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

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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
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
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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Product ID: 47301