- Validity: 3 days
- Mobile Ticket
- Priority access
- Photos without flash
- Videoguide available
- Cathedral accessible
What to expect
- A walk near the frescoed ceiling of the Cathedral, watching the unique pavement from above and a marvelous outlook of the town of Siena
- The masterpieces in the Cathedral of Siena
- The frescoes in the Piccolomini Library
One step from the sky
The Gate of Heaven
To the sides of the Duomo facade there are two towers. On the top of them, a marvelous itinerary begins: little groups of tourists with an expert guide can walk near the frescoed ceiling of the Cathedral, watching from above the unique pavement inside, and the wonderful view outside.
Some rooms, after an important restoration, are now open to the public, after centuries. Now you can walk on the dome gallery and admire the stained glass windows by Ulisse de Matteis, the important sculptures and the depiction of the four Siena Patron Saints.
The pavement of marble pieces of the Cathedral is a unique masterpiece. Several artists, as Beccafumi, Pinturicchio, Domenico di Bartolo, worked on it from the 14th to the 18th century. They used the "graffito" technique. Now it is undercovered from August to October.
Many important artists worked in the church that now is a kind of artistic anthology of different periods. You can admire artworks by Nicola Pisano, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Michelangelo, Donatello, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Beccafumi, and many others.
Pope Pio II, the Sienese Enea Silvio Piccolomini, was a fine intellectual. On the Library walls, Pinturicchio's frescoes tells Pio II's life. In the cabinets are shown illuminated books from 15th and 16th century.
The crypt and the Baptistery
The itinerary goes on in the crypt of the church: here there is a frescoed cycle of 13th century Sienese painting school.
In the Baptistery you can appreciate artworks by Donatello, Jacopo della Quercia and Lorenzo Ghiberti.
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
The itinerary ends in the museum. Here it is shown the very famous Majesty by Duccio di Buoninsegna, the sculptures by Giovanni Pisano, originally on the Cathedral facade and other important artworks by Bernini, Donatello and others.
From here you can get on the unfinished facade of the Duomo Nuovo and admire the wonderful panorama on the town of Siena and the Tuscan country.
What is included
- Entrance with priority access
- Ticket valid 3 days
- Reservation fees
- Access to temporary exhibitions
What is not included
- Guided tour
The following options can be purchased in addition to the tickets in the booking Wizard on this website.
- Videoguide: available in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish
- No reduction
- Children under 11 years (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
- Disabled persons and their escort
The ticket is valid 3 days starting from the time of issue, but the admission to the Gate of Heaven is allowed only for 30 minutes.
The entrance time written on the tickets may be subject to small changes depending on the actual availability of the Complex.
The tickets will be sent via email within 24-48 hours after purchase (on weekdays) with instructions on how to get there and what to do to enter.
We inform you that, once booked, the date and time selected are binding. Please pick up your ticket at least 15 minutes before the reserved entrance. Who does not respect the time booked will not enter. To pick up the video guide, you need a valid ID.
6 months ago
"Superbe visite , mais finalement on n'a jamais retrouvé ma réservation. j'ai donc payé plus cher que le prix normal et la visite s'est faite plus tard que prévu. Heureusement que nous étions en juin et qu'il y avait de la place ."
6 months ago
"It was everything and more. The tickets were easily emailed and as instructed I printed them off. Directions for the entry and time were easy enough. We showed up at our allotted time and proceeded with the tour. The behind scenes tour was interesting and well directed. Enough time was given to take pictures and ask questions. The view from the Gate of Heaven overlooking the interior of the church below was breathtaking. Also the tour walks outside along the exterior walls which give you vistas of Siena and close-up viewing of the angels. It does involve some closed in spaces and walking up a very steep staircase. Overall, the tour is worth the price. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Don't miss it!"
7 months ago
"Fine wat to book the tickets in this way"
7 months ago
"absolutely excellent must do in siena. However, be aware the ticket dos not get you into the crypt, baptistry or museum - as indicated on web page - only gates of heaven and main part of cathedral. we had to upgrade our tickets at ticket office at extra cost. "
8 months ago
"Well worth it! We thoroughly enjoyed the tour through the upper reaches of the duomo which gave us close up views from balconies inside and out that were previously inaccessible to the public. The english speaking tour guides were friendly and happy to answer questions. Definitely prebook your tickets and double check the times as soon as possible as the times printed on my ticket didnt match the the times on their computer. Luckily we were able to rebook at a later time which may not be possible on busier days.. "
8 months ago
1 year ago
"Perfect Organisation, very exciting and Special Tour ! "
1 year ago
"Walk up to the roof was fantastic, the organization to get up and down was safe and fair. Booking the tickets however did not make it clear that the ones we bought online were not all inclusive. "
1 year ago
"Excelente todo. Saque los tintes desde Argentina y ningún problema! Y la puerta del Sol inolvidable!!! Lo recomiendo!"