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Located on Sienna’s central square, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico was built to house the Republican government at the end of the 13th century, and now is home to the civic museum. The impressive bell tower was built between 1325 and 1344, and was at the time the highest structure in the country. Ascend the tower to look out over the city, or tour the building to see some of the first non-religious paintings within its walls. Frescoes are present in most rooms, and depict battle scenes, landscapes, and other aspects of medieval life. Don't miss the most famous, a series of three panels painted by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, which are called collectively The Allegory of Bad Government. Put Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico at the forefront of your travel plans using our Siena road trip planning tool .
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Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico Reviews
una grande raccolta della storia di Siena rappresentata nei vari dipinti ottimamente mantenuti presenti nelle sale di questo museo. ma devo segnalare alla soprintendenza ai beni alcune carenze: i supp... more »a large collection of Siena's history represented in the various well-maintained paintings in the halls of this museum. but I have to point out to the superintendent of goods some shortcomings: the audiovisual media are not convenient to use as the rooms are marked on the maps with the numbers while the signs, among other places placed in the opposite position of the route (it would be enough to put 1 to indicate the names of the inputs; the earbuds are not disposable and are cleaned in summary and put back into circulation: but what hygiene is guaranteed to us?
Situé au premier étage du Palazzo Pubblico, le Museo Civico contient des fresques murales splendides sur différents thèmes. Dommage qu'une partie des pièces signalées sur le plan n'était pas accessibl... more »Located on the first floor of the Palazzo Pubblico, the Museo Civico contains splendid murals on different themes. Too bad some of the parts reported on the plan were not accessible.
The views from the top of the tower are fantastic but be warned that the stairs are extremely tight and it's a very long climb which might not suit some. You can still go slowly however, and if your squeeze into corners it's not too bad to let people pass in either direction. The museum is a little underwhelming but you can also go upstairs to the second floor terrace which is a relatively quiet space with a decent view. It is a bit expensive for what you get, compared to the Duomo.
Beautiful piece of Late Medieval history. The old center of Government for the Commune of Siena for almost a thousand years.
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