1. Cathedral floor : the unveiled
floor of cathedral: the marble floor was inlaid and carved by many
artists between XIVth and XVIth century. Visitors can see a lot of
episodes taken from mythology and from Old and New Testament and
also some exoterical characters. Only in September and in October
it's possible to see the whole floor.
Ticket costs 5 euros per person.
2. Gastronomic tours: during the tour of
Siena and its province, it's possible to have a break in order to
taste some typical products such as wine, olive oil and sweets
(panforte, ricciarelli and cantucci) at qualified wine and pastry
shops and restaurants with special menu with old medieval recipes
or special dinners in order to promote and taste any typical
products with a musical or litterary entertainment.
the program is available on request.
3. SPECIAL TOURS FOR STUDENTS (2 hours) Visit of the old town with historical
references about Middle Age (architecture, origin of the
city-state, the middle class and merchants, the importance of
water and the fountains, the construction of the cathedral).
A. The cathedral, built in
13th century with works by Nicholas and Jhon Pisano,
Donatello, Michelangelo, Pinturicchio and bernini and
the extraordinary floor inlaid and carved.
B. The Town Hall, with frescoed about Good and
Bad Government by Ambrose Lorenzetti (14 th century)
which "take a picture" of Siena in Middle Age and the
freco about Guidoriccio da Fogliano, the symbol of the
medieval noble knight, painted by Simone Martini.
C. The Hospital "Santa Maria della Scala", may
be the oldest European hospital
built in XIth century, a social an political
institution for pilgrims and for the town itself.
Transformed into a museum in 1992, we can visit a
special room, named "Pellegrinaio", frescoed in
XVth century with historical episodes about the
Underneath it's possible to visit the Etruscan
Museum and many interesting and "hidden" parts.