Siena is one of Tuscany’s most picturesque medieval towns and this private walking tour is ideal for first-time visitors or those short on time. Accompanied by your private guide, set out to explore the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at your own pace.
Stop to admire Siena's heart, the central piazza called Il Campo, which is worldwide renowned for the famous Palio, a horse race that runs around the piazza two times every summer. The Campo is dominated by the red Palazzo Pubblico and its tower, Torre del Mangia. The Civic Palace, built between 1297 and 1310, still houses the city's municipal offices much like Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. From its internal courtyard, it is possible to access the Torre del Mangia and the Civic Museum.
Siena's Cathedral lies a few steps from Piazza del Campo. Admire this Gothic building filled with treasures by Pisano, Donatello and Michelangelo as well as frescoes by Pinturicchio. The impressive exterior and interior are decorated in white and greenish-black marble in alternating stripes, black and white being the symbolic colors of Siena.