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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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Piazza del Campo 1, 53100, Siena, Italy
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+39 0577 292226
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A relatively small museum so it doesn't take long to go around but definitely worth seeing. Many beautiful frescoes

Thank IreneCanberra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was small, but the frescoes are great! It doesn’t take long to go through the whole museum, and it is a nice place to stop when it is hot.

Thank SraMcRoth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Palazzo Publico - City palace - was built int e 13.th century. The building itself is something very nice, but the museum of it is full of history. There are a lot of art work to see.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Museums in Italy so far have been outstanding however this one didn’t live up to expectations. If you have children and have a museum “limit” you wouldn’t go through this one.

Thank TAR100
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

This Palazzo pubblico was built in 1297 and host Museo Civico ( City Museum). You can access it from the court del Podesra where you can buy a ticket for 9 Euro (discounted for 8 euro). This palazzo was used to hold meetings of the...More

Thank TanyaUsh
Reviewed 25 June 2018

I happened accidentally and what to my surprise just a wonderful museum… Beautiful ceramics… Very interesting rooms....If you walk up all the steps you will see an amazing view of the city Lovely sculptures Not crazy crowded…

Thank Faye F
Reviewed 30 May 2018

A museum with a wedding chapel, a pictorial of its history, but more importantly the location of 2 famous frescoes depicting the results of "good" government versus "bad" government in Siena. Certainly a must see.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We were stunned by the majesty,beauty and singular importance of the art in this small museum.Definitely an experience we will long remember. We would also like to complement the staff in this museum who were particularly informed and helpful about the art. Although we spoke...More

Thank virgoBoson
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We visited the Museo Civico while waiting for access to the Torre Del Mangia, and it was time well-spent. Siena is a breathtakingly beautiful city, and its history is rich and interesting. It was particularly fascinating to see the lengths to which the city strove...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Smallish museum, interesting history as well as beauty. I particularly liked the fresco depicting government figures - some portrayed as devils - some things never change!

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