Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Siena

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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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  • It is well worth paying the entry price - the ceiling paintings are quite interesting. Not surprised to find that in Renaissance times builders also had some underwear issues  more »
  • The ticket costs 9euro and although some rooms are actually worthy of being seen, the total price is too high for a visit that to pull it really for the long lasts about twenty minutes. The staff at the ticket office also is not the greatest of professionalism
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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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