Siena Cathedral and Piccolomini Library private tour
City activities

Siena Cathedral and Piccolomini Library private tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy a private guided 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 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 which 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
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Certified local guide
    • Siena Cathedral private tour
    • Piccolomini Library private tour
    • Access to the Cathedral Floor (uncovering period)
    • Earphones for large groups
    What's not included
    • Tickets to the Cathedral (around 5/8 euros for adults)
    Where

    Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

      Meeting point:

      Cathedral’s ticket office.

      What to remember
      • Please note: the tickets to the Cathedral are not included. It is strongly recommended to buy them before the tour starts
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      When
      • Daily at 11.00am and 3.30pm, 1.15pm on Sundays
      • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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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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