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Basilica of San Domenico (Basilica di San Domenico)

Basilica of San Domenico (Basilica di San Domenico) Tours and Tickets

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One of the most historically important churches in Siena, the Basilica of San Domenico (Basilica di San Domenico) is famous for another saint: the city’s own Saint Catherine. It was here that Catherine took her vows in 1363 at the age of 15, and the church holds a number of her relics, including her head, thumb, and whip used for self-flagellation.

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Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour

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Indulge in one of Italy's most beautiful cities, Siena, during this sightseeing tour. An expert guide gives you an insider's view of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed town. Linger for a while in Piazza del Campo, the superlative square that is home to the Palio, a wild horse race that takes place every July and August. Stroll the streets with your guide learning about the history of the place. Visit the Duomo, Siena's stunning cathedral, and stroll right in thanks to your skip-the-line ticket. 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Siena Historic City Walking Tour with Cathedral Option

Siena Historic City Walking Tour with Cathedral Option

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Discover the treasures of one of the most beautiful cities in the world with a monolingual local guide and immerse yourself in its art, culture and traditions as the horse race the Palio, which takes place twice a year. With a small group you will explore the best that Siena has to offer. Your guide will accompany you along the ancient streets of Siena through the most beautiful sites such as: Basilica of San Domenico, the Sanctuary of St. Catherine of Siena, Piazza del Campo, Palazzo Pubblico, Palazzo Tolomei, the ancient pilgrims road, the Baptistery and the Cathedral. You will visit also the inside of the Cathedral (ticket not included), if you choose the Cathedral option, where you will admire the artworks of important Italian artists, such as Michelangelo, Donatello and Bernini.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group Montepulciano and Pienza Day Trip from Siena
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Small-Group Montepulciano and Pienza Day Trip from Siena

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Discover Tuscany's stunning landscape, culinary delights and UNESCO-listed sites on a day trip to Montepulciano and Pienza from Siena. Led by a local guide, admire the architectural gems of the Val d'Orcia region and stop at a dairy farm for lunch and samples of salty Pecorino cheese. Conclude your trip in the scenic hill town of Montepulciano, with an optional visit to a winery. Group size is limited to eight people, ensuring personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Walking Tour of Siena with food & Chianti wine

Walking Tour of Siena with food & Chianti wine

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Take a tour of Siena with a local, and get the lowdown on the city that the guidebooks can’t give. In a small group that’s limited to just ten people, you’ll explore Siena by foot to discover the history behind the UNESCO-listed Piazza del Campo and its nearby monuments, and sample classic food from Tuscany with Chianti wine.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group San Gimignano and Volterra Day Trip from Siena
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Small-Group San Gimignano and Volterra Day Trip from Siena

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Get medieval on this guided tour from Sienna to San Gimignano and Volterra. Head to the marvelously diminutive hilltop town of Monteriggioni and then stop for a while in UNESCO world Heritage-listed San Gimignano with its plethora of medieval towers and commanding views over the Tuscan countryside. Finally, spend some time in an alabaster workshop in Volterra before indulging in a rustic lunch at a Tuscan farm. This small-group tour is limited to just eight people, ensuring plenty of personalized attention from the guide. 
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  • 8 hours
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The best of Siena - Private Walking Tour

The best of Siena - Private Walking Tour

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Enjoy an interesting stroll around the Tuscan jewel of Siena with this 2-hour private walking tour. See the main attractions of the UNESCO-listed city while getting plenty of personal attention from your private guide.
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  • 2 hours
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Small-Group Chianti and San Gimignano Sunset Trip from Siena
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Small-Group Chianti and San Gimignano Sunset Trip from Siena

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Sip world-class wine and watch the sunset on this day trip to Chianti and San Gimignano from Siena. Led by an expert guide, explore the medieval town of Monteriggioni and visit Chianti wineries for tastings. Then, head to the UNESCO-listed San Gimignano to see the sunset as you savor a traditional Tuscan dinner in a farmhouse overlooking the hills. Group size is reserved for eight people to keep the experience as intimate as possible. 
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$172.13
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Private Tour: Siena Walking Tour
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Private Tour: Siena Walking Tour

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Stroll the charming Medieval streets of a Tuscan hill town with this 2-hour private tour of Siena. Learn about Siena's hidden gems from a knowledgeable guide in between visits to its most popular sights.
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  • 2 hours
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$150.62
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Siena Food Tour

Siena Food Tour

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After a morning spent exploring the streets of Siena, see to your appetite with a lunchtime Sienese food tour. Enjoy a beautiful antipasto before enjoying a meal in a traditional Tuscan tavern. This culinary tour fits neatly into a long lunch break, making it easy to fit this tour into a full day of sightseeing.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Discovering Siena and the Cathedral

