San Cristoforo

San Cristoforo, Siena

San Cristoforo
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA1,381 contributions
Worth a look inside
Oct 2019
The church contains brick around the altar with a pretty statue in front of (and blocking) a beautiful stained glass window of St. Christopher. The church contains paintings and other statues, but for the most part is somewhat plain.
Written 15 December 2019
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Sara H
Melbourne, Australia680 contributions
The step sister to Duomo
Sep 2019 • Family
Italy is filled with ornate churches and Siena houses one of the most spectacular in the Duomo. This church dates back to the 13th century but was largely rebuilt following damage caused by an earthquake in the 18th century. As such, it’s incredibly plain and does not have the wow factor of other churches in the region. Then again, it is a smaller church dedicated to St Christopher. The facade does have some beautiful sculptures
Written 6 November 2019
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Linda B
Raleigh, NC2,142 contributions
Stop if you're in the area
Oct 2018 • Friends
It's another pretty church with an interesting exterior with its large columns in the front. Several sculptures grace the front as well. The architecture is different from many other churches in the area which made it worth seeing for me.
Written 6 December 2018
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SuzyQu15
Brooklyn, NY1,267 contributions
Worth a Stop!
Apr 2018
This church is located on a pretty piazza and is just off the main pedestrian street. In a country of so many churches, some spectacular and some plain, this falls into the rather plain category. Nevertheless, the facade is classical and flanked by some impressive marble statues. The interior features a beautiful marble sculpture of St. Christopher. I would probably not travel out of my way to see this church, but definitely worth a look if you are passing by!
Written 24 May 2018
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy4,741 contributions
Nice church
Jan 2018 • Couples
Pleasant, ancient church in Piazza Tolomei.

Around a five-minute stroll from Piazza del Campo

A "secondary sight" but well worth a look if you're passing by.
Written 8 January 2018
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michael p
Atlanta, GA1,095 contributions
Worth seeing
Oct 2017
The exterior entrance to this church with the columns and sculpture make for a very good photo. The fact that this is one of the oldest churches just increases the visit value. No charge to go inside.
Written 19 November 2017
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westy54
Sydney, Australia6,776 contributions
One of the oldest churches in Siena that was badly damaged in the 1798 earthquake and subsequently largely rebuilt.
Jul 2017 • Couples
This church dates from the 12th century and at one point was an important meeting place for the Council of the Republic of Siena.

The Church was badly damaged in the 1798 earthquake and the current facade dates from 1800. The interior is fairly modest with the brickwork at the back looking as though it was part of the original church. There are no frescoes to speak of but some paintings that are difficult to view given it is so dark. There is though a lovely stained glass window of St Christopher which is behind a very large marble statue of a group of people representing the Glory of St Christopher which dominates the altar.

This also appears to be the church of the Civetta Contrada.
Written 22 July 2017
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One_of_the_BOFs
Cheltenham, UK7,204 contributions
Attractive central church in Siena
Jun 2017 • Solo
This rather understated church is worth a brief visit, if only to get away from the crowds. By no means as ornate as others, it is perhaps better suited for a period of quiet reflection than most.
Written 18 July 2017
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Ron S
New York City, NY4,692 contributions
San Cristoforo
Apr 2017 • Couples
The church of San Cristoforo is a small building off Via Banchi di Sopra across Palazzo Tolomei. The church is claimed to be the site of a number of important historic events.
Written 6 June 2017
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Tomme T
Sydney, Australia2,890 contributions
Small Ancient Church
May 2016 • Couples
Located across from Tolomei Palace, one of the oldest buildings in the city, this small church has its charms. We visited as part of our tour in Siena and the guide told us about this church's significance in Siena's history which was fascinating. What detracted from our visit, was that the church seems to be quite run down and poorly maintained. There was also a beggar outside lying on the steps and another man who seems to be a drug addict sitting by the side of the building at the time of our visit, so most of our tour group didn't feel safe and was happy to move on quite quickly especially the families with kids.

Worth a quick visit but only if you have time or already in the area and in a group.
Written 8 April 2017
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