About Siena Cathedral

One of the most renowned Gothic and Romanesque cathedrals in Italy, the Siena Cathedral stands majestically in the city's central piazza. Entering the Cathedral allows you to experience a higher spiritual level while admiring the impressive architecture and spectacular facade and discovering one of the city's most priceless collections of artworks from every era.

The Cathedral marble mosaic inlay and graffito floor, Choir, ancient paintings, and sculptures like the pulpit, and St. John's statue are some of its most treasured possessions. The Cathedral’s collection of 77 large stained-glass windows, including a rose window, is another fascination.

Visit the cathedral to see the Pinturicchio murals and Italian artwork in the Piccolomini Library, Baptistry, Gate of Heaven, Crypt, Panorama from the Façade, and Museo dell'Opera. The Siena Cathedral is one of the most religiously significant churches in Italy for the Christian community and holds Holy Mass once on weekdays and four times on public holidays and their eves.

Tips to Visit Siena Cathedral

Tips to Visit Siena Cathedral
  • Siena Cathedral is an ancient site with great religious significance, so make sure to behave appropriately and maintain the decorum of the place.

  • Dress comfortably and with something that covers your legs and shoulders, which is also deemed appropriate for the religious place.

  • An extensive collection of historical masterpieces is on display in the cathedral so do not touch or disturb any museum exhibits to prevent damage.

  • Refrain from running around and making loud noises inside the Cathedral to regard the decorum of the religious place.

  • Keep an eye on your kids and make sure they do not create any nuisance inside the Cathedral complex.

  • Check Siena Cathedral hours before planning your visit as the timings are subject to change.

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Siena Cathedral Timings

From 1st April to 31st October: 10:00 am to 7:00 pmCathedral Holidays: 1:30 pm to 6:00 pmCathedral Pre-holidays: 10:30 am to 6:00 pm

1st November to 31st March: 10:30 am to 5:30 pmCathedral Holidays: 1:30 pm to 5:30 pmCathedral Pre-holidays: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm

26th December to 6th January: 10:30 am to 6:00 pmCathedral Holidays: 1:30 pm to 5:30 pmCathedral Pre-holidays: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm

Siena Cathedral Museum Opening Hours : 9.30 am to 7:30 pm

Cathedral Marble Inlay Floor Opening Hours

· 27th June to 31st July and 18th August to 17th October: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm· Cathedral Holidays: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Gate Of Heaven Opening Hours

1st March to 6th January: timetables follow those of the Cathedral hours.

Cathedral Crypt, Piccolomini Library, Baptistry Opening Hours : same as the timetable of the Cathedral.

Siena Cathedral Mass Times

o Weekdays : 9:30 am (in Cappella Madonna del Voto)o Holidays and Pre-holidays : 8:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:15 pm, and 6:00 pm (Summer 6:30 pm)

Siena Cathedral Mass Times

During the periods of uncovering of the Siena Cathedral Floor (in the Santissima Annunziata):o Weekdays : 9:30 amo Holidays : 8:00 am to 6:30 pm


Why is the Siena Cathedral important?

    Siena Cathedral, one of the world's most beautiful Cathedrals, is a very important religious place for the Catholic faith and the people of Siena. It carries significant historical and architectural importance and houses a vast collection of masterpieces by world-renowned artists from various eras.

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