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.