To best experience a city, is to explore it by foot - that's what I've always said. This guided tour will not leave you disappointed. You see all of Siena's big attractions and the tour guide knows his stuff.
The hole tour is great, but the siena cathedral was the the best part.
So if i can do a bike trip, enjoy an amazing city and beautiful countryside without having to break a sweat, I'm in. This bike tour does all that and more. Pedal assist is the best thing since sliced bread and this tour isn't too far off either.
We had an absolutely amazing time!
Met others on the trip who made it more enjoyable,cross section of languages, big tour group., instructions sometimes got unclear in translation.but great way to get away from the heat and into sea breezes and chance for a good swim .ended with wonderful view of coast by ferry. Last port best place, relaxing at Porto Venere.
I've always been skeptical (read critical) of people who take segway tours. But, my girlfriend got me to do this when we were in Siena and it was actually a lot of fun. Yeah, I felt a bit silly at first, but once you get over that it's all good and the tour itself is really interesting.
When the Palio comes to town, Siena explodes into fevered life. This is the time when the contrade (city districts) come together to battle it out in a bareback horse race that will leave the uninitiated mouth agape. It is the most famous of all Siena attractions. In fact, it's an experience that, if you find yourself in the city at the two times of year that it takes place, you cannot miss. But, what about the other 363 days of the year and all the other places to visit in Siena? Surely the city doesn’t board itself up and go into hibernation? No, it doesn’t. In fact, as famed as Siena is for it’s Palio, the place has a lot more to offer. The city itself is, after all, a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site.
To get the most of your Siena sightseeing to consider getting your hands on a Siena Pass. It gives you access to a number of the top Siena attractions.
Kick off your Siena attractions tour (guided or self-guided) with a stroll through the Piazza del Campo. This is the center of Sienese life, one of the biggest medieval squares in the world! Moreover, this is where the city holds the Palio. At the top of the Piazza, there is also Fonte Gaia, a beautiful fountain. Next, of course, is the city’s medieval Cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. Here the talents of a great many Renaissance and medieval sculptures and painters are on display. There are statues by Michelangelo and Donatello, frescoes painted by Pinturicchio and an elaborate pulpit carved by Nicola Pisano.
There is also the Torre del Mangia which, standing at 102 meters, looms over the Piazza del Campo and, at the time of its construction in 1344, was one of the tallest nonsectarian towers in all of Italy. Now, you can climb all 400 of its steps for breathtaking views of Siena below.
And, you definitely can’t forget about all the food, wine and nightlife. Siena boasts some fantastic local dishes that include a wild game like boar and hare as well as beautiful pasta, cured meats and cheeses that all pair superbly with the delicious local wines. In the evenings, Siena’s many bars, cafes and restaurants come to life with locals, students and tourists alike, ready to revel late into the night. So pack a bag because Siena waits for you.