- 3 hours
- Product Type
- Piazza del Campo
- Siena Duomo
- Palazzo Piccolomini
- Palazzo Pubblico
- Via Francigena
- Join an engaging, local expert at the top of their field as you explore Siena's superb artistic heritage from its Medieval ties to its modern-day preservation
- Unique, personal tours for the intentional traveler. Choose from private tours for just you and your party, or join a small group tour with other travelers
Your senses will be awakened as you wander through the Piazza del Campo, Siena's iconic fan-shaped piazza, where the electrifying Palio horse race takes place. You will imagine the thundering hooves, the palpable excitement, and the sheer exhilaration of this medieval spectacle. Next, you'll stand in awe before the majestic Duomo, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture that stands as a testament to Siena's artistic prowess. You will gaze upon its soaring façade, intricate carvings, and stained-glass windows that bathe the interior in a kaleidoscope of light.
Siena's profound religious heritage will also become evident as you trace the footsteps of pilgrims along the ancient Via Francigena pilgrimage route. You'll be immersed in the city's spiritual aura, understanding the profound impact of religion on Siena's identity.
Please note: Scaffolding will be covering the Buon Governo fresco during renovations. Until January 6, Palazzo Publico is allowing people to purchase tickets for 20 euro to climb the scaffolding to view the fresco; inquire with us if you are interested and we can arrange tickets.
- You’re looking to explore the city on foot and absorb fascinating insights at every turn
- You’re hoping to discover the city through the eyes of a local expert
- You love to walk and want to cover a lot of ground to orient yourself in the city
- Il Campo – piazza at the heart of Siena where the world-famous Palio horse race is held.
- Siena Duomo – cathedral which stands as a symbol of Siena.
- Palazzo Pubblico – served as the seat of the Republic of Siena's government.
- Via Francigena – ancient pilgrimage route that runs throughout Europe.
- The itinerary is adaptable for clients with mobility issues.
- The Duomo and Museo Civico sites are wheelchair accessible.
- If you have mobility concerns, please contact us to discuss the best tour option for you.
Can we be met by our guide in Florence?
Your guide is a local expert, so you will meet directly in Siena. If you would like the convenience of help getting to Siena, please contact us to arrange a private car for you.
How can I get to Siena from Florence?
The best way to reach Siena from Florence is with the SITA bus line. The SITA bus line leaves the bus depot on Via Santa Caterina di Siena, just a block southwest from the front of Santa Maria Novella station at least once an hour on weekdays and the ride is about 75 minutes. Taking the train to Siena is discouraged- the bus stop is in the middle of Siena, while the train will leave you on the outskirts, forcing you to get a taxi.
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