The monumental Cathedral complex
Un 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 Museumand the “New Cathedral” with its Unfinished Façade, and continues on into the Cryptor undercroft and the Baptistryto explore the human soul and the truths of faith through culture and art.
A journey to discover the monumental complex of the Cathedral of Siena
MASTERPIECES IN THE CATHEDRAL
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.
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.