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Tower of Mangia, Siena

Tower of Mangia, Siena: Our most recommended tours and activities

Siena: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

1. 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 Walking Tour with Cathedral and Crypt & Museum Option

2. Siena Walking Tour with Cathedral and Crypt & Museum Option

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. The Cathedral houses many Renaissance highlights and the famous Piccolomini Library. Opt for an extended tour with OPA SI Pass to delve deeper into the Cathedral's treasures, including the captivating Crypt adorned with centuries-old frescoes. Learn from your guide 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.

Sunset in Siena & Dinner in Chianti Tour from Florence

3. Sunset in Siena & Dinner in Chianti Tour from Florence

On this afternoon and evening tour, you will depart Florence in the early afternoon for the 1-hour drive to Siena. Enjoy the scenic Chianti countryside of delightful hills and vineyards en route. You will have free time in Siena to take in the medieval atmosphere as you wander through its narrow streets. Admire the artistic heritage of this city, exemplified by the Gothic cathedral and the impressive Torre del Mangia in the stunning, world-famous Piazza del Campo. Before leaving Siena, you will have a chance to experience the sunset from a panoramic viewpoint. Then you will continue on to a typical wine estate in the heart of the Chianti region. Nestled between the Tuscan hills and amid vineyards you will be served a delicious dinner that includes typical Tuscan products such as salami, bruschetta, and other unique delicacies. Dinner is accompanied by top-quality local wines personally selected by the owners of the winery. Enjoy this perfect way to end your afternoon in Chianti!

From Rome: San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti Wine and Lunch

4. From Rome: San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti Wine and Lunch

Start your tour early in the morning from Rome, where we'll head to our first destination, the iconic San Gimignano. There you will have the opportunity to discover its medieval architecture and its walled streets. In addition, you can walk through its iconic Piazza della Cisterna and visit its representative Torre Grossa. The next stop will be a wine cellar, a great symbol of Tuscany culture. Along with a guided tour, you will learn how this precious delicatessen is made and you will have the opportunity to taste it. You can delight yourself with the aroma of the prestigious Chianti. You will be lucky to taste 15 varieties of wine and oil from the region, besides appetizers like Tuscany cheeses, salami, and the famous bruschetta! You will enjoy a traditional lunch, tasting the best dishes in the area, if you select the option. After this gastronomic visit, we will head to Siena, known for its traditions, and cultural heritage. There you can enter its historic center and stroll through Piazza il Campo. With its peculiar shell shape, it is considered one of the best medieval squares in Europe. Nor can you miss its characteristic Duomo di Siena and its ancient Tower of Mangia. Finally, with a full stomach and a backpack loaded with beautiful landscapes and picturesque cities, we will return to Rome through the serene Val d'Orcia.

Best of Tuscany Full-Day Scenic Tour from Florence

5. Best of Tuscany Full-Day Scenic Tour from Florence

Picture this day unfolding: You kick off in Pisa, immersing yourself in the Pisan Republic's history at the Square of Miracles. The medieval wonders – the Duomo, Baptistery, and the legendary Leaning Tower – offer a glimpse into the past. Next stop: San Gimignano, famed for Vernaccia wines and medieval towers. Stroll narrow streets, soaking in the charm of Middle Aged Tuscany. Then, it's off to Monteriggioni, a 13th-century walled settlement overlooking the Roman Via Cassia. Siena awaits with its romantic center, where the annual Palio horse race graces the Piazza del Campo. The Gothic cathedral and the Torre del Mangia dominate the skyline, along with the impressive Palazzo Pubblico. As you journey back to Florence, the scenic Chianti area unfolds – rolling hills, vineyards, cypress trees, and olive groves creating a postcard-perfect view. It's a detailed exploration of Tuscany's rich history, captivating landscapes, and delightful flavors. Enjoy every chapter of this fascinating tale!

