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It's another pretty church with an interesting exterior with its large columns in the front... read more

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This church is located on a pretty piazza and is just off the main pedestrian street. In a country... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
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Piazza Tolomei, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's another pretty church with an interesting exterior with its large columns in the front. Several sculptures grace the front as well. The architecture is different from many other churches in the area which made it worth seeing for me.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

This church is located on a pretty piazza and is just off the main pedestrian street. In a country of so many churches, some spectacular and some plain, this falls into the rather plain category. Nevertheless, the facade is classical and flanked by some impressive...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Pleasant, ancient church in Piazza Tolomei. Around a five-minute stroll from Piazza del Campo A "secondary sight" but well worth a look if you're passing by.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

The exterior entrance to this church with the columns and sculpture make for a very good photo. The fact that this is one of the oldest churches just increases the visit value. No charge to go inside.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank michael p
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This church dates from the 12th century and at one point was an important meeting place for the Council of the Republic of Siena. The Church was badly damaged in the 1798 earthquake and the current facade dates from 1800. The interior is fairly modest...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

This rather understated church is worth a brief visit, if only to get away from the crowds. By no means as ornate as others, it is perhaps better suited for a period of quiet reflection than most.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

The church of San Cristoforo is a small building off Via Banchi di Sopra across Palazzo Tolomei. The church is claimed to be the site of a number of important historic events.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ron S
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Located across from Tolomei Palace, one of the oldest buildings in the city, this small church has its charms. We visited as part of our tour in Siena and the guide told us about this church's significance in Siena's history which was fascinating. What detracted...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Tomme T
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Siena has a fair few churches and they're all beautiful in their own way. This one isn't as ornate from outside as some of the other churches but still beautiful and worth a visit. We didn't go inside but if you have time it maybe...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank 436juhij
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This Roman Catholic church dates back to the 11th - 12th century, making it one of the oldest in Siena. It sustained damage during an earthquake in 1798. Renovations were done in the 1920's. It is a small church but worth stopping in for a...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Anne M
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