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Explore the medieval city centre of Siena

Join me on this virtual tour of the city centre of Siena, a UNESCO heritage site since 1995. The tour will start at San Marco city gate, immediately outside the walls of Siena, from where I could show you also a great view of the Tuscan countryside. From there, we will go through the city gate to be in the oldest part of Siena.

From Siena
Online Experience
1 Hour
Italy
Upto 10 people
English, Italian
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the city centre of Siena
  • Visit the most popular attractions, such as the Duomo of Siena, Campo Square, and the medieval Palazzo Pubblico
  • Learn about Palio, the famous horse race which takes place in Siena twice every year
Description

Come and join me for a walk in the city centre of Siena, a UNESCO heritage site since 1995. The tour will start at San Marco city gate, immediately outside the walls of Siena, from where I could show you also a great view of the Tuscan countryside. From there, we will go into the oldest part of Siena, where you will discover the special tradition of the Palio, the horse race that takes place twice a year in Campo Square, the main square. Did you know that no saddles are used by riders?

The town is divided into 17 Districts called Contradas, each with its own animal as a symbol. Walk with me through narrow and steep streets as I tell you why Siena has the same emblem as Rome. We will arrive at the highest hill of Siena, where the wonderful Duomo, the city's most important church made of colourful local marble, is located. While the Duomo was completed in 1265, I will tell you about the amazing project that citizens of Siena had in the XIVth century to create a bigger church and why they didn’t complete it. Then we will walk through a part of the main street where we will see beautiful old buildings and a famous musical Academy. We will end the tour in the unique Campo Square, a square that is not square but rather has a shell shape. Here, enjoy a view of the medieval Palazzo Pubblico, the town hall with its tall Mangia bell tower, probably the most famous landmark of Siena!

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes before the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, and the internet connection may sometimes be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour for 75 EUR for a group of 3 screens or a private session for 125 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Alessia Quercioli

I am a licensed tour guide for Siena and its Province since 2010 and I really love my job. I was born in Siena, where I still live with my husband and two children. Living surrounded by the artistic treasures of my city - a UNESCO World Heritage site - led me to study art history at University, with a focus on Medieval Art History, in which I earned my degree. I love meeting new people and sharing my passion for my city.

From USD 85 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.