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Piazza San Domenico, Siena

Piazza San Domenico, Siena: Our most recommended tours and activities

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 43 reviews

Our tour guide was excellent. She was extremely knowledgeable about the town of Siena and all the inner workings as well as the church, history and culture. She was easy to understand and allowed us to ask questions throughout the tour. She knew a lot more than I expected even when we asked for explanations on things we didn’t understand about the culture. She allowed us to make the tour what we wanted and spend as much time in specific places If we wanted to wander around more. A great guide for the price!!

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.

Idania was our guide. She was amazing, engaged our kids (12 and 10yo), very entertaining. We really had a great time. Your was on time.

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

Guided tour of the city with tour of the Cathedral