Magnificent construction and art. From the marble floors to the frescoed ceilings, this is a must see while in Tuscany and Siena.
Located at the highest point of the city, the Duomo is a beautiful and not-to-be-missed site for tourists coming to Siena. The exterior resembles the Florentine duomo, but the interior is more spectacular. Unfortunately, there is an entry fee. I recommend purchasing the combo ticket that includes the Duomo museum, if only for its rooftop view. You can sit up... More
A breathtakingly beautiful monument to faith, to art and to Siena itself. From the multicolored buff and white facade to the striped pillars inside, the floors made up of narrative mosaics and elaborate pulpit, the bibliotheca Piccolomini, it is hard to say where to begin. i didn't pay 20 Eueos to climb to the roof and interior of the cupola,... More
Siena Cathedral is huge, I seemed higher than in Florence. Siena Siena is a city oitoresc, with a history as old as the Florence. From what I understand in the past were rivals
Overwhelmingly beautiful cathedral. Take your time, splurge for the self-guided tour which is done with an iPad that they lend you. There is way too much to try to do this on your own. You will not regret this visit
This place is incredible. Visit during the day and do all of the tours - see the whole thing - but come back at night once the crowd has thinned. We sat in the plaza one night after dinner and we were the only 2 there. We just kind of basked in its beauty. The intricacy of the architecture and... More
I've done a lot of cathedrals in Italy (my wife is passionate!! about Italian churches), but Siena's Duomo is my favorite. I particularly like the setting, the exterior detail and colors. But, what sets this cathedral apart from others is the carved floors. And, on other visits, it was always an unfortunate reality that they were largely covered for protection.... More
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