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  • Siena: 2-Hour Walking Tour with Duomo and Il Campo

    1. Siena: 2-Hour Walking Tour with Duomo and Il Campo

    Start your walking tour of Siena at the Duomo, also known as Cathedral of the Assumption, and discover a masterpiece of Gothic architecture that contains famous works of art by Michelangelo, Donatello and Bernini. Then, follow the path of the Via Francigena to admire the city's most important buildings and monuments, including the main building of the Monte dei Paschi, the oldest bank in Europe. Pass the beautiful Palazzo Tolomei and get a closer look at one of the finest palaces of the Italian Gothic style.  Conclude your walking tour in the monumental Piazza del Campo and experience the historical beating heart of the city, where the famous Palio di Siena horse race takes place twice a year.

    Benedetta has good communication skills and it was a pleasure to listen her. However, since the streets were overcrowded and the agency haven't provided any headphones it was difficult to listen. I wish the agency fixed this problem.

  • From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Optional Lunch and Wine

    2. From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Optional Lunch and Wine

    Begin your journey of Tuscany at Florence’s central train station, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to Siena, Italy’s most picturesque medieval city, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour. Look up to admire the lovely terracotta roofs adorning the buildings and marvel at the magnificent Gothic and Romanesque architecture of the main cathedral.   Next, head to the hilltop town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for the tower houses built in the Middle Ages. Enjoy free time here to see its splendid squares, palaces, churches, and magnificent towers. The last stop on your Tuscan excursion is a visit to Pisa and its iconic leaning tower. Take a stroll through the Piazza dei Miracoli and see other marvelous monuments, before driving back to Florence. Best of all, choose from eit...

    This was such great value for money. Alessandro & Riccardo took very good care of us on our trip. It was well organised and kept to a timely schedule. Alessandro (guide) is very enthusiastic and has a wealth of knowledge to share. He also makes some great jokes that keeps the information enjoyable rather than a history lesson. Could not recommend more doing this trip as you really get to see all of Tuscany. The lunch will also cater for dietary needs which is great!

  • Siena: City Walking Tour with Optional Siena Cathedral Tour

    3. Siena: City Walking Tour with Optional Siena Cathedral Tour

    Explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world with a friendly, local guide and immerse yourself in Siena’s rich-history, culture, and traditions. The tour has been designed to show you the very best that Siena has to offer in a short space of time, with plenty of stops for photos along the way. Start the tour with a visit to some of the city’s most significant sites including the Piazza del Campo, Palazzo Publicco, Palazzo Tolomei, Palazzo Salimbeni, and the ancient Banchi di Sopra. As you explore, you’ll learn which buildings hold UNESCO World Heritage listed status and why. Continue the tour to the Basilica of San Domenico, which is home to the incredible relics of Saint Catherine. Next, stop by the Sanctuary of St. Catherine of Siena, where Saint Catherine once lived with her family. Pass by the Baptistery and the Siena Cathedral (known as the Duomo di Siena), and head insi...

    Brava Ludmila, bel giro per le strade di Siena, con aneddoti e informazioni utili per comprendere meglio la storia della città e le tradizioni del luogo.

  • Siena Cathedral and Piccolomini Library Fast Entrance Ticket

    4. Siena Cathedral and Piccolomini Library Fast Entrance Ticket

    Enter the Sienna Cathedral and admire one of the foremost masterpieces of renaissance art and architecture. Consecrated in 1179, the cathedral is notable for its elaborately decorated dome, as well as its magnificent polychrome marble façade. Gaze at elaborate altarpieces, a sculpture by Michelangelo, and all manner of ornate decorations. Afterwards, head to the Piccolomini Library, which contains a sprawling series of 10 frescoes by Pinturicchio chronicling the life of Pope Pius II. Gaze upwards at the domed ceiling, masterfully adorned with complex patterns and further scenes from the pope’s life. All the while, escape the long lines by buying a ticket in advance, complete with skip-the-line access.

    Access to a fast lane-BUT you will have to stand in line first to convert you vouger to a ticket

  • From Florence: Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti Day Trip with Siena Cathedral and Lunch

    5. From Florence: Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti Day Trip with Siena Cathedral and Lunch

    Your day begins early in the morning with a tour of Pisa, where you will admire the stunning Cathedral, the Baptistery, and the Monumental Cemetery. Take photographs next to the celebrated Leaning Tower. Continue to a winery in the foothills of San Gimignano, where you will enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch with wine tasting. After lunch, explore one of the most famous medieval hilltop villages in Italy, San Gimignano. Discover the maze of cobbled streets, picturesque piazzas, and local artisan shops. Next, admire a panoramic view of the Chianti countryside, followed by a stop in Siena. Here, a specialist guide will lead you on a walk through the city's historical center. Skip the ticket line to see the interior of the magnificent cathedral, and pass through the shell–shaped Piazza del Campo, where the Palio horse race is held twice a year. You will then return to Florence.

