Private tour

Siena Cathedral Tour

Siena Cathedral Tour

From US$ 114.56 per group up to 14

Join this private tour of the Cathedral of Siena dedicated to the Virgin Mary, a magnificent monument, including works of art from the Middles Ages to the contemporary period created by artists like Michelangelo and Bernini.

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Duration 1 hour
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English, French, Italian, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Have a private tour with a professional guide who is also an art historian
  • Admire some works of art from the medieval, Renaissance and Baroque period
  • Discover the history of the most beautiful floor ever created, decorated with 56 stories from the Old and New Testament, symbols and allegories
Full description
The Cathedral of Siena is an overwelming monument that houses works of art from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period. Consecrated, according to tradition, in 1179, the cathedral is characterized by a magnificent polychrome marble façade, built in several stages, next to which you'll find the so-called 'new cathedral,' the unfinished project for the 14th extensions of which some vestiges remain.  The interior, divided into one nave and two aisles, shows an outstanding floor decorated in marble with more than fifty subjects derived from the Old Testament, New Testament, symbols and allegories, built between 1300 and 1500. Among the chapels, the most noteworthy are the chapel of the Vow, a baroque masterpiece by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the chapel of the Baptist, which houses the bronze statue of St. John the Baptist by Donatello, the Piccolomini Chapel with sculptures by Michelangelo and above all the extraordinary Piccolomini Library, the 'Sistine Chapel' of Siena with frescoes by Pinturicchio and probably his pupil Raphael. Come and visit the cathedral with an art historian, a guide who can explain to you the history and anecdotes of the construction of one of the most important monuments of Italian Art.
  • Guided tour of the church with a professional guide
  • Entrance fees, as they change during the year (clients are requested to inform the guide regarding their exact number so that the tickets can be bought in advance)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

In front of the Cathedral ticket office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Shorts

Know before you go

  • Shoulders and knees have to be covered in order to enter the church
  • Duration: 1-hour and 15 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

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It was really interesting to hear about the history of the church and get to know the stories behind the artworks. Silvia was such an amazing guide as well, so nice and well-informed - she answered all our questions and made sure that we really got the important parts. Highly recommend the tour!

July 25, 2022


November 20, 2019

Visita della Cattedrale con guida soddisfacente ma sarebbe bello che considerando il costo non propriamente economico, vi fosse compresa la visita del Battistero e della Cripta e magari anche il Tour del sottotetto della cattedrale.

June 24, 2021


Product ID: 88466