Private Duomo of Siena

Art, Museum, Sightseeing
The focus of this half day walking tour is Duomo Complex, a series of exceptionally beautiful museums, which bring together some of the greatest masterpieces of the medieval art: the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, with its valuable stained glass window and the superb Majesty by Duccio di Boninsegna; the Baptistery, a true example of Gothic architecture of the 14th century; the Piccolomini Library, inside the Cathedral, frescoed by Pinturicchio; the Crypt, extraordinary discovery made only twenty years ago, which contains priceless testimonials of the 13th century. This exclusive tour will allow you to enter the “Gate of Heaven”, the very top of the Cathedral: a series of rooms never open to the general public before now, and indeed rooms to which no one has had access for centuries apart from the builders under the guiding hand of the great architects who have followed in one another’s footsteps down the ages. On reaching the area above the star-spangled vaults, you will walk “above” the nave and admire a series of magical panoramic views both “inside” and “outside” the Cathedral.
The “gate of heaven” opens up to visitors as though they were climbing the ladder in the dream of Jacob who, when he awoke, exclaimed: “This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven”.
Duration: 3 hrs
Fitness Level: Moderate
Comfortable shoes are recommended

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