Siena Historic Center Guided Walking Tour
A Siena guided walking tour for who comes for the first time in the city
You can not miss an itinerary that goes to the discovery of places and traditions that have allowed the city to be acknowledged as a UNESCO heritage.
The first stop is the square of San Domenico, from where you will enjoy a wonderful view of the houses of the city and the elegant bulk of the cathedral that stands on one of the highest points of the historic center.
Once we have entered into the old center we will retrace the footsteps of the travelers of the past who passed on the Via Francigena, the ancient route walked by pilgrims who from northern Europe reached Rome in the Middle Ages.
The Siena guided walking tour continues to Piazza del Campo
We will then follow this street, nowday populated by renowned shops, to reach Piazza del Campo, the evocative scenery of the famous Palio race. At the bottom of the square stands the elegant Palazzo del Comune that houses the civic museum, where the extraordinary frescoes by Ambrogio Lorenzetti – the most famous cycle of profane frescoes from the Middle Ages – are preserved.
The Duomo of Siena
From Piazza del Campo we will take the road that leads to the most ancient part of the town. Continuing through enchanting lanes, you will suddenly be surprised by the view of the imposing façade of the Duomo. If you want, I will guide you inside the church to admire the masterpieces of the great Italian artists, such as Donatello, Pintoricchio and Michelangelo.
If you are an art lover or curious to know more about Siena, I will accompany you in visiting one of the important city museums such as the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo (which houses the famous Maestà of Duccio di Buoninsegna), or the National Art Gallery (which contains the largest world collection of gold foiled paintings).
Typical Sienese Sweets Tasting
During the walk I will point out the shops where you can taste the typical sienese sweets.
If you then think about stopping for lunch or dinner, I can give you a list of restaurants and taverns where you can taste the typical local dishes.