Best Places to Visit in Siena

Best Places to Visit in Siena: Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Piazza del Campo, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Torre del Mangia, National Gallery.

Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta

Always listed as one of Italy’s premier examples of Gothic architecture, Siena’s cathedral owes its dramatic first impression to the genius of Giovanni Pisano, who designed its façade and sculpted most of the statues and reliefs that adorn it.

Piazza del Campo

The central feature of Siena’s old town, the wide expanse of Piazza del Campo is surrounded by the curving facades of palaces and dominated by the elegant Palazzo Púbblico (Town Hall) and its tall, graceful tower.

Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

Forming almost an entire side of Piazza del Campo, the Gothic town hall was built in the late 13th and early 14th centuries.

Torre del Mangia

At one end of the Palazzo Pubblico stands the slender 102-meter Torre del Mangia, one of the most daringly conceived of medieval towers.

National Gallery

The Pinacoteca Nazionale occupies one of the most elegant palazzi in Siena, the battlemented Late Gothic Palazzo Buonsignori, built in the early 15th century.