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Secret Siena Private Walking Tour

Product ID: 145983
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Discover the older parts of Siena's medieval center and see hidden corners away from the crowded tourist area. Experience an exceptional itinerary to discover the quieter and more authentic side of Siena.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the company of an experienced local guide
  • See the hidden corners of the city of Siena, away from crowded tourist areas
  • Follow an exceptional itinerary to discover the authentic Siena and learn more about its history
Full description
Suited for those who wish to have a more in-depth knowledge of this town, to get in touch with the history of Siena’s golden gothic age and to learn about the legends and the lesser known tales that have formed the local community. The tour is ideal tour for second-time visitors to Siena and travelers who already have a general idea of the town and wish to tour the treasures that would not be visited on a classic tour.

As you tour the town, your guide will illustrate interesting anecdotes and stories of Siena, and provide information on its people and artists. You will learn of the 17 “Contrade” neighborhoods that run the Palio Tournament and how they are organized. You will begin to understand the fervent Contrada pride, which is evident all year round and erupts during the world famous horse race, the Palio di Siena, held in the town's main square twice a year.

The main monuments you will visit on tour are the church of the Madonna di Provenzano, to which the Palio of the second of July is dedicated and the Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi, a beautiful church that holds some of the most wonderful paintings visible in Siena. Come across some amazing views and panoramas of the town and enjoy an opportunity to take some unusual pictures. Continue to the medieval fountains of Fonte Branda, “the talking fountain” one of the main water sources for the town, here your guide will illustrate the peculiar geology of the area and how water has shaped these hills and its civilization. This tour has been devised as a walk through the town to see mainly exteriors and monuments that do not require an entrance fee. However, being a private tour the itinerary can be customized to best meet your interests and desires. If you decide to enter in any paid museums with your guide during your tour, tickets will be at your own expense.
Includes
  • 3-hour walking tour with professional English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks

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Meeting point

in front of the Fonte Gaia fountain in Siena's Piazza del Campo main square

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Important information
Know before you go
• Comfortable walking shoes recommended

From £183.33 Per group up to 15

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Product ID: 145983