|Visit the inlaid floor of the Cathedral of Siena|
An extraordinary opening in the month of July besides the period that goes from August 18th to October 27th.
The Cathedral of Siena retains many masterpieces of all time, but the most exceptional work is the floor (only visible from late August to late October), realized with the technique of graffiti and of marble inlay. This is ‘’the most beautiful ..., large and magnificent floor that was ever done," according to the definition of Giorgio Vasari, the result of a program that has been achieved from the 14th to the 19th century. The preparatory cartoons for the fifty-six inlays were provided by Sienese artists, except the Umbrian painter Bernardino di Betto, known as ‘’Pinturicchio’’, author, in 1505, of the marquetry with Mount of Wisdom. While in the three naves the representations are related to classical antiquity, in the transept and the choir they narrate the stories of the Jewish people.