Classic Siena

It is not just “a tour” it is “THE TOUR” to discover the most significant places of Siena

Show map

This tour is particularly recommended for those who wish to visit Siena for the first time and to those who want to rediscover the origins and the most significant places of a city that was one of the most important economic and cultural centers in the Italian Middle Ages. The historical center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a huge open-air museum that allows you to recall the history of Siena, while engaging and activily feeling part of its history.

Our guided tour in Siena starts from the famous Duomo also known as Cathedral of the Assumption, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture containing famous works of Michelangelo, Donatello and Bernini. Then we will follow the path of the Via Francigena, an essential communication road in the history of the city and a road along which you can admire the most important buildings and monuments, including: the main building of the Monte dei Paschi, the oldest bank in Europe and the Palazzo Tolomei, one of the most beautiful Italian Gothic palaces, once belonged to the family of Pia de’ Tolomei, whose tragic story was mentioned by Dante Alighieri in the Divine Comedy, Palazzo Chigi Saracini and the venue of the Chigiana Music Academy.

The tour will come to its end in the monumental Piazza del Campo, the beating heart of Siena’s culture and extraordinary architectural setting where, twice a year, the famous Palio di Siena takes place.

The tour ends in Piazza del Campo.Duration 2 hours.

The historical center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a huge open-air museum that allows you to recall the history of Siena in a charming and engaging manner.

  • Volte affrescate del Duomo di Siena
  • Cattedrale metropolitana di Santa Maria Assunta
  • Statua di Sallustio Bandini - Piazza Salimbeni
  • Bandiere esposte dalle contrade per le vie di Siena

Guided tour + entrance to the cathedral

When:

  • 9-10-16-17-23-24-30-31 March 2019 (weekend)
  • Every day at 11.00 am from March 31st to November 4th 2019
  • December 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th 2019
  • from December 22nd to January 6th 2019 (excluding December 25th and January 1st).

Where: Piazza Duomo in front of the Tourist Office (Santa Maria della Scala).

Languages: The tour can be in Italian, English or both languages.

Guaranteed departure, no queues to purchase the Cathedral’s or Santa Maria della Scala tickets, tickets valid for the entire 2019.

Only when the Cathedral is closed on Sunday morning (usually from april to mid-August), the Classic Siena tour offers, in conjunction with the outdoor tour through the streets of Siena, a visit to the spectacular Museum Santa Maria della Scala, the ancient hospital of the city, with the famous frescoes of the Pellegrinaio.

Go top