Walking Tour of Siena
Discover Siena by joining the Walking Tour of Siena and learn more about the history of the city thanks to the commentary from an authorized local guide.Visit Piazza del Campo, the place where Palio takes place. Let your tour guide tell you story of the Palio, a sport competition among the districts of the city which consists of a horse race. Many tourists from all over the world come to attend this famous competition in activity since 1633. In Piazza del Campo you can marvel at the Mangia Tower, the civic tower of the town hall and one of the highest towers in Italy, and Palazzo Pubblico, which was built during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century and which once hosted the Nine Lords who ruled the Republic of Siena. Inside the Palazzo Pubblico you can access to the Civic Museum, where you can find wonderful frescoes among which the “Majesty” by Simone Martini and the cycle of “The Effects of Good and Bad Government” by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, which deals with the political and ethical theme of the government of the Nine Lords. Your local guide will provide you with the right information so that you can fully understand the historical and cultural context of the frescoes. The Walking Tour of Siena includes a visit to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, better known as Siena Cathedral. Marvel at the striking Gothic architecture and the wonderful mosaic floor, and get a skip–the–line ticket to save time in order to discover the story told by the authorized private guide of the masterpieces of Donatello, Bernini and Michelangelo that are kept inside the cathedral.
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