Siena's Cathedral Opens the Gate of Heaven

Mar 24, 2015 874

The Siena Cathedral's Gate to Heaven opened on March 9 and will remain open until October 31, 2015. Thanks to a project by Opera della Metropolitana di Siena, visitors can now enjoy a unique view of the magnificent Romanesque-Gothic church built between the 13th and 14th centuries, from a place as high up as the stars.

The Tuscan city's crown jewel is home to works by Giovanni Pisano, Antonio Federighi, Donatello, Pinturicchio, Michelangelo, Domenico Beccafumi, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, to mention but a few. Now anyone can walk around at attic level, like workers and architects had been allowed to exclusively.

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