Explore one of Tuscany’s most charming hilltop towns, with an expert tour guide.
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!
Immerse yourself in the history of one of Tuscany's most charming hilltop towns on this My Exclusive Best of Siena tour.
Discover why Siena was once the enemy of Florence. Visit the stunning cathedral of Siena. Step into the unforgettable ‘Campo' square. Get a true feel for life in a charming Tuscan picturesque town exploring the sites.
Highlights of the My Exclusive 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.
1 - 8 persons
from 34.38 €