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“House of the hangman”
Review of Piazza del Mercato

Reviewed 25 October 2017

After visiting the Museum of Torture,I wanted to visit the house of the hangman. He lived at number 34 of Piazza del Mercato, now there is a restaurant. From the jail dating back to the 13 century( now there is the Museum of torture) he would walk the prisoner along Via di Porta di Giustizia to the Orto dei Peccci where the execution took place. Here now there is a lovely garden/park with animals and a restaurant

Thank Maddalena1958
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"palazzo pubblico"
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"excellent eateries"
in 2 reviews
"mingle with the locals"
in 2 reviews
"food vendors"
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"photos and memorabilia"
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"flea market"
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"old section"
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"stunning sight"
in 2 reviews
"buzzing with activity"
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"attractions including"
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"window shopping"
in 2 reviews
"lots of nice shops"
in 2 reviews
"stalls selling"
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"made us feel at home"
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"wonderful restaurant"
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"city hall"
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"interesting things"
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

The Palazzo Pubbblico is the main building fronting one side of Il Campo. It is where the horses emerge from for the Palio race. The Piazza del Mercato is a relatively small piazza located slightly downhill and behind the Palazzo Pubblico, the latter building forming one side of the piazza. On the two adjoining sides there are more, less attractive buildings, some restaurants and on the opposite side, where there are no buildings, there is a view of the countryside.

In the middle of the piazza there is a turtle shaped "loggia", a covered area with open sides.

There is an antique market held here on one Sunday a month. We have not seen any other markets. In fact, on most occasions we have walked past here it has just been a car park.

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

As the name suggests Piazza del Mercato is a market place but it's open only certain days of the week. The piazza is located right behind the Palazzo Pubblico so its rear facade forms one side of the piazza. The center of it is occupied by an oval-shaped loggia called Tartarugone (Big Turtle) as its roof reminds of a turtle's shell. There is a good restaurant there named Antica Trattoria Papei.

2  Thank Ron S
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

We walked down from IL Campo area after visiting the Museo Civico (Civic Museum). On a Saturday - local flea market and collectibles. I found a sterling silver bracelet also loads of costume jewelry. There is parking adjacent. go to the low wall behind parking great views.. a photo stop then on to other sights - could also sit on wall and have a snack and recharge yourself for more walking the lanes of Siena...

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

A must to visit event.
Market open on Wednesday morning.
it is an event of all Tuscana area.
No touristic souvenir, regular goods,

1  Thank Mohab_12
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