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    Default siena duomo mosaic floor opening in July

    We are planning to be in Siena on July 22 & 23, 2018. I am wondering if anyone knows if the mosaic floor in the duomo will be opened during those days. I really appreciate your response!

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    DonnaDenise is offline Senior Member - Expert about Tuscany
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    Default Mosaics in Siena


    The days of the opening are from the 18th of August to the 26th of October in 2018, I don't think you are going to make it

    But there are lots of other things to appreciate in Siena, be sure to look through our guide for other ideas:


    Buon Viaggio,

    Donna Denise

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    Lourdes is offline Administrator - DiscoverTuscany Team
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    You most definitely can and should go to the Duomo to see the mosaics on the floor!!

    Let's just be clear about one thing since Donna didn't specify:

    ----> you can always SEE most of the mosaics in the Duomo at any time of the year, you won't "miss" seeing them!

    The "special" opening regards the mosaics under the part that falls directly under the main dome, which are normally covered with special cardboard and pews and chairs are placed over them while the cathedral is used for mass and services. This is the place where people can sit.
    During the period that it is ALL UNCOVERED, between August and October, the chairs are all taken out of that area and those mosaics are ALSO uncovered. That's what the special "uncovering" means, that you get to see them ALL. But at other times of the year, you get to see the rest, so definitely do not skip visiting the Duomo in July!
    In the beginning stages of planning to come to Tuscany? Make sure to read Where to Stay in Tuscany WITH a car and Where to Stay in Tuscany WITHOUT a car for ideas on where to stay in Tuscany. Also read When to Visit Tuscany to decide when is the best times for your visit.

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