Friday, October 19, 2007

Extraordinary Chance to See Hidden Art in Siena

Until October 27th you can be one of the few people to see the entire pavement inside the Duomo in Siena. The Cathedral floor is famously inlaid with mosaics representing virtues, sybils, allergories, and scenes from the Old Testament of the Bible, created between the 14th and 16 centuries. Usually only small portions of the floor are uncovered for viewing, so this is really a rare opportunity. While you are in the Duomo you'll also want to visit the gorgeous Pinturicchio frescoes in the Piccolomini Library, where illuminated manuscripts are also on display.

The Duomo is open from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm and is 6 Euros per person.

For a lovely day trip to both Siena and San Gimignano, see our "Best of Tuscany" tour at

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