Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Siena

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Immerse yourself in some of Italy's most significant works of art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana. The gallery features a collection of works from the Duomo, including the main altarpiece and a piece of stained glass. Climb up 130 stairs to the panorama viewpoint for what is arguably the best view of Siena. Be warned that the stairs to the top are small and winding, so not suitable for all visitors. Also, only 30 are allowed up at a time, so lines may form--don't be surprised if you have to wait a bit. Upon entering this museum you have the option of purchasing a ticket solely for entry here, or a combination ticket which also includes the crypts, baptisery, and panoramic viewpoint. Using our world travel planner, Siena attractions like Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Museo dell’Opera, a museum that brings together important monuments and works of art from the Duomo and other churches of the region. The masterpiece in this museum, according to experts, is the... 
    Museo dell’Opera, a museum that brings together important monuments and works of art from the Duomo and other churches of the region. The masterpiece in this museum, according to experts, is the...  more »
  • We had to wait 2 hours to get in and once we got in they yelled at us and told us to go back downstairs. No organisation at all. We had had to wait 30 minutes in each room to get to the next room to.....  more
    We had to wait 2 hours to get in and once we got in they yelled at us and told us to go back downstairs. No organisation at all. We had had to wait 30 minutes in each room to get to the next room to.....  more »
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  • It seemed nice but as mentioned a lot (and me and my wife regretted that we didn't read the reviews before), it's really long and after 30min waiting inside the museum to do 4 meters we gave up. From my point of view the view is not worth it. There are a lot of better places at Siena.
  • The museum itself is quite fascinating and full of beautiful masterpieces but the way the staff are managing the load of visitors is indeed overwhelming. Instead of selling the timed tickets, they are selling the tickets massively without any regulations, and the visitors are getting blocked in long queues between rooms and sections. Visitors are people and not a group of sheeps to be treated like that!

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