On this tour, Eli will show you Piazza del Campo, the stunning main square with its unique shell shape, where the famous Palio horse race is still held twice yearly (always during the summer). Of course, we will not miss the Duomo (the main cathedral). It is one of the most impressive examples of Italian Gothic architecture, with construction beginning in 1180: the intricate exterior is a combination of two different styles, the interior is like opening a book on Italian art. Strolling down its narrow streets and alleys, sometimes the view opens to a breath-taking panorama of this divine hilltop Tuscan town.
Born and bred in Tuscany, like the majority of the locals she is very blunt! After working in tourism for several years she found her true vocation in being a tour guide, she often says "it's the only job that I could do for 18 years or more" She is very energetic and curious, loves meeting and interacting with different people as well as travelling the world. She has a very strong voice as she sang during her high school years and that's when the passion for opera started. Still there is something she can't resist too ... sweets and particularly gelato, something she would enjoy with her guests after a tour!
Eli has been guiding since Jul 2002
Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Siena with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.
The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Siena. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.
Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
02 March 2021
Lovely trip thanks
28 February 2021
Top notch tour, with wealth of information and extensive background knowledge (take heed some of you that are not professional guides). Thank you Eli, will visit as soon as able
28 February 2021
27 February 2021
Eli, thank you for sharing your passion and love. I didn't know anything about this location until touring with you and Virtualtrips virtually. I'm looking forward to joining more of your tours.
27 February 2021
Eli was an excellent guide. She was enthusiastic about Sienna and the tour was well paced with opportunities to ask questions and take photographs. I would certainly recommend her.
There are no tours to show