Battistero di San Giovanni
The Baptistery is lined with frescoes and centres around a hexagonal marble font by Jacopo della Quercia, decorated with bronze panels...
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
The collection here showcases artworks that formerly adorned the cathedral, including 12 statues of prophets and philosophers by...
Panorama del Facciatone
For an unforgettable view of Siena's unique cityscape, haul yourself up the 131-step, narrow corkscrew stairway to the Panorama del...
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...
Piazza San Giovanni · interesting places nearby
Remarkably, this now-atmospheric, vaulted space was filled with debris until 1999 (with the rubbish having been deposited in the 1300s). Now you'll see 180 sq metres of 13th century pintura a secco ; these 'dry paintings' (also called 'mural paintings') contrast with frescoes which are painted on wet plaster, making them more durable. Buy tickets from the duomo ticket office.