29 Sights in Siena, Italy (with Map and Images)

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Welcome to your journey through the most beautiful sights in Siena, Italy! Whether you want to discover the city's historical treasures or experience its modern highlights, you'll find everything your heart desires here. Be inspired by our selection and plan your unforgettable adventure in Siena. Dive into the diversity of this fascinating city and discover everything it has to offer.

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1. Opera del Duomo Museum

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Opera del Duomo Museum

The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo is an art museum in Siena, in Tuscany in central Italy. It houses works of art and architectural fragments that were formerly in, or a part of, the Duomo of Siena. These include a number of Italian Gothic sculptures by Giovanni Pisano and his school from the façade of the cathedral; the Maestà of Duccio di Boninsegna, which was the altarpiece from about 1311 until 1505 or 1506; and works by Ambrogio and Pietro Lorenzetti. There are also works moved to the museum from other churches in the area, such as the Madonna of Duccio brought from the Pieve di Santa Cecilia at Crevole in the comune of Murlo.

Wikipedia: Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Siena) (EN)

2. Palazzo Salimbeni

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Palazzo Salimbeni is a Gothic style urban palace located on the Piazza Salimbeni, just off Via Banchi di Sopra in the Terzo di Camollia of the city of Siena, region of Tuscany, Italy. The building, associated with an ancient mercantile family of Siena, currently houses the main offices of the Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the oldest bank in the world.

Wikipedia: Palazzo Salimbeni (EN)

3. Libreria Piccolomini

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The Piccolomini Library is a monumental room in the cathedral of Siena. Located along the left aisle, before the transept, it was built in 1492 by the Archbishop of Siena, Cardinal Francesco Piccolomini Todeschini to house the rich collection of books collected by his uncle Pope Pius II. Between about 1502 and 1507 it was completely frescoed by Pinturicchio and his assistants, including the Bolognese Amico Aspertini and the young Raffaello Sanzio.

Wikipedia: Libreria Piccolomini (IT), Website

4. Chiesa del Crocifisso

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The sanctuary of Santa Caterina is located in Siena on the Costa di Sant'Antonio. The sanctuary incorporates the ancient residence of the Benincasa family, the birthplace of St. Catherine, and is divided into various porticoes, loggias, churches and oratories.

Wikipedia: Santuario di Santa Caterina (Siena) (IT)

5. Museo di Storia Naturale Accademia dei Fisiocritici

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The Natural History Museum of the Academy of Physiocritics is an integral part of the Academy, together with the Library and the Historical Archive, and has been located since 1816 in the former convent of Santa Mustiola, which belonged to the Camaldolese order and dates back to the twelfth century.

Wikipedia: Museo di storia naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici (IT), Website

6. National Picture Gallery of Siena

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National Picture Gallery of Siena

The Pinacoteca Nazionale is a national museum in Siena, Tuscany, Italy. Inaugurated in 1932, it houses especially late medieval and Renaissance paintings from Italian artists. It is housed in the Brigidi and Buonsignori palaces in the city's center: the former, built in the 14th century, it is traditionally identified as the Pannocchieschi family's residence. The Palazzo Bichi-Buonsignori, built in the 15th century, was until recently thought to have a 19th-century neo-medieval façade based on the city's Palazzo Pubblico; however, restoration in 2022 revealed that it is mostly original.

Wikipedia: Pinacoteca Nazionale (Siena) (EN), Website

7. Basilica Cateriniana di San Domenico

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The Basilica of San Domenico, also known as Basilica Cateriniana, is a basilica church in Siena, Tuscany, Italy, one of the most important in the city. The basilica is an example of Cistercian Gothic style.

Wikipedia: Basilica of San Domenico, Siena (EN), Website

8. Museo Archeologico Nazionale

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The National Archaeological Museum of Siena is located in Piazza del Duomo in the complex of the ancient hospital of Santa Maria della Scala. There are numerous finds from excavations in the province of Siena.

Wikipedia: Museo archeologico nazionale di Siena (IT), Website

9. Stanze della Memoria

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Since 2007, the Rooms of Memory have been a museum and educational itinerary located in the premises of the former barracks of the Italian Social Republic of Siena, which was the place of interrogation and torture of Sienese anti-fascists until the Liberation.

