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Top 10 Florence and Tuscany by Alexandra Lawrence, Reid Bramblett

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Siena’s Duomo

Siena’s hulking Gothic cathedral is a treasure house of late Gothic sculpture, early Renaissance painting and Baroque design. The early architects dressed the edifice in striking Romanesque stripes, but the form is firmly Gothic, one of the best examples of the style in Italy. Equally fascinating are the Duomo’s outbuildings: the Baptistry, the Museo dell’Opera Metropolitana and the Santa Maria della Scala hospital across the square, where 1440s frescoes in the wards depict medieval hospital scenes.prac_infoAll sights open daily: Duomo, Library, ...

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