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Duomo di Siena, Siena

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#1 of 199 in Historic Sites in Province of Siena
Must see · World heritage site · Church · Tourist Spot
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Immerse yourself in the city's history and art with a visit to Duomo di Siena, considered one of the country's greatest medieval churches. Built in several stages and combining elements of the Gothic, Romanesque, and Classical architectural styles, the cathedral was consecrated in 1215. The building has the form of a Latin cross, featuring a slightly projecting transept, bell tower, and a dome, parts of which were designed by architect Gianlorenzo Bernini. The cathedral is constructed of white and greenish-black marble in alternating stripes, with red marble added to the facade. Black and white are the symbolic colors of Siena, linked to the black and white horses of the legendary founders of the city, Senius and Aschius. The building also includes a renowned museum of Italian sculpture, displaying works by Donatello, Bernini, and Michelangelo. All-inclusive tickets are available online, providing access to the entire cathedral complex, including the terrace above the museum with its views of the city. Add Duomo di Siena to your Siena travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Siena vacation planner.
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  • The Gate of Heaven Tour is a must see! Please note that this tour involves climbing the narrow marble spiral staircase to the attic of the cathedral. I never thought I would be able to do this... 
    The Gate of Heaven Tour is a must see! Please note that this tour involves climbing the narrow marble spiral staircase to the attic of the cathedral. I never thought I would be able to do this...  more »
  • A very nice and impressive cathedral. visiting the inside of the cathedral is a real advantage, I would recommend doing this. You will see wonderful mural paintings. Unfortunately, the Dome could... 
    A very nice and impressive cathedral. visiting the inside of the cathedral is a real advantage, I would recommend doing this. You will see wonderful mural paintings. Unfortunately, the Dome could...  more »
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  • The church brings a heavenly feeling and vibe. No words to describe its architectural grandeur. The facades are so intrinsic in design and carvings. Some parts of the church are built in white marble stones. Truly a piece of wonder in the town of sienna. The streets and alleys are so charming in front of the cathedral so lively and cheerful
  • Very nice church…..what I liked the most is that in the very little corner there was a little detail that, if not looked at well, might be missed. I would come here another time but only if there are less people so that I can see it better without being in a rush. Strongly recommended

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