Private tour of Siena
- Piazza del Campo
- Gaia Fountain
- Palazzo Pubblico
- San Domenico church
This private tour of Siena will make you discover the most beautiful sites of the historical center of one of the most beautiful towns of Tuscany.
You will meet your private guide (an art historian with official license from the municipal authority) and start walking in the historical center of Siena, on narrow streets passing by beautiful ancient buildings: your guide will lead you to the most important attractions and show you also hidden gems that are difficult to find, putting them all in the context of the history of the city.
The itinerary will start from Piazza del Campo, the large square that is world famous for the horse race that, according to some of the sources, has been done since 1260. The square is dominated by the Mangia’s tower, completed in 1348, the second tallest in Italy and adhorned by the Gaia Fountain, with decorations by Jacopo Della Quercia. On Piazza del Campo stands also the Palazzo Pubblico, the Medieval town hall.
The private tour in Siena will continue with the visit to the Duomo, the city's cathedral, built in the 13th Century, with its characteristic stripes of green and white marble. Few steps away you will enter the Baptistry, with masterpieces from Donatello and Ghiberti and then reach the Church of San Domenico, one of the most beloved by locals, with the relics of Santa Caterina. After this grandiose display of religious art, a short walk will take you to Palazzo Salimbeni, the Medieval headquarter of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the oldest bank in the world, still in business since 1472. You will then be able to end the tour on a sweet note, as your guide will show you where you can taste the best ricciarelli, the famous local almonds cookies.
Officially licensed private guide
Entrance fees, food and drinks
At central location (details and map will be emailed)
Comfortable walking shoes