Piazza San Domenico, Siena

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Siena: Guided City Tour with Cathedral Skip-the-Line Entry

1. Siena: Guided City Tour with Cathedral Skip-the-Line Entry

Join a small group or private walking tour to discover Siena’s famous monuments and hidden treasures with an expert guide. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Siena Cathedral and explore tucked-away squares and gardens. Meet your guide at the San Domenico Basilica. First, follow a winding route to take in panoramic views of the city, including the Duomo and Torre del Mangia. Continue your tour with the 14th-century seashell-shaped square, Piazza del Compo, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then, learn the history of the "contrade" (districts) that challenge each other twice a year during Siena’s Palio horse race. Walk to one of the most typical "contrada" and immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere. Find out about Siena in the Middle Ages and the local pastry that reflects these glory days. Make sure to ask your guide where to find the best local bakery that still uses centuries-old recipes to make traditional Ricciarelli and Panforte. Next, admire the magnificent Fonte Gaia fountain with its side reliefs of "The Creation of Adam" and "The Flight from the Garden of Eden." Finally, skip the line at Siena Cathedral. Follow your guide to marvel at the magnificent marble mosaic inlay floor, stained glass, and medieval masterpieces by Duccio and Pisano. See the Renaissance highlights: several Donatello, Michelangelo, and Bernini sculptures and frescoes by Pinturicchio in the Libreria Piccolomini. Armed with a wealth of knowledge about Siena, you will say goodbye to your guide in the square in front of the cathedral.


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What people are saying about Piazza San Domenico, Siena

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 28 reviews

The system for choosing and booking the experience on the site is easy. The tour was then corresponding with the description given by the site. Fiorenza was very engaging and full of details on the history of Siena, the historic center, its monuments and its culture.

Beautiful tour through the alleys of the center with an adjoining visit to the Duomo. The competent and friendly guide Ottavia told us with particular abundance of customs and traditions as well as the history that this wonderful city contains. Highly recommended

Absolutely great guide, excellent guide. We were lucky, there were only two of us. If you want to get to know Siena this tour is a must. It costs something, but it's worth it.

Great tour with Ludowika the German speaking guide. Incredibly competent and friendly.

Guided tour of the city with tour of the Cathedral