Siena Cathedral: Private Tour
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Siena Cathedral: Private Tour

1 h
About this activity
The Cathedral of Siena is a overwhelming monument that houses works of art from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period. Consecrated, according to tradition, in 1179, the cathedral is characterized by a magnificent polychrome marble façade, built in several stages, next to which we find the so-called 'new cathedral', the unfinished project for the fourteenth century extension of which some vestiges remain.

The interior, divided into one nave and two aisles, shows an outstanding floor decorated in marble, with more than fifty subjects derived from the Old Testament, New Testament, symbols and allegories, built between 1300 and 1500. Among the chapels, the most noteworthy are the chapel of the Vow, a baroque masterpiece by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the chapel of the Baptist, which houses the bronze statue of St. John the Baptist by Donatello, the Piccolomini Chapel, with sculptures by Michelangelo, and above all the extraordinary Piccolomini library, the 'Sistine chapel' of Siena, with frescoes by Pinturicchio and probably his pupil Raphael.

Come and visit the cathedral with an art historian, a guide that can explain to you history and anecdotes of the construction of one of the most important monuments of the Italian Art.
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  • Guided tour with an art historian
  • Private tour for up to 14 people
Not included
  • Entrance fees. Please note that the ticket price changes during the year and it's free for children under 11 years
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • If clients indicate their exact number and ages in advance (children under 11 years don't pay the entrance fee) the guide can buy the tickets in advance and be refund by the clients after the tour in order to skip the line. Please not that the ticket price changes during the year.
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