Siena is an Italian town of 52,774 inhabitants and the capital of the province of the same name in Tuscany.
The city is universally known for its huge historical, artistic and landscape heritage and for its substantial stylistic unity of medieval street furniture as well as for the famous Palio. For these merits, in 1995 its historic center was awarded the title of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Piazza del Campo
One of the most evocative and beautiful squares in the world for its characteristic shell shape.
For a long time it was the fulcrum of the life of the Sienese citizens, here the most important political events of the city took place, and from 1300 it was the seat of the market, games and rides.
Even today it is a gathering place for the Sienese and the many tourists who go there.
Every year on July 2nd and August 16th the oldest, most fascinating and characteristic “horse race” in the world takes place, the Palio di Siena.
Torre del Mangia
The Torre del Mangia with its 88 meters, is the highest tower in Siena.
It is possible to climb up to the big bell, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city and the countryside in front. According to what was written by Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli, the Torre del Mangia, although starting from a lower ground level, reaches the same height as the bell tower of the Siena Cathedral, this to symbolize the achieved balance between heavenly and earthly power, without neither of the two exceeds and imposes itself on the other.
16/10 28/02 (winter): weekdays and holidays 10.00-16.00 (ticket office closes at 3.15pm)
01/03 – 15/10 (summer): weekdays and holidays 10.00 – 19.00 (ticket office closes at 18.15)
Christmas: Tower closed
New Year’s Eve: 12.00–16.00 (ticket office closes at 3.15 pm)
The aforementioned times may vary from 27.06 to 3.07 and from 11.08 to 17.08 for activities related to the Palio.
Comulative ticket “Civic Museum and Torre del Mangia” Euro 13.00 (available only at the ticket office of the Torre del Mangia).
Free admission: 1 companion for every 15 people and children up to 6 years.
Children up to 14 must be accompanied.
Tickets for Torre del Mangia (NOT BOOKABLE) can be purchased directly at the ticket office.
The Public Palace, considered one of the most beautiful civil buildings in Italy, is the place par excellence of the political power of the city. Made on commission from the “Government of the Nine”, since 1300 all the rulers of Siena have resided here.
Inside, the Civic Museum houses the famous frescoes by Ambrogio Lorenzetti which represent the allegory of “Good and Bad Government”.
01/11 – 15/03 10.00 – 18.00 (ticket office closes at 5.15pm)
16/03 – 31/10 10.00 – 19.00 (ticket office closes at 18.15)
Christmas: Museum closed
New Year: 12.00 – 18.00
The aforementioned times may vary from 27.06 to 3.07 and from 11.08 to 17.08 for activities related to the Palios.
Full: Euro 8.00 without reservation – Euro 7.50 with reservation;
Reduced: (for groups over 15 people) Euro 7.00 without reservation – Euro 6.50 with reservation;
Reduced: (Students, 65 years and military) Euro 4.50 without reservation – Euro 4.00 with reservation;
Free: (children up to 11 years of age, accompanying student groups, accompanying groups 1 every 15 people, disabled people and carers, residents in the municipality of Siena);
Combined ticket: Civic Museum and Torre del Mangia ticket Euro 13.00 (Available only at the Torre del Mangia ticket office)
Duomo di Siena
The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is one of the most significant churches built in the Roman-Gothic style in Italy.
The interior is a spectacular play of shadows, between the imposing arches and the many works by Bernini, Donatello, Michelangelo and Pinturicchio.
The most particular element of the Cathedral is its floor, one of a kind, and is shown in all its beauty only between the end of August and the end of October, a period in which it is totally discovered and will allow you to admire the many scenes depicting the evolution of human philosophy.
Cathedral, Piccolomini Library:
1 March – 2 November 10:30 am – 7:00 pm / Cathedral Holidays 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
November 3 – February 28 10:30 am – 5:30 pm / Cathedral Holidays 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
26 December – 6 January 10:30 am – 6:00 pm / Cathedral Holidays 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Cathedral Floor Uncovering Period Holidays 9:30 – 18.00
Sunday Cathedral opening only for the month of March 13:30 – 17:30.
Cathedral + Piccolomini Library € 4.00.
From November 1st to February 28th Free Cathedral and Piccolomini Library € 2.00.
Cathedral floor uncovering period + Piccolomini Library € 7.00. Booking cost € 1.00 per person
Free up to 11 years of age.
In addition to these famous monuments, we recommend that you visit the Baptistery of San Giovanni and its Crypta and the Medici Fortress, works of unique beauty that you can only find in Siena.