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The magnificent complex of the Cathedral of Siena, its Duomo, houses a series of some of the most important monuments of the European artistic panorama. With its more than one million visitors every year, the Cathedral without a doubt represents the...more
All reviews black and white marble striped columns mosaic floors piccolomini library ticket office awe inspiring audio guide works of art take your time on display stained glass well worth the visit piazza del campo interior pulpit michelangelo ceiling
I'm a bit of a rubbish tourist, I tend to see a queue and walk on happy to see something from the outside and keep going. Despite of that we did go into the Cathedral and i'm glad that we did, it was very impressive.
There is not a square inch of this huge building which is not ornate.
We visited luckily during the short few weeks when the marble decorated floors are uncovered and the public can walk on much of it. Tickets include the museum, crypt and a...More
We visited this cathedral on a walking tour and were lucky enough to visit during the 10 weeks of the year when all of the floors are uncovered as they are absolutely beautiful. The cathedral is spectacular both from the inside and out.
I have to say that this is my favourite dome in the world. It's just perfectly beautiful and amazing. The details, the colors, the majestic artwork. My English vocabulary doesn't have all the correct words for this masterpiece. We bought the tickets in advance and...More
We only had half a day to spend in Siena and decided to visit the cathedral. It has to be one of the most elaborately decorated cathedrals we have visited. If you visit, be sure to get an audio guide (or a real tour guide),...More
... but nearly 85% of the floor inside is cordoned off, so despite its beauty, the cathedral must not get much meaningful use throughout the year... which (call me picky but) seems like a waste to me. Also, the staff there were the only rude...More
The floors were completely open to view (although not walk on) when we were there last week (4-10 Sep)... even if the floors can’t be seen, which would be a shame, it’s worth going for the beautiful al fresco and paintings... More
The floors were completely open to view (although not walk on) when we were there last week (4-10 Sep)... even if the floors can’t be seen, which would be a shame, it’s worth going for the beautiful al fresco and paintings. The ticket also includes climbing up the Facciatone which is the incomplete extension of the Duomo complex. It gives you stunning views around the city and surrounding area!