This is a tour that will help us discovering the mystic love for Mary Mother of Jesus that Siena was so devoted to, the love for prayer and the Lord many mystics and saints in Siena show us in paintings and statues, the medieval love in the family, in Dante's Comedy, but also for the abandoned children and horphans in the Hospital Santa Maria della Scala. We will visit the National Gallery of Siena, one of the most interesting art collection of the Sienese school of Art from the XIII to the XVIII C. It is there that we are going to talk about the profane lust that propagates from Renaissance and Baroque art, followers of Caravaggio in Siena were for sure the artists that developed this theme in their creation.
We may also visit the Cathedral in Siena and the City Hall, with the frescoes of the Majesty by Simone Martini and the portrait of everyday life in a medieval town.
We will also know many people that lived in Siena in the past and we still are conscious how important their sentimental life was. .
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: we will meet in front of the Basilica of San Domenico in Siena near the Stadio and Fortress where you can park you car except on wednesday when we have the market in Siena, then we will meet in the main square Piazza del Campo
End location: we will end the tour in Piazza del Campo, the main square in Siena
Duration: 3 hours
this tour includes my guiding service and a map of Siena, the entrance fees in the museums are not included