Siena Walking Tour

Siena Walking Tour

Strolling Siena’s Heart

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Join us on a private walking tour of Siena, where your guide will reveal exactly why the city is considered to be the jewel of Tuscany.

Along with your guide, you will explore the Piazza del Campo, the historic center of Siena, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will be amazed at the stories and tales they have to share with you as you tour the magnificent 13th century Siena Cathedral or ‘Duomo’ with its extraordinary works by Donatello, Bernini, and the young Michelangelo.

What Is Included In The Private Guided Walking Tour of Siena?

  • Walking tour of Siena city with qualified English speaking local guide
  • Skip-the-line access to Siena Cathedral
  • Private guided tour inside the Duomo
  • Tour of the Piazza del Campo

Siena Walking Tour Description

Our private walking tour of Siena will begin outside the Baptistry of St. John, constructed between the 11th and 12th century in gorgeous Florentine Romanesque style. Your guide will welcome you and begin to discuss the history, development, and cultural significance of the city, along with stories and legends that surround the noble families that were so instrumental in the founding and history of Siena.

Private Tour of Siena Cathedral

You will make your way to the iconic 13th Century Siena Cathedral or “Duomo di Siena”. Before you enter the Duomo your guide will discuss the stunning marble facade with you, featuring incredible sculptures and three impressive mosaics: the ‘Coronation of the Virgin’, the ‘Nativity of Jesus’, and ‘Presentation of Mary in the Temple’. 

You will likely have seen images of this remarkable structure before, however, having your private guide with you to bring the history and historical importance of these monuments to life for you as you gaze upon the masterworks will be an experience to remember for a lifetime.

Skip-The-Line Access To The Duomo

Your guide will then take you through the doors as you enter what is truly one of the world’s most beautiful Cathedrals. To list all of the masterworks on display in the cathedral would take many pages, however, we can say that over the course of your guided tour the following will be discussed and explored with your private guide:

  • The ornate marble mosaic floor
  • Piccolomini Altar & Library
  • The “gate of Heaven” including the Museum
  • The “New Cathedral” with its unfinished facade
  • The crypt
  • The Baptistry

Just some of the Masters whose work you will encounter on your guided tour include Donatello, Bernini, and Michelangelo.

Walking Tour of The Piazza del Campo

The grandiose, shell-shaped Piazza del Campo is the main public space in the historic old quarter of the city and is the location of many major events in the city such as the famous Palio Horse races.

Far more interesting though is its historical function as the center of Siena’s political and cultural dealings from Medieval times in the 14th Century. Your guide will be invaluable here as they shed light on the intriguing figures and historic moments that have featured in the Piazza over the centuries.

From the Piazza, you can see the Palazzo Pubblico which is in use as Siena’s town hall, with staterooms open to the public; The Museo Civico which houses many frescoes and works of fine art, and the imposing “Torre del Mangia” or Bell Tower where you can take the 505 steps to the top to enjoy striking sunkissed views across the city.

Why Book Your Siena Walking Tour With Luxe?

The streets, architecture, monuments, and history of Siena are undoubtedly worth seeing under any circumstances, however, taking the opportunity to visit these locations with your private guide elevates the experience to a completely new level.

Your appreciation, knowledge, and enjoyment of the tour will all be dramatically increased by having a qualified local guide there with you to answer all your questions, tell the storied myths, legends, and real-life tales attached to the monuments, and reveal some light-hearted and humorous events that have occurred at these locations over the years.

Moreover, our local English speaking guides are so passionate about exhibiting this magical city of theirs that we simply refuse to offer standardized group tours where guests are collected together with complete strangers and all offered the same cookie-cutter experience.

Rather we only provide private tours for individuals, families, or small groups and tailor the experience exactly to their tastes.

To find out more you can get in touch with your guide by sending us a no-obligation online inquiry.

Where Does This Private Siena Walking Tour Start?

Our Private Siena Walking Tour meeting point is in front of the Duomo, Piazza Duomo, Siena. Once you confirm your tour, your guide will be in touch to provide any further directions as well as offer additional transport and transfers if required.

Siena Walking Tour Starting Point

In front of the Duomo, Piazza Duomo

Say ‘Ciao’ To Your Private Guide For This Tour

Eleonora Guide Florence

Eleonora will be your licensed guide.

“Also born and raised in Florence, being a tour guide was always my desire!! It’s a dream for me, showing people from all over the world my beautiful city! I graduated in Tourism from the University of Florence. Each year I attend follow-up courses for tour guides to improve my knowledge.” 

Any questions about this tour? Contact Eleonora below.


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