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.
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Tours to Piazza del Campo
£31 BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour
Duration: 2 hours
£18 BOOK WITH VIATOR Siena Historic City Walking Tour with Cathedral Option Siena Historic City Walking Tour with Cathedral Option
Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
£186 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Tour: Secret Siena Walking Tour Private Tour: Secret Siena Walking Tour
Duration: 3 hours
Piazza del Campo reviews
Just gorgeous. Definitely take some time to just sit and relax and enjoy the environment. Lots of options for restaurants, gelato, etc. A beautiful open space.
Just gorgeous. Definitely take some time to just sit and relax and enjoy the environment. Lots of options for restaurants, gelato, etc. A beautiful open space. more »
We visited Siena for 4 nights in May 2022. Our daily visits to the Piazza del Campo were among the highlights of our trip. This historic place is one of the most beautiful, friendly and fascinating...
We visited Siena for 4 nights in May 2022. Our daily visits to the Piazza del Campo were among the highlights of our trip. This historic place is one of the most beautiful, friendly and fascinating... more »
This was such a unique and interesting place. The piazza is a great place to just look around, look at the small fountain, and then look up at the tower (mouth closed, a pigeon dropped a... Gift... On my hat). The history behind the area and the story of the races is just delightful.
A lot bigger in real life! :) Very nice atmosphere on warm summer evenings. The restaurants around the piazza are not as expensive as one would think. Definitely also worth a visit when the markets are open during daytime.
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