The monumental Cathedral complex

This memorable tour, which allows you to explore the majesty of Siena Cathedral with its Mosaic Floor, the Piccolomini Library and the "Gate of Heaven", includes the Museum and the "New Cathedral" with its Unfinished Fa¸ade, and continues on into the Crypt or undercroft and the Baptistry to explore the human soul and the truths of faith through culture and art.

A voyage to explore the monumental complex of Siena Cathedral

Nicola Pisano, detail of the Pulpit

Pinturicchio, Allegory of the Mount of Wisdom


A breathtaking story of architecture and art: a single, enormous monumental complex that contains work by some of the most important masters in the history of European art, with sculpture by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, Donatello, Michelangelo and Bernini, and painting including Duccio di Buoninsegna's famous Maestà originally painted for the high altar of the Cathedral and now on display in the Museum. An absolute masterpiece is the Cathedral's grandiose marble inlay floor, which is unique both in terms of the technique used to make it and in terms of the message enshrined in its figured panels: a constant invitation to embrace Wisdom.

Donatello, Herod’s banquet

Michelangelo, Saint Paul

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Saint Jerome


opening hours

Cathedral, Piccolomini Library, Museum, Panorama and "Duomo Nuovo", Crypt, Baptistry, Beneath the Cathedral, Gate of Heaven:

1 March – 31 October: 10:30 am – 7:00 pm

Sundays, public holidays: 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Eve of public holidays: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

1 November – 28 February (but not 26 December – 8 January): 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Sundays, public holidays: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Sundays, public holidays: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

26 December – 6 January: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sundays, public holidays: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Sundays, public holidays: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Uncovering Floor Period Cathedral:
Sundays, public holidays: 9:30 am - 6 pm

Porta del Cielo:
Open from 1 March to 7 January.
The schedules follow those of the Cathedral.


Call center:

+39 0577 286300


Cathedral, Piccolomini Library, Museum, Panorama and "Duomo Nuovo", Crypt, Baptistry, Beneath the Cathedral, Gate of Heaven:

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Cathedral: Sunday opening hours (March only): 1:30 am - 5:30 pm.

Last admission half an hour before the museum closes.

Religious services may lead to changes in the opening times.

opa si pass

Museum complex sites:

1. Cathedral
2. Piccolomini Library
3. Gate of Heaven
4. Baptistry
5. Crypt
6. Museum
7. Panorama and Unfinished Faç ade
Special Tickets:

Document certifying that the holder has completed a pilgrimage to Siena.


News & Events

New fares for the Cathedral Complex
23 January 2018

Since 1st March 2018 visitors will be able to choose from the following three tours: admission to the Cathedral and Piccolomini Library; the OPA Si Pass tour, including Beneath the Cathedral - Paths of Light with 3D videomapping; and the Gate of Heaven tour, which entitles the holder to visit the Cathedral roof and wich will now include also the Opa Si Pass tour.

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Closure of the exhibition "Wounded Beauty"
21 November 2017

Almost a year has gone by since the Opera del Duomo di Siena and Santa Maria della Scala took in and "hospitalised" the works of art damaged in the earthquake in Norcia and its hinterland.

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The restoration of Nicola Pisano's Pulpit
26 June 2017

The pulpit that Nicola Pisano carved for Siena Cathedral with his son Giovanni's assistance between 1265 and 1268 has been undergoing restoration since September 2016.

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The Opera della Metropolitana di Siena has devised a selection of special services designed to enrich your visiting experience. The services consist of tools to enhance your cultural and artistic exploration and education, and tools to meet the various needs of all those wishing to visit the complex. Each visitor can thus enjoy a unique level of experience, rich in emotion and discovery.

authorised tour guides



available in italian, english, french, spanish and german.

Guide on 8" touchscreen tablet




The Cathedral can be accessed via a dedicated ramp on the left of the building. Unfortunately the Museum, Crypt and Baptistry are not currently equipped for disabled access.


educational section


This project is designed for primary and secondary school students.

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