The tour starts from the Firenze Santa Maria Novella railway station at around 8.15 am. I would recommend you go early to get a front seat in the . And use the washroom before you board the bus as the bus doesn’t have one. You can purchase water at a slight premium onboard.
Your bus will cross the Arno river to get out of Florence. Enroute you can enjoy scenic countryside while your friendly guide will tell you that there is no love lost between the people of Siena and Florence. You can see the main entrance to Florence as you leave the city.
After about one and a half our you reach Siena and are joined by a local guide. You are given a headset so that hear the guide’s commentary. Siena is an iconic Medieval town of stone in Tuscany. They take you on walking tour past unmatched yellow shaded buildings and terracotta rooftops.If you are lucky , as we were, you will see a deep ccoliured Vespa scooter parked against the wall of a house and presenting a perfect photo opportunity ( unfortunately we missed that).
The first landmark on show is the square which houses the oldest bank in the world.
You are told that there are 27 districts in Siena each with unique insignia which you can see on some structures. And you can not change the district you are born into. You then walk to the Duomo located in the highest point of the city passing scenic sights as illustrated below.