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Siena Cathedral unveils stunning mosaic floors this summer

Siena unveils "the most beautiful, largest and most magnificent floor that ever was made".

Each year the Italian city of Siena unveils the extraordinary inlaid marble mosaic floors of the city's cathedral as part of an eagerly-awaited annual event.

The magnificent marble floor, covered with masonite sheeting for the rest of the year, can be visited in 2024 from 27 June to 31 July and again from 18 August to 16 October, according to the Opera Duomo Siena website.

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Visitors, who are invited to book online, will be able to admire the inlaid floor whose 56 panels were created between the 14th and 16th centuries.

The interlocking "marble carpet" floor was described by 16th-century artist and art historian Giorgio Vasari as "the most beautiful, largest and most magnificent floor that ever was made."

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For information about how to see the floor, which contains allegories, virtues and scenes from the Old Testament, see the Duomo di Siena website.

Cover photo credit: Gimas / Shutterstock.com.

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Address Piazza del Duomo, 8, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

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Siena Cathedral unveils stunning mosaic floors this summer

Piazza del Duomo, 8, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

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