Siena Cathedral and Piccolomini Library private tour
Attractions & guided tours

Siena Cathedral and Piccolomini Library private tour

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£154.00
Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy a private tour of the Cathedral and the Piccolomini Library
  • See precious works of art by Michelangelo, Donatello and Bernini
  • Marvel at the marble mosaic floor during the uncovering period
What to expect

Take advantage of a private guide to one of Siena's most iconic buildings and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cathedral, a jewel of Italian Romanesque-Gothic architecture. The explanation will focus on the most important historical and artistic events that led to the creation and decoration of this architectural gem.

After an introduction to the extraordinary façade made of white, black-green and red marble and decorated with statues depicting philosophers, prophets and sibyls who seem to talk to each other, you'll be able to skip the queue at the ticket office and get straight into the Duomo.

See valuable works of art such as the statue of St. Paul by Michelangelo, St. John the Baptist by Donatello, Bernini's Chigi Chapel and the charming pulpit by Nicola Pisano. The visit to the beautiful Piccolomini Library is a unique experience. Admire the frescoes by Pinturicchio and Raffaello depicting scenes of the life of Enea Silvio Piccolomini, who became Pope Pius II.

When the Cathedral's floor is uncovered, the guide will stop to describe the more important masterpieces of the marble mosaic under the precious dome designed by Domenico Beccafumi.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Certified local guide
    • Siena Cathedral private tour
    • Piccolomini Library private tour
    • Access to the Cathedral Floor (uncovering period)
    What's not included
    • Tickets to the Cathedral (around 5/8 euros for adults)
    • Earphones for large groups
    Where

    Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

      Meeting point:
      Meet your guide at the Cathedral's ticket office.
      What to remember
      • Please note: tickets to the Cathedral are not included. It is strongly recommended to buy them online before the tour starts
      • Earphones are required for large groups. They'll be provided at a small surcharge: 1.80€ per person for groups from 1 to 15 people, 1.60€ for groups from 16 to 30 people
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      Provider
      Siena Tourism Programs & Services - Società Cooperativa
      Booking fee
      Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
      Cancellation policy
      Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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