Explore one of the finest medieval cities and take a leap into the past with this amazing tour. Admire this UNESCO site accompanied by an expert guide; walk through the main streets and visit the most famous attractions such as the spectacular Cathedral and the beautiful Piazza del Campo.
The tour starts from the marvellous Basilica of San Domenico, one of the city’s most important churches. You will admire its Gothic architectural structure, built entirely of brick and linked to the cult of Santa Caterina. From here you’ll walk along the narrow streets of the old town, lined with beautiful buildings that belonged to important noble families, like Palazzo Tolomei, considered the oldest private palace in Siena. You will continue all the way to the famous Piazza del Campo.
Characterized by a unique and authentic atmosphere, mostly known for the famous palio which takes place every year, Piazza del Campo represents the historical heart and the core of the social and local life of Siena. Walking through the square, your friendly and expert guide will tell you everything about its history and curiosities, and you will learn how this place comes alive during the race. Afterwards you will reach Palazzo Chigi-Saracini, once property of the powerful Marescotti family and currently home to the prestigious Accademia Musicale (Music Academy).
The tour continues with a visit to the spectacular Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (the Duomo), a masterpiece of the Italian Roman-Gothic architecture, where you can admire impressive works by Donatelllo, Bernini and Michelangelo. You will be enchanted by so much beauty!
Entering this place means elevating the spirit, opening up to art and appreciating one of the most precious treasures of the city.
Your guide will leave you at the exit of the Cathedral, after that you are free to continue exploring the ancient town streets and enjoy an excellent ice cream, taking in the atmosphere of this fascinating place.
Basilica of San Domenico, Siena
A walk is involved
Comfortable pair of walking shoes are recommended
A dress code is required, no shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the tour starts