AN IDEAL PLACE TO TAKE A WALK:
Siena is famous for its spectacular architecture, the Cathedral, its legendary Palio horse race, its wine. The city sits on a hilltop and overlooks a beautiful countryside. It is so unique that the entire historic center is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. It deserves a place on any list of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany.
The glorious era of this medieval city can still be felt in every piazza, in every street: a good way to get to know Siena is to visit its monuments but also to take a stroll and discover the many sites that are less famous but are equally steeped in history.
The good thing is that Siena’s historic center is quite compact and it’s possible to see the best of the city in about half a day.
The city stretches out on three undulating ridges to form the historical Terzi (Thirds). The Terzo di città is the oldest part of Siena, already encircled by walls in the early Middle Ages. The Terzo di Camollia and the Terzo di San Martino rose up later along the Via Francigena, which from Northern Europe passed through Siena and brought pilgrims, merchants and crusaders to Rome and from there to the Holy Land.
The fulcrum of the city is the famous Piazza del Campo, with its distinctive shell shape, in which the famous Palio, one of the most important events for the Sienese, is held. We will immerse ourself in Siena’s rich history and culture on a walking tour, hearing about the city’s noble families and traditions, admiring highlights such as Piazza del Campo and the Palazzo Pubblico, the Cathedral, the Spedale di Santa Maria della Scala, enjoying the spectacular sceneries and monuments.
The guided tour usually lasts about two hours and takes place in the morning, usually from 10 to 12 or in the afternoon, from 15 onwards, before sunset.
Special requests are always welcome.
Special rates are provided for school trips and “senior age” groups.
€ 130.00 up to 25 people;
€ 2.00 for each additional person
Piazza del Duomo
Saint Catherine of Siena’s house
Basilica of San Domenico
Piazza del Campo
Piazza del Campo