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August
2014
Follow Palio di Siena on August 16

Palio dell’Assunta, the highlight of summer in Siena

15/08/2014

It lacks very little to the second Palio of the year, in honour of the Assumption of Mary, a day full of excitement, tension, joy and above all rivalry for Senese people, since each contrada is like a family, an unbreakable tie really difficult to understand for those who wasn’t born in Siena. However the […]

Palio dell’Assunta, the highlight of summer in Siena

Follow Palio di Siena on August 16

15/08/2014

It lacks very little to the second Palio of the year, in honour of the Assumption of Mary, a day full of excitement, tension, joy and above all rivalry for Senese people, since each contrada is like a family, an unbreakable tie really difficult to understand for those who wasn’t born in Siena. However the […]

Chalice of Stars in Siena

Wine tastings at night in Siena

08/08/2014

The Night of San Lorenzo is the night of the falling stars and we suggest spending it in Siena, even making a toast with a top DOC wine: this is the aim of “Chalices of Stars”, the successful initiative organized by Città del Vino association in collaboration with the Wine Tourism Movement throughout Italy. In […]

Wine tastings at night in Siena

Chalice of Stars in Siena

08/08/2014

The Night of San Lorenzo is the night of the falling stars and we suggest spending it in Siena, even making a toast with a top DOC wine: this is the aim of “Chalices of Stars”, the successful initiative organized by Città del Vino association in collaboration with the Wine Tourism Movement throughout Italy. In […]

Things to do in Siena during summer

Things to do in Siena this summer

01/08/2014

This summer there are many initiatives included in “Estate Senese 2014” calendar that continue in August and get along with us until September, so if you haven’t already booked your trip to Siena don’t worry, you will find many events in the historical center and in the surrounding area in the next weeks. Theatrical performances […]

Things to do in Siena this summer

Things to do in Siena during summer

01/08/2014

This summer there are many initiatives included in “Estate Senese 2014” calendar that continue in August and get along with us until September, so if you haven’t already booked your trip to Siena don’t worry, you will find many events in the historical center and in the surrounding area in the next weeks. Theatrical performances […]

July
2014
Drago won Palio on 2nd July 2014 in Siena

Palio of Siena, in a swirl of emotions waiting for 16th August

18/07/2014

The Palio is always a trending topic in Siena: we report what happened during the competition held on 2nd July to introduce the next Palio with the highlights of that incredible day. The Drappellone was conquered by Contrada of the Dragon, which got the 37th victory of its story: the jockey Alberto Ricceri, nicknamed Salasso, […]

Palio of Siena, in a swirl of emotions waiting for 16th August

Drago won Palio on 2nd July 2014 in Siena

18/07/2014

The Palio is always a trending topic in Siena: we report what happened during the competition held on 2nd July to introduce the next Palio with the highlights of that incredible day. The Drappellone was conquered by Contrada of the Dragon, which got the 37th victory of its story: the jockey Alberto Ricceri, nicknamed Salasso, […]

Siena special openings in summer

Summer in Siena: Concerts and night openings of museums

10/07/2014

Would you know which events will take place in the coming weeks in Siena? We suggest a series of live concerts and special night openings to take advantage of every moment spent in this beautiful and welcoming city. Siena and Stars is the name of the festival that enlivens Piazza del Duomo with the most […]

Summer in Siena: Concerts and night openings of museums

Siena special openings in summer

10/07/2014

Would you know which events will take place in the coming weeks in Siena? We suggest a series of live concerts and special night openings to take advantage of every moment spent in this beautiful and welcoming city. Siena and Stars is the name of the festival that enlivens Piazza del Duomo with the most […]

How to buy a ticket for Palio di Siena

July 2, the day of Palio has come

01/07/2014

The most awaited event by Senese people has come, the competition which everyone would like to see: the Palio, the race that turns Piazza del Campo in a stage where the oldest show of Siena is held, a race which involves “contradaioli”, ignites the passion, revives rivalries, reinforces a tradition that is difficult to understand […]

July 2, the day of Palio has come

How to buy a ticket for Palio di Siena

01/07/2014

The most awaited event by Senese people has come, the competition which everyone would like to see: the Palio, the race that turns Piazza del Campo in a stage where the oldest show of Siena is held, a race which involves “contradaioli”, ignites the passion, revives rivalries, reinforces a tradition that is difficult to understand […]

