Siena Cathedral and Piccolomini Library private tour

Siena Cathedral and Piccolomini Library private tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese , Russian
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
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 inside the beautiful Piccolomini Library is an unique experience. Admire the frescoes by Pinturicchio and Raffaello that depict scenes of the life of Enea Silvio Piccolomini, who became Pope Pius II.

During the periods in which 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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What's included
  • Experienced local guide for 2 hours
  • Siena Cathedral private tour
  • Piccolomini Library private tour
  • Access to the Cathedral Floor (uncovering period)
What's not included
  • Duomo entrance ticket
  • Earphones for large groups

Piazza del Duomo, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Cathedral’s ticket office

    What to remember
    • Please confirm the time of the tour directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information on the voucher after booking
    • Dress code required to enter the Cathedral. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered
    • Earphones might be required for large groups. They'll be provided at a small surcharge
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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    • Every day
    • Please confirm the time of the tour directly with the local operator
    • Floor uncovering period: from 27 June to 31 July and from 18 August to 18 October
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    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 1 day before the activity begins.

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