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English tour of Siena cathedral?

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English tour of Siena cathedral?

My wife & I will be taking a day trip to Siena from Florence sometime during the third week in October (probably Friday, Oct. 23). I was there for a day in 1996 and I seem to recall it was easy to get an English-speaking person to provide a private tour...maybe an hour or so...of the cathedral just about any time. Is my memory correct? Will we be able to catch a tour like this when we're there?

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1. Re: English tour of Siena cathedral?

I don't know about a personal tour, but we rented an audio tour (headsets) in English when we were there, and it was quite informative. It let you go at your own pace, and listen only to things you wanted to hear about.

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I was there last Sunday and the only guided tours I saw were the large tour groups from bus tours. I did see several people with the audioguides.

If you do a search on TA member names for yvonne001, she posted a link to a downloadable map of the floor mosaics which are mostly uncovered right now until the end of October. It was posted in the Siena forum, with the Duomo in the title (if my memory is functioning correctly).


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I think TAB is referring to this planetware.com/map/siena-cathedral-map-i-sie…

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4. Re: English tour of Siena cathedral?

Although you can not often get Dario to do the tour. He has two guides work with him.


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5. Re: English tour of Siena cathedral?

Contact the Siena Guides Association: www.guidesiena.it., or phone +39-0577-43273. There are many well-trained guides in the association, quite knowledgeable and with a good command of English. A couple you might like to try are Federica Olla +39-0577-49700 or +39-338-1339525, and Barbara Batelli +39-335-5418924. (Caution: phone numbers that start with 3 after the country code +39 are cell pnones; those that start with 0 are fixed phones.)

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