Private Siena Walking Tour with Duomo

3 hrs
Piazza del Campo
Refundable booking
Private Siena Walking Tour with Duomo LivTours

Explore the picturesque medieval streets and alleyways of the beautiful Tuscan city of Siena with an expert guide.

Famous for the dramatic Palio horse race that takes place biannually in the central Piazza del Campo, Siena dates back to the 9th century BC as an Etruscan settlement. Today, Siena’s 17 historic ‘contrade’ or districts extend out from the Piazza, which is home to the town hall, Palazzo Pubblico, and the Torre del Mangia.

Walk down atmospheric alleyways, onto sunny piazzas, and pass by many gothic churches. Stop in at Basilica di San Domenico to see its majestic interior and the relics of Saint Catherine.

Your walking tour of the city culminates with skip-the-line access to the Cathedral of Siena – famous for its stunning facade, marbled floors, and intricate mosaics with masterpieces by Michelangelo, Donatello, and Bernini.


  • Enjoy a private walking tour of Siena, a medieval Tuscan city
  • See Piazza del Campo, famous for the Palio horse races
  • Wander along narrow streets, back alleys and past medieval houses
  • See the imposing gothic Basilica San Domenico
  • Marvel at the splendor of the Duomo, designed in part and decorated by Michelangelo

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Siena is a charming city that rivaled Florence for its wealth, beauty, and artistry in the medieval period. In the 16th century, Florence conquered Siena and it was absorbed into the Duchy of Tuscany. Today it is famous for its medieval architecture, brick houses, magnificent churches and basilicas, and winding alleyways leading to sunny piazzas.

Your private tour begins in the central Piazza del Campo, where you’ll meet your local guide in front of Fonte Gaia, the monumental fountain with beautiful friezes.

The Piazza del Campo was constructed around the 13th-14th century during Siena’s Golden Age of art and architecture. It hosts the famousPalio horse race twice a year on the 2nd of July and the 16th of August. Il Palio is a dramatic bareback horse race in which jockeys from 10 of the 17 contrade or districts compete for victory.

The square is surrounded by the medieval Torre del Mangia, which boasts fabulous views over the city and surrounding countryside, and the grand Palazzo Pubblico which serves as the town hall.

From here, the 17 districts of Siena fan out. You’ll adventure down quiet alleys, and charming streets, pass by atmospheric gothic churches, and enjoy the friendly atmosphere created by the waiters standing outside their trattorias, and the chattering thrum of passers-by.

You’ll see the thick city walls and intimidating iron gates, pass the famous Headquarters of Monti dei Paschi di Siena, one of the oldest banks in Europe, and stop to look inside the imposing Basilica di San Domenico. This medieval gothic church is also known locally as Santa Caterina as it houses the relics of Saint Catherine of Siena.

Lastly, enjoy skip-the-line access to Siena’s Duomo – a truly magnificent cathedral built of dramatic white and black marble, gothic spires, and a vast bell tower called the Facciatone. Inside you’ll marvel at its intricate golden mosaics, marbled floors, spectacular dome, and impressive art by three of Italy’s most famous artists: Donatello, Michelangelo, and Bernini.


  • Private guide
  • Duomo tickets
  • Walking tour
  • Highlights of Siena

  • Places of worship have strict dress code requirements for entry. All participants are required to have shoulders and knees covered (no tank tops or short dresses) to enter.
  • Tours run rain or shine. We recommend coming prepared if rainy weather is expected. 

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Round trip chauffeur from Florence
Get picked up from your Florence accommodation and driven in total luxury and relaxation to the tour meeting point in Siena. Your car will wait for you while you're on tour and at the end you will be picked up and driven back to your accommodation in Florence.
starting from 650 €

  • Siena, one of our most favorite towns!

    When speaking of the smaller hilltop towns in the Italian countryside, I think our two most favorite are Assisi and Siena. Both are packed with history and tradition and both still retain the flavour of times long ago. Our walking tour in Siena with LivTours was just perfect! We were given so much information about the town from our local guide, who's love and passion for her town was evident in everything she showed us. Her enthusiasm was contagious and we went away feeling that we had had a most memorable experience. Thanks LivTours!

    - Miranda
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