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Stella Soldani Siena day tour guide

#22 of 94 Tours in Siena
Siena, Italy
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About Stella Soldani Siena day tour guide
If you wish to visit Siena and Tuscany with a local fully licenced tourist guide I am very pleased to share my experience and passion with you, I am living in a unique medieval town and in a charming wine region, enjoy!
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Uncover the little-known treasures of medieval Siena on a 2-hour insider walking tour meeting Stella at the Basilica San Domenico. and see top attraction just like Siena Cathedral (entrance fees are not included) and Piazza del Campo, the magnificent medieval square where the Palio horse race is organized twice a year on july 2 and august 16.

The outdoor market on wednesdays or bakery and grocery shops every day welcome us to sample fine cheeses and tuscan salami and the famous Siena ricciarelli cakes. Small-group format ensures a personalized experience. the tour will finish near your restaurant or in district you loved the most.
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Laurie F wrote a review Jun 2019
Richmond, Virginia41 contributions41 helpful votes
Stella was friendly, knowledgeable and great with the kids (12 and 9). We learned bout the Palio and some Siena history. We ended our tour early only because we decided last minute to climb the tower and had to catch a bus home. it was great to just let someone lead us and not have to think!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Debbie F wrote a review Apr 2019
Atlanta5 contributions2 helpful votes
Stella was amazing for our recent girl's getaway to Tuscany. She is one of the best guides I have had in this region. She spoke fluent English - gave us a wonderful overview of the city AND was able to get us into one of the Contrada museums (a highlight) because of her VIP access. I would totally recommend her to anyone interested in Siena or the Palio!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Ditta wrote a review Mar 2019
Ottawa3 contributions3 helpful votes
Ms. Soldani has been guiding our groups for many years, including specialty tours for music groups. We have found her to be very professional, knowledgeable and helpful at all times. We highly recommend her services for groups and individuals.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from stellasoldani, Manager at Stella Soldani Siena day tour guide
Responded Mar 13, 2019
thank you very much! it was a pleasure to work with you and your students, they loved Siena masterpieces and the Accademia Musicale Italiana was one of our highlights! hopefully next year I can partecipate to their performances!
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mgk1959 wrote a review Sep 2018
Elgin, Illinois29 contributions13 helpful votes
This was our second visit to Sienna, but the first time we took an official tour, and we are so glad we did! Stella provided so much insight about and passion for her city of Sienna. Her knowledge of the history and culture was extensive, but more importantly, she was able to share that with us in a friendly, accessible manner. We especially enjoyed learning about the palio and the contrada. Stella also graciously made us a lunch reservation at Osteria Le Logge, which did not disappoint. Stella made our visit to Sienna memorable!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Amy K wrote a review Aug 2017
Boston, Massachusetts9 contributions5 helpful votes
We used Stella for a tour of Siena, with a focus on the history of Jewish life and the synagogue. Before I left for Italy friends told me that I did not need a tour guide, that I could see the synagogue on my own with a guide provided at the synagogue. They were right. The guide at the synagogue was knowledgeable and spend a lot of time with us. Stella was not really necessary. As I thought about our time with her, I realize that we paid a lot of money for a three hour tour, at least an hour of which was in the synagogue. I would have preferred if she would have let us know in advance that she was not needed for the synagogue, only for the rest of Siena. I feel like we got cheated out of learning about this wonderful place because first, we did not have enough time to see much, and second, because she used some of our remaining time to visit two places for the sole purpose of encouraging us to buy things. After leaving Siena I visited two other towns in Tuscany where I used tour guides who were much better. They gave us a full sense of the towns we were visiting, used our time wisely, and never brought us into any stores for the purpose of making a commission. I think Stella probably has the capacity to be a good guide- she is knowledgeable and energetic and lovely to deal with, but we just felt that we did not get full value for our investment.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Response from stellasoldani, Owner at Stella Soldani Siena day tour guide
Responded Aug 23, 2017
dear A., I am sorry to hear that in your opinion I was not needed! probably this is what you and your husband and brother experienced but the time we spent in the synagogue was half an hour, and part of it is dedicated to making tickets and introducing the comunity of siena and coommenting on the history of the town with the museum guide over events that occured in that district that is also the district where my family once lived. Morover the synagogue was open only for us because I prebooked the visit on a tuesday that is normally not open as you asked me to do....so without a guide you would find it closed! after the visit in the jewish former ghetto we visited all the hilighlights of siena as you asked me to do, the Piazza del campo, il Duomo, the Basilica San Domenico, I do not know which are the stores to make a commission!!! I am very disappointed by hearing this, me just like all the siena guides are working very hard to offer the best of a tour in the city where we live since when we were young, and you can read also from the others reviews written before your one....
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