The entire historic center 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.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Piazza san Domenico, Siena, TuscanyOur English-speaking tour guide will meet just in front of the San Domenico church a beautiful example of Sienese gothic architecture, here you will learn the history of St Catherine, how she became one of the most influential women of her time.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Piazza Salimbeni, Siena, TuscanyLearn about the world's oldest bank founded as a mount of piety in 1472 acquired its present form in 1624. Just a few meters away we will admire a breathtaking example of gothic architecture, the beautiful Tolomei palace.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Piazza del Campo, Siena, TuscanyThis is the very heart of he city, here reside the municipality here, twice a here, is heal the Palio horse-race.Our local tour guide will tell everything about the Contrade culture and way of life, you will learn how this living tradition has a daily impact of the Sienese people.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Duomo di Siena, Siena, TuscanyYou will be astonished by the importance of the Duomo of Siena complex, the majestic Cathedral, the fascinating Crypt and Baptistery, the uncompleted part that would have more than doubled the size of the structure.You will learn the history of the Duomo, ts secrets and legends discovering fossil and unravel the mysterious "magic square".(The visit does not include enter the Cathedral)Duration: 30 minutes