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Palazzo Chigi-Saracini, Siena: 7 reviews and 13 photos

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      the ceiling of the portico
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      the ceiling of the portico
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      the inneryard
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      the portico of the inneryard
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Palazzo Chigi-Saraceni is Medieval building curently seat of Academia Musicale Chigiana. Te palace was erected in the 12th century by the powerful Marescotti family which belonged to the Ghibellini fraction. Before the Palazzo Pubblico was built, this building was used as the seat of the Council of the Republic of Siena. In the begining of the 16th century the palace was bought by Piccolomini-Mandoli family who refurbished it in a new Renaissance style.
In 1770 it passed to the Saracini family who enlarged the facade and curved in line with the street. The Saracini instituted a museum within the palace adorned the interiors with the considerable collection of art and furniture. With the extinction of the Saracini family, in 1877, the building was inherited gy the Chigi family.

Address: Via di Citta

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  • Updated Sep 20, 2011
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