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Siena's cathedral is one of Italy's most awe-inspiring churches...
This former hospital, parts of which date from the 13th century, was built as a hospice for pilgrims travelling the Via Francigena pilgrimage trail...
Off the north aisle of the Duomo Nuovo, the Libreria Piccolomini is one of the cathedral's great treasures...
St Catherine was welcomed into the Dominican fold within this imposing church and its Cappella di Santa Caterina is adorned with frescoes by Il Sodoma depicting events in her life...
The restrained, 14th-century Palazzo Comunale serves as the grand centrepiece of the square in which it sits – notice how its concave facade mirrors the opposing convex curve...
For an unforgettable view of Siena's unique cityscape, haul yourself up the 131-step, narrow corkscrew stairway to the Panorama del Facciatone . Entrance is included in the Museo dell'Opera ticket.
Completed in 1297, Palazzo Comunale's graceful 102m-high bell tower, the Torre del Mangia, commands magnificent views.
Siena's vast, historic, open-air laundry.
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