Let yourself be guided to the discovery of the enchanting town of Siena! On a comfortable bus equipped with every comfort, you will come up to the walls of this medieval city and you will spend an unforgettable afternoon in total freedom and autonomy.
It will be up to you whether to visit Piazza del Campo, protagonist of the famous Palio of Siena (horse race), or the Municipal Palace with its Torre del Mangia, or the Duomo Square, with its majestic Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral, or if you want to penetrate the typical narrow streets of the historical center and admire the numerous noble buildings, or if dedicate yourself to Museums and Art...
Departing from Florence every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Free Ticket: 1 free ticket until 16 years for every paying adult.
On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
About 5 hours
Piazza della Stazione n° 44, Florence.
GT Coach with air conditioning and all modern comforts.
A guide book of Siena (available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Dutch).
Not included: Entrances at museums, castles and villas. Meals, food and beverage, sightseeing tours with local guides, tips.
Piazza del Campo: this famous square with its unique shell shape, has medieval origins and is located at the intersection of the 3 major city streets; twice a year here takes place the Palio of Siena, an equestrian competition between the various district of the city. There are important buildings like the Sansedoni Palace or the Chigi-Zondadari Palace, as well as the first town fountain (the Fonte Gaia) decorated with reliefs by Jacopo della Quercia.
Palazzo Pubblico: located on Piazza del Campo, it was built between 1297 and 1310 by the Government of the Nine. Made of stone and brick, it presents a gothic style and a flat-topped battlements; at the center of the facade you can see the coat of arms of the Medici Family, placed here when the city was annexed to their domains and, beside, the city coat of arms and the lion of the People. Inside, there is today the Civic Museum with many masterpieces of the Sienese art.
Torre del Mangia: built between 1325 and 1348, with its 102 meters is one of the highest ancient towers of Italy; the name comes from the nickname of "Mangiaguadagni" (literally Eat-profits) that was given to its first guardian, Giovanni di Balduccio, known for appreciate the good food. At its foot stands the marble tabernacle, the Chapel of the Square, built to thank the Virgin for the end of the Black Plague.
Cathedral: started in 1227 from an existing building and finished only in the following century, this magnificent cathedral is a beautiful example of Romanesque-Gothic architecture; under the administration of the monks of San Galgano, worked there personalities such as Nicola Pisano (author of the wonderful octagonal Pulpit) and his son Giovanni (author of the sculptures of the facade). In 1339 it was decided to considerably expand the structure and the works were entrusted to Lando di Pietro but were interrupted in 1348 because of the Black Plague and the Cathedral was completed only around 1370.