Siena: City Walking Tour with Cathedral Option
The city of Siena was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is one of the unmissable destinations of Italy: a city with a medieval history, beautiful architecture and a lively culture. On this shared tour you will walk and enjoy the main attractions of the city.
Discover the treasures of one of the most beautiful cities in the world with a local guide and immerse yourself in its art, culture and traditions. With a small group you will explore the best that Siena has to offer, by walking through the ancient streets of the city.
If you select the option with the Duomo included, you will also visit its interior.
The Tour will start in the heart of the city, Piazza del Campo, the Sienese political nerve centre, where you will learn about the history of the majestic Palazzo Pubblico, today the city hall and seat of the Civic Museum. In this square you will discover the tradition of the Palio, the horse race that takes place twice a year since the Middle Ages. Here you will also admire Fonte Gaia (fountain) and discover the history of the mysterious “bottini”, an underground medieval aqueduct excavated in the sandstone. You will hear funny anecdotes about the spasmodic search of the Sienese of the much-sought river called “Diana”.
Afterwards you will walk the ancient street Banchi di Sopra, a small part of the ancient Via Francigena, the pilgrim’s road that starts in North Europe and finishes in Rome. Along this street the guide will tell you about important Sienese families and will show you their palaces: Palazzo Tolomei, one of the oldest private buildings of the city and Palazzo Salimbeni, seat of the oldest public bank of Europe.
The tour will continue towards the Basilica of San Domenico which houses the relics of Saint Catherine of Siena, then you will discover the Sanctuary of St. Catherine, where she used to live with her family.
Afterwards you will pass by the Baptistery and the stunning Siena Cathedral (you will also visit the inside if you choose the option with Cathedral included, where you will admire the artworks of important Italian artists, such as Michelangelo, Donatello and Bernini – the Cathedral ticket is not included).
What is included?
What is excluded?
Consult https://operaduomo.siena.it/it/ to buy the ticket you prefer.
In addition to the Cathedral, you can also visit the Baptistery, the Crypt, the Opera Museum and “Facciatone” by purchasing a single ticket valid for three days.
If you have any questions or problems call us or send us an email and we will help you to select the best choice for you!
The ticket price varies depending on the time of the year and what you want to visit:
-starting from 5 euros when the Cathedral’s floor is covered
-from 8 euros when the Cathedral’s floor is uncovered
-free for children up to 7 years and people with disabilities