"The Campanile" Duomo - Cathedral Tip by JoostvandenVondel
Duomo - Cathedral, Siena: 113 reviews and 256 photos
When compared to the bell-tower of Florence, Siena's 'campanile' seems somewhat more discreet in its stature. In fact, my preliminary research does not reveal much about this structure, but I still believe it is a very interesting component of the Duomo, and feel it should have it's own page.
The exterior of the campanile is the recognisable Sienese black and white marble motif. Although dating from 1313, it was built in the Romanesque style meaning the emphasis is more on a simple, mural structure rather than the flamboyancy found on the facade of the cathedral. The simpleness of its linearity however, is no less striking and it's noteworthy to say that with each ascending floor, the number of windows also increase. It is crowned with a pyramid shaped roof.
Unfortunately the campanile can only be seen from the exterior as the cathedral does not allow tours of the interior. Nonetheless, there is lots to admire from the ground up!
Address: Piazza del Duomo
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