Piazza del Campo, Siena

The unquestioned heart of the city since the middle of the 12th century, Piazza del Campo was built on the site of a former Roman marketplace. This historic public space is one of Europe's greatest medieval squares, renowned for its beauty and architectural integrity. A twice-yearly horse race, the Palio, has been held around the piazza's edges for several centuries. The square is surrounded by several palaces, the most notable of which was erected in the 13th century as the centerpiece of this shell-shaped space. The piazza's striking pavement, made of red bricks arranged in a fishbone pattern, attracts passing tourists and local students. Most visitors pack around the white marble fountain designed and built by Jacopo della Quercia, a notable sculptor of the Renaissance period. Make Piazza del Campo a centerpiece of your Siena vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Siena route builder app .
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  • Beautiful square in the city centre, surrounded by old mansions ... has a leaning structure ... the square is dominated by the beautiful torre del Magna ...
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  • I speak from Siena abitandoci, but either way compared to other squares "main" If the play very well. Really nice and say no more, I think that once in their life should be seen.
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  • It is quite an historical place with amazing buildings. There are a lot of places to hangout around to grad a drink or eat some nice local food at the restaurants. Also, if you want to spend time like a local, grab something and sit in front if the buildings and hangout. If you happen to be here during a full moon day, it is going to be one incredible experience. I highly recommend to check this place and plan an evening here.
  • A magnificent square in Siena! It is difficult to explain how impressive the place is. Spend some time here observing the architecture and the shape of the square. It is not horizontal. The whole scenery brings you back to 18th century.
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