Construction of the duomo started in 1215 and work continued well into the 14th century. The magnificent facade of white, green and red...
Opera della Metropolitana di Siena
Siena's duomo is one of Italy's greatest Gothic churches, and is the focal point of this important group of ecclesiastical buildings,...
Next to the Baptistry (and accessed through it) is this space below the cathedral's pulpit. It was rediscovered and restored in 1999...
Antica Osteria da Divo
The background jazz at this long-standing favourite is as smooth as the walls are rough-hewn. At the lower, cellar level you're dining...
Lonely Planet review
Just north of Nuovo Duomo and down a flight of steps is the crypt , a room below the cathedral’s pulpit discovered in 1999. Its walls are completely covered with pintura a secco (‘dry painting’) dating back to the 1200s. There’s some 180 sq metres’ worth, depicting several biblical stories, including the Passion of Jesus and the Crucifixion.