Tag: Siena

The Lactating Madonna by Ambrogio Lorenzetti

December 6, 2013

For the holiday season this year, the Crypt under the Duomo in Siena hosts one of the most important masterpieces of European Medieval art, Ambrogio Lorenzetti‘s Lactating Madonna. The painting is generally housed in the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art at the Oratory of San Bernardino which is closed during the winter, so the masterpiece…

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Visiting Siena in November and December

November 8, 2013

While the entire pavement of the cathedral in Siena is no longer viewable, if you’re in Siena this November and December there is still plenty to see! First, we highly recommend you still visit the Duomo to admire its incredible beauty. And you still have the opportunity to climb to the top for an incredible…

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Pavement of Siena’s Cathedral is Completely Viewable Until October 27

July 18, 2013

The floor of the Cathedral of Siena, the “most beautiful…, grand and magnificent“, as defined by Vasari as he admired it, will be completely visible from August 18 to October 27, 2013. The floor of the cathedral is truly amazing and the possibility to admire it in all its glory is worth alone the trip…

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Steve McCurry, Journey Around Man

July 16, 2013

If you’re in Siena this summer or fall, one of your stops should be at the Museum Complex Santa Maria della Scala to see the exhibition dedicated to Steve McCurry, one of the grand masters of photography of our time. Who hasn’t seen at least one of the shots featured here?

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Duomo di Siena: Visit the Door to Heaven

April 17, 2013

As we mentioned in our recent post, the Duomo di Siena has opened up access to the higher levels of the cathedral to let visitors enjoy the cathedral and Siena from a new point of view. The entire area under the rooftop has undergone extensive renovations with an area set up shows tools used to…

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The Door to Heaven: A New View of the Duomo in Siena

March 28, 2013

Starting next week on April 6th, visitors to Siena can enjoy a spectacular new view of the Duomo and the city of Siena! After several years of restoration, the Duomo di Siena has opened up areas in the upper part of the cathedral that have not been used in centuries – not counting the workers…

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Resurrexi: From the Passion to the Ressurection

March 5, 2013

A new exhibit just opened a few days ago in Siena by the Opera della Metropolitana to celebrate the Year of Faith and in time for Easter. Called “Resurrexi, from the Passion to the Resurrection“, the show lets visitors see how mankind has understood and depicted the last moments of Christ’s life in some of…

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Ceramiche e Passione Senese

August 24, 2012

Stavamo passeggiando nei pressi del Duomo di Siena in un caldo pomeriggio dello scorso luglio, indecisi se anticipare la visita al museo oppure concederci un gelato, quando la nostra attenzione è caduta su una giovane ceramista intenta a dipingere un piatto sulla soglia di uno dei tanti – almeno così sembrava – negozi che vendono…

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Uncovered Pavement in Siena’s Duomo

August 21, 2012

From August 18 through October 24, the extraordinary pavement within the Duomo of Siena will be completely uncovered, considered one of the masterpieces of Italian Gothic If you’re visiting Siena, one of the the “must-see” places you need to visit is the cathedral, or Duomo, of Siena. Many arrive to Piazza del Duomo and admire…

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Lux in Nocte, a path through Art and Faith

June 18, 2012

On Thursday June 21st, the Opera della Metropolitana and the Arcidiocesi of Siena presents the event Lux in Nocte, a special and unique occasion to enjoy the artistic heritage of the city through unusual itineraries. The Cathedral, the Crypt, the Opera Museum and The Baptistry in Siena, (from 9.00 pm to 12.00 pm) will open…

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