Piazza del Campo
Piazza del Campo
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Siena's main square is the site of the famous Palio horse races that take place in July and August.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Brenda S
    Auckland Central, New Zealand42 contributions
    A great meeting space but dress in warm layers for April.
    Bathed in sun for much of the the Piazza del Campo sits at the heart of old Siena. Ringed by restaurants with room to spread out on the tiles and enjoy their ambient heat in the afternoon it is a natural meeting spot. Visiting in April with day temperatures dropping a low as eight degrees during our stay I advise you dress in layers with a scarf and a wind breaker as an unpleasant breeze can cut through this space.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 April 2023
  • Sarah L
    London, United Kingdom3,051 contributions
    The heart of the city
    Beautiful square- probably one of the biggest city piazzas in Italy and a unique circular shape. Its surrounded by shops and restaurants and has small avenues around it in which to get to and from the other streets full of shops. Great place to people watch and go for a wander.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 21 April 2023
  • Lisa L
    Vancouver, Canada12 contributions
    A beautiful place to get lost and relax in.
    Relax and enjoy the sights and sounds around you in this historic site of Gothic architecture. There are many great restaurants around the perimeter to sit and enjoy and see some of the colourful flags hanging in the streets which are a tribute to the horse race that runs twice a year with 10 horses bareback around the perimeter of this piazza. On YouTube, Lisa Lancaster travels has a playlist for Europe 2023 and there is a video of this site if you would like to see more.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 April 2023
  • AK8397
    Ontario, Canada885 contributions
    Great Place for People Watching
    This is the town square of the medieval centre of Siena. Actually, it is not a square, but clam-shaped and sloping. The piazza is ringed with patio restaurants and cafes, so is a good place to relax, enjoy some drink or food, and watch the people passing by. Tourists, students and families all wander through, admiring the buildings, passing the time, playing ball, eating gelato or just chatting. There is also a Fountain of Joy in the piazza. All in all, a nice place to spend some relaxing time.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 June 2023
  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,038 contributions
    Central Siena Square
    Huge central square overlooked by the clock tower - which is based off the same tower in central Florence (i.e. the Tower of Arnolfo). Lots of eateries and it's large open space with plenty of room for photos. It's all concrete and stone though, so it gets hot as the day wears on. Plenty of shops on the side streets leading in as well.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 June 2023
  • travel_in_fours
    Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates911 contributions
    Great place
    Had seen this place for the first time while watching the James Bond movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE. Since then I always had a desire to visit this place. Although we didn’t not see the Horse race but I could imagine what an amazing experience it would be to watch the race. We reached this place, pretty early in the morning so that we could beat the crowd. After reaching this place, we strolled around in the piazza and waited for our time ticket to climb the tower. It’s a must visit place if you are in Siena. From the top of the tower the views are breathtaking. Would remind you of the Game of Thrones movie.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 August 2023
  • lucyjv2018
    Newbury, United Kingdom124 contributions
    A must see…..
    You can’t go to Siena and not visit the Piazza del Campo, it is very beautiful, quite busy on the edges but strangely empty in the middle. Quite a buzz in the place, and the surrounding buildings are wonderful - look up!!!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA11,709 contributions
Feb 2024 • Business
This is the main square of the town. It has old buildings, a giant tower, and a lot of space. Horse races are held here in the summer which it seems like is a huge event. The square is pretty cool to see as it probably hasn’t changed much in centuries.
Written 24 February 2024
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sienapj
millis ma134 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Piazza del campo is magnificent ! Bar il Palio is the perfect place to relax after visiting the Palazzo Pubblico & other famous sites .
Written 7 October 2023
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada3,004 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
We stopped here for afternoon coffee and simply to take in the gorgeous site. The palazzo is very beautiful in the afternoon sunlight. A must-visit.
Written 24 September 2023
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lucyjv2018
Newbury, UK124 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
You can’t go to Siena and not visit the Piazza del Campo, it is very beautiful, quite busy on the edges but strangely empty in the middle. Quite a buzz in the place, and the surrounding buildings are wonderful - look up!!!
Written 22 September 2023
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travel_in_fours
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates911 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Had seen this place for the first time while watching the James Bond movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE.
Since then I always had a desire to visit this place. Although we didn’t not see the Horse race but I could imagine what an amazing experience it would be to watch the race.
We reached this place, pretty early in the morning so that we could beat the crowd. After reaching this place, we strolled around in the piazza and waited for our time ticket to climb the tower.

It’s a must visit place if you are in Siena.
From the top of the tower the views are breathtaking. Would remind you of the Game of Thrones movie.
Written 29 August 2023
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Alux
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Aug 2023 • Family
Spectacular Square.Breathtaking view.I racommend a visit to everyone a visit if you come to this city.
Written 6 August 2023
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Rich H
Pequannock, NJ1,196 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Visited this while on holiday. Very cool “square”. Great place to sit and relax & people watch. Had a bite to eat here too I’d recommend.
Written 4 August 2023
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Marius P
Oslo, Norway1,853 contributions
June 2023 • Family
A square also used for horse racing and have many restaurants around. Nice architecture and interesting square makes it worth a visit.
Written 23 July 2023
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Jonathan C.
La Jolla, California, USA478 contributions
Aug 2022
The main public square of Siena - every summer, the town gathers here for the horse races. Lots of restaurants and shops in the square.
Written 7 July 2023
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db7477
Carlsbad, CA2,502 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Tuscan highlight. It’s not to be missed. We parked at the stadium and enjoyed the 20 minute walk to the piazza. It’s breathtaking! I wish only to return for the Palio.
Written 4 July 2023
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Piazza del Campo admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost AU$16.94, while a popular guided tour starts around AU$16.92 per person.

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