1. Italy
  2. Tuscany
  3. Siena
  4. Palazzo Pubblico

Siena 2-Hour Walking Tour & Skip-the-Line Duomo Tickets

Product ID: 47301
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Take a step back in time on a visit to medieval Siena and explore its historical center on this 2-hour guided walk. Tour the Siena Cathedral, marvel at its exquisite Gothic architecture, and see impressive masterpieces by important Renaissance artists.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Siena's historic center and visit its main attractions
  • Discover the magnificent Basilica di San Domenico, and other famed, historical buildings
  • Skip the lines and enjoy fast track entry to the Duomo
  • Marvel at impressive masterpieces by Donatello, Bernini, and Michelangelo
Full description
Discover the beauty of Siena during a 2-hour walking tour. One of Italy's loveliest medieval cities, it is known world-wide for its Palio, the country’s most spectacular festival that features a wild bareback horse race around Piazza del Campo, the central square.

Visit Siena's historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and marvel at the magnificent architecture of the Palazzo Comunale and also the Palazzo Tolomei, said to be the oldest private palace in the city as well as the Basilica di San Domenico, Rocca Salimbeni, Palazzo Chigi Saracini, and other historical buildings.

See the imposing stone tower of Palazzo Chigi Saracini, built by the powerful Marescotti family in the 12th century. The building is now the seat of the prestigious Accademia Musicale Chigiana, founded in 1923. Take a walk to St. Dominic's Basilica, built entirely of brick, and admire its Gothic architectural style.

Continue your tour to one of the most spectacular cathedrals in Italy, the Duomo of Siena. Your guide will escort you inside the cathedral, where you’ll see impressive masterpieces by Donatello, Bernini, and Michelangelo. Admire the exquisite Gothic architecture, walk through the arcades with Renaissance busts of popes and emperors, and marvel at the unique black-and-white-striped bell tower.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line Duomo entrance ticket
  • Authorized English-speaking tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Tips/gratuities

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Meeting point

Piazza San Domenico, beside the church

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 127 reviews

Review summary

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    4.8 / 5
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    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
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Mille Grazie Claudia for a wonderful tour .

Claudia is a wonderful tour guide . We learned so many things we could not have guessed even from tourist books . I love how Claudia loves her city and shares this with us . It was a very small tour ( 6 people ) which made it even more enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour .

October 17, 2019

Stunning city and fabulous guide

This was a brilliant 2 hour tour of Sienna. Cluadia, our guide, was so knowledgeable about all of the history and provided such great insight to the 17 different districts of Sienna and their fun traditions and rivalries. The Duomo is breathtaking and Claudia was exceptional as explaining the hisotry of it being built. Highly recommend. It was one of the highlights of our trip.

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September 23, 2019

Fabulously informative tour

We had no difficulty finding our meeting point as the instructions were very clear. Whilst there were lots of guides there, they were checking with people if they were on their tour. This meant that the guide found you rather than you having to wander around looking for who might be your guide. Our guide was really engaging; giving the group plenty of interesting information but without overdoing it. She also answered all the questions asked and clearly had a love of her subject and Sienna in general. We’d been to Siena before but never had a tour so weren’t sure if we would learn anything new. We definitely do learn new things and had a great time. Well worth going on the tour. It seemed to be cheaper if you pre-booked via the internet rather than paying when you got there. Not much cheaper but an extra few Euros can get a girl another gelato!

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July 10, 2019

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Product ID: 47301