Wikipedia: Stanze della Memoria (IT)

10. Chiesa di San Martino

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San Martino is a Roman Catholic church located on Via del Porrione, in the Terzo San Martino in central in Siena, region of Tuscany, Italy. Adjacent to the church is the Renaissance style Logge del Papa erected in 1462 by commission by Pope Pius II Piccolomini.

Wikipedia: San Martino, Siena (EN), Website

11. Museo della Società di Esecutori di Pie Disposizioni

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The Museum of the Society of Executors of Pious Dispositions is located in Siena in Via Roma n°71. It is set up in some rooms of the former monastery of Santa Maria degli Angeli and was founded in 1938. In the building opposite, in Via Roma 50, there is the Bologna-Buonsignori Museum, which can be visited at the same times on request.

Wikipedia: Museo della Società di esecutori di pie disposizioni (IT)

12. Collegiata di Santa Maria di Provenzano

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Santa Maria in Provenzano, or the Insigne Collegiata di Santa Maria in Provenzano, is a late-Renaissance-Baroque style, Roman Catholic, collegiate church in Piazza Provenzano Salvani, in the Terza Camollia, just southwest of the basilica of San Francesco, in the city of Siena, region of Tuscany, Italy. This Marian shrine was built around a 14th-century terracotta icon of the Madonna, which was credited with miracles. The Palio of Siena takes place on the day of veneration of this Marian devotion.

Wikipedia: Santa Maria in Provenzano, Siena (EN), Website

13. Chiesa di San Raimondo

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San Raimondo, also called San Raimondo al Refugio, is a Baroque style, Roman Catholic church located on the intersection of Via del Refugio and Via di Fiera Vecchia, in the Terzo of Camollia of the city of Siena, region of Tuscany, Italy. The church is dedicated to St Raymond of Pennafort.

Wikipedia: San Raimondo, Siena (EN)

14. Chiesa di Santo Stefano alla Lizza

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Santo Stefano alla Lizza is a Baroque style, Roman Catholic church located on Via dei Gazzani, in the city of Siena, region of Tuscany, Italy. It belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Siena-Colle di Val d'Elsa-Montalcino.

Wikipedia: Santo Stefano alla Lizza (EN)

15. Oratorio di Sant'Antonio da Padova

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Oratorio di Sant'Antonio da PadovaEmanuele from Latina, Italy / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Oratory of Sant'Antonio da Padova is a small church on Via Tommaso Pendola in Siena, Italy. The oratory is property of the "Ward of the Turtle" or Contrada della Tartuca, and now commonly called Sant'Antonio alle Murella. Siena also has a separate church of Sant'Antonio da Padova located elsewhere in the city in the Contrada della Civetta.

Wikipedia: Oratory of Sant'Antonio da Padova, Siena (EN)

16. San Pietro alle Scale

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San Pietro alle Scale, also known as San Pietro in Castelvecchio is a Roman Catholic parish church located on via San Pietro, Terzo of Città, in Siena, region of Tuscany, Italy. Initially built in the 12th century, this parish church was completely rebuilt in a Baroque style in the 17th century; the brick facade has a portal with a depiction of Glory of St Peter. The belltower dates to 1699, and the facade to 1706.

Wikipedia: San Pietro alle Scale, Siena (EN)

17. Chiesa di San Pellegrino Alla Sapienza

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San Pellegrino alla Sapienza o della Sapienza is a Gothic style, Roman Catholic church located at the intersection of via della Sapienza and via delle Terme in Siena, region of Tuscany, Italy. It is located across from the Teatro dei Rozzi.

Wikipedia: San Pellegrino alla Sapienza (EN)

18. Santuccio

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Santuccio

The Church of the Santuccio or Chiesa del Santuccio, is a small, Renaissance-style, Roman Catholic church located on Via Roma 69 in Siena, Italy. The church was once was part of the adjacent monastery of Santa Maria degli Angeli, occupied since 1362 by Augustinian nuns. The frescoed church is not part of the Polo Museale della Toscana, an association of museums of the Tuscan region.

Wikipedia: Santuccio Church, Siena (EN)

19. San Niccolò al Carmine

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San Niccolò al Carmine

San Niccolò al Carmine, also called Santa Maria del Carmine is a Renaissance style, Roman Catholic church and monastery located in Pian dei Mantellini #30, near the corner of Via della Diana in the Terzo de Citta of Siena, region of Tuscany, Italy. The church now serves as the Oratory for the Contrada of Pantera. Across the street from the belltower is the Palazzo Celsi Pollini. North along Pian dei Mantellini, toward the Arco delle Due Porte, and on the same side of the street are a number of palaces built around what was once the Monastery of the Derelict Women: in order they are the Neoclassical Palazzo Incontri, the Palazzo Ravissa and the Palazzo Segardi.

