Get to know the history, traditions and most important monuments of Siena
At the Basilica of San Domenico you will learn about the history of St. Catherine of Siena, patron saint of Italy and patron saint of Europe.
Travel through the city’s main street to admire the beautiful medieval palaces
Reach the Duomo where inside you will find works by Donatello, Michelangelo, Bernini and Pinturicchio

Duration

2 Hours

Day

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday

Type

Bestseller,Private

Location

Siena

Siena: love at first sight

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Description

This tour is ideal for those visiting Siena for the first time and want to discover its history, traditions and most important monuments. You will meet your guide at the Basilica of San Domenico, where you will learn about the history of St. Catherine of Siena, patron saint of Italy and co-patron saint of Europe. Then on foot you will head towards the main street of the city, stopping to admire the beautiful medieval buildings that have made Siena a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the historic headquarters of Monte dei Paschi, the oldest bank in the world still in business, from there along the narrow streets you will reach the Duomo, a masterpiece of Sienese art from the thirteenth century. Inside the cathedral made entirely of marble you will see the beautiful works of Donatello, Michelangelo, Bernini and Pinturicchio. The tour will end in Piazza del Campo, considered one of the most beautiful squares in the world, where for centuries the fascinating Palio has been held, the famous horse race in which the contrade (neighborhoods) in which the historic center of Siena is divided are the protagonists. The guide will be able to enchant you with the story of the race and, above all, with the vitality and passion that still distinguish the contrade today.

Customize the Tour according to your needs

Highlights

  • Discover the centuries-old history of Siena with a licensed local tour guide.
  • Be enthralled by the tradition of the Palio of Siena and its contrade (neighborhoods)
  • Step inside Siena Cathedral, where you can admire the famous marble floor, works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Pinturicchio and Bernini.
  • Take a tour in a small group with up to a maximum of 14 people

The price includes

  • Guided tour
  • Entrance to Siena Cathedral

The price does not include

  • Tickets for unscheduled visits
  • Meals not included

Itinerary

  • Meeting point: Basilica di San Domenico, time 15.00pm
  • The itinerary includes: Basilica San Domenico, Banchi di sopra, Piazza del Campo, Duomo di Siena
  • Guaranteed departure, every Tuesday, with a minimum of 8 people

Service Info

  • Free cancellation: within 48 hours
  • Instant confirmation: no
  • Accessibility for the disabled: yes
  • Skip the line at the ticket office: yes
  • Guide: yes
  • Languages: tour available in Italian and English

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Siena: love at first sight