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How to Spend 1 Day in Siena

How to Spend 1 Day in Siena

With one of the best preserved medieval cityscapes in Tuscany, Siena’s historic center boasts lively piazzas, soaring Gothic churches, and picturesque cobbled alleys. It’s also the backdrop to the raucous Palio festival and horse race held here each summer. Here’s how to discover this captivating city’s main highlights in just one day.

Morning: Explore the Historic Center

Consider the old town of Siena as an open-air museum centered around the Piazza del Campo and Siena Cathedral (Duomo di Siena), a Gothic masterpiece and one of Siena’s most impressive sights. The historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is compact and easily visited in a few hours. Put the city’s important urban landmarks, such as the Palazzo Pubblico and Torre del Mangia, into context by joining a small-group or private walking, bike, or Segway tour. Many tours offer a skip-the-line entrance to the Duomo to maximize your time. And, some guided tours include a stop at the Contrada Museum to learn about Siena’s famed Palio horse race, as well as a gelato break.

Afternoon: Taste the Flavors of Tuscany

Set deep in the Tuscan hills, Siena is the perfect spot to discover this region’s traditional cuisine. Spend your afternoon taking a food tour in the city center that samples some of the area’s best cheeses and salami, local truffles, and the city’s famed panforte and ricciarelli sweets. Oenophiles can opt for a wine tour to learn about the prestigious varietals produced in the vineyards of nearby Chianti, and those who want a more hands-on experience can join an informal cooking class to learn how to prepare Tuscan classics.

Night: Head for the Hills

The beauty of Siena’s historic center is matched by that of the surrounding rolling landscape, perhaps most striking at dusk. As the setting sun casts a golden light over the countryside, strike out for a scenic driving tour through the vineyard-covered hills of Chianti, with stops for wine tastings and dinner at a tiny hilltop village. Alternatively, saddle up and explore the environs on horseback, an option if traveling with older kids and an unforgettable way to top off your day of culture and cuisine in Siena.

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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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Tuscan Cooking Class in Siena

Tuscan Cooking Class in Siena

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Get an authentic taste of northern Italy on this 4-hour cooking class in Siena. Led by a local chef, learn how to craft a delicious spread of Tuscan favorites, including bruschetta, crostini and pici, thick, hand-rolled pasta originating in Siena. Afterward, enjoy the fruits of your labor as you savor your creations with your group and a glass of vino. Group size is reserved to 15 to keep this experience as intimate as possible.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.42
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Private Tour: Secret Siena Walking Tour

Private Tour: Secret Siena Walking Tour

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Discover the medieval streets of Siena with a personal guide at your side, and find hidden-away corners far from the tourist crowds. Create a personalized itinerary on this private 3-hour tour, departing from Piazza del Campo in the morning or afternoon. Walk past major monuments as you explore on foot.
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  • 3 hours
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$251.10
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Wine Tour with Wine Tasting in Siena

Wine Tour with Wine Tasting in Siena

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Tuscany is world-renowned for its wine, so ensure you get an insider’s glimpse into the industry during a tasting tour of the vineyards surrounding Siena. Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 12 as you visit a historical cellar and educate your palate to recognize subtle flavors with the help of a sommelier. Plus, a choice of morning or afternoon departure means you can slot this tour into even the busiest of sightseeing schedules.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.99
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Siena Segway Tour

Siena Segway 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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$178.13
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Tuscan Hills Horseback Riding Tour from Siena

Tuscan Hills Horseback Riding Tour from Siena

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Giddy up! Traverse the hills of Tuscany via a unique mode of transportation with this guided horseback tour from Siena. Roam the rolling hills, some clad in grapevines, others blanketed with olive groves, as you and your horse calmly explore the region. Pass through rustic villages, all while learning about the history of the place from your guide. See stunning scenery that you would not have had the chance to encounter.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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