Wikipedia: San Niccolò al Carmine, Siena (EN)

20. San Vigilio

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San Vigilio is a Renaissance and Baroque style, Roman Catholic church located on Via San Vigilio, Siena, region of Tuscany, Italy. The exterior has a sober classical facade, while the interior has rich Baroque decorations. The church is dedicated to the Bishop and martyr St Vigilius; it now serves as the chapel for the University of Siena. It stands across the street from the Castellare Ugurgieri, and down the street from the Palazzo Bandini Piccolomini found on the junction with Via Sallustio Bandini.

Wikipedia: San Vigilio, Siena (EN)

21. Palazzo Pollini Neri

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The Palazzo Celsi Pollini, once also called the Palazzo del Vescovo, is a Renaissance style urban palace in Siena, Italy. It is located on Pian dei Mantellini #39-41, at the corner with Via San Quirico. A 19th-century source refers to the house as Casa Campioni. The main facade faces the campanile of San Niccolò del Carmine.

Wikipedia: Palazzo Celsi Pollini (EN)

22. Chiesa di San Cristoforo

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San Cristoforo is a Roman Catholic church located on Piazza Tolomei in the Northern Terzo di Camollia and contrada of Civetta in the city of Siena, region of Tuscany, Italy. Across the piazza from the church is the Palazzo Tolomei, one of the oldest buildings in the city. The Tolomei for many years were associated with the church.

Wikipedia: San Cristoforo, Siena (EN)

23. Teatro dell'Accademia dei Rozzi

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The Teatro dei Rozzi is a live-performance theater located on Piazza Indipendenza #15, in the city of Siena, region of Tuscany, Italy; while this structure was inaugurated in 1817, the sponsoring organization dated to 1531.

Wikipedia: Teatro dei Rozzi, Siena (EN)

24. Chiesa di Sant'Andrea

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Chiesa di Sant'Andrea

Sant’Andrea Apostolo is a Roman Catholic church located on Via dei Montanini 141, near the intersection with Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, in the terzo of Camollia, in the city of Siena, region of Tuscany, Italy.

Wikipedia: Sant'Andrea Apostolo, Siena (EN)

25. Chiesa di Santa Maria in Portico a Fontegiusta

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Santa Maria in Portico a Fontegiusta is a Renaissance style, Roman Catholic church located on via di Fontegiusta, off Via Camollia near its intersection with Via Paparoni, in the terzo of Camollia, in Siena, region of Tuscany, Italy.

Wikipedia: Santa Maria in Portico a Fontegiusta, Siena (EN)

26. Chiesa di Sant'Agnese a Vignano

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Sant'Agnese a Vignano is a Renaissance-style, Roman Catholic church located in the village of Vignano just outside the walls of the city of Siena, region of Tuscany, Italy. It is part of the archdiocese of Siena-Colle of Val d'Elsa-Montalcino.

Wikipedia: Sant'Agnese a Vignano (EN)

27. Palazzo Sansedoni

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Palazzo Sansedoni

Palazzo Sansedoni is a Gothic style urban palace and tower, whose concave facade is situated facing the Palazzo Pubblico across the Piazza del Campo in the political center of the city of Siena, region of Tuscany, Italy.

Wikipedia: Palazzo Sansedoni (EN)

28. Palazzo Spannocchi

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The Palazzo Spannocchi is a Renaissance style urban palace located on the Piazza Salimbeni, just off Via Banchi di Sopra in the Terzo di Camollia of the city of Siena, region of Tuscany, Italy. The building was associated with an ancient mercantile family of Siena.

Wikipedia: Palazzo Spannocchi (EN)

29. San Donato all'Abbadia

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San Donato all'Abbadia Fabrizio Chiti ). Fabrizio Chiti / CC BY-SA 3.0

San Donato, also called San Michele al Monte di San Donato, is a Baroque style, Roman Catholic church located on the Piazza on Via dell'Abbadia, Siena, region of Tuscany, Italy. The Monte de Paschi di Siena, whose original offices were in the Palazzo Salimbeni, whose rear facade faces the church, has a Pinacoteca/Museum called San Donato.

Wikipedia: San Donato, Siena (EN)

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