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Combo Siena: Palio, Street Food & Classic Tour

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Duration: 3 hour
Tour ID: 5053
Overview

Food Tour of Siena: Travelling is knowing different traditional flavours of an area. The goal of the food tour is to let people know the Sienese dishes, savoury and sweet. After the meeting with the tour guide, who will explain in detail every dish rich in history and curiosity, the group will head to the first stop where you can taste mixed crostini, salami and cheese with a good glass of Chianti. The second stop will focus on truffles, the precious and well-known tuber, that make all those who do not know it crazy. Finished the starter is the turn of the first course, in a typical tavern just a few steps from the magnificent Piazza del Campo. Here, according to seasons, you can taste typical dishes like panzanella, pici with crumbs, tomato soup and pici with garlic. 

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At the end of the tour, the guide will bring the group in the San Domenico area, where a shop of local products will be the final taste of typical sweets: cantucci, panforte and ricciarelli, with a good glass of Vin Santo. Palio tour: To say you know a place you have to know its traditions. In Siena, it’s all about the Palio, the centuries-old traditions formed around a horse race that takes place twice a year, in Piazza del Campo. 

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Taking part in this 1-hour tour, you will get a chance to discover the history and the tradition behind this important horse race. You will visit one of the 17 districts (Contrade) and the guide will show you the district’s fountain, where children are baptized. After that, you will have an exclusive guided tour of the Contrada’s museum, where the ‘Standards’, the banners were given to the winning Contrada, and the traditional medieval costumes of the Contrada’s members are exhibited. 

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Classic Siena tour: Behold the exquisite architecture of the Middle Ages, in Siena’s central piazza, Piazza del Campo, and the impressive Palace del Commune, that has been the seat of Local Government since the end of the 13th century. Discover the fascinating tradition of the Palio horse race, revealed by your Senese guide. Continue onto the impressive private palaces, which line the main street, and learn about the history of the powerful Salimbeni and Tolomei families. Visit the Loggia della Mercanzia, stopping to admire the fascinating courtyard of the Chigi Palace, in the very heart of the city.

Highlights
  • Taste different Sienese dishes, savoury and sweet
  • Get a chance to discover the history and the tradition behind the important horse race
  • Discover the exquisite architecture of the Middle Ages
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 3 hour
  • This tour is available: Everyday, except for Palio days: June 29 and 30, July 1 and 2, August 13, 14, 15 and 16
Inclusions
  • Guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food, drinks and any other service not specified
  • Personal expenses
Meeting Point
Know Before You Go
  • Palio tour starts at 10 am
    Classic walking tour starts at 11.15
    Food tour starts at 12:30 pm

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