Getting married in the Loggia dei Nove is a sensational experience, surrounded by history and beauty. A marvellous living room with a view over the Sienese valley from which you can see the peak of Monte Amiata. The Loggia is a unique and evocative space located on the fourth floor of the Palazzo Pubblico, accessed directly from the famous Piazza del Campo.
A staircase decorated with a fresco of a Madonna, painted by Neroccio di Bartolomeo Landi in 1481, leads up to the Loggia. This is supported by four pillars, which overlook the extraordinary view of the Piazza del Mercato and the southern half of the province of Siena. Its construction dates back to 1348 and was intended to provide a moment of recreation for the Nine. These were the rulers of the Sienese Republic, and they were forbidden to leave the palace, except on holidays.
Large original fragments of Jacopo della Quercia’s Fonte Gaia, now housed in the Santa Maria della Scala complex, were placed in the Loggia in 1904.
This, especially in spring and summer, is a perfect venue for ceremonies and weddings. And after the ceremony, leaving the Palazzo Pubblico, a nice surprise awaits the newlyweds: the splendid setting of Piazza del Campo.