. So much passion for this historic (and very short)...More

Thank crBebb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've only seen the Campo in photos full of people during the Palio. Was I ever surprised to see that it isn't flat. It sinks in the center and is higher on one side. If you're in Siena...it is a must visit!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though this is loaded with history, it really is a huge crowded tourist mecca with the usual shops and cafes. Really just OK

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Piazza, site of the annual Palio horse races, is chock full of people watching opportunities, cafe's and historical sites. This is a great place to grab a quick bite to eat, to gape at the sea of people and to orient yourself for walking...More

Thank OracleCPO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time I saw the Piazza del Campo, it took my breath away. As you are walking along the enclosed streets of Siena, you just do not expect to walk down a small staircase and see this magnificent Piazza. In front of you are...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were blessed with good weather and this was a very nice spot to stand and take in some of the buildings around Sienna. Very reminisant of St Mark's Square in Venice just far less crowed!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was held last Saturday and is was really an amazing event !!! Extraordinary vpalio besides the two that are held every year this year is different because were celebrating the end of the first big war

Thank GourmandNYC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've never been there for the Palio, but you can imagine it. A beautiful space and leads you to the Palazzo Publicco.

Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first time visit to Siena. I've heard so much about this place. Also saw lot of pictures. Couldn't believe I was actually standing here, soaking it all in. A must see.

Thank TravellerKitchener
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On arrival, 16th October, we were aware of something being prepared as staging was being erected all around the square. It turned out an extra Palio was being run to celebrate the 100 years since the end od WW1. Much local activity was also evident...More

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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!