The Gate of Heaven + Opa Si Pass

- 9 Reviews
starting from 29.50
  • Validity: 3 days
  • Mobile Ticket
  • Priority access
  • Photos without flash
  • Only Cathedral is 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
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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

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. 

The Cathedral

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. 

Piccolomini Library

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

Opera Museum

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
  • Access to the Gate of Heaven + all the sites of the Duomo of Siena Complex

What is not included

  • Guided tour for all monuments of the Complex

Price reductions

Reduced/Half Ticket:

  • Children between 7 and 11 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

Free Ticket (it is still required to pay the presale to skip the line) :

  • Children up to 6 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
  • Disabled persons and their escort

To remember

  1. 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 at the time selected at the moment of the purchase.

  2. Please note that once booked this ticket cannot be modified or refunded.

  3. Each monument of the complex observes its particular opening hours, which may vary for activities related to the liturgy.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. This ticket gives access to the Gate of Heaven and to all the other sites of the Duomo of Siena Complex (the Cathedral and its pavement, the Piccolomini Library, the Opera Museum, the Baptistery, the Crypt and the Oratory of San Bernardino).

  7. For safety reasons, access is strongly discouraged for visitors wearing high-heeled shoes. It is recommended to use closed shoes with non-slip soles (no slippers, flip flops, sandals etc.).

  8. We do not recommend the visit to people suffering from heart, vertigo and to all those who are in unsuitable health conditions for climbing and crossing elevated places.

  9. Access is prohibited to visitors with backpacks or  large bags. Please note that the deposit of personal effects is not allowed in the OPA Museum Complex.

9 Reviews
7 years 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 ."

United States
7 years 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 years ago


"Fine wat to book the tickets in this way"

United Kingdom
7 years 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. "

7 years 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.. "

7 years ago


"Very tresting"

7 years ago


"Perfect Organisation, very exciting and Special Tour ! "

7 years 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. "

8 years ago

Marcela Liliana

"Excelente todo. Saque los tintes desde Argentina y ningún problema! Y la puerta del Sol inolvidable!!! Lo recomiendo!"