June
2014
Concerts in Siena

European Music festival in Siena on the summer solstice

20/06/2014

June 21st is the longest day of the year, so we are thinking about how to celebrate the arrival of summer in Siena. This town, as always, offers original and engaging proposals for Senese people and tourists who want to come next weekend. On Saturday 21st June there are many extraordinary events, first of all […]

European Music festival in Siena on the summer solstice

Concerts in Siena

20/06/2014

June 21st is the longest day of the year, so we are thinking about how to celebrate the arrival of summer in Siena. This town, as always, offers original and engaging proposals for Senese people and tourists who want to come next weekend. On Saturday 21st June there are many extraordinary events, first of all […]

Slow Tourism in Monteriggioni near Siena

Slow tourism in Monteriggioni, the wonders of eco travel

13/06/2014

You can begin a trip without changing anything, or maybe something happens during the journey or at the end? This question relates to all kinds of travels and Siena is the ideal place where to understand the need of an authentic nature trail, regenerating and educational at the same time. We live in a very […]

Slow tourism in Monteriggioni, the wonders of eco travel

Slow Tourism in Monteriggioni near Siena

13/06/2014

You can begin a trip without changing anything, or maybe something happens during the journey or at the end? This question relates to all kinds of travels and Siena is the ideal place where to understand the need of an authentic nature trail, regenerating and educational at the same time. We live in a very […]

Guided tours in Siena during Summer

Guided tours and enchanting itineraries in the heart of Siena

09/06/2014

Due to the success of cultural events that have taken place in the last months in Siena, in June there are many guided tours, itineraries and meetings with artists recommended to who is looking for the genuine side of this town. Would you like to organize your next trip to Siena planning which places to […]

Guided tours and enchanting itineraries in the heart of Siena

Guided tours in Siena during Summer

09/06/2014

Due to the success of cultural events that have taken place in the last months in Siena, in June there are many guided tours, itineraries and meetings with artists recommended to who is looking for the genuine side of this town. Would you like to organize your next trip to Siena planning which places to […]

May
2014
Museums of Siena Contradas

Siena museums festival on Republic Day

30/05/2014

On 2nd June Italy celebrates the Republic Day and Siena presents a 3-day festival dedicated to the treasures of the town, its museums and Contradas. The event begins on Friday 30th May with the presentation of the web platform “Ecomuseo Siena”, designed to promote the town of the Palio by the voice of its 17 […]

Siena museums festival on Republic Day

Museums of Siena Contradas

30/05/2014

On 2nd June Italy celebrates the Republic Day and Siena presents a 3-day festival dedicated to the treasures of the town, its museums and Contradas. The event begins on Friday 30th May with the presentation of the web platform “Ecomuseo Siena”, designed to promote the town of the Palio by the voice of its 17 […]

Discovering Via Francigena in Siena by Urban Trekking

Via Francigena, following pilgrims

23/05/2014

The success of urban trekking in the last years is also due to Siena the chief-town of the national event dedicated to the discovering of the cities by foot, the triumph of  slow tourism against the “hit and run” travels and the more usual tours. The advantage of the City of the Palio consists of […]

Via Francigena, following pilgrims

Discovering Via Francigena in Siena by Urban Trekking

23/05/2014

The success of urban trekking in the last years is also due to Siena the chief-town of the national event dedicated to the discovering of the cities by foot, the triumph of  slow tourism against the “hit and run” travels and the more usual tours. The advantage of the City of the Palio consists of […]

San Quirico d'Orcia Medieval Festival

Weekend in San Quirico d’ Orcia for the Medieval Festival

16/05/2014

If you like to visit a medieval town, the most suitable chance is to attend a historical reenactment, an event that involves most of the inhabitants and allows you to join important events happened many centuries ago, as well as a better appreciation of local traditions. On this occasion, we suggest to make a stop […]

Weekend in San Quirico d’ Orcia for the Medieval Festival

San Quirico d'Orcia Medieval Festival

16/05/2014

If you like to visit a medieval town, the most suitable chance is to attend a historical reenactment, an event that involves most of the inhabitants and allows you to join important events happened many centuries ago, as well as a better appreciation of local traditions. On this occasion, we suggest to make a stop […]

Join Siena Night Museums

Enjoy the Night of Museums in Siena!

12/05/2014

On the third Saturday of May occurs the Night of Museums, a European initiative which consists in the special night opening of museums, galleries and other places of cultural importance, with the opportunity to join guided tours and special events. In Siena and province you will have different chances to spend the evening of Saturday […]

Enjoy the Night of Museums in Siena!

