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Siena Tour: Day Tour From Siena Italy

Siena Tours

Siena city of dreams and chimeras…

Siena is an Italian town of about 55 thousand inhabitants, the capital of the province of the same name in Tuscany, and it is one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Italy.

Perhaps this is what makes Siena so fascinating and loved: it has remained intact as in the Middle Ages and is a kind of journey through time, the search for a golden age that belonged to many other small and large Italian cities and which will never return.

Siena city of art, cultured city, city of good food, city of the Palio. Many are its faces, the city is unique. Lying in the Tuscan hills it still maintains its appearance unchanged, and time seems to have stopped in Siena in the thirteenth century, when the city began to enrich itself with an artistic and architectural heritage that has consecrated its glory forever.

Unesco entered Siena in the world heritage list in 1995, for having wisely preserved important characteristics of its medieval structure, defining it “a masterpiece of dedication and inventiveness in which the buildings were designed to be adapted to the entire design of the urban structure”.

Attractions for Siena Walking Tours

Piazza del Campo

The top attraction of Siena is Piazza del Campo (also simply called “il Campo”): the heart of the historic center and of city life, it is a sort of funnel where the three main streets of the center converge. It is rightly considered one of the most beautiful squares in the world for its unique shape and the harmony of all the architectural elements present. At a glance, the square as a whole resembles an enormous shell divided into nine sectors with herringbone flooring. The number is not a random choice, but is a precise homage to the Nine Lords who ruled Siena from 1287 to 1355.

Civic Museum

In the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena there is one of the most important museums in Italy: it is the Civic Museum, a series of rooms that house some masterpieces of Tuscan art. This museum is accessed from the courtyard of the Palazzo Pubblico, via an iron staircase. The Palazzo Pubblico is itself a work of art: it is one of the main civil buildings in Italy and with its Gothic silhouette, it has dominated Piazza del Campo for more than 700 years. All the destinies of Siena were decided in these rooms, which today house extraordinary works of art.

The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta

The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is one of the most prestigious and important Italian Romanesque-Gothic churches.
It was consecrated in 1179 by the Sienese Pope Alexander II, and the works continued for about two centuries: in 1313 the bell tower was finished and in 1317 the expansion began.

The whole interior is dominated by two-tone black and white, which refers to the colors of the city coat of arms. The interior houses priceless masterpieces, a veritable treasure trove of works of art, starting with the pulpit by Nicola Pisano (1265-68). Four sculptures by Michelangelo can be admired in the Piccolomini altar: Sant’Agostino, San Piero, San Pio and San Paolo.

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