The itinerary in this beautiful city allows the visitor to admire the main monuments of the old town along the ancient Francigena Road, which is still the main street of the entire urban complex. Starting from San Domenico Church, an important treasure trove of art and long-time guardian of the precious relics of St. Catherine of Siena, one of the patrons of the city, the visit proceeds towards Salimbeni Square, headquarters of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena and Piazza del Campo, scene of the famous annual horse race that Siena celebrates: thePalio. Through the elegant Via di Città and passing in front of the principal noble palaces, the guided tour arrives at Piazza Duomo to admire one of the finest examples of Italian Romanesque-Gothic architecture: the cathedral.
The tour can be integrated with:
A) A visit to the interior of the cathedral and the Cathedral Museum, a repository of many masterpieces, including the famous Majesty by Duccio and sculptures by the great Giovanni Pisano.
B) A visit to the crypt of the cathedral and the baptistry, to see the baptismal font and sublime artwork of leading artists of the early Italian Renaissance, including Jacopo della Quercia and Donatello.
C) A visit to the Civic Museum of the Palazzo Pubblico to admire the magnificent Majesty by Simone Martini and the amazing cycle of Good and Bad Government by Ambrogio Lorenzetti.
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