Museo Civico, Siena

Museo Civico, Siena (must see)

Religious and secular art are displayed in the Museo Civico located inside the Palazzo Publico or Town Hall of the city. It houses works of Sienese and other Italian artists, as well as some European masters.

The Museo Civico was established in 1930. Works by Italian and international artists are exhibited in the first few rooms. Frescoes by Sienese masters adorn the walls of the inner rooms. The open air loggia of the building has faded painted panels by Jacopo della Quercia that once formed part of the Gaia fountain of Siena.

Notable frescoes in the Museo Civico include the Allegory of Good and Bad Government and Their Effects on the Town and Countryside by the Sienese master, Ambrogio Lorenzetti that adorns Salla della Pace, the room where the city council met. It is regarded as the finest piece of secular art from the medieval era. Sala del Risorgimento has a fresco dedicated to the first King of Italy, Victor Emmanuel II who ruled after the unification of the country. Sala del Mappamondo has two of the most celebrated works of the Sienese artist, Simone Martini. On the left, is his first painting, the Maesta, and the fresco of Guidoriccio da Fogliano about the conquest of Montemassi by Sienese troops is on the right. A bronze she-wolf, the symbol of Siena, is located in the vestibule.

Operation hours: November 1 - March 15: 10 am - 6 pm; March 16 - October 31: 10 am - 7 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Museo Civico on Map

Sight Name: Museo Civico
Sight Location: Siena, Italy (See walking tours in Siena)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Siena, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Siena

Create Your Own Walk in Siena

Creating your own self-guided walk in Siena is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Siena's Historical Buildings Tour

Siena's Historical Buildings Tour

Siena is the city of ancient architecture. You can observe architectural styles from different periods of history in Siena's imperious castles, palaces and other historic buildings. Be sure to visit Siena's most important historic structures that are found on this tour.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Museum Tour of Siena

Museum Tour of Siena

Siena is famous for its museums, which preserve a great number of cultural masterpieces. The museums of Siena showcase paintings, sculptures and frescoes that date back to ancient times. You can also get aсquainted with other objects related to the cultural and historical development of the city. If you want to feel the spirit of Siena, visit the notable museums included on this tour.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Top Religious Buildings

Top Religious Buildings

Churches in Siena have both historical and cultural value, as almost every one of them is decorated with Renaissance art. Some of the masterpieces date back to the 13th century. A walking tour of Siena's places of worship is the best way to learn about the cultural and spiritual center of the city. Take this tour to visit some of Siena's most famous churches.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Siena Introduction Walking Tour

Siena Introduction Walking Tour

The historic city of Siena in Italy's Tuscany, founded by ancient Etruscans, is laden with monuments. Among them are numerous medieval sculptures, some dating back as far as the 13th century, an unfinished Gothic cathedral by Niccolo Pisano and Donatello, and others. To find out more about the riches of Siena, follow this orientation walk and explore the city's top attractions.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
Siena Sightseeing Tour

Siena Sightseeing Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles