The Complete Guide to Visiting Siena

The Complete Guide to Visiting Siena

Feb 16, 2021

Siena welcomes you with a complete guide tour. This is a city to visit calmly, and with this complete tour, you will fall in love at every corner at the sight of a new glimpse. The polychrome marbles, the coats of arms of the districts, the ancient artisan shops, the shops where typical Sienese sweets are sold, and the unique panorama that can be enjoyed in some parts of the city. 

Starting with a walking tour, you will nourish your sight with the amazing views. For the food lovers, you will be trying the traditional food of Siena, and for those who like Vespa, the tour in the Chianti area is a must-try. The Duomo of Siena and the Saint Catherine Cathedral tour is a great choice. You will fall in love with the beauty of this city, and you will be exploring every edge of it thanks to this complete guide.

Walking Tour of Siena

Siena is a historical, artistic, religious, and cultural treasure to be discovered. The best way to explore this amazing place is on foot, enjoying the spectacular scenery and curious particulars and admiring the changes to the town over the centuries. With our expert guides you will be able to appreciate the major tourist attractions, starting with Piazza del Campo, the heart of the town, the Town Hall called Palazzo Comunale, the Cathedral, and the majestic Basilica of San Domenico. 

In this tour, you will get to know more about noble families, such as the Piccolomini, Tolomei, and Salimbeni, and their palazzos. Continuing with the great tradition of the Siena Palio, and the pilgrimage and saintliness stories that distinguish this amazing town. In the walking tour, you will also visit the Cathedral that preserves the treasures of artists like Duccio di Buoninsegna, Nicola Pisano, Donatello, and Gianlorenzo Bernini, walking on the marvelous marble floor, which is a fascinating example in the Siena history of art.

Visit Duomo of Siena

Duomo is the magnificent complex of the Cathedral of Siena, with a series of some of the most important monuments of the European artistic panorama. This place has more than one million visitors every year, and we can say without a doubt that this Cathedral represents the fulcrum of the entire complex while including other significant elements like the Crypt, the Baptistery, and the Museo dell Opera, all part of the majestic mass formed by the “Duomo Vecchio” known as the Old Cathedral, and the “Duomo Nuovo” New Cathedral. With us, you will travel along a memorable itinerary to explore the result of more than a millennium of Western history, discover the truth of faith through culture and art.

Siena Food Tour

Why not try the fresh flavors of Sienese cuisine on our food tour. The traditional local recipes will nourish all your senses. Among the specialties and local gastronomy, you will try some of the best foods on this amazing tour. Starting with the Ribollita, is a soup made with beans, carrots, black cabbage, scallions, and wild vegetables depending on the season, the specialty of this dish is that the vegetables are cooked the day before to make the dish even tastier. 

In our tours, a must-try is the pici, a big spaghetti dish made with water and wheat flour that is seasoned with cheese and pepper, or with garlic and tomato, or with sausage or duck sauce depending on your tastes. The pappardelle with wild boar or hare sauce is also one of the most appreciated among the typical dishes. For those who like meat, the grilled meat, in particular, the tender and tasty Chianina beef, raised on pasture is a must-try. But a special time should be dedicated to the Cinta Senese, it’s a particular breed of pigs of ancient origin that produces delicious meat and cured meats, it is recommended to be eaten as an appetizer or snack even better with croutons, cheese, and local honey, its flavor will stay in your memory forever. As for the desserts, you’ll be spoiled for choice with Cantucci, Cavallucci, panforte, and Ricciarelli, made of local products.

Find out what interesting things to do near Siena

Near Siena you will also explore unique gems such as Pienza, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, and Montalcino, with their beauty and specific visits. The Chianti is an amazing area with little villages, imposing castles, and hill towns like Radda and Castellina, such amazing places are unique and worth visiting.

You would love to take a stroll along the narrow streets and medieval passageways, watching their present and travel back in time to learn more about their past, to understand and participate in the local lifestyle.

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