1. Italy
  2. Tuscany
  3. Siena
  4. Palazzo Pubblico

Private Tour of the Civic Museum in Siena

Product ID: 181829
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With this guided tour of the Civic Museum, you will discover one of the major museums in Italy. Inside Palazzo Pubblico, an expert guide will explain you the frescoes, created by some of the most important 14th-century artists.
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Duration: 1.5 hours
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Highlights
  • Explore one of Italy's most important museums
  • See the frescoes created by Simone Martini, Duccio di Buoninsegna and Ambrogio Lorenzetti
  • Tour through the museum accompanied by a guide
Full description
With this 2-hour guided tour of the Civic Museum you will discover one of the major Italy museums. Inside Palazzo Pubblico an expert guide will explain you the frescoes, created by some of the most important 14th-century artists, such as Simone Martini, Duccio di Buoninsegna and Ambrogio Lorenzetti. Within the exhibitions, you will see artistic works from the 14th up to the 19th century, offering you a complete overview of the evolution of Sienese art.

Your guide will lead you to discover the heart of Sienese Art — the Civic Museum inside the Sienese town hall.

Once inside the Civic Museum you will be introduced to the beautiful 19th-century frescoes in the first room of the museum, dedicated to Italy’s Risorgimento (unification), and you'll discover the medieval World Map Room, with the masterpieces of Simone Martini, la Maestà, and il Guidoriccio da Fogliano. Finishing your visit in the Peace Room, where you'll find the famous depiction of Siena, and the Allegory of Good and Bad Government, by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, one of the first examples of civil art. The subject of the painting is not religious, but rather represents Utopia in Siena and explains the difference between the good and the bad government.
Includes
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for large groups)
What’s Not Included
  • Museum entrance fees

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• Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
• Comfortable footwear is recommended
• Tickets to the museum are not included in the price, and can be purchased on the day of the tour or prior to the tour by your guide. Tickets are €10 per person, €9 reduced - for students, young people and seniors. There is also a family discount.

From US$ 167.47 per person

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