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Siena Piazza del Mercato Tours

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Siena Piazza del Mercato
If you're at all familiar with the Italian language, you'll no doubt recognize that the Piazza del Mercato in Siena is the city's historic market square.

Located behind the iconic town hall and tower in Siena's historic center, the Piazza del Mercato was the setting for an outdoor market in this Tuscan town as far back as the 12th century. Vendors at those first markets sold the same things you'll find on sale at Italian markets today – meat and fish, fruit and vegetables, as well as household items, clothing, and even fuel such as coal and oil.

Early on, the stands were structures that remained in the Piazza del Mercato all the time, even when the market was closed. Later, the vendors were moved to the nearby Piazza del Campo, and in the 1950s the market was moved to Viale XXIV Aprile.

Today, even though the name Piazza del Mercato no longer reflects the purpose of the square, it's a good spot to go in Siena to enjoy views of the hills behind the town hall.
Address: Piazza Mercato, Siena, Tuscany 53100, Italy
Hours: Open 24 hours
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Food & Wine Tour - Savor SienaDining Experiences

Food & Wine Tour - Savor Siena

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Savor Siena offers a chance to not only taste, but to learn about Tuscany's wealth of foods. See how the local foods tie into local Tuscan culture and history, and enjoy many delicious bites. Since the class is due to a physical tour, you will need to be physically fit to walk around a mile.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Siena Running TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Siena Running Tour

Siena Running Tour is a new way of visiting the city by exploiting the potential of running and combining fitness and culture. Visitors will have the opportunity to cover a geographical space wider than what you can usually see with a classic visit on foot and enjoy unaspected views. The starting point is the Fortezza Medicea, a traditional Sienese fitness place, from which your guide will give you a wide introduction to the history of the city, taking advantage of the spectacular view of the Cathedral, of the Torre del Mangia, of the ancient hospital of Santa Maria della Scala, in short, of the most important monuments of Siena, as well as, of course, of the fortress itself. Then we will proceed towards the city center, the Market square, ending the tour in Piazza Salimbeni, historical site of the Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Siena Food TourCulinary & Gourmet Tour

Siena Food Tour

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After a morning spent exploring the streets of Siena, see to your appetite with a lunchtime Sienese food tour. Enjoy a beautiful antipasto before enjoying a meal in a traditional Tuscan tavern. This culinary tour fits neatly into a long lunch break, making it easy to fit this tour into a full day of sightseeing.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Siena Magica Private Walking TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Siena Magica Private Walking Tour

On this private guided walking tour you will explore a city that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see its main and beautiful sites, such as the Cathedral of Siena, Piazza del Campo, Torre del Mangi, Fonte Gaia, Piazza del Mercato. The beautiful city of Siena is famous not only for its splendid and historic buildings and the picturesque landscape that surrounds it, but also for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and, of course, the Palio, the famous horse race held here twice a year.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Discovering Siena most beloved legends: the untold cityPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Discovering Siena most beloved legends: the untold city

A two hours enchanting walk, discovering Siena most beloved legends. Starting Point Basilica of Saint Dominic, where the detached head and finger of the holy Saint Catherine wait to tell You the story of the girl that changed not Siena, all Europe and church history. Second stop at the Malavolti Arch to gaze at the only ancient roman architectural feature left in place. Learn how and why Siena is closely tied with Rome. You will learn the fate of Mariotto and Ganozza, the story Shakespeare was inspired by in writing his Romeo and Juliet. We will turn around the romantic couple palace, Palazzo Mignanelli. Next stop: Piazza del Campo. Walking around this UNESCO site You will listen to the story of the first town hall bellman, who gave his nickname to the tower. We will stop to launch a copper coin into Fonte Gaia and listen to its waters telling us the story of the never found and mysterious Siena’s river and learn about the pixies that live in its underground galleries.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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What are Siena Piazza del Mercato hours of operation?
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Siena Piazza del Mercato hours of operation: Open 24 hours. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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