Private Walking Tour of Siena
This tour will start from the beautiful Basilica of St. Domenico, where it is preserved the sacred relic of the head of St. Catherine. You will then continue to visit the city and its noble dwellings. Obligatory stop in Piazza del Campo, with its amazing shell-shaped valve. It is renowned worldwide for its beauty and architectural integrity. The square is surrounded by Palazzo Pubblico and its Torre del Mangia, and by Fonte Gaia at northwest. The square is also known as Palio square, cause the historical horse race that is held here twice a year, on July 2 and August 16. Then crossing medieval narrow streets, you will visit the beautiful Duomo with its exterior and interior constructed of white and greenish-black marble in alternating stripes, with addition of red marble on the façade. Black and white are the symbolic colors of Siena, aetiologically linked to black and white horses of the legendary city's founders, Senius and Aschius.