Siena (part two): the Magnificent Cathedral – a Head-Bowing Experience

First impressions matter, and buying a ticket naturally comes before seeing the attraction.

At the gothic cathedral in Siena the ticket boots are ridiculously low, and if you want to buy a ticket you must bow your head down and order it through a little hole. Whoever designed this ticket boot did a terrible job! Unless, off course, the point actually was to set the mood for the head-bowing experience of seeing the magnificent Duomo!?! In that case, it’s perfect…

Walking into the Cathedral was head-bowing experience no. 2. This time it was the awe-inspiring space that did it …


Of course, to experience all the wonderful décor of the pillars, walls and vaults, you would have to bend your head backwards as well…


The exterior is equally beautiful. The Cathedral lies in the heart of the city, so it is difficult to capture all of its grandeur in one photo…


I leave you with one final impression of this jewel, as seen from afar…

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