Attractions

Basilica di San Domenico Battistero di San Giovanni Biblioteca comunale degli Intronati
The Basilica of San Domenico is one of the most important churches in Siena and is located between the piazza of San Domenico and Via della Sapienza. Built in the 13th century, it was enlarged in the following century. It contains the head-relic of St. Catherine of Siena, within a splendid Renaissance chapel built for the occasion. You will make a leap in the place where the highest masters of the first Italian Renaissance met. Among the masterpieces belonging to the patrimony of the Opera of the Siena Metro are included in fact the pieve of St. John the Baptist, side by side the imposing staircase rising to the so-called “new Duomo”. The church was built in the first half of the 14th century but is remembered because it contains at least one extraordinary work of the early Renaissance, the famous Baptismal Source. The golden bronze molds, with Stories of St. John the Baptist, were conceived by artists such as Jacopo della Quercia, Lorenzo Ghiberti and Donatello. In the Baptistery there is also the largest religious cycle of the Sienese Renaissance depicting the Articles of the Creed, a rather unusual theme in Italian painting, which however knows in this city wide spread.

 

Chiesa di S. Agostino Compagnia dei Vinattieri Complesso Museale di Santa Maria Della Scala
One of the best restaurants of Siena, local comfortable, a place to eat great food and where you can find a large list of selected italian and foreign wine.

 

Cripta del Duomo Duomo di Siena Libreria Piccolomini
The magnificent complex of the Duomo of Siena includes a number of the most significant monuments in the European artistic landscape. The Cathedral, with more than a million visitors each year, undoubtedly represents the fulcrum from which all the further deepening, but part of the complex are also the Crypt, the Baptistery and the Opera Museum inserted in the same large mole consisting of the “Duomo Vecchio” and the “Duomo Nuovo”. A memorable itinerary to discovering yourself and the truth of faith through culture and art, a result of over a millennium of Western history.

 

Museo Biccherne – Archivio di Stato Museo civico Museo dell’Opera del Duomo Siena

 

Museo di Storia dell’Accademia dei Fisiocritici Orto botanico Palio di Siena

 

Pinacoteca nazionale di Siena Santuario di Santa Caterina da Siena Torre del Mangia
Torre del Mangia is located in Piazza del Campo in Siena; is the civic tower of the Municipal Palace. It is among the tallest ancient Italian towers (the third, after the 112 meters tall Cremona Tower, and the Tower of the Asinelli of Bologna 97.2 meters high), reaching 88 meters above the last merlons. According to Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli, Torre del Mangia, though starting from a lower ground, reaches the same height as the bell tower of the Duomo of Siena, which symbolizes the achieved balance between heavenly and earthly power, without neither of them overcomes and strives to the other.