After breakfast, you head to Siena, a medieval city dominated by impressive Gothic monuments. It's divided into 17 contra de
(districts), each of which goes head to head in the twice-annual Palio, a thunderous horse race around the central square for which the whole city turns out.
You will join a local guide on a tailor-made tour of the city, stopping at the landmarks plus captivating sites most tourists normally pass by. Exploring a local contrada
museum and dipping into botteghe
(small, traditional shops) to sample sweet local specialties, get a real taste of the history and traditions of this unique destination.
If you wish to add an optional visit to the grand medieval duomo
(cathedral). Booking in advance is required and available at www.operalaboratori.vivaticket.it/en/tour/complesso-monumentale-del-duomo-di-siena/2589
. A recommended time-slot between 2 pm and 3.30 pm.
7.0 km / 4.4 miles