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  • Address: Via Camporegio, 2, Siena, Tuscany 53100, Italy
  • Hours: Mar-Oct: 7am-6:30pm, Nov-Feb-: 9am-6pm

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Chiesa di San Domenico

St Catherine of Siena brought this basilica to prominence by taking her vows here in 1363 when she was just 15. Having had her first vision at the age of 6 near this church and deciding to follow a religious life from 7, she went on to lead a highly significant existence tending the sick, receiving the stigmata from a wooden cross in Pisa, mediating for the Papacy during its exile in France and also the time of Great Schism of the West when the cardinals could not agree on who should be the next pope. After dying at the age of 33 in Rome, St Catherine was made a saint in 1461 and then a patron saint before being proclaimed a co-patron saint of Europe in 1999.

Apart from having her spiritual origins in this church in Siena, St Catherine of Siena remains present in the church in the form of relics. Although buried in Rome, her head was returned to Siena where it is preserved above the altar of Basilica di San Domenico. In addition, her thumb and the whip she used for self-flagellation on behalf of the faithful are contained in a small window box to the right of the Chapel of Saint Catherine inside the basilica.

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Siena, San Gimignano, and Greve in Chianti Day Trip from Florence with Wine Tasting, Florence, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Siena, San Gimignano, and Greve in Chianti Day Trip from Florence with Wine Tasting

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1637 Reviews

Visit two highlights of Tuscany, the charming cities of Siena, San Gimignano and Greve in Chianti, on an action-packed day trip from Florence. After traveling ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.15
Siena Day Trip from Rome, Rome, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Siena Day Trip from Rome

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Spend a day in beautiful Siena, Tuscany’s second-largest city, on a full-day excursion from Rome! After enjoying a scenic journey through the Lazio and Tuscan ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 13-14 hours

From USD $153.10
Private Tour: Siena Walking Tour, Siena, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Siena Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Siena, 'the pearl of the Gothic style,' is a charming medieval town in the center of Tuscany. Come and discover the hidden treasures of this medieval town and ...  Read more

Location: Siena, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $153.10
Siena Guided Walking Tour, Siena, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Siena Guided Walking Tour

Discover the unique charm of Siena on a guided 2-hour walking tour of the old town centre. Relive the medieval mood of the past as you follow your guide around ...  Read more

Location: Siena, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $21.87
Classic Siena Walking Tour, Siena, Walking Tours
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Classic Siena Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour around Siena, a smart medieval city center that has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.

Location: Siena, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $174.97
Siena and Montepulciano Small Group Tour with Winery Lunch from Florence, Florence, Private ... 
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Siena and Montepulciano Small Group Tour with Winery Lunch from Florence

Meet a local guide for a tour the historical center of Siena and enter the magnificent Duomo with skip the line tickets. See all the main sights of town and ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $174.97
Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour, Siena, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 106 Reviews

Immerse yourself in Italy’s history on this 2-hour sightseeing tour. Explore Siena's UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town; discover Siena's central square, ...  Read more

Location: Siena, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.81
Siena Segway Tour, Siena, Walking Tours
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Siena Segway Tour

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Cruise through Siena in style on a small-group or private 3-hour Segway tour. Explore Siena’s historical city center and see main attractions including ...  Read more

Location: Siena, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $136.70
Small-Group Siena by Night Tour Including Italian Dinner, Siena, Segway Tours
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Small-Group Siena by Night Tour Including Italian Dinner

3 star rating: Worth doing 13 Reviews

See Siena’s main sights by night on a comfortable tour by mini-coach with audio commentary, followed by a lovely Italian dinner in Piazza del Campo. The ...  Read more

Location: Siena, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.43

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