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Siena. View from the Facciatone

The Facciatone (big façade of the Duomo Nuovo) is worth a visit. Climb up to its panoramic terrace that takes you to “the rooftop of Siena”: the view over the city and the surrounding countryside will take your breath away!. If you are wondering what exactly is this Facciatone: on August 23, 1339, it was decided to enlarge Siena Cathedral (the construction work had already begun in February). The project intended to keep the existing church, which was supposed to become the transept of the new cathedral, modifying the dome and creating a fore-structure with two aisles and a nave, six bays and a new apse. After 1348, due to the economic recession caused by the Black Death, which had decimated the population, and problems of statics that had emerged, the construction slowed down and eventually stopped.

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MarcViskens28-Apr-2020 19:39
very nice pano José
Ton T.08-Jul-2019 18:59
A fabulous view José! V
Carl Carbone05-Jul-2019 12:44
This really gives a nice scale to the piazza in the next shot.
Gill Kopy05-Jul-2019 02:56
Wow - what a bird's eye view ! Fabulous V
peterjay4505-Jul-2019 01:44
A lovely view indeed.
Fabienne04-Jul-2019 20:36
C’est un superbe point de vue bien choisi pour nous montrer cette belle place.
Réal Jauvin04-Jul-2019 17:55
Quelle magnifique prise de ce beau point vue de Piazza del Campo!
danad04-Jul-2019 16:34
Great panoramic view on the campo ! V.
Tom Munson04-Jul-2019 16:23
Beautiful view and capture, Jose.
Walter Otto Koenig04-Jul-2019 15:19
What a great view from this vantage point. "V"
Graeme04-Jul-2019 14:35
Fine views from this height overlooking the town, Jose.V
marie-jose wolff04-Jul-2019 14:05
great view of the Piazza del Campo! V
janescottcumming04-Jul-2019 13:15
A wonderful point of view.
Tom LeRoy04-Jul-2019 13:06
Great POV to show this great panoramic view of the historic city! V
Kevin Warren04-Jul-2019 12:11
You had a great perspective on this engaging scene and handle it well!
barbarajoy04-Jul-2019 12:01
Great view. I think Philip climbed up for this but I stayed grounded. I love this place. and you image is excellent.
Hank Vander Velde04-Jul-2019 11:41
A beautiful well composed image Jose.
lucanton04-Jul-2019 11:28
un magnifique point de vue! V
Yvonne04-Jul-2019 11:28
Wonderful earthy tones with a lovely backdrop; thanks for the history Jose; a wonderful image. v
John04-Jul-2019 08:17
Simply gorgeous josé. Must be a pleasure to be there and see all this beauty. V
chris morton04-Jul-2019 06:30
a nice overview
Charlene Ambrose04-Jul-2019 06:30
You found a very nice viewpoint and the square looks surprisingly empty. V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal04-Jul-2019 05:48
Fantastic view of this place, great work. V
Helen Betts04-Jul-2019 04:19
What a great bird's eye view of this old town. V.
Neil Marcus04-Jul-2019 03:30
This was well worth the climbing of steps for. A very good image of all you surveyed, Jose. "VVV"
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