Join Siena Night Museums

12/05/2014

On the third Saturday of May occurs the Night of Museums, a European initiative which consists in the special night opening of museums, galleries and other places of cultural importance, with the opportunity to join guided tours and special events. In Siena and province you will have different chances to spend the evening of Saturday […]

Concerts in Siena during Spring

Senese Spring in Music

05/05/2014

Classical music is on stage in Siena all the month of May with a festival came to its 12th edition, MusicaSiena, boasting international guests who will perform on every Saturday. The venues that will host the performances are the Auditorium of Music “Rinaldo Franci”, the oratory of Contrada della Torre (at via Salicotto n. 76) […]

Senese Spring in Music

Concerts in Siena during Spring

05/05/2014

Classical music is on stage in Siena all the month of May with a festival came to its 12th edition, MusicaSiena, boasting international guests who will perform on every Saturday. The venues that will host the performances are the Auditorium of Music “Rinaldo Franci”, the oratory of Contrada della Torre (at via Salicotto n. 76) […]

April
2014
Crete Senesi Excursion

The genuine flavors of Crete Senesi in spring

23/04/2014

The great tradition of craftsmanship and the vocation for tourism continue with events such as tastings of typical products, guided tours with visits to local companies and workshops to promote the best products of the Crete Senesi, an area with a peculiar charm. Between April and May you can join the initiatives of “Flavors of […]

The genuine flavors of Crete Senesi in spring

Crete Senesi Excursion

23/04/2014

The great tradition of craftsmanship and the vocation for tourism continue with events such as tastings of typical products, guided tours with visits to local companies and workshops to promote the best products of the Crete Senesi, an area with a peculiar charm. Between April and May you can join the initiatives of “Flavors of […]

Ballet performances in Siena

International Dance Day in Siena

17/04/2014

The art of dance meets the public on 29th April, the International Dance Day, an initiative conceived in 1982 by the CID (Conseil International de la Danse) of UNESCO, for the anniversary of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), the creator of modern ballet, to promote this art in the world and achieve an audience different than the […]

International Dance Day in Siena

Ballet performances in Siena

17/04/2014

The art of dance meets the public on 29th April, the International Dance Day, an initiative conceived in 1982 by the CID (Conseil International de la Danse) of UNESCO, for the anniversary of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), the creator of modern ballet, to promote this art in the world and achieve an audience different than the […]

Easter holydays in Siena and province

Easter Holidays in Siena and province

10/04/2014

Are you ready to join engaging activities and events in province of Siena? We suggest an itinerary for the week of Easter that includes pageants, running races in the countryside, and visits to a very strange museums. The first event is on Friday 18th April with the historical reenactment of the Via Crucis which will […]

Easter Holidays in Siena and province

Easter holydays in Siena and province

10/04/2014

Are you ready to join engaging activities and events in province of Siena? We suggest an itinerary for the week of Easter that includes pageants, running races in the countryside, and visits to a very strange museums. The first event is on Friday 18th April with the historical reenactment of the Via Crucis which will […]

March
2014
Erwitt exhibition in San Gimignano

Erwitt’s exhibition in San Gimignano

28/03/2014

April is a great month for hikes and walks in the province of Siena, because here the colors are brighter and relax becomes a wonderful experience, an irresistible attraction for those who are looking for a captivating destination. San Gimignano is the place that we recommend, because during April visitors can take advantage of the […]

Erwitt’s exhibition in San Gimignano

Erwitt exhibition in San Gimignano

28/03/2014

April is a great month for hikes and walks in the province of Siena, because here the colors are brighter and relax becomes a wonderful experience, an irresistible attraction for those who are looking for a captivating destination. San Gimignano is the place that we recommend, because during April visitors can take advantage of the […]

Italian Opera concerts in Siena in April

The best opera arias performed in Siena

24/03/2014

The opera, since its origins, had as its stage elegant palaces and theaters, so today it is recommended to go to these kinds of concerts in a refined location, rediscovering the masterpieces of opera thanks to a series of events held in Siena. Our tip is the Siena Italian Opera festival, which will start on […]

The best opera arias performed in Siena

Italian Opera concerts in Siena in April

24/03/2014

The opera, since its origins, had as its stage elegant palaces and theaters, so today it is recommended to go to these kinds of concerts in a refined location, rediscovering the masterpieces of opera thanks to a series of events held in Siena. Our tip is the Siena Italian Opera festival, which will start on […]

