Starting in the Center
The tour starts and ends in Siena.
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, starting at 6:45, with the last bus leaving at 8:15pm. The ride is about 75 minutes, and costs 6.50 euro, one-way. Taking the train to Siena is discouraged- the bus stop is in middle of Siena, while the train will leave you on the outskirts, forcing you to get a taxi.
Happy to be a tourist guide, Rita has always loved art, theatre, music, travels and all that is about creativity and communication. She started being a radio speaker when she was a teen ager, then continued dubbing and performing in theatre, the whole time studying art history and languages, english and french. She wrote some texts for books on Siena, holds lecturers and cultural activities together with theatrical guided tours. Rita is lively and passionate.. She is a story teller, proud to be Sienese and fond of the local traditions, while excited connecting people from all over the world. She loves giving tours in Siena, exploring the hidden depths of the city together with presenting ancient frescoes and artworks, tasting wines and regional specialities. Rita leads tours in Siena, San Gimignano and Val d’Orcia, Tuscany
Alessia was born in Siena where she still lives with her husband and 2 kids. She is graduated in Art History at University of Siena. She works as ufficial tour guide for Siena and its province since 2010. She can arrange tailored tours. She is an expert of Palio horse race, St Catherine of Siena and Art History.
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