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Paths of Light

BENEATH THE CATHEDRAL

A 3D videomapping experience beneath Siena Cathedral.

‘Beneath’ the Cathedral

The tour explores the spaces beneath Siena Cathedral, offering a "full-immersion" experience in the history, traditions and beauty of Siena with 3D video-mapping and multilingual audio headsets.
Tour

Paths of Light is a tour beneath Siena Cathedral to explore the fabulous architectural setting of the Oratorio dei SS. Giovannino e Gennaro.

After being guided through the tunnels leading from the Baptistry to the Oratory, visitors are accompanied into the 17th century body of the oratory to witness an immersive cultural performance in 3D video-mapping.

The leading players in the performance are the people of Siena and their history. An instrumental cord and an ideal cord unite the citizens, inviting them to display Con-cord, urging them towards a union of hearts. Political concord has a beneficial impact on the government of the city and this is reflected in its great works.

The cord metaphorically links the Cathedral, symbolising the sentiment of worship, with the pivotal role of the Palazzo Pubblico, the centre of civic government and the Hall of the Nine with its allegories frescoed by Ambrogio Lorenzetti.
The dream starts in the Middle Ages but it extends on down to our own day: the hope is that of a rebirth through Wisdom inspiring Justice and leading to Concord, the "leitmotif" of the performance. The industriousness of the citizens in this "welfare state" is to be found in the craftsmen's workshops of yesterday and today. The personalities of the past continue to speak in our own time. The music and voice of Siena accompany the images of passing time scanned by clocks and bells in an embrace that reaches out to the audience seated in the oratory pews.

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OPENING HOURS

1 March - 1 November: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
2 November - 28 February (but not 26 December – 8 January): 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
26 December - 8 January: 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

Ticket Office open at 9:45 am

Last admission half an hour before the museum closes.
Religious services may lead to changes in the opening times.

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+39 0577 286300

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A single ticket entitling the holder to visit all the museums in the complex.

Valid for three days from the day of purchase Opa Si Pass.


A single ticket that allows access to the Cathedral roofs and to all the museum buildings of the complex.


prices FULL TICKET
07/01-28/02
€ 2,00
01/11-24/12
€ 2,00
On sale only when admission to the Cathedral is free. At other times of the year, admission to the Piccolomini Library is included in the price of admission to the Cathedral



A single ticket that allows access to the Cathedral roofs and to all the museum buildings of the complex.

Prices
Full price
01/03 – 07/01
€ 20,00
Half-price (children from 7 to 11 years old)
01/03 – 07/01
€ 5,00
Free (children until 6 years old)

A single ticket entitling the holder to visit all the museums in the complex.

Valid for three days from the day of purchase Opa Si Pass.

prices
Full price
18/08 - 27/10
€ 15,00
01/03 - 13/08
28/10 - 31/10
26/12 - 06/01
€ 13,00
01/11-24/12
07/01-28/02
€ 8,00
reduced-price (children from 7 to 11 years old)
01/01 – 31/12
€ 2,00
free

  • Children up to the age of 6
  • Visitors either born or resident in the Municipality of Siena
  • Accredited journalists
  • Handicapped visitors with one caregiver

  • Clerics of both genders
  • Students enrolled at the Università di Siena or at the Università per Stranieri
  • Parish groups from the Archdiocese of Siena with an accompanying letter from their parish priest

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