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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Tours to Duomo di Siena
$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 Skip-the-Line Siena Cathedral Duomo Complex Entrance Ticket Skip-the-Line Siena Cathedral Duomo Complex Entrance Ticket
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
$21 BOOK WITH VIATOR Siena Historic City Walking Tour with Cathedral Option Siena Historic City Walking Tour with Cathedral Option
Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
Duomo di Siena reviews
I've been to a lot of Italian and other European churches, including the domes of Florence and Rome, but the one of Siena is unique in it's beauty, it is sheer magic. The entry is not cheap, but...
I've been to a lot of Italian and other European churches, including the domes of Florence and Rome, but the one of Siena is unique in it's beauty, it is sheer magic. The entry is not cheap, but... more »
IT is an amazing piece of history that you cannot miss. The ground floor was impressive and lots to take in. We bought the elevator package to tour the roof tops....understand the lift only takes...
IT is an amazing piece of history that you cannot miss. The ground floor was impressive and lots to take in. We bought the elevator package to tour the roof tops....understand the lift only takes... more »
This is probably the most unique cathedral I have ever seen. The outside is stunning, and I highly suggest purchasing tickets to see the interior. The floor is lined with beautiful stone carvings that you can walk around. Although it is definitely a touristy area, there isn’t too much wait. A great attraction in Siena.
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
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