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Siena Religious Building/Site/Shrine Fodor's Choice

After it had lain unseen for possibly 700 years, a crypt was rediscovered under the grand pavimento (floor) of the Duomo during routine excavation work and was opened to the public in 2003. An unknown master executed the breathtaking frescoes here sometime between 1270 and 1280; they retain their original colors and pack an emotional punch even with sporadic damage. The Deposition/Lamentation gives strong evidence that the Sienese school could paint emotion just as well as the Florentine school—and did it some 20 years before Giotto.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine Fodor's Choice

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Scale di San Giovanni
Siena, Tuscany  53100, Italy

0577-286300

www.operaduomo.siena.it

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €6; €12 combined ticket, includes the Duomo, Battistero, and Museo dell\'Opera Metropolitana, €13 combined ticket includes the Duomo, Battistero, Panorama dal Facciatone, Sotto il Duomo, and Museo dell\'Opera , €7; €13 combined ticket includes the Duomo, Battistero, and Museo dell\'Opera

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