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Piazza del Duomo, Siena

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From Florence: Day Trip Pisa, Siena & San Gimignano w/Lunch

1. From Florence: Day Trip Pisa, Siena & San Gimignano w/Lunch

Experience the wonders of Tuscany on one memorable day. Leave Florence for a 12-hour excursion and see the beautiful landscapes, architecture, and artworks of the region. Treat yourself to some local cuisine, and choose a guided tour in your language to learn even more about the historic area. Reach easily our meeting point by taking the T1.3 tram heading to Villa Costanza. Begin with Pisa and visit its stunning Piazza dei Miracoli. Admire the Baptistery, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. After your free time in Pisa, head to a typical Tuscan winery in the Chianti Area and enjoy a delicious lunch with some local wine. Explore the city of Siena and visit to Piazza del Campo, where the Palio di Siena horse race is run, and Piazza del Duomo, where you will see the exterior of the magnificent cathedral. Enjoy your last stop in San Gimignano, a UNESCO medieval town, world-known for its Vernaccia di San Gimignano. The system of towers of San Gimignano tells the glories of the powerful families. Between saffron fields and typical indigenous vineyards, the city knows how to offer postcard views.

Siena: Cathedral Complex Pass with Audio Guide (OPA SI PASS)

2. Siena: Cathedral Complex Pass with Audio Guide (OPA SI PASS)

Make the most of your time at the Siena Duomo with an inclusive ticket allowing you to access all areas excluding the rooftop. Discover the history of the complex as you listen to informative commentary on the included audio guide. Enter the Duomo and admire its grand scale as you stroll along its mosaic marble floor. Admire sculptures such as The Feast of Herod by Donatello and St. Paul by Michaelangelo among other artworks which are dotted around the cathedral. Visit the Baptistery of San Giovanni within the Duomo to marvel at the splendid Baptismal Font. From here, head down into the Crypt, the underground quarters that remained hidden for more than seven centuries. Then, stroll through the Piccolomini Library and gaze up at the vibrant and colorful frescoes which adorn its walls. Admire the stunning work by Pinturicchio, which depicts ten episodes from the life of Pope Pius II. Access the Museo dell'Opera which houses a selection of archaeological fragments and artwork once part of the cathedral. See a variety of Gothic sculptures by Giovanni Pisano and paintings by Ambrogio and Pietro Lorenzetti. Head into the Oratory of San Bernardino to admire the collection of the Diocesan Museum of Religious Art, with its core at the upper oratory chapel. Discover a variety of Siennese paintings from between the 13th to the 18th century. Finish up your visit to the complex with a climb up to the Facciatone viewpoint. Be enchanted by the unforgettable view over the city of Siena and the beautiful rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside.                                                                                            

Florence: Duomo Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

3. Florence: Duomo Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Enjoy this informative guided tour exploring the Florentine religious center by walking around all buildings of the vast Piazza del Duomo: Baptistery, Belltower, Cathedral and culminating in the visit of the interior of the Florentine Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, one of the largest churches in the world, with its impressive stone pillars, stained glass windows and its sensational dome and its frescoes. On this skip-the-line tour, walk "beyond the ropes," a restricted area along the left lateral aisle, taking you to stand right by the high altar with the huge Brunelleschi's dome and its amazing frescoes above your head—a truly special and unmissable experience when in Florence.

From Rome: Florence and Pisa Day Trip

4. From Rome: Florence and Pisa Day Trip

Explore Pisa & Florence, two of Tuscany's most important cities, on this day trip from Rome. Take a comfortable bus ride and listen to the guided tour that your guide will give you on the bus. You will be traveling along the Tuscan countryside while you learn about this stunning region and its impressive history, which was of great importance to the creation of the Italian language. The first destination is Pisa, and in Piazza Dei Miracoli, you will admire the Romanesque-style Cathedral of the city. In the same square, find the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, you must stop to take the famous photo of you holding the tower! Then you will be able to enjoy some free time to explore the city on your own. Next, hop back on board the bus and continue to Florence, a perfect Renaissance city where you will enjoy a panoramic city tour provided by your guide, visiting the important landmarks, like Piazza del Duomo, Mercato Nuovo, Vecchio Bridge, and more. Afterward, you will have some time to go on your own through the city, you can add an audio guide to make the most of your experience. You must try the delicious Tuscan delicacies and desserts before hopping back on the bus.

Florence: Duomo Area Tour and Brunelleschi Dome Climb Ticket

5. Florence: Duomo Area Tour and Brunelleschi Dome Climb Ticket

Meet your professional guide and learn about the magnificent religious center in an informative 45-minute-guided tour to learn about the history of all Florentine religious buildings in the Piazza del Duomo area. Baptistery, Cathedral and Giotto's Belltower will be revealed in their immense worth for the local community, as real symbols of civic pride. Your guide will also give all possible instructions on how to best use your ticket, which is valid for all attractions on the Piazza del Duomo, including the sensational Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. Then, last but not least, you will be accompanied to the admission door for climbing on your own the superb Brunelleschi's dome, to enjoy the splendid vision of Florence skyline, from its highest viewpoint in town.

