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Piazza San Domenico, Siena

Piazza San Domenico, Siena: Our most recommended tours and activities

Siena: Guided City Tour with Cathedral Skip-the-Line Entry

1. Siena: Guided City Tour with Cathedral Skip-the-Line Entry

Explore the beauty of Siena on a small group or private walking tour. See its famous monuments and hidden treasures with an expert guide. Benefit from pre-reserved tickets to Siena Cathedral. Meet your guide at the San Domenico Basilica and admire its Gothic architecture. Follow a winding route to take in panoramic views of the city, including the Duomo and Torre del Mangia. Find out about Siena in the Middle Ages, see the imposing palaces said to be the oldest in the area. Have a break to take in the charm of the 14th-century seashell-shaped square, Piazza del Compo, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the magnificent Fonte Gaia fountain with its side reliefs of "The Creation of Adam" and "The Flight from the Garden of Eden." Learn about the history of the contrada (districts) that challenge each other twice a year during Siena’s Palio horse race. Walk to one of the most typical contrada and immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere. Follow your guide to see one of the local pastry shops that reflect the glory of Italy in using the centuries-old recipes to make traditional Ricciarelli and Panforte. Finally, explore one of the most fascinating cathedrals in Italy with pre-reserved tickets. Follow your guide to marvel at the magnificent marble mosaic inlay floor, stained glass, and medieval masterpieces by Duccio and Pisano. See the Renaissance highlights: several Donatello, Michelangelo, and Bernini sculptures and frescoes by Pinturicchio in the Libreria Piccolomini. Armed with a wealth of knowledge about Siena, say goodbye to your guide in the square in front of the cathedral.

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4.9 / 5

based on 148 reviews

A wonderful guided tour that gave us a great deal of knowledge about Siena from the perspective of the residents and art historian. And full of vigor and humour. A perfect tour!!! We can only recommend!

Visit in French with our guide Chiara. We were lucky to have it for our group of 4 people only. Chiara is passionate, in love with her city, and knows how to share it with us. I recommend !

One of the best trip guides tours I’ve ever had. Great deal of knowledge, fantastic story teller, my sense of humour. Excellent in all aspects, as excellence and fabulous Siena is!

We had a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide! She was a delight and answered many questions while keeping the tour on time.

Terrific guide Valentina was knowledgeable and fun.