The unquestioned heart of the city since the middle of the 12th century, Piazza del Campo was built on the site of a former Roman marketplace. This historic public space is one of Europe's greatest medieval squares, renowned for its beauty and architectural integrity. A twice-yearly horse race, the Palio, has been held around the piazza's edges for several centuries. The square is surrounded by several palaces, the most notable of which was erected in the 13th century as the centerpiece of this shell-shaped space. The piazza's striking pavement, made of red bricks arranged in a fishbone pattern, attracts passing tourists and local students. Most visitors pack around the white marble fountain designed and built by Jacopo della Quercia, a notable sculptor of the Renaissance period. Make Piazza del Campo a centerpiece of your Siena vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Siena route builder app .
Tours to Piazza del Campo
Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Florence BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $101
Duration: 12 hours
San Gimignano, Siena, Monteriggioni, Chianti Day Trip with Lunch & Wine Tasting BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $72
Duration: 11 hours
Piazza del Campo Reviews
Cosa dire di questa serata magnifica a piazza del campo? Incantevole ..da ammirare la sua bellezza e da visitare. more »What about this magnificent evening in camp square? Lovely.. to admire its beauty and to visit.
la piazza, famosa e conosciuta im tutto il mondo, è ovviamente bellissima! la sua conformazione ma soprattutto la splendida cornice di palazzi medievali e la torre del mangia a fare da sfondo la rendo... more »the square, famous and known im all over the world, is obviously beautiful! its shape but above all the beautiful setting of medieval palaces and the tower of the eat to be the background make it unique.
Siena is a wonderful place with style and history. Piazza del Campo is a great place for eating, drinking and watching the world go by. If you're feeling energetic, climb to the top of the tower for views of the surrounding countryside. By Irish standards, Tuscany offers great scenery, terrific wines / food and excellent value. If you haven't been....go now.
Wow what an amazing view. The history of this place is amazing, you can see where the horse races took place. The atmosphere is perfect and the people are friendly. The tower is so old but still looks so beautiful. There are plenty of places to eat and drink something.
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