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Siena Tours by Barbara

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Address: Siena, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 347 506 5700
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00

My tours are conceived for small groups, families, single travellers...

My tours are conceived for small groups, families, single travellers interested in making their holiday a real experience of life, out of crowded and unpersonal standard guided tours. Structured on the visitor's main interest, from art to food, my tours are based on a deep knowledge of the area and on a fifteen years experience in communication.

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Barbara Cucini

This was our first time in Siena.We only had one day before starting our section of the Via Francigena and we fell in love with this wonderful city. Our tour with Barbara could... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 July 2016
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This was our first time in Siena.We only had one day before starting our section of the Via Francigena and we fell in love with this wonderful city. Our tour with Barbara could not have been better. She breathes life into every little detail she shares but she gives more than this this. When I left the tour, I felt... More 

2 Thank JimR5745
El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Our tour with Barbara was booked very last minute and she was extremely flexible. We loved her passion and learned so much more about Siena that we ever would have had we tried to go it alone! We visited some special places that tourists usually don't go and that was a real treat. We felt like we truly knew the... More 

2 Thank R M
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

I had read earlier reviews and Barbara certainly lived up to her pre billing. She may be a Goose (you will understand once you come to Siena) but certainly not one in our conventional usage of the phrase. Barbara has an obvious enthusiasm for her town and her community allied to her academic background. If you want some insight as... More 

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London, Engalnd
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153 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Well done Barbara, you made our trip to Siena so worthwhile. It was not just your knowledge of the buildings and the history of Siena, but you explained how you and your family participated in your Contrada. The social and cultural aspects of living in Siena then became a living experience. We even saw into a Contrada social area, a... More 

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The Hague
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

We spent a morning with Barbara walking through the back alleys of Siena. It was a pleasure. She has so much passion for the city and all its customs and traditions. Her English is very good and she has lots to tell. We were with eight guys and all of them enjoyed the tour; even the fussy ones.

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Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

We were very interested in visiting a contrada and understanding more about the social and political history of these famous neighborhoods. Barbara was an excellent guide, and we were very lucky to have her passion and deep understanding for and of these entities. We toured a contrada's private "museum", saw the building which serves as the centre of a contrada,... More 

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Durham, Connecticut
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131 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Barbara is passionate about Siena and its history and traditions, making her a wonderful tour guide. A three hour tour with Barbara should be at the top of your to do list in Siena. She tailors the tour to your interests. We learned so much about the Palio and the various contrade and were even able to visit one of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

I only had 1.5 days in Siena and found Barbara on Trip Advisor the day before I arrived. I'm so glad to have been able to arrange the 2hour private walking tour. Barbara is very enthusiastic about her city which rubs off on you, making you love it as well! The history and stories she told were very interesting and... More 

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San Diego, California
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

Just finished a 3hr tour with Barbara, walking around Siena. Glad I found her on here and we did this. The town itself is very quaint and worth a visit. We are staying here just one night, and while is can probably be very nice just wandering around the cobblestone streets and alleys and wiling away a few hours sitting... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

We were only in Siena for 2 nights and wanted to get a good understanding of the city and it's history and I found this site on TripAdvisor a couple of weeks before we visited and had never had a private guide before so we were unsure of what to expect. We were very pleasantly surprised. Our guide Barbara met... More 

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