Acropolis Plus Combo Ticket: Siena Cathedral Complex, Santa Maria della Scala and 'Gate of Heaven' Visit

Acropolis Plus Combo Ticket: Siena Cathedral Complex, Santa Maria della Scala and 'Gate of Heaven' Visit

Visit Siena’ s most important religious and artistic sites with one easy ticket - from the Cathedral Complex to Santa Maria della Scala to the “Gate of Heaven” visit around the cupola and under the roof of the cathedral.

The best of Siena, with one practical ticket.

Visit the most precious and beautiful sites of Siena - with a ticket that gives you access to the complex of the Duomo of Siena, the complex of Santa Maria della Scala, and the Tour "Gate of Heaven" that leads up to the ceiling of the cathedral and the spaces hidden beneath the roofs.

The "Acropolis +" ticket has a validity of 3 days from the day of pick up of the ticket without time constraints except for the “Gate of Heaven” visit. Booking the start time for the “Gate of Heaven” visit (an accompanied walk, NOT a guided tour) is obligatory and determines when your three days validity start.

Here is what is included in the “Acropoli +” ticket:

  • access to the monumental complex of the Cathedral of Siena (with the Piccolomini Library), the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (the Cathedral Museum), the "Panorama" from the Facciatone del Duomo, the crypt, the baptistery and the oratory of San Bernardino (the latter only from March 1 to October 31)
  • the “Gate of Heaven” visit (an accompanied walk around the dome, to the stained glass windows and balconies and vaulted ceiling of the cathedral)
  • access to the complex Santa Maria della Scala, the ancient hospital of Siena facing the Cathedral

The "Acropolis +" ticket has a validity of 3 days from the day of pick up of the ticket, which corresponds to the start time for the “Gate of Heaven” visit.

 

Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance.

The opening hours of the various sites are listed in the "DETAILS" section.

 

Cancellations and changes:

  • Changing a confirmed visit: you can change the date and time of a confirmed visit, paying a new service fee, and subject to museum availability.
  • Cancellation of confirmed visit: if you cancel a confirmed visit, the cost of unused ticket(s) will be refunded minus the service fee.
  • No shows: cost of unused ticket(s) will be refunded minus the service fee, upon request.

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The ticket “Acropoli+” includes admission to the following Siena monuments and attractions:

1) The Siena Cathedral Complex with

  • The Duomo (Cathedral) is one of the most beautiful churches of Christianity. The Siena Cathedral hosts great artistic treasures: statues by Michelangelo, Donatello, Bernini, the pulpit by Nicola Pisano - masterpiece of medieval sculpture - the splendid atmosphere of the Piccolomini Library, with frescoes by Pinturicchio and the rich mosaic marble floor, "the most beautiful ever made" as Vasari wrote in 1568.
  • The Baptistery of St. John is a splendid Baptismal Font. One of the highest expressions of Renaissance sculpture, it was created by Jacopo della Quercia, Donatello and Lorenzo Ghiberti.
  • The Crypt. Hidden for over seven centuries, the Crypt was accidentally rediscovered during excavations in 1999. An extraordinary pictorial cycle from the 13th century will surprise you with vibrant original colors.
  • The Museo dell'Opera. Admire some of the most captivating treasures of Italian art, including the famous Majesty by Duccio di Buoninsegna - the largest altarpiece ever made - the delicate Golden Rose by Bernini, the Madonna with the Child by Donatello, and the moving crucifix by Pisano.
  • The panoramic terrace of the Duomo Nuovo. Enjoy beautiful and fascinating views of Siena and the Tuscan countryside. The panoramic terrace of the Duomo Nuovo is definitely the place for your Siena photo shoot!
  • The San Bernardino Oratory in the Piazza San Francesco is an extraordinary example of 16th century Siena, thanks to its perfect preservation.

 

2) The “Gate of Heaven” Tour (accompanied walk, NOT a guided tour):

The Cathedral opens its doors to the very top of the building: a series of spaces never open to the general public before now, and indeed, spaces to which no one has had access for centuries apart from the builders under the guiding hand of the great architects who followed in one another's footsteps through the ages. On reaching the area above the star-spangled vaults, one can walk "above" the nave and admire a series of magical panoramic views both "inside" and "outside" the Cathedral. The "Gate of Heaven" opens up to visitors as though they were climbing the ladder in the dream of Jacob who, when he awoke, exclaimed: "This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven".

 

3) The complex of Santa Maria della Scala:

More than a thousand years history of hospitality and healthcare have conferred a strategic position in Siena to the Santa Maria Maria della Scala. It rises in front of the Cathedral, and with more than 20,000 square meters over four levels the Santa Maria della Scala Museum Complex offers a cultural experience that goes beyond a classical museum visit.

Experience the artistic heritage of Siena by visiting the Pilgrims' Hall, the Chapel of the Mantle, the Old Sacristy, the Chapel of Our Lady, the Church of the Santissima Annunziata, the Archaeological Museum housed in the striking underground galleries, the Art Museum for Children, the Center of Contemporary Art, and the Giuliano Briganti Library and Photo Library of Art.

 

OPENING HOURS

Opening Hours Cathedral (Duomo):

March 1 - November 1: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm / Sundays and holidays: 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm / day before Sundays and holidays: 10:30 pm - 6:00 pm

November 2 - February 28: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm / Sundays and holidays: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm / day before Sundays and holidays: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

December 26 - January 8: 10:30 am - 6:00 pm / Sundays and holidays: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm / day before Sundays and holidays: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday Cathedral openings only during the month of March: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

 

Uncovering Hours Cathedral Floor:

Sundays and holidays: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

 

Opening Hours Piccolomini Library - Baptistery - Crypt - Museum:

March 1 - November 1: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm /

November 2 - February 28: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm /

December 26 - January 8: 10:30 am - 6:00 pm /

 

Opening Hours Oratorio San Bernardino:

March 1 - November 1: from 13:30 to 19:00 (last entry bookable at 6:30 pm)

July 2 and August 16: from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm (last entry bookable at 4:00 pm)

 

Hours “Gate of Heaven” Tour:

March 1 - November 1: 10:30-19:00 / Sundays and holidays: 13:30-18:00 / day before Sundays and holidays: 10:30-18:00

November 2 - February 28: 10:30-17:30 / Sundays and holidays: 13:30-17:30 / day before Sundays and holidays: 10:30-17:30

December 26 - January 8:: 10:30 am - 6:00pm / Sundays and holidays: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm / day before Sundays and holidays: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday Cathedral openings only during the month of March: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

 

For all places:

  • Last admission half an hour before the closing time of the museums.
  • Hours may vary due to religious celebrations.

 

Opening Hours Santa Maria della Scala:

From March 15 to October 15:

  • Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday/Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

From December 23 to January 6:

  • Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday/Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Christmas Day: Closed

From  October 16 to March 14 (except period from December 23 to January 6):

  • Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday: Closed

  • Full Price Tickets
  • Reduced Price: Groups with over 10 people, teenagers from 12 to 19 years, over 65, university students not enrolled in Sienese universities, military and affiliated categories
  • Free for children up to 11 years old

 

WARNING: Admission to booked site or service will be denied without presenting the voucher or the ticket. Presenting a copy of the order form does by not give you the right to be admitted. No exceptions can be made to this rule.
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