Discovering Siena and the Cathedral

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A two hours enchanting walk, discovering Siena most beloved places. The guide will accompany you through the streets of the city and inside the magnificent Cathedral. The tour begins in front of the Basilica of San Domenico, where the relics of St. Catherine are kept, then continues towards the Sanctuary of the saint. Passing through the characteristic streets, we will arrive at the famous Piazza del Campo, the main square of Siena, where the famous horse race, the Palio, takes place twice a year. The the town hall stands in this square, the center of Sienese politics, which also houses the important city museum. We will admire Fonte Gaia (Joyfull Fountain) and listen to funny anecdotes about the mysterious river called "Diana". The tour continues towards the Cathedral square, we will enter inside the Siena Cathedral to see the unique floor and other works of incomparable value by Donatello, Bernini and Michelangelo.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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First Time Siena Medieval Tuscany Private Half Day Tour
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First Time Siena Medieval Tuscany Private Half Day Tour

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This is the perfect half day walking tour for first time travelers to Siena who would like to get a great introduction to this Medieval town with a fun and friendly Tuscan local! I am a professional tour guide with twenty years of experience showing travelers the beauty of Tuscany and introducing people of all ages (couples, families, groups) to the history and culture of Italy. My background is in foreign languages, art history and history, but I am also passionate about wine, food, culture, and above all sharing my region with visitors from around the world. This totally private tour can be fully customized to fit your needs and level of knowledge, please feel free to send me any information about you and your group before arrival.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$276.33
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Have you ever taken a guided tour of Siena?

Have you ever taken a guided tour of Siena?

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First time in Siena? If you are not so familiar with the city, I recommend this tour: a 3-hour walk through the main streets and hidden alleys, to understand Siena, its birth, its golden age and its traditions. During the walk, we will learn about the incredible personality of Santa Caterina, we will talk about the deep roots of the Palio and the districts and we will dwell on the never-finished history of the Cathedral. This and much more awaits you on the tour of "Siena: a story of pride" A journey to introduce you to the unesco heritage city since 1995!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Siena's most beloved legends: the untold city

Siena's most beloved legends: the untold city

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A two hours enchanting walk, discovering Siena most beloved legends. Starting Point Basilica of Saint Dominic, where the detached head and finger of the holy Saint Catherine wait to tell You the story of the girl that changed not Siena, all Europe and church history. Second stop at the Malavolti Arch to gaze at the only ancient roman architectural feature left in place. Learn how and why Siena is closely tied with Rome. You will learn the fate of Mariotto and Ganozza, the story Shakespeare was inspired by in writing his Romeo and Juliet. We will turn around the romantic couple palace, Palazzo Mignanelli. Next stop: Piazza del Campo. Walking around this UNESCO site You will listen to the story of the first town hall bellman, who gave his nickname to the tower. We will stop to launch a copper coin into Fonte Gaia and listen to its waters telling us the story of the never found and mysterious Siena’s river and learn about the pixies that live in its underground galleries.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Tour: Discover Siena and a Contrada Museum

Private Tour: Discover Siena and a Contrada Museum

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Learn about the traditions of Siena, mainly the Palio di Siena, on this guided tour. You'll see churches, palaces, and other landmarks as you visit one of the city's 17 contrade (districts), which play a big part in the Palio, a horse race that takes place twice a year.
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  • 3 hours
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From Siena’s Golden Age to Glory: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

From Siena’s Golden Age to Glory: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Are you looking for a way to see Siena without joining a tour group? Explore at your own pace with this affordable walking tour. • Make your way through Siena's dazzling maze of narrow cobblestone streets while taking in its fascinating and colorful history • Hear from producer Elisabetta Marchi, a professional tour guide born and raised in Tuscany • Do it all in 35 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it • Use the virtual tour option at home Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code. The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline. Please note that this is a hilly walk.
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  • 35 minutes to 1 hour
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Siena Sightseeing Walking Tour with Food Tastings for Small Groups or Private
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Siena Sightseeing Walking Tour with Food Tastings for Small Groups or Private

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Come and discover Siena and its incomparable historic centre with our morning walk that aims at showing you the main attractions but also discovering some hidden gems. You can understand this wonderful medieval city in many ways and taste some of its best local products.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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CSTRents - Siena Segway PT Authorized Tour

CSTRents - Siena Segway PT Authorized Tour

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Mix medieval times with the 21st century on this small-group or private 3-hour tour of Siena via Segway. Gliding around town on two wheels, follow your guide while learning about the history of the town and each place you visit. See this Tuscan town’s main attractions from a Segway, including Piazza del Campo, Piazza del Duomo and Basilica of San Domenico. Get a killer view from the imposing Fortezza Medicea. Opt to take the tour in the morning, afternoon or in the evening to better suit your time in Siena. The number of participants on this small-group tour is limited to just eight, so you’re sure to get plenty of personalized attention from the guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Secrets of Siena 2-Hour PRIVATE Walking Tour
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The Secrets of Siena 2-Hour PRIVATE Walking Tour

