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
$36 BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour
Duration: 2 hours
$20 BOOK WITH VIATOR Siena Historic City Walking Tour with Cathedral Option Siena Historic City Walking Tour with Cathedral Option
Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
$214 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Tour: Secret Siena Walking Tour Private Tour: Secret Siena Walking Tour
Duration: 3 hours
Piazza del Campo reviews
We were here just days before the running of the Paleo. What a space with fountain and 360 degree views all around.
We were here just days before the running of the Paleo. What a space with fountain and 360 degree views all around. more »
It's a lot of fun to walk in the piazza, learn the history of the city, and simply watch the people.
It's a lot of fun to walk in the piazza, learn the history of the city, and simply watch the people. more »
Most fabulous Piazza in Siena - there was a concert scene being dismantled while we visited but it didn’t impact the visit overall. Spacious, yet intimate - a perfect highlight of our Siena visit! Would've loved to see the famous race. Highly recommended!
Loved running around and playing soccer with my children (and other children joining in). It's a sweet to think this is where the horses race. Lots of decently priced restaurants circle the Campo so you can eat or drink with the view you came for!
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