Siena: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

6. Siena: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. 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. Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Siena: Escape Game and Tour

7. Siena: Escape Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with a game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Siena. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. 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: Self-Guided Audio Tour

8. Siena: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the Siena Self-Guided Audio Tour, where preferences meet freedom and flexibility in exploring the captivating city of Siena, Italy. Embrace the opportunity to delve into the rich tapestry of history, culture, myths, and architecture that adorn every cobblestone of this enchanting Tuscan gem. In a world where travelers seek personalized experiences and a deeper connection with the places they visit, our self-guided audio tour offers the ideal blend of autonomy and curated insight. With the power to shape your itinerary according to your interests and pace, you are granted the freedom to wander at will while immersing yourself in the essence of Siena. At the heart of our tour lies the belief that every traveler's journey is unique, and thus, flexibility is paramount. Whether you're drawn to the medieval charm of Piazza del Campo, the grandeur of the Siena Cathedral, or the hidden alleys brimming with local secrets, our audio guide caters to your preferences, allowing you to craft a bespoke exploration of Siena's treasures. Through our meticulously crafted audio commentary, you will uncover the layers of history that have shaped Siena into the captivating city it is today. From its storied rivalry with Florence to its illustrious past as a powerful medieval republic, each landmark reveals a chapter of Siena's fascinating narrative, inviting you to delve deeper into its storied past. Moreover, our tour goes beyond mere sightseeing, offering a window into the soul of Siena's culture. Discover the enduring traditions of the Palio, delve into the myths and legends that enshroud the city, and marvel at the architectural wonders that stand as testament to its enduring legacy. With each stop, you'll glean valuable insights into the customs, rituals, and way of life that define Sienese identity. As you traverse the labyrinthine streets and squares of Siena, our audio guide serves as your knowledgeable companion, unraveling the mysteries and marvels that await around every corner. Learn more about the top 13 tourist attractions in Siena, Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station and then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Siena Railway Station 2. Basilica of Saint Francis in Siena 3. Sanctuary of Saint Catherine 4. Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico 5. Fonte Gaia 6. Piazza del Campo 7. Tower of Mangia 8. Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico 9. Battistero di San Giovanni Battista 10. Duomo di Siena 11. Cripta del Duomo di Siena 12. Opera delle Metropolitana 13. Orto de' Pecci So, embark on this journey of discovery, where preferences guide your path, freedom fuels your spirit, and flexibility is the key to unlocking the myriad wonders of Siena. Let the Siena Self-Guided Audio Tour be your passport to a deeper understanding and appreciation of this timeless city and all it has to offer.

From Livorno: Siena and Chianti Day Trip with Wine Tasting

9. From Livorno: Siena and Chianti Day Trip with Wine Tasting

Immerse in a day of exploring rolling hills, medieval art, grapevines, and Tuscan flavors. Visit the main square and Gothic cathedral in Siena. Explore the breathtaking landscapes of Chianti. Visit a winery and have a tasting of different wines. Start your private day tour from the port of Livorno. Discover Siena's artistic and cultural heritage. Learn about the annual Palio horse race held there that attracts huge crowds. This medieval city is also home to architectural masterpieces including the Palazzo Pubblico, located in Piazza del Campo, with its Torre del Mangia. Explore the stunning Siena Cathedral, one of the few remaining examples of Italian Gothic architecture. Then, travel through the stunning hills of Chianti, a region famous for its scenery and vineyards. Arrive at a local winery to taste some Chianti and learn about how their grapes are produced. After a guided tour, indulge in a rich sampling of wines and delicious local produce, followed by the opportunity to purchase these local products. After a full day in Tuscany, be taken back to the port by your driver, in time to board your ship.

Siena Food tour

10. Siena Food tour

Enjoy a stroll through Siena with your local expert guide, a native of this spectacular medieval city nestled in the heart of Tuscany. Join her as she leads you through her hometown on a journey that will combine culture and gastronomy, awaken your taste buds and satisfy your cravings. This walking and tasting tour of the city takes you on a sensual voyage, where you will learn about the concept of Slow Food, a movement that began in Italy. Nibble on enticing delights such as local cheeses served with organic jams, artisanal cured meats (produced without preservatives or additives), bruschetta, truffles and more. Pair these tastings with some of Tuscany's best wines and finish your tour with a visit to a local baker, where you will get a unique glimpse into the workings of a Tuscan bread master. Conclude with a delightful tasting of Siena's famous sweets, many of which date back to the Middle Ages. An absolute must for food lovers, and anyone curious about Italian food culture.

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What people are saying about Tower of Mangia, Siena

Overall rating

4.8
(17 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.