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Discovering Siena and its Duomo
Small group tour with skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Duomo

The meeting point with the guide is in front of the church of San Domenico in Siena at 10:30am, easy to find even if you are arriving from out of town with your own car, as there is parking near by. 

The tour begins with the visit of the magnificent Basilica of San Domenico, to admire its architecture and art, as well as the important relic of the patron Saint of Italy and Europe: Saint Catherine, born in Siena. 

The the tour continues along the Siena’s medieval streets with the history of the most important historical buildings.
Marvel at Rocca Salimbeni, house of the most ancient bank in the world - the Monte dei Paschi bank - as well as impressive collection of archives and works of art. 

While walking long the main road you'll discover the via Francigena, the main pilgrims route connecting the north of Europe to Rome. 

See Palazzo Tolomei, one the oldest private palaces in Siena and Palazzo Chigi Saracini, currently seat of the prestigious Accademia Musicale Chigiana, founded in 1923. 

Admire Piazza del Campo, built in the shape of a shell, with the impressive Palazzo Comunale or Town Hall with its bell tower, the Torre del Mangia. 
This is the square that enjoys one of the most famous medieval tournaments, the Palio horse race, held twice a year by the city's Contrada neighborhoods and, to this day, the heart and soul of this magnificent medieval city. 

The tour ends with a guided visit to the Siena Duomo with its impressive masterpieces by Donatello, Bernini and Michelangelo. Admire the exquisite Gothic architecture, the ancient pulpit and visit the chapels. Walk below the naves and marvel at the Renaissance busts of popes and the intricate marble decorations and stained-glass windows.

Siena historic center
Piazza San Domenico, Siena, SI, Italia
From 01 July 2020 to 23 December 2020
start 10:30  end  12:30 

From 01 March 2021 to 23 December 2021
Prices include
  •   Expert English speaking local guide
  •   Duomo entrance tickets


Supplemental charges
  • Gratuities (optional)
Meeting point
Piazza San Domenico
  • Tour the main city sights of Siena
  • Small group ensures a more personalized experience
  • Tour in English only (avoids lengthy waits during translations)
  • Skip the line Duomo entrance tickets and tour of interiors
Cancellation and no-show policies
Tours can be canceled and refunded up to 24h before tour start time. No refund for no shows.
Read the cancellation policies
Tuscan Escapes by Papilio Tours
P.IVA: 01484520521
via Stalloreggi 26
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