Best of Siena Guided Walking Tour with Palio Contrada

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Be seduced by the charm of this unique city! Your professional local guide will take you along the medieval streets, admiring the monuments, the imposing buildings and the hidden narrow streets, you will relive the medieval mood of the past. The exclusive admission in the heart of a Palio’s Contrada will then let you discover its traditions and the Siena real Life style.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Piazza del Campo, Siena, TuscanyAn unforgettable Guided Walking Tour will make you discover this marvelous medieval city; you will enjoy a guided tour of the old town centre. The guided visit of Siena starts in its most beautiful square, Piazza del Campo, of which the Palazzo Pubblico (town hall) is the focal point. Duration: 35 minutesStop At: Palio di Siena, Siena, TuscanyThen you will stroll along its fascinating streets and squares, reaching a Museum and an Oratory of a Contrada*, where you can experience the authentic atmosphere of the town. The Contrade (districts into which the town is divided) are the real core of the local social life, where inhabitants of each district compete with each other as they devote themselves to preparations for the well-known Palio horse-race. The contrada is not simply a district: it is a small state having its own legacy of traditions, memories and emotions, including its own flag and anthem. The Museum of a contrada, as well as its Oratory, is therefore the heart of the district. This is an intimate and secret place - with exclusive access - containing historical documents and wonderful relics of the famous Palio, as well as magnificent works of art, which are normally not disclosed to the public. In other words, a truly exclusive and valuable experience. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Duomo di Siena, Siena, TuscanyThe visit ends when you will reach the highest point of the city, where the spectacular 12th century Cathedral magnificently stands. Inside Visit ONLY if option selected.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Duomo di Siena, Siena, TuscanyYour unforgettable Guided Walking Tour will be enriched by the amazing inside Guided Visit of the famous Siena Cathedral, built in the 12th century, together with its Libreria Piccolomini, to discover the beauty of its treasures and works of art; among them, the not-to-be-missed floor (during the opening period), decorated with the art of mosaics to create storytelling masterpieces, St. John the Baptist by Donatello, the rose window by Duccio di Buoninsegna, the marble pulpit by Nicola Pisano, the Library which kept a rich collection of manuscripts.Duration: 20 minutes

What’s included

  • Guided Visit with Professional local Guide
  • Contrada Museum and Oratorio entrance with exclusive opening
  • Siena Cathedral with the Libreria Piccolomini guided visit (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Palio di Siena
  • Entry/Admission - Duomo di Siena

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Duomo di Siena