Civic Museum of Siena

Palazzo Pubblico, Piazza del Campo, Siena

The Civic Museum has its seat in the Palazzo Pubblico, a building built between the end of the century XIII and the first half of the XIV, to host the Nine lords who ruled the Republic of Siena. It has its headquarters in Piazza del Campo, in the Palazzo Pubblico (entrance from the Cortile del Podestà).

Inside there is a collection of works of exceptional value, including some precious maesta simone martinifrescoes that are the masterpieces of the major Sienese artists: La Maestà (1315) and Guidoriccio da Fogliano (1328) in the Sala del Mappamondo , where a fresco was also found "The conquest of the castle of Giuncarico" that scholars attribute to Duccio di Boninsegna;
The Effects of Good Governance (Buon Governo) in the city and in the countryside and the Allegory and the effects of Bad government (Cattivo Governo) by Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1339-39) in the Sala dei Nove; the cycle "Virtue Gods and Illustrious Men" (1413-1414) by Taddeo di Bartolo in the Anticaicappella.

The museum itinerary includes the access to the Loggia dei Nove, at the back of the building, with a beautiful panoramic view of the Ortico de'Pecci and the south of the city.

The Rooms:
Sala di Balia
Hall of the Risorgimento
Hall of the Globe
Hall of the Consistory
Hall of the Nine
The Antechapel

The Palazzo Pubblico is itself a work of art: it is one of the main civil buildings in Italy and with its gothic shape, dominates Piazza del Campo for more than 700 years.

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