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Piazza San Domenico, Siena

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Siena: Walking Tour with Cathedral Complex and Museum

1. Siena: Walking Tour with Cathedral Complex and Museum

Take a captivating journey through Siena on a guided walking tour with skip-the-line access to the Cathedral Complex. Your adventure begins in the heart of Siena Center, where you'll meet your knowledgeable guide and a small group of fellow explorers. Wander through the labyrinthine streets and charming squares of medieval Siena, soaking in the tranquility of its tucked-away corners. Immerse yourself in Siena's rich history as your guide regales you with tales of the famed Palio horse race and unveils the secrets of the Old Ghetto and Tower District. Ascend to breathtaking vantage points for panoramic vistas, capturing glimpses of the iconic Duomo and Torre del Mangia. En route to the majestic Piazza Del Campo, marvel at the architectural highlights that dot Siena's skyline, including the renowned Duomo. Discover the fascinating origins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, shaped by the enlightened governance of the 14th century. As you meander through Siena's distinct Contrada, each representing a unique neighborhood steeped in tradition, envision the spirited rivalry that ignites during the Palio. Delve into the authentic ambiance of these vibrant communities and savor the opportunity to sample local delicacies like Ricciarelli and Panforte. Pause to admire the ornate Fonte Gaia fountain in Piazza del Campo, adorned with intricate reliefs depicting biblical scenes. Then, with our pre-arranged tickets, breeze past the queues and enter the awe-inspiring Cathedral. Traverse its hallowed halls adorned with masterpieces by Tuscan luminaries such as Duccio, Pisano, and Pinturicchio. Opt for an extended tour to delve deeper into the Cathedral's treasures, including the captivating Crypt adorned with centuries-old frescoes. Learn about the ambitious vision behind the Duomo Nuovo and explore the Museo dell’Opera, home to exquisite sculptures and stained glass windows. Bid farewell to your guide and seize the opportunity to ascend the Facciatone, the unfinished façade of the New Cathedral, at your own pace. From this lofty vantage point, soak in the panoramic vistas of Siena and its picturesque countryside, concluding your journey on a truly unforgettable note.

Siena walking tour & Gelato tasting

2. Siena walking tour & Gelato tasting

This is a city walking tour that will give you the occasion the see this city from the eyes of a local. We will discover together the myths, legends, and secrets of this medieval town and we will have the occasion to see very iconic neighborhoods and street where normally locals spend their time . You will also try 3 different flavors from a Gambero Rosso awarded Gelato shop and learn about the culinary traditions of Siena. All Gelato flavors are made with organic product and following the seasons. You will have also the occasion to discover hidden medieval streets and opportunity to see beautiful views. At the end of the tour our guide if requested will give you some great recommendation like where to eat, best restaurants or any other activities to do in Siena.

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What people are saying about Piazza San Domenico, Siena

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4.9
(150 reviews)

We really enjoyed our visit to Siena. The tour guide was very competent and friendly and answered all of the questions in detail. In the time available, everything that was possible was conveyed using pictures or local examples (traditions, culture, inner city, history, structure of the city). She spoke in perfect German. Only recommended. Always my pleasure!

Excellent tour of Siena. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and her love for Siena and the beautiful sites here were quite evident. We learned so much and enjoyed walking around this beautiful place. Highly recommend this tour.

Excellent tour with a wonderful local guide who was passionate about her city. We had a wonderful time learning about the history of Siena as we walked the historic streets and Contradas (neighborhoods). 10 out 10 ten would recommend!

Excellent. Tour guide was top-notch because he was enthusiastic, engaging, friendly, funny, easy to understand, good at explaining and providing information to all ages and was good at answering questions with a positive attitude.

Our guide was so informative, engaging and her knowledge of Siena was outstanding. We loved hearing her stories of history and how the people of Siena horror their culture. She was the best.