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Basilica of San Domenico (Basilica di San Domenico)
Basilica of San Domenico (Basilica di San Domenico)

Basilica of San Domenico (Basilica di San Domenico)

Free admission
Via Camporegio, 2 , Siena, Tuscany, 53100

The Basics

Join a guided tour that takes in the Basilica of San Domenico and other city highlights, including Piazza del Campo, Palazzo Pubblico, and Torre del Mangia. Many Siena walking and Segway tours also include skip-the-line entrance tickets to Siena’s cathedral (Duomo), along with the adjacent Piccolomini Library—frescoed by Pinturicchio—and the Museo dell'Opera. Siena is a popular day trip from Florence, and tours often include stops in Pisa and San Gimignano, as well.

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Small Group Tour: Tuscany Wine Tour Siena and San Gimignano - Full Day Tour from Rome - Tasting and lunch included
Small Group Tour: Tuscany Wine Tour Siena and San Gimignano - Full Day Tour from Rome - Tasting and lunch included
$258.60 per adult
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Our day in Tuscany
Our tour of Tuscany with Antoinette as our guide was wonderful - she and our driver were very pleasant, fun to be with and made our day very enjoyable. Wish we had been able to book an even longer tour for the day with her but 8 hours gave us a good taste of Tuscany - the winery was a blast and Antoinette even made the extra effort to drop us off at our restaurant since we were running late due to traffic at the end of our tour. Would definitely recommend this tour!
Eileen_R, May 2022

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Modest attire is required to enter the church, so be sure to cover your shoulders and knees.

  • Walking tours of the Basilica of San Domenico and the city of Siena cover quite a bit of ground; comfortable shoes are recommended.

  • The church is accessible to wheelchair users, but the downstairs crypt is not.

  • Photography without flash is allowed inside the basilica.

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How to Get There

The Basilica di San Domenico is on Piazza Domenico on the very edge of Siena’s pedestrian historic center, an easy walk from most other top attractions and the train station.

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When to Get There

The Basilica di San Domenico is usually less crowded than Siena’s cathedral, and can be a quiet and cool respite during the peak hours of midday.

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Highlights of Siena’s Basilica di San Domenico

The Gothic church was built in 1226 on the Camporegio hill and contains a number of important works of art by the Sienese school in addition to St. Catherine’s relics. Of note are a magnificentMajesty (Maestà) by Guido da Siena, frescoes by Francesco Vanni and Pietro Lorenzetti, and the sumptuously decorated chapel dedicated to St. Catherine, where her head and thumb are displayed. The Chapel of the Vaults (Cappella delle Volte) holds a pretty portrait of the saint.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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