We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Piazza del Campo, 53100, Siena, Italy
Website
Description:

Siena's main square is the site of the famous Palio horse races that take...

Siena's main square is the site of the famous Palio horse races that take place in July and August.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 89.04*
and up
Private Tuscany Drive Excursion: Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence
More Info
USD 130.30*
and up
Siena Truffle-Hunting Experience
More Info
USD 102.07*
and up
Siena and San Gimignano Small-Group Tour by Minivan from Lucca

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 8,238 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1647
    Excellent
  • 534
    Very good
  • 106
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Truly the People's Piazza

On the sunny day in October when we visited, hundreds of folks of all ages lounged on the wonderful ancient bricks that fill the Piazza. The multi-colored buildings surrounding... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Greg V
,
Overland Park, Kansas, USA
Add Photo Write a Review

8,238 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,298: English reviews
Overland Park, Kansas, USA
Level Contributor
41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On the sunny day in October when we visited, hundreds of folks of all ages lounged on the wonderful ancient bricks that fill the Piazza. The multi-colored buildings surrounding del Campo framed it perfectly. A breath-taking experience on a very short visit to Siena.

Helpful?
Thank Greg V
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Piazza is very unique and special as it is in a circular shape with the buildings around the edges and a square in the middle- hard to explain unless you see it. In August they have the Palio horse races around the Piazza and I can imagine it would be exciting to see- we missed it as we visited... More 

Helpful?
Thank jaclyn12016
Syracuse, New York
Level Contributor
138 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great for people watching, lovely fountain, don't be coerced into eating at the restaurants around the piazza, there are much better hidden on the little streets.

Helpful?
Thank ediebSyracuse
Amman, Jordan
Level Contributor
294 reviews
168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the center of old town and is a beautifully shaped sloping piazza. In 1983 our 2 year old would race around chasing the pigeons and there are still kids doing that today. You catch a glimpse of it as you approach on the parallel ring streets and will you descend to the piazza level it is a beautiful... More 

Helpful?
Thank DaleRachmeler
Gothenburg, Sweden
Level Contributor
143 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Del Campo is our main reason for visiting Sienna. As expected, not the best restaurants on the piazza. But very near you could find nice places to eat.

Helpful?
Thank Martez
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, breathtaking spot. Besides the beauty of Piazza, there are some good placesto grab a meal or drink. Had a wonderful minestrone soup.

Helpful?
Thank Andrew F
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of people enjoying the surroundings, Italy is one of the nicest places on earth, the people are joyous and kind and Siena is full of lovely Italians.

Helpful?
Thank arabud
Level Contributor
36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in Siena you will see the Piazza del Campo. It is the large central square in town. It is unique in that there is a large empty space in the middle that people kind of hang out in sort of like a beach. It is surrounded by restaurants and is the social hub. It costs nothing to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jeanne P
Cirencester
Level Contributor
132 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Astounding space - huge, where the Palio horse race is run each year. Beautiful and full of history.

Helpful?
Thank Maggi B
Malta
Level Contributor
109 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting this place has been on my wish list for years after having watched the Palio races for ages. I was astonished at the size and shape of the square and could hardly imagine how it could be transformed into a race track! The square is sloping towards the centre and the space between the stone bollards and buildings is... More 

Helpful?
Thank John P

Travellers who viewed Piazza del Campo also viewed

Siena, Province of Siena
 
Siena, Province of Siena
 

Been to Piazza del Campo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Piazza del Campo and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Virginia Beach, Virginia

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Piazza del Campo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?