with a local guide
This tour will take you in the historical centre of Siena, built on three hills and surrounded by 7 Km of medieval walls.
We, as modern "pilgrims", will walk along the main street, Banchi di Sopra, which was part of the former "via Francigena", the main communication road linking Northern Europe to Rome.
You will visit the impressive Cathedral and its masterpieces inside, and the shell-shaped "Piazza del Campo", the most beautiful square in the world. Exactly there the Palio horse race takes place twice a year. This is a competition among the 17 "contrade" (districts) into which the city is divided. To fully understand why the sienese get so crazy about it we could visit one of the contrade museum.
We will also visit San Domenico Basilica, full of works of art. Here is where the head of Saint Catherine from Siena is kept, in a beautiful Renaissance chapel.
We will visit the main monuments and the Cathedral of Siena, walking along its medieval streets.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting in front of San Domenico Basilica or in the main square piazza del Campo. If you stay in a hotel in the centre I can meet you there.
End location: We will end the tour in the main square Piazza del Campo.
Duration: 3 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
13 Euros - Admission fees per person to Cathedral and Contrada Museum
•I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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