The city's most famous museum occupies rooms richly frescoed by artists of the Sienese school. These are unusual in that they were...
Torre del Mangia
From Palazzo Comunale soars its graceful bell tower, the Torre del Mangia , 102m high, completed in 1297.
Piazza del Campo
This sloping piazza, popularly known as Il Campo , has been Siena's civic and social centre since being staked out by the Consiglio dei...
Bar Il Palio
The best coffee on the Campo; drink it standing at the bar or suffer the financial consequences.
Exceptional pasta and exceptionally busy, so arrive early for lunch and call ahead for dinner. Try the pici, a thick spaghetti typical...
Palazzo Comunale information
This restrained early-14th century building is also known as the Palazzo Pubblico. Entry to the ground-floor central courtyard is free. From the palazzo soars its graceful bell tower, the Torre del Mangia , 102m high and with 500-odd steps. The views from the top are magnificent.