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:

Until 31th March 2022:
10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sundays, public holidays Cathedral: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Eve of public holidays Cathedral: 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

From 01/04 until 31/10: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Only Opera Museum: 09:30 am - 7:30 pm                                                                          Saint Bernardino Oratory: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Sundays, public holidays Cathedral: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

During the uncovering Floor Period Cathedral (27/06 - 31/07; 18/08 - 18/10/2022) the opening time will be the same. Just the Cathedral, on sundays and public holidays, will be opened from 09:30 am until 6.00 pm.

Porta del Cielo:
Open from 1 to 31 March only on Saturdays 10:30 am - 5:30 pm and on Sundays 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm.
From 1st April 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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Last admission half an hour before the museum closes.

Religious services may lead to changes in the opening times.

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Museum complex sites:

1. Cathedral
1. Piccolomini Library
2. Opera's Museum
2. Panorama and and "Duomo Nuovo"
3. Crypt
4. Baptistry 5. Gate of Heaven 6. Santa Maria della Scala museum complex
Special Tickets:

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


News & Events

All visitors please take note
27 January 2021

From 22 February 2021 the Duomo of Siena and the Piccolomini Library will reopen for visits from Monday to Friday from 10.30 to 17.30 (last admission at 17.00).

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Emergency COVID-19
22 January 2021

The Complesso Museale del Duomo di Siena will be closed for visits until further notice.

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New opening time of the Cathedral
10 February 2020

From April 13th 2020 the Cathedral of Siena will open to the public at 10 am instead of 10.30 a.m.

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The Cathedral of Siena discovers its magnificent floor
5 August 2019

From August 18 to October 27 , the Cathedral of Siena discovers its magnificent floor made of marble intarsia, the result of five hundred years of artistic expression, a symbolic journey in search of the highest values of the human spirit. ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. From the DOOR to the CITY OF HEAVEN to the FLOOR.

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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.