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Siena Cathedral (Duomo)
Siena Cathedral (Duomo)

Siena Cathedral (Duomo)

Piazza del Duomo, Siena, Tuscany, 53100

The Basics

Appreciate the Siena Cathedral’s wealth of art and architecture on a guided tour. Skip-the-line entrance tickets grant access to the church, crypt, and baptistry (Battistero di San Giovanni), along with the adjacent Piccolomini Library—frescoed by Pinturicchio—and the Museo dell'Opera. Explore the cathedral complex as part of a city walking tour or on a day trip from Florence to Siena, Pisa, and San Gimignano. Inside the cathedral, highlights include the marble pulpit and floor, numerous statues, and the Chigi and Saint John the Baptist chapels.

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Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour
Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour
star-4.5
$38.19 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Excellent introduction to Siena
Highly recommend this walking tour. It was well-paced and our guide was interesting and informative.
Vivian_H, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Siena

star-5
Worth the time to take this tour.
Skettie, May 2022
Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour
The Tour guide is wonderful. She is very informed. Also, she is thoughtful about the Covid situation so suggested masks at appropriate times.
star-5
Beautiful time in Sienna
Liora_a, May 2022
Private Tour of Siena Cathedral
Shaklo is a great tour guide and we had a wonderful time with her. She has a lot of enthusiasm and knowledge about sienna. We hear bed soon much and saw beautiful parts of Sienna.
star-5
Siena Immersion
Timothy_C, May 2022
Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour
Our guide was from the area and she spoke with assured enthusiasm about the history and culture of Siena. Highly recommend her
star-5
Siena is a love a first sight
Ana_D, May 2022
Siena Historic City Walking Tour with Cathedral Option
Shaklo is a knowledgeable guide and was able to present the uniqueness of Sienese life and strong sense of community in an entertaining and enjoyable way. I definitely fell in love with Siena because of her!
star-5
Book this tour! So good!
Kristin_C, Apr 2022
Discovering Siena and the Cathedral
Such an incredible tour. Our tour guide Shokla was so kind, funny and knowledgeable. She shared such wonderful stories of history, art and palio day. She was accommodating for my aging parents who struggled with the hills in the city. This tour was a highlight!
star-5
Guided tour the best way to go.
Matthew_K, Apr 2022
Siena Historic City Walking Tour with Cathedral Option
Our gide Ludvica was absolutly awesome. She was so knowledgeable, funny and passonate about her job. My wife and I had the best time and learned so much.
star-5
We recommend this tour.
Ronald_H, May 2022
Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour
Our Guide was very knowledgeable and kept our group together very well. Our guide spent extra time showing our group extra items of interest.
star-5
Great to get your lay of the land
Susan_H, May 2022
Skip the Line: Siena Duomo and City Walking Tour
The walk through the city was very interesting. We liked the small size of the group. Nice to skip the line and get right into the cathedral.
star-5
Discover Siena
tomascerda95, Mar 2022
Siena Historic City Walking Tour with Cathedral Option
Super enthusiastic guide who, as a local, knew all the little and valuable details about Siena, with all its traditions. I really enjoyed the tour, the 2 hours flew by. I recommend it very much.
star-5
Siena
ggarcia815, Nov 2019
Skip-the-Line Siena Cathedral Duomo Complex Entrance Ticket
The cathedral was magnificent . The process for skip the line tickets was fine , but would be better if we did not have to redeem voucher . I take many of the Viator tours and most of them voucher is ticket.
star-5
Totally worth it for us
gkollg, Aug 2019
Skip-the-Line Siena Cathedral Duomo Complex Entrance Ticket
It costs a little more than purchasing directly through the official museum website, which apparently could not process my US credit card anyway. But is was completely worth it. You have peace of mind knowing you can get in whenever you get there. The line for picking up tickets is much, much shorter. Which saves you quite a bit of time you could be spending inside the sites - and save your sore feet as well!
star-5
Great tour for kids!
Kimberly_T, Feb 2022
Siena Historic City Walking Tour with Cathedral Option
Shaklo was terrific! She brought a lot of energy and made the tour engaging for my 5 kids. We’ll be talking about Siena for a long time to come :)

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 cathedral complex and city of Siena cover quite a bit of ground; comfortable shoes are recommended.

  • While the cathedral is accessible via a secondary entrance to the left of the main staircase, the museum, crypt, and baptistry are not.

  • Photography isn’t allowed inside the complex.

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How to Get There

The Cathedral of Siena is on Piazza Duomo in Siena’s pedestrian-only historic center. It can only be reached on foot.

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When to Get There

Siena's cathedral has a breathtaking graffito floor, one of the most impressive in Italy. There are 56 marble panels of biblical and historical scenes, most hidden behind a protective covering and revealed for just a few weeks each summer. Try to time your visit for this period to view this masterpiece.

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Siena Cathedral History and the Museo dell'Opera

The cathedral’s construction began in the early 1200s, and after almost a century, Giovanni Pisano, whose style was heavily influenced by his father, Nicola, completed the beautiful facade. Despite an impressive cathedral, Siena's ambitious ruling families decided in the 14th century to double the size of the existing structure into the New Cathedral (Duomo Nuovo). The plague stopped the plan, and today Museo dell'Opera occupies the only nave that was completed. Museo dell'Opera holds many of the cathedral's most important works of art, including Giovanni Pisano’s statues of prophets and philosophers that once adorned the facade and Duccio di Buoninsegna's Maesta. Duccio di Buoninsegna designed the huge rose window, and the gable’s glittering Venetian mosaics were added in the 19th century.

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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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