Guided Tour of Siena Must-See Sites including Duomo & Piazza del Campo

Cultural & Theme Tours in Siena

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The entire historic centre of Siena has been declared a World Heritage Site, if you desire to feel the atmosphere of a unique medieval town this is the place to be, you will effectively walk in a giant, open-air museum celebrating the Gothic style.This 2.5 hour walking group tour is ideal for first-time visitors or those short on time, our English- speaking tour guide will lead you to discover the beauties and stories of this picturesque medieval town.You will learn about the Francigena road, the ancient route that in medieval times connected Canterbury to Rome, understand the Contrade way of think and the importance of the Palio, admire gothic buildings and cathedrals, see the oldest bank in the world, discover fossils imprinted in marble, unravel the mystery of the Sator magic square.At the end of the tour you will feel transported in another time and will desire to spend more time immersed in this gothic dream.
Our walking tour starts every day, it will last approximately 2,5 hours, this is a group tour for at most 15 people, the itinerary includes small alleys, narrow paths and steps, please be sure to wear comfortable shoes, bring curiosity and eagerness to learn. Our expert tour guide will show you all the not-to-be missed places in Siena, the tour starts at the San Domenico church where is kept a precious relic of St Catherine of Siena, patron Saint of Italy and Europe, she had a great influence on the Catholic church convincing the Pope back to Rome from Avignon.From this peaceful and sacred place lets walk on narrow and steep alleys to reach the headquarters of the oldest bank still in existence, which has been operating continuously since 1472, here we will admire the characteristic Sienese gothic buildings with its double arched windows.It’s time now to reach one of the most beautiful squares in Italy: the famous piazza del Campo, where the traditional Palio horse race takes place twice a year from 1300. Here our qualified tour guide will help you understand the reality of the Contrade, how this living tradition is embedded in the city’s cultural and spiritual life, and is inextricably linked with the lives of all the citizens, you do not choose a Contrada, you belong to the Contrada for life.Let’s walk again and reach one of the most beautiful gothic cathedral you will ever see: the astonishing Duomo of Siena, this is a truly breathtaking building full of beauties, legends and peculiarities.This tour has been specifically designed for those who want to see the main attractions and also discover some hidden gems, at the end of the tour you will have learned history, urban legends and much much more.We arrange group walking tours in order to allow our customers to maximize the experience, the number of participants will be at most 15, this guarantees to respect each attendants’ need.  

What’s included

  • Taxes included
  • English speaking professional tour guides
  • Walking group tour (max 15 participants)

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off and transportation to/from attractions