Guided tours in Siena at Palazzo Pubblico

Guided tours of the Town Hall’s hidden rooms

14/03/2014

Look at familiar places with a different gaze; this is one of the wishes that come true in Siena, if you have the curiosity and attention to explore contradas, squares and historic buildings during your stay. We advise an initiative that represents this approach and will be held exclusively on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd […]

Guided tours of the Town Hall’s hidden rooms

Guided tours in Siena at Palazzo Pubblico

14/03/2014

Look at familiar places with a different gaze; this is one of the wishes that come true in Siena, if you have the curiosity and attention to explore contradas, squares and historic buildings during your stay. We advise an initiative that represents this approach and will be held exclusively on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd […]

Val di Merse itinerary in province of Siena

Val di Merse, a route through villages, hills and abbeys

07/03/2014

The province of Siena is one of the more vast in Tuscany and includes many little-known places and yet full of attractions; this time we recommend a tour of Val di Merse, located in the southwest of Siena, an area defined by high hills, woodlands, agricultural areas and medieval hamlets. Imagine a route through the […]

Val di Merse, a route through villages, hills and abbeys

Val di Merse itinerary in province of Siena

07/03/2014

The province of Siena is one of the more vast in Tuscany and includes many little-known places and yet full of attractions; this time we recommend a tour of Val di Merse, located in the southwest of Siena, an area defined by high hills, woodlands, agricultural areas and medieval hamlets. Imagine a route through the […]

Val di Merse itinerary in province of Siena

Val di Merse, un percorso tra borghi, colline e abbazie

07/03/2014

La provincia di Siena è una delle più estese della Toscana e comprende molte località poco note eppure ricche di attrattive; stavolta ci dedichiamo alla Val di Merse, a sud-ovest, un territorio definito da alte colline, boschi che si alternano a zone agricole e borghi medievali. Immaginiamo un itinerario fra i posti più interessanti della […]

Val di Merse, un percorso tra borghi, colline e abbazie

Val di Merse itinerary in province of Siena

07/03/2014

La provincia di Siena è una delle più estese della Toscana e comprende molte località poco note eppure ricche di attrattive; stavolta ci dedichiamo alla Val di Merse, a sud-ovest, un territorio definito da alte colline, boschi che si alternano a zone agricole e borghi medievali. Immaginiamo un itinerario fra i posti più interessanti della […]

February
2014
Show cooking contest in Siena

Chefs vs food bloggers in Siena

28/02/2014

Have you ever watched a cooking duel? Probably not, so you can come to Siena to join “Doppio Fuoco. Chef vs blogger: sfida ai fornelli” a series of events every month until May which have as main course the delicious Senese cuisine, a mouth-watering invite to book a place and taste the menu realized by […]

Chefs vs food bloggers in Siena

Show cooking contest in Siena

28/02/2014

Have you ever watched a cooking duel? Probably not, so you can come to Siena to join “Doppio Fuoco. Chef vs blogger: sfida ai fornelli” a series of events every month until May which have as main course the delicious Senese cuisine, a mouth-watering invite to book a place and taste the menu realized by […]

Sport Siena Week Tourism and sporting activities

Sport Siena Week, sport tourism in the town of Palio

19/02/2014

An event that promotes sport tourism is coming in Siena, it will be a week full of events, competitions, shows and workshops of various sports, an original idea because it combines the natural setting of Siena, known for its art, food and wine, with sport, also meant as a pursuit of well-being. Sport Siena Week […]

Sport Siena Week, sport tourism in the town of Palio

Sport Siena Week Tourism and sporting activities

19/02/2014

An event that promotes sport tourism is coming in Siena, it will be a week full of events, competitions, shows and workshops of various sports, an original idea because it combines the natural setting of Siena, known for its art, food and wine, with sport, also meant as a pursuit of well-being. Sport Siena Week […]

Siena Duomo Gothic style

The secrets of Gothic in Siena

12/02/2014

Which are the peculiarities of the churches of Siena? For which reasons the Gothic style began important just in this part of Tuscany? To learn more about the elements that bind the architecture of the cathedrals to the historical events, we suggest a series of weekly meetings scheduled every Saturday until March 8th. The Archeosofica […]

The secrets of Gothic in Siena

Siena Duomo Gothic style

12/02/2014

Which are the peculiarities of the churches of Siena? For which reasons the Gothic style began important just in this part of Tuscany? To learn more about the elements that bind the architecture of the cathedrals to the historical events, we suggest a series of weekly meetings scheduled every Saturday until March 8th. The Archeosofica […]