Palazzo Chigi-Saracini

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Siena 2-Hour Walking Tour & Skip-the-Line Duomo Tickets

1. Siena 2-Hour Walking Tour & Skip-the-Line Duomo Tickets

Discover the beauty of Siena during a 2-hour walking tour. One of Italy's loveliest medieval cities, it is known worldwide for its Palio, the country’s most spectacular festival that features a wild bareback horse race around Piazza del Campo, the central square. Visit Siena's historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and marvel at the magnificent architecture of the Palazzo Comunale and the Palazzo Tolomei, said to be the oldest private palaces in the city. See the Basilica di San Domenico, Rocca Salimbeni, Palazzo Chigi Saracini, and other historical buildings. Admire the imposing stone tower of Palazzo Chigi Saracini, built by the powerful Marescotti family in the 12th century. The building is now the seat of the prestigious Accademia Musicale Chigiana, founded in 1923.  Take a walk to St. Dominic's Basilica, built entirely of brick, and admire its Gothic architectural style. Continue your tour to one of the most spectacular cathedrals in Italy, the Duomo of Siena.  Your guide will escort you inside the cathedral, where you’ll see impressive masterpieces by Donatello, Bernini, and Michelangelo. Admire the exquisite Gothic architecture, walk through the arcades with busts of popes and emperors, and marvel at the unique black-and-white-striped bell tower.

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What people are saying about Palazzo Chigi-Saracini

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 230 reviews

Marella was our guide who was welcoming informative and entertaining. We were only there for one night but learnt so much in those 2 hours walking around Siena and finishing in the Duomo got his cathedral. Highly recommended if you want to know more about Siena

Mare our tour guide was absolutely great, not only is she a native of Siena (Dragon Contrada), she was knowledgeable, soft spoken, clear and gave local anecdotes to relay historical facts with flavor. Love it!

Elena was an excellent guide and really helped us get a better understanding of Siena.

A fascinating way to learn more about the history and traditions of Siena.

Our guide was knowledgeable and easy to understand.