Siena's best kept secret: the Duomo and its treasures

Siena Cathedral or Duomo as we call it in Italy is a medieval church dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta (Holy Mary, Our Lady of the Assumption), designed and completed between 1215 and 1263. For sure it's one of the symbols of Siena and one of the must-see of the Tuscan city. Its façade is one of the most fascinating in all of Italy and its interior is characterize by black and white marble stripes. This is a special year for Siena's Duomo because it's possible to reach the vault (the “sky”) of the Cathedral with a guided tour in the attic and walkways (till January 6, 2015) and also because the Duomo has unveiled its marbe mosaic floor. It's difficult to describe all this beauty with words, so we decided to publish some photos with the intent to make you want to come and visit it! And you, have you already seen it?
Siena Cathedral façade
Siena Cathedral façade
The façade
The façade
The interior
The interior
The interior
The interior
The ceiling
The ceiling
The marble mosaic floor - detail
The marble mosaic floor - detail
The pulpit
The pulpit
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