Sienna – 18/4/2016

Sienna has a population of about 54, 000 and is a small city in Tuscany. The center of Sienna is a UNESCO worlds heritage site. Sienna is surrounded by vineyards of Chianti and olive groves, it is set on three hills and has winding alleyways through the beautiful city.  It is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe.  Sienna was created by the Etruscans before they were conquered by Ancient Rome.

We viewed the outside of the Duomo in Sienna, a beautiful marble church. also called the zebra church because of the stripes, which decorate both the inside and outside of the church and are made from the alternating white and greenish-black marble.  The outside of the church is also decorated with carved statues.  The church was built between 1215 – 1263.

The Duomo in Sienna with its black and white marble and intricately carved statues and gargoyles.  We unfortunately missed going inside this one but from photos it looks pretty amazing.

One of the many arched entrances to the town and one of the many authentic delicatessens.


Tourist Information on the Sienna Duoma

Opening Hours: 

March 1 – November 2: 10:30 – 19:00
November 3 – February 28: 10:30 – 17:30
December 26 – January 6: 10:30 – 19:00
Special opening hours on holy days, such as Christmas and day of Palio, August 16 

Cost: The cost to visit the Duoma depends on whether you want to go to the Cathedral, the roof, the crypt and whether you want the 3D Mapping Experience or whether you want a family ticket. Prices also vary through the year.  For pricing its best to look at the official website below.

Official Website: 

Written and researched by Ava, Photos and captions by mum


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