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Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

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Address: Piazza Salimbeni 3, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Siena and Montepulciano Small-Group Tour with Winery Lunch from Florence
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Ancient Bank House

My wife & I didn't walk into the building, but from the outside, the building features and designs are superb, especially under the external eaves. Little head sculptures run all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tomme T
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I didn't walk into the building, but from the outside, the building features and designs are superb, especially under the external eaves. Little head sculptures run all along the building, and although we don't know who each head represent, it's just a really fascinating design. This is the oldest surviving bank office still operational today. Amazing considering... More 

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Bangalore
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Like someone just said – It is indeed true that this place is really very easy to miss as you walk towards the square. We were with our buddies from the wine tour which is why this became our mandatory first stop for some pretty clicks! The location does give scope for beautiful pictures. The history is amazing ofcourse but... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We saw folks taking pictures of this unassuming building only to realised it is actually the world's oldest surviving bank !

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is where Italy's banking started and currently one of the largest in Italy. Just minutes from the Campo and certainly is one of the highlights of any Siena tour.

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Thank Anthony H
Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Monte dei Paschi is (one of) the oldest Bank in the world (1472), the main economical unit of the town and the 4.th bank in Italy. it deserves a look

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Thank SomenziG
London
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Amazing building you can visit at not cost but is not always open so you need to go early in the day and it is worth a stop not sure if at the weekends is open but can always get information locally.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

After you've seen the amazing Siena cathedral and plaza campo everything else seems lackluster. That said we did enjoy the view of the building but it's not a must do attraction.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

Wandering around Siena I came across a beautiful building on a piazza and lots of people snapping pictures of it. I asked a friendly tourist what was the building and he said it was either a palace or church but the architecture was impressive. It seemed closed so I returned early the next day, walked in and asked to look... More 

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Sorrento, Italy
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Reviewed 7 February 2016

I was very fortunate to be able to participate in a school excursion to the Banca Monti dei Paschi di Siena , the world's oldest bank still in operation, founded in 1472. The bank is located at the Piazza Salimbeni right in the middle of the historical center of Siena. The place is full of interesting history, precious art and... More 

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3 Thank kirsi242
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

The bank was the oldest bank in the region as Siena was a commercial banking region. One should definitely go see it as it a central historic sight.

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