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Hidden Corners of Siena Private Walking Tour

Siena, Italy
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Overview

Explore the famous monuments and hidden treasures of Siena on this private walking tour. Stroll through winding and well-preserved medieval neighborhoods like the Old Ghetto and the Tower District, and take in panoramic views from the city's highest point. Admire the famous Siena Cathedral, catch quiet moments in tucked-away squares and gardens, and learn the history behind the renowned Palio horse race at the Museo di Contrada.
  • Private walking tour of Siena
  • Discover the Tuscan city's hidden gardens and squares
  • Take in stellar views from the city's highest point
  • Visit monuments like the impressive Siena Cathedral
  • Learn the history behind the famous Palio horse race at the Museo di Contrada
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, and meet your private guide at the Piazza del Campo, home to Siena’s famous Palio horse race. Set off on a stroll through the medieval city’s most interesting historic neighborhoods, beginning with the Old Ghetto and the Contrada della Torre, or Tower District. Pass through narrow, winding alleyways on the way to the Basilica dei Servi, which offers a fantastic view of the well-preserved old town.

Pause among the lush serenity of the Orto dei Pecci garden tucked behind Siena’s main square, and catch a glimpse of the impressive Torre del Mangia. Snap some photos of the narrow but lively Via Duprè on the way to Orti dei Tolomei, another peaceful garden. Keep your camera handy for the views from Castelvecchio, a charming square enclosed by houses and the city’s highest point. It was also here that Siena was founded.

Visit the Museo di Contrada to learn the history behind Siena’s world-famous Palio, one of the world’s oldest horse races. Finish with a stop at the old hospital, currently a museum complex, and the stately Siena Cathedral before saying farewell to your guide back at the original departure point. Throughout the walk, feel free to ask all the questions you like and take advantage of the personalized nature of a private tour.
Itinerary
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Torre del Mangia
After meeting your guide at the departure point at either 10 am or 3 pm, you will head to Piazza del Campo. From there, you will walk through the old Ghetto, the Tower District (Contrada della Torre), and through little alleys, and then reach the Basilica dei Servi, from which point you can enjoy an amazing view of the old town. Your next stop is Orto dei Pecci; a pleasant and easily accessible garden, located just behind the main square. The serenity and tranquility of this green oasis, together with the view of the incredible Torre del Mangia will mesmerize you. A few more steps along one of the most authentic and fascinating streets of Siena Via Duprè will take you to another green space: Orti dei Tolomei, Castelvecchio, a group of houses enclosing a square, which is your next site. This is the highest point of Siena, where the city was founded. Before ending the tour, you will visit Museo di Contrada in order to better understand the history of one of the oldest horse races in the world: the Palio of Siena. Lastly, you will experience the stunning Cathedral and the old Siena hospital, currently a museum complex. After the tour, you will return to your original departure point.
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Piazza del Campo
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Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi
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Duomo di Siena
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All'Orto de' Pecci
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Orti dei Tolomei
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