This is the best option to appreciate the must-see spots in town, in a half day. We’ll visit together the glorious Cathedral and its interior, Campo Square and the tremendous stories about the horse-race, Palio. Walking around with a native, you’ll discover “official” info as well as “back stage” stories.
According to your interests, we might want to go and explore a hidden art collection, like the museum of the Biccherne, (unique painted book covers for ledgers) – or decide to visit a Contrada (clubhouse of a town district), usually closed to the public.
If you are in the mood for archaeology, modern or contemporary art, we can get lost around the enormous Santa Maria della Scala, the ancient hospital, now one of the richest art exhibition in Siena. A special treat will be at the end to go and enter a recently discovered room underneath the Cathedral, covered in frescos dating back to the end of the 12th hundreds: la Cripta del Duomo di Siena.
Come and visit Siena with me, get a feeling of past and present life, through the words of a Sienese.
Bar il Palio, Piazza del Campo, Siena