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Siena: Food and Culture Guided Walking Tour

Siena: Food and Culture Guided Walking Tour

From US$ 67.26 per person

Discover the historic center of Siena on a guided food tour through its narrow medieval streets. Sample some local food and drinks while admiring some of its historic sights.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the quaint charm of Siena's cobblestone streets and medieval architecture
  • See San Domenico Church, the Piazza del Campo, Duomo Square, and the cathedral
  • Learn about the famous Palio horse race and its importance to the community
  • Explore narrow alleys, dazzling squares, and medieval palaces with a local guide
  • Savor some of the local cuisine with several food stops and a wine tasting
Full description

Take a guided walk through Siena's history and food culture with a guide on this walking tour. Discover the medieval historic center and try some local specialties.

Your experience begins at the main entrance of the Church of San Domenico. This is an important place for Siena and its people because it holds the relics of Saint Catherine, the Patron Saint of Italy. Walk through the medieval historic center and admire the charming architecture. Learn about the history of Siena from your guide along the way. Let the narrow alleys of the city lead you to the Piazza del Campo. Marvel at this shell-shaped square which is home to the majestic Palazzo Pubblico. Taste some "ricciarelli," a sweet local specialty, at your first food stop. Continue on to your next tasting at a local wine bar and try an Italian panino stuffed with your favorite ingredients and paired with a glass of wine.

Afterward, admire the Gothic cathedral and the medieval pilgrims' hospital, which has attracted many pilgrims to Siena throughout the centuries. End your tour with some gelato at a local ice cream shop.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Food: sweet biscuits, a local sandwich, and gelato
  • A glass of wine or beer
  • Additional food and drink
  • Entry fees
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Church of San Domenico. They will be wearing a white t-shirt.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • You'll be walking for about 2 kilometers over medieval cobblestones

Product ID: 411407