  • From Florence: Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip with Lunch

    6. From Florence: Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip with Lunch

    Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites and taste Chianti wines on a full-day trip from Florence. Visit Pisa, San Gimignano, and Siena, and savor a traditional Tuscan lunch. 

    First, head to Pisa to marvel at the Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa Baptistery, Pisa Cathedral, and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.

    Continue to a wine villa in the Chianti countryside. Enjoy a tour of the estate and learn about its history in the medieval chapel before your first tasting of Chianti Classico on the panoramic terrace.

    Next, relish a typical lunch accompanied by two of the estate's products, a "Riserva" and an IGP wine. After lunch, relax a while in the villa's luscious gardens before going to the medieval town of San Gimignano. 

    Then, follow the scenic roads to Siena for a tour of the city's monuments and piazzas. Visit Piazza del Campo ...

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

    7. 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 world-wide 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 also the Palazzo Tolomei, said to be the oldest private palace in the city as well as the Basilica di San Domenico, Rocca Salimbeni, Palazzo Chigi Saracini, and other historical buildings. See 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 s...

    Great tour, Georgia was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable while explaining everything and answering all the questions! Definitely would do it again!!

  • Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano with Lunch and Wine in Chianti

    8. Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano with Lunch and Wine in Chianti

    Experience the wonders of Tuscany in one memorable day. Your 12-hour excursion begins with a visit to Pisa and its stunning Piazza dei Miracoli. Admire the Baptistery, the Cathedral, and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower. Afterwards you will head out for the Chianti countryside to the unique location where your lunch and two wine tastings will take place. You will find yourself in a simple yet elegant rural hamlet of ancient origins. Once you hop off the bus, you will be lead around the splendid estate until you reach its ancient medieval chapel; here you will be introduced to the estate's fascinating history and background. Then you will head for the villa's panoramic terrace where you will enjoy your first delicious wine tasting of Chianti Classico and some snacks while sitting on large wine barrels. The route will then continue to the restaurant: your typical Tuscan lunch will be ...

    The guide was great and the whole experience was amazing. Wish there was a little more time in each location but overall it was a great trip.

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

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

    Join a small group or private walking tour to discover Siena’s famous monuments and hidden treasures with an expert guide. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Siena Cathedral and explore tucked-away squares and gardens. Meet your guide at the San Domenico Basilica. First, follow a winding route to take in panoramic views of the city, including the Duomo and Torre del Mangia. Continue your tour with the 14th-century seashell-shaped square, Piazza del Compo, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then, learn the history of the "contrade" (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. Find out about Siena in the Middle Ages and the local pastry that reflects these glory days. Make sure to ask your guide where to find the best local bakery that still uses centuries-old recipes ...

  • Siena: Duomo Complex & Santa Maria della Scala Acropoli Pass

    10. Siena: Duomo Complex & Santa Maria della Scala Acropoli Pass

    Visit 2 of Sienna’s most stunning sights with the Acropoli ticket, allowing you skip-the-line access to the Sienna Cathedral complex and the Santa Maria della Scalla. After exchanging your voucher at the Sienna Cathedral’s ticket office, head into the 13th-century church. Admire the towering, ornate dome, and unique striped marble pillars. As you stroll, keep your eyes peeled for sculptural works by Michelangelo, among other renaissance masters. Afterwards, head to the Santa Maria della Scala. One of the oldest still existing hospitals in the world, the Santa Maria della Scala was built between the 9th and 11th centuries, and now houses a remarkable collection of renaissance art — from Raphael, to Donatello, and beyond. Gaze at elaborate frescoes, altarpieces, and religious relics. All the while, enjoy stunning views of the entire city as you amble around the upper portion of the town.

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What people are saying about Siena Cathedral

Olivia was an amazing tour guide and really interacted with the group to make you feel very welcomed. Siena was beautiful and the walking tour was very informative and really made me feel like I knew the city better. The lunch at the farm had an unforgettable view!

A super busy day with views and very enjoyable walks. You have time to take souvenir photos and explore each city as you wish. I recommend taking the meal included as it was a great experience and well worth it.

Really good day. Thank you Angela. We had the chance to discover Pise, Siena, San Gimignano in one day. Amazing lunch with view on the Chianti. Angela does everything for customers!

Very well organized. Professional guides. Beautiful places and worth the visit

Really beautiful place. And this ticket saved us a lot of time!