Make your own way to the San Domenico Basilica in central Siena in time for a 9.30am or 2.30pm departure. Accompanied by your private guide, set out to explore the historic center — a UNESCO World Heritage site — at your own pace, stopping to admire the medieval architecture or visit some of the city’s top attractions (own expense).
Along the way, stroll around the lively Piazza Del Campo and hear about the Palio horse races that are held in Siena twice a year. Pause to admire landmarks including the Public Palace, with its grand Belltower, and the historic Palazzo Tolomei; stop to take a peek inside the Church of San Domenico; and soak up the atmosphere in the city’s vibrant neighborhoods. Finally, marvel at the opulent façade of the Siena Cathedral, then head inside to admire artworks by Donatello, Michelangelo, and Bernini.