TOUR DURATION 2-3 HOURS
Your tour guide will be waiting outside the church San Domenico or will meet you at your hotel if centrally located.
The visit starts in Saint Domenico
basilica where Saint Catherine
of Siena used to meet the pilgrims on their way from the north of Europe to Rome. In this church Saint Catherine experienced moments of ecstasy represented by painter Sodoma in the chapel dedicated to her. The head of the saint is kept as a relict inside the same chapel.
The tour continues with a visit to the house of saint Catherine
. Her achievements made her so famous throughout the Italian peninsula that, together with Saint Francis, she was chosen as patron saint of Italy.
Next, is the visit of the Duomo
featuring incredible works of art such as the designs and mosaics on the floor
and the pulpit by Nicola Pisano
The walking tour ends in Campo square, the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo famous in the whole world for the “Palio” horse race. Listen to what your guide will tell you about the 17 contrade (neighborhoods), each one represented by a horse, and the 10 contrade that will participate in the race!
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