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My Exclusive Best of Siena with a Great Tour Guide

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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. 

Our suggestions:

Your own exclusive tour guide for a private Florence walking tour
 
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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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5 stars
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On 2014/04/15
Susan S said:

Simply Wonderful!

Touring the Uffizi Gallery with Klaus was the highlight of our trip to Florence; his passion and knowledge provided for an unforgettable afternoon. Booking a tour with ArtViva is highly recommended!

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On 2014/04/01
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On 2013/12/15
Ryan Antista said:

Awesome and highly recommended!

I used the Art Viva services while in Florence for two tours, The Uffizi Gallery and the Academia Gallery. Because I went in a low season I was the only client and the company still went through with the service, thank you! I had the best tour guild that I could ever hope for! Her name was Elizabeth. She was knowledgeable, fun to be with, very well informed and broke down the pieces and art history in a way that was artful in and of itself. I give the tour service and specifically Elizabeth a 100% A+ and recommend this group all the way. I had a great experience, thank you so much!!

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On 2013/11/04
Anthony said:

Great tour, Stefan was the best

If you are going to Florence this tour is a must, Volterra is amazing "town in the clouds", and without all the tourists. Stefan made the tour absolutely fantastic and it was the highlight of our holidays.

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On 2013/10/22
Jane Wood said:

Uffizi Tour 26.9.13

An excellent tour. Floriana our guide: friendly; informative and impressively knowledgeable. A dream fulfilled. Thank you.

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On 2013/09/08
Howard said:

Inspiring and Fun!

We did the Florence in One Glorious Day. Worth every moment. Klaus entertained, inspired and excited us with his knowledge, delivery and communication. He gave us 'big picture' history and 'little picture' stories, putting humanity into the architecture. Just excellent. Liz helped us enjoy the Uffizi and Accademia with her art knowledge and insight. Both great tour guides. Next time, we'll be back!

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On 2013/08/27
peter taylor said:

great

enjoyed tour,very informative and pleasant pace would reccomend

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On 2013/06/29
Studebaker Family said:

Perfect Morning in Tuscany was Truly Perfect

On our last day in Florence we wanted to go off the beaten path. This tour was perfect - hiking, history and beautiful scenery. We can't say enough about our tour guide Stefano - he was exceptionally knowledgeable, accommodating and very personable. By the end of the tour, we felt like we'd spent the morning with a friend. The tour included a delicious lunch at a villa with gorgeous views and great company. We highly recommend requesting Stefano for your tour and lunch.

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On 2013/06/25
Jennifer said:

The Orginal Best of Tuscany

Went to Italy for first time for my 40th Birthday... We did the Best of Tuscany tour on our last day.Everything about the trip was amazing! When we first arrived, the ladies in the office were very friendly and helpful! We all met, on time with the minibus waiting for us.Our tour guide, Stephon, was great, knowledgeable and entertaining. The location stops were breathtaking and the tour/lunch of the winery exceeded my expectations. I would recommend tours from ArtViva to anyone!

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On 2013/06/10
vanessa said:

had a fabulous morning with Stephan leading us across the hill tops behind Florence. A great walk in some beautiful county which ended at a great villa. Definitely recommend it and Stephan is a great guide

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