Siena on my mind

Tour Number

Activity Level

409260


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Very small children could find the day a bit too long but I am more than happy to accomodate children of all ages.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

Siena- A medieval gem


You can't visit Tuscany without a day trip to Siena! Bathed in the warm, rosy glow of bricks and terracotta this medieval gem can't help but enchant you. The vast shell-shaped Piazza del Campo seems to ring with the thundering of horses hooves, the ancient Palio race can be felt in the air, seen in the faces of the locals who live and breathe the small world of their Contrada, proudly and defiantly.
You get the uncanny sensation of having stepped 800 years back in time. Amazingly unspoilt and full of fascinating nooks and crannies, and undeniably crowned by the magnificent Cathedral with its sumptuous decor and art treasures.
You will be welcomed behind the scenes of one of the contradas, discovering fascinating facts about the most famous horse race of the world, run around the hairpin bends of the central square twice a year. Siena is also famous for its local fair, in particular, its special cakes and biscuits, such as Panforte and Ricciarelli and its full-bodied Chianti wines. A magical experience.

Itinerary

Meeting point at Florence coach station in Via Caterina da Siena.
Travel from Florence to Siena by air-conditioned public transport (coach).
Full day guided tour around Siena and its highlights.
Return to Florence by coach.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Florence coach station , Via Caterina da Siena.

End location: Florence coach station, Via Caterina da Siena.

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

Public coach service.

What’s Included

Other: Me as your fully licensed tour guide , english mother tongue from the UK but resident in Chianti and Florence since 1986.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

80 euros - Bus tickets.
Entrance tickets where necessary.

What’s Extra

Other: Food and drinks.
Entrance tickets to any museums we may visit.

Private tour guide Virginia

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