A unique space hidden in the basement of the Palazzo Pubblico.
Inside Siena’s Palazzo Pubblico is an extraordinary exhibition space that can be accessed from the Courtyard of the Podestà: the Magazzini del Sale (the salt warehouse).
The space is spread across two levels and divided into several spaces with vaults and brick walls.
The Magazzini del Sale had been completely forgotten, until they were re-discovered during the restoration of the Palace in 1977.
Over the course of time, the Magazzini del Sale underwent various transformations and were even filled with landfill and debris, thus erasing them from the palace spaces.
Today it’s an extraordinary space, perfect for displaying temporary exhibitions of painting, sculpture and design. Whatever time of year you visit Siena, you are sure to find an exhibition hosted in this extraordinary place.
Opening times and Tickets
The ticket for the visits is included in the admission to the Civic Museum.
From 1 November to 28 February: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (ticket office closes and last admission 5:15 pm)
From 1 March to 31 October*: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm (ticket office closes and last admission 6:15 pm)
* Times may be subject to change from 29 June to 2 July and from 13 to 16 August
Tel.: 0577 292232