The most feared question these days is undoubtedly “what do you do on New Year’s Eve?”. To answer this question, we show you the events scheduled in Siena between December 31st and January 1st, to celebrate the arrival of 2018 with joy.
Christmas period is opportune for tasting typical sweets and discovering traditions that are renewed, year after year. On this occasion we suggest you in which places you can taste Panforte, a specialty that is also a symbol of the town of Palio.
The destination that we recommend in this article owes its name to an Abbey of Benedictine monks that was built in 750 on the Sienese side of Monte Amiata; today there are only the church, part of the walls and the crypt as remains of the Abbey.
If you are thinking that December isn’t the best moment of the year for visiting Siena, reading this article you’ll probably change your mind
The river Elsa crosses and defines the part of Tuscany between Florence and Siena called Val d’Elsa, a scenery rich in vineyards, olive groves, churches, noble XV century palaces and monuments. Here rises the town that we recommend to visit in one day, since it is less than 30 kilometers from Siena, Colle di Val d’Elsa.
We recommend you the 5th edition of Seven Notes in Seven Nights, a series of events that takes place on Thursdays in the amazing setting of the Civic Museum (inside the Public Palace, at Piazza del Campo ) and at Santa Maria della Scala.
On October 31st, since 2003, Urban Trekking Day takes place in the main Italian cities and Siena is the leading town, so it’s a great opportunity to join this itinerary with the right dose of curiosity and vitality, because “urban trekking” means walking slowly, exploring the lesser known areas of a town, discovering the places more interesting for legends and history.
Planning a vacation with kids isn’t easy, as a child needs to be involved in fun activities and possibly educational to not get bored and take the most out of staying in a new place.
How many ways can you appreciate the delights of Sienese cuisine?
We have recommended you the most popular dishes, the typical restaurants , places where to buy local specialties, the best cooking classes, this time we are inspired by Siena Food Innovation event…
Siena’s surroundings offer many opportunities for travelers who have always dreamed of exploring the most enchanting spots in Tuscany.
In fact, this land of plenty is suitable for tailored itineraries, including one-day tours to take full advantage of a stay in Siena.
Autumn in Siena is packed with special events and interesting activities as much as summer, including a festival that became a landmark for movie buffs, the Terra di Siena Film Festival.
One of the best ways is riding a bicycle and Tuscany is one of the favorite destination by cyclists all over the world, who here find endless paths in the greenery, vast plains and soft hills to cross…
Twice a year Siena celebrates the Palio, every time in a different way, despite the absolute respect of tradition.
Even on this occasion, the Palio has been an exciting event in which unpredictable events have occurred…
A brief stay in Siena can be a chance to visit some hamlets at a short distance from the town, taking advantage of every moment to spend a wonderful holiday.
August 10th is the Notte di San Lorenzo (Night of Saint Lawrence), traditionally the best time to gaze up into the sky in the hope of viewing shooting stars and making a wish; what better than doing it in a romantic setting like Siena?
There is a Contrada whose name isn’t apparently derived from an animal, has not changed over the centuries and is strongly linked to the territory where it was born: this Contrada is Valdimontone (Valley of the Ram), one of the ten participants in the next Palio edition, on 16th August 2017.
Visit Radicofani is an experience that we recommend to anyone who wants to discover the hamlets that best represent the province of Siena.
When we think about the typical dishes of the Tuscan cuisine, there are specialties in mind that it is better to taste in winter, such as ribollita, pappardelle with hare sauce or Florentine steak.
However, Tuscan cuisine is incredibly varied, so we show you a menu of dishes suitable for summer and especially for the warmest days.
Palio di Siena is just around the corner! Read the history of Tortoise Contrada (Tartuca, in Italian) and discover the importance of this horse race!
Cortili in Musica is the festival that will take place in the amazing venues of the Courtyard of the Podestà at Piazza del Campo, the Cloister of San Francesco, the courtyard with garden of Palazzo Sergardi at Via Montanini 118, the courtyard of Palazzo di San Galgano and Courtyard of the Rettorato.
Guided tours guidati in the historic center, inspired by the traditional local dishes. A nice way to appreciate the delights that only Siena can offers!
We suggest you an itinerary focused on Petriolo Thermal Baths, Le Galleraie and Bagno Vignoni, an amazing dive into relax!
Things to know about She-wolf Contrada and Palio di Siena
Do you know that in Siena there are three Terzi? This is a route in the historic center including the main attractions that you reach by walk.
Check the upcoming exhibitions in the historic center, discover ArteSiena festival and the events scheduled at Magazzini del sale, an amazing venue inside Palazzo Pubblico.