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Siena Cathedral Tour

Product ID: 88466
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Join this private tour of the Cathedral of Siena dedicated to the Virgin Mary, a magnificent monument, including works of art from the Middles Ages to the contemporary period created by artists like Michelangelo and Bernini.
About this activity
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Duration 1.5 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, Pashto, Pushto, Polish
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Have a private tour with a professional guide who is also an art historian
  • Admire some works of art from the medieval, Renaissance and Baroque period
  • Discover the history of the most beautiful floor ever created, decorated with 56 stories from the Old and New Testament, symbols and allegories
Full description
The Cathedral of Siena is an overwelming monument that houses works of art from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period. Consecrated, according to tradition, in 1179, the cathedral is characterized by a magnificent polychrome marble façade, built in several stages, next to which you'll find the so-called 'new cathedral,' the unfinished project for the 14th extensions of which some vestiges remain. 

The interior, divided into one nave and two aisles, shows an outstanding floor decorated in marble with more than fifty subjects derived from the Old Testament, New Testament, symbols and allegories, built between 1300 and 1500. Among the chapels, the most noteworthy are the chapel of the Vow, a baroque masterpiece by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the chapel of the Baptist, which houses the bronze statue of St. John the Baptist by Donatello, the Piccolomini Chapel with sculptures by Michelangelo and above all the extraordinary Piccolomini Library, the 'Sistine Chapel' of Siena with frescoes by Pinturicchio and probably his pupil Raphael.

Come and visit the cathedral with an art historian, a guide who can explain to you the history and anecdotes of the construction of one of the most important monuments of Italian Art.
Includes
  • Guided tour of the church with a professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees, as they change during the year (clients are requested to inform the guide regarding their exact number so that the tickets can be bought in advance)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of the Cathedral ticket office.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Shorts
Know before you go
• Shoulders and knees have to be covered in order to enter the church
• Duration: 1-hour and 15 minutes
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From US$ 133.62 US$ 120.26 Per group up to 14

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Tour guide Siena and Province

Product ID: 88466