SIENA
OPERA DELLA METROPOLITANA


The magnificent complex of the Cathedral of Siena, its Duomo, houses a series of some of the most important monuments of the European artistic panorama. With its more than one million visitors every year, the Cathedral without a doubt represents the fulcrum of the entire complex, while other significant elements include the Crypt, the Baptistery and the Museo dell'Opera, all part of the impressive mass formed by the "Duomo Vecchio" (Old Cathedral), and the "Duomo Nuovo" (New Cathedral). Visitors will travel along a memorable itinerary to the discovery of self and the truth of faith through culture and art, the result of more than a millennium of Western history.
 
 
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The Crypt

A descent into the world of colour takes you into the heart of the Cathedral to the place popularly known as the "Crypt", one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the past twenty years. Work initially targeted the recovery of rooms connected to the Oratories of the Young Saint John and Saint Jenarius that the Opera della Metropolitana commissioned in 1999. They soon spread to the area under the Cathedral's choir, making a totally unexpected discovery of a room decorated with a cycle of paintings executed by a series of artists active in Siena during the second half of the XIII century, including Guido da Siena, Dietisalvi di Speme, Guido di Graziano and Rinaldo da Siena.
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