Explore Siena, one of Tuscany’s most charming hilltop towns, with an expert tour guide in this My Exclusive Best of Siena tour.
On this three hour walking tour you will hear murder stories, see relics of famous saints, learn about the famous annual ‘Palio' horse race and much more! You will visit the stunning cathedral, the unforgettable ‘campo' square and other sites in this picturesque town rich with history.
Highlights of the My Excvlusive Best of Siena Tour include:
Visit some of Siena’s most charming piazzas. Hear about the fascinating lives of the powerful families that lived within the Siena’s gothic, renaissance and mannerist-style palaces.
From the fable of the Sienese wolf to the murderous tale of Pia de’ Tolomei, your private Siena tour guide will share the amazing stories behind this charming must-see Tuscan town.
Enter the church that saw the birth of the famous Sienese painting style. Hear the fascinating stories behind the life of Siena’s Saint Catherine, see where she lived and the paintings depicting important scenes from her life, as well as the relics of her thumb and head!
Spy the mark of the Medici – their coat of arms emblazoned on the impressive Town Hall building in the charming shell-shaped Piazza del Campo that is transformed for the Palio – Siena’s famous horse race with an intriguing history.
Your expert Siena tour guide will show you where the horses are held, as you hear about the tensions, tricks and thrills that have marked the Palio throughout its colourful history. You’ll also see where the Archbishop holds mass for the jockeys before the Palio.
Learn about Pope Pio II Piccolomini – Siena’s pope.
Hear the dramatic and at times humorous stories of the rivalry between Siena and Florence.
Visit the cathedral that was intended to out-do Florence’s ‘Duomo’ and decide for yourself who was the victor. Inside, hear about the famous pavement, see artworks by Michelangelo, Bernini and Donatello, and see the Tuscan sun’s rays coloured by the delicate stained glass window by Duccio di Buoninsegna.
On this 3-hour guided Siena tour, discover the business innovation that allowed Siena to become such an important and rich Italian city that has never lost its small-town charm.
Tread in the footsteps of pilgrims who marched the long road from northern Europe to Rome in ancient times.
Learn about the great foods that have become famous in Siena from sweet treats to delicious meats. Your Siena tour guide can also point out some great places to dine, or to stop for a gelato or glass of Tuscan wine in a charming location, and even let you in on some great Italian shopping secrets in Siena, one of Tuscany’s best places for great shopping in Tuscany.
The finer details of the My Exclusive Best of Siena Tour:
Price: 250 euro per group (1-8 persons)
Meeting point for the My Exclusive Best of Siena Tour: in front of Church San Domenico (just by the parking lot in front of the church)
Tour length: 3 hours
Included in the My Exclusive Best of Siena Tour: expert private tour guide
Excludes: 3 Euro per person to enter the Siena Duomo (please note that from approximately late August to October, the pavement of the Duomo is uncovered and the entrance fee is €6), optional gratuities.
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The Best of Tuscany Tour with your own exclusive guide visiting three Tuscany hilltop towns as well as an award-wining Tuscany villa winery estate for lunch and wine tasting.
See the highlights of Tuscany in one spectacular day in a small-group tour from Florence with the Best of Tuscany tour.
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Meeting point Today's date: 18 April 2015
The next possible tour date is:
23 April 2015.
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