From Livorno: Florence and Pisa Roundtrip Transfer

6. From Livorno: Florence and Pisa Roundtrip Transfer

During your time in Livorno, take the opportunity to explore two of the most famous cities in Tuscany. Travel on a comfortable tour bus with wi-fi and tips from your tour host. Enjoy free time in Florence and Pisa and discover both of these iconic cities on the same day. First, head to Florence, referred to sometimes as the "cradle of the renaissance". Visit the San Lorenzo market, Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza della Repubblica, and the old bridge. Wander through alleyways set between historic buildings and taste some typical local dishes.  After 3 and a half hours of free time in Florence, continue towards Pisa and take 1 hour and 30 minutes to see the city. Admire the famous monuments at the "meadow of miracles" including the leaning tower. Strike a pose beside the famous monument and snap a photo to help remember your visit. Return on time guaranteed.

Florence: Baptistery, Cathedral, Museum Ticket & AudioApp

7. Florence: Baptistery, Cathedral, Museum Ticket & AudioApp

Visit Florence's Duomo Complex, and unlock the wonders of the Baptistery of San Giovanni, Opera del Duomo Museum, Santa Reparata, and the Cathedral. Enjoy priority entry to 4 iconic monuments, and use your mobile audio guide for an enriched Cathedral visit. Begin by downloading your audio guide to your smartphone. Then head to the Cathedral and exchange your voucher for an entry ticket. Marvel at the indoor decoration, and listen to your app tell you how the Cupola was created. Admire the fresco The Last Judgment by Giorgio Vasari. Next, stroll over to the Baptistery of St. John, best known for its ceiling decorated with golden mosaics and its gleaming bronze doors, called the Gates of Paradise. Explore this thousand-year-old building adorned with splendid marbles and a colossal golden mosaic. Afterwards, head to the Opera del Duomo Museum, which houses over 700 Middle-Age and Renaissance masterpieces, including Michelangelo's Pietà Bandini. Then visit the Santa Reparata, the ancient basilica's remnants, which showcases paleochristian mosaics and refined tombstones.

Siena: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

8. Siena: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Get to know Siena at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. Solve puzzles outside of ten Siena attractions. Follow clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Enjoy the challenge of using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to complete the game. Feel the satisfaction of solving each riddle. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Have the freedom to pause or resume the tour whenever you want. Admire the city at your own pace. Uncover interesting information and facts about the city. Snap as many pictures as you want.  Start your tour from the much-photographed Duomo. Visit the unique Baptistry of St John with its facade still under construction, you will still encounter the famous hill of the imposingness of Palazzo Piccolomini. Take a picture of the small central square Loggia del Papa and let yourself get lost in the Torre del Mangia, which when built was one of the tallest secular towers in medieval Italy. Visit the breathtaking Palazzo Pubblico and pass by the Palazzo Buonsignori with its unique and world-renowned exhibits. Admire the exhibits of Santa Maria della Scala, once an important city hospital dedicated to the care of abandoned children, the poor, the sick, and pilgrims. Stroll through Piazza del Campo, considered one of the largest medieval squares in all of Europe.

Siena: Medieval City Exploration Game

9. Siena: Medieval City Exploration Game

Discover the top attractions and landmarks in Siena in a unique way by playing a city exploration game on your smartphone. Visit some of Siena's most famous sites, such as the Palazzo Tolomei, Fonte Gaia, and Piazza del Duomo. Download Questo, the gamified travel app, onto your smartphone, and begin your exciting exploration game. Assume a role in an ancient political fight between the Salimbeni and Tolomei families. Take part in a historical struggle for the control of Siena, and fight for the cause of a third family, the Terrazini. Find out secrets about the Salimbeni and Tolomei families that you can use to harm them. Stay out of the spotlight, and provoke the two families to start a war against each other. Solve a clue to reveal exact directions to your next stop on the tour, without the need of a map, GPS, or a physical guide. Each solution reveals a secret story about Siena's main attractions, such as the Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the second oldest bank in the world. Complete the tour at your own pace, and pause and restart the tour whenever you please. After purchasing the quest, an access code will be delivered to your email, which can then be used in the downloadable app. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

Florence: Medici Family History Tour

10. Florence: Medici Family History Tour

Relive the story of the family that managed to become the symbol of a city, facing countless obstacles, betrayals and victories. Explore the most symbolic places of the Medici family in Florence, the most famous city of the Renaissance period. See where many of the scenes from the tv series “The Medici” took place, and uncover the true essence of the main characters of the Medici Family, Lorenzo the Magnificent, Cosimo the Elder or Piero the Unfortunate. You can also explore the amazing palaces of enemy families like the Strozzi, Albizi, and Pazzi. Together, you will visit the Palazzo Medici, a famous architectural work of the fifteenth century and the beautiful Chapel of the Magi, which was painted by Benozzo Gozzoli. You will also visit a secret place where the genius Michelangelo learned to sculpt, under the shadow of one of Donatello’s pupils, the Bertoldo.

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What people are saying about Piazza del Duomo, Siena

Alissandri was awesome! thanks for the great tour, highly recommended for new visitors wanting to tour Tuscany. loved the experience and I will definitely use their tours for other Italy adventures. thank you Michel, Alissandri, and Jay for the wonderful hospitality and guidance. Go for this!

Great trip, well organised, and our guide was very knowledgeable, giving just enough bite-sized fun facts for us to get to know the cities with context. Not too rushed. We could have had a little more time at the first stop, but I understand they were necessary for the long car journeys.

Patricia and Alexandra were very friendly, the group was large but everything was orderly and they had a lot of experience. The places were spectacular. In the vineyard the best was the balsamic, it is a unique experience. The best ice cream is consumed in San Gimignano

We liked visiting Pisa and San Geminniano but we didn't like that we had little time in both places, we felt that we needed more time to explore the

Wonderful!!!! Worth every penny!!!!! I loved it and would go again!!!