One of Tuscany’s most popular destinations, Siena boasts extraordinary medieval architecture and a wealth of history. On this intimate, small-group walking tour, you won’t just get to see the highlights of its UNESCO-listed historic center—you’ll also head off the tourist trail. Follow your guide to many of the city’s hidden corners and lesser-known landmarks, and discover Siena from a local’s perspective.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.19
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Siena Magica Private Walking Tour
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Siena Magica Private Walking Tour

On this private guided walking tour you will explore a city that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see its main and beautiful sites, such as the Cathedral of Siena, Piazza del Campo, Torre del Mangi, Fonte Gaia, Piazza del Mercato. The beautiful city of Siena is famous not only for its splendid and historic buildings and the picturesque landscape that surrounds it, but also for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and, of course, the Palio, the famous horse race held here twice a year.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.96
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Siena Private walking tour

Siena Private walking tour

Let's discover Siena with a fascinating historical tour. Not only the most famous buildings like the church of San Domenico, the Salimbeni palace, the Chigi Saracini palace, the town Hall or the ancient and elegant Banchi di Sopra street. A walking tour to discover the history of this rich medieval city and its secrets: Bankers, pilgrims, merchants, noble families and their stories. During the tour is recommended to enter the wonderful cathedral with masterpieces by Michelangelo, Bernini, Donatello (tickets not included). Visit the famous Piazza Il Campo, where the traditional horse race takes place, learn all the secrets of this ancient race visiting the territory of several Palio district With this tour you can enjoy discovering places less known by tourists but terrific, included interiors of elegant palaces once owned by noble families. Great views for your photos and a small tasting of ricciarelli traditional cookies. The Tour can be customized and tailored to your interests.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.37
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Discover the life of St. Catherine of Siena

Discover the life of St. Catherine of Siena

Learn about Saint Catherine of Siena, the patron Saint of Italy and Europe, on a 2-hour tour of her hometown. Visit landmarks such as the birthplace of Saint Catherine in Siena, and sacred sites related to her life. Your guide shows you where she worked, studied, and was buried, and shares commentary about her importance.
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  • 2 hours
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$204.41
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The beauties of Siena in a half day

The beauties of Siena in a half day

Our expert local guide will accompany you through the streets of the historic center. You will admire the famous square Piazza del Campo, where the Palio takes place twice a year and the majestic Palazzo Pubblico, the town hall. The tour continues towards the historic palaces Palazzo Tolomei, one of the oldest private buildings, Palazzo Salimbeni, headquarter of the oldest public bank in Europe. You will enter inside the Basilica of San Domenico and in the Sanctuary of St. Catherine, where the saint lived with her family. You will walk along the ancient via Banchi di Sopra, part of the via Francigena, one of the most important roads for pilgrims. The visit ends in Piazza Duomo, where you will be amazed by the wonderful Cathedral. The guide will take you back in time by telling you the extraordinary story of what had to become the largest Cathedral in Europe. During the visit it will be possible to taste some typical Sienese biscuits, Ricciarelli and Cantucci.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$236.68
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Siena Wine & Gelato experience

Siena Wine & Gelato experience

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This is a city walking tour that will give you the occasion the see this city from the eyes of a local. Your Guide is a certificate professional that has lived and worked in Siena for many years and can give you a full immersion view on the traditions of the city. With a Professional Sommelier, you will taste some of the greatest wines of the region like the the famous Chianti wine paired with some local specialties like salame di Cinta senese and Pecorino cheese. Afterwards you will try one of the best Ice cream places of the region and discover new amazing flavors freshly made daily. The Tour is performed with Professional audio devices to help you follow all the storytelling without losing any highlights of you tour. At the end of the tour our guide will give you recommendation you need like where to eat, places for more wine tastings or any other advice.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$48.41
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Private Tour in Siena with a Licensed Tour Guide

Private Tour in Siena with a Licensed Tour Guide

I will take you among the most beautiful and significant places in the city: Piazza del Campo, Basilica of San Domenico, and the House-Sanctuary of St. Catherine. We will walk along the city stretch of the famous medieval road of the Francigena, where ancient castles and medieval palaces still stand. I will tell you about the extraordinary life of St. Catherine, Patroness of Italy and Europe, who was born in this town. We will see the sites of the Palio, encountering striking views and vantage points until we arrive in Piazza Duomo with the Cathedral (exterior only), one of the most important examples of Gothic architecture in Italy.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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