Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Siena

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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  • Is it worth 10€ each? Certainly not. Was it interesting enough for half an hour, yes. I would skip if you dont have heaps of time or money though. With the tower included in the 10€ price I would cert...  more »
  • Palazzo Pubblico or Comunale in Piazza del Campo in Siena, today is the seat of the city's Municipal chamber.
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  • The palace is kinda cool, but the main attraction should be the climbing the tower of mangia.
  • A great place to spend the day with the family. Gives a great Florence vibe.
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