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December
2014
Best live clubs in Siena

Where to listen to live music in Siena

17/12/2014

Who comes to Siena for the first time, usually want to visit more than the most popular attractions and do sightseeing, wondering what are the places where to listen to live music and enjoy a great time. We have compiled a short list of the best live clubs in Siena, easy to reach for those […]

Where to listen to live music in Siena

Best live clubs in Siena

17/12/2014

Who comes to Siena for the first time, usually want to visit more than the most popular attractions and do sightseeing, wondering what are the places where to listen to live music and enjoy a great time. We have compiled a short list of the best live clubs in Siena, easy to reach for those […]

Christmas holidays in Siena

Christmas in Siena, a town full of events

10/12/2014

As every year, the town of Palio invites tourists and inhabitants to celebrate Christmas by attending events scheduled from early December until 31st January, 150 events to spend with peacefulness and joy this period. We think it is useful to have a guide to choose your own favorite events, so we have prepared a selection […]

Christmas in Siena, a town full of events

Christmas holidays in Siena

10/12/2014

As every year, the town of Palio invites tourists and inhabitants to celebrate Christmas by attending events scheduled from early December until 31st January, 150 events to spend with peacefulness and joy this period. We think it is useful to have a guide to choose your own favorite events, so we have prepared a selection […]

November
2014
Traditional Christmas market in Siena

Medieval handicraft market in Siena

27/11/2014

There are traditions that we have to honor without making any changes over time; others traditions may acquire, due to technology, further prestige without losing their own value. One of the events that forecast Christmas in Siena is Mercato nel Campo (Market at Piazza del Campo), a Medieval handicraft market that in the XIV century […]

Medieval handicraft market in Siena

Traditional Christmas market in Siena

27/11/2014

There are traditions that we have to honor without making any changes over time; others traditions may acquire, due to technology, further prestige without losing their own value. One of the events that forecast Christmas in Siena is Mercato nel Campo (Market at Piazza del Campo), a Medieval handicraft market that in the XIV century […]

Val d'Orcia Unesco World Heritage Site in Italy

Visit Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

13/11/2014

The way we perceive the natural landscape is influenced by the artworks that we have seen, especially the ones we now consider icons, as some Renaissance paintings. This applies in particular to the Senese landscapes that depict people in harmony with nature, charming glimpses that we find intact in Val d’Orcia, an area that has […]

Visit Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Val d'Orcia Unesco World Heritage Site in Italy

13/11/2014

The way we perceive the natural landscape is influenced by the artworks that we have seen, especially the ones we now consider icons, as some Renaissance paintings. This applies in particular to the Senese landscapes that depict people in harmony with nature, charming glimpses that we find intact in Val d’Orcia, an area that has […]

Italian cuisine to taste in Siena

Top Italian cuisine in Siena restaurants

06/11/2014

We often recommend to our guests the typical dishes to taste, the local gastronomical excellences and the restaurants where to try traditional menus. Siena, however, is also known for its hospitality towards other Italian traditions, as evidenced by Girogustando, the event which from 12 years liven up the dinners of gourmets thanks to menus full […]

Top Italian cuisine in Siena restaurants

Italian cuisine to taste in Siena

06/11/2014

We often recommend to our guests the typical dishes to taste, the local gastronomical excellences and the restaurants where to try traditional menus. Siena, however, is also known for its hospitality towards other Italian traditions, as evidenced by Girogustando, the event which from 12 years liven up the dinners of gourmets thanks to menus full […]

October
2014
Tuscan extra virgin olive oil tastings

Olive oil tastings and courses in Siena

30/10/2014

In late November, an important event falls: the twentieth anniversary of the National Association Città dell’Olio, which promotes Girolio d’Italia, an initiative born to enhance the excellence of Italian olive groves with a series of celebrations from North to South Italy. Siena is the ideal choice for this event that will take place from 28th […]

Olive oil tastings and courses in Siena

Tuscan extra virgin olive oil tastings

30/10/2014

In late November, an important event falls: the twentieth anniversary of the National Association Città dell’Olio, which promotes Girolio d’Italia, an initiative born to enhance the excellence of Italian olive groves with a series of celebrations from North to South Italy. Siena is the ideal choice for this event that will take place from 28th […]

Eco-friendly holiday in Siena with Urban Trekking

Urban Trekking in Siena, a real eco-friendly holiday

14/10/2014

The emerging phenomenon of slow tourism got immediate success in Siena, a town that due to its features is easily walkable and is an art city with many beautiful hidden glimpses, places lesser known by tourists and urban trails in the past have been sets of historical events. For these reasons, we recommend to join […]

Urban Trekking in Siena, a real eco-friendly holiday

Eco-friendly holiday in Siena with Urban Trekking

14/10/2014

The emerging phenomenon of slow tourism got immediate success in Siena, a town that due to its features is easily walkable and is an art city with many beautiful hidden glimpses, places lesser known by tourists and urban trails in the past have been sets of historical events. For these reasons, we recommend to join […]

Visit Abbadia San Salvatore near Siena

The Autumn Festival in Abbadia San Salvatore

07/10/2014

In province of Siena, close to Monte Amiata, there is a town where the autumn season is very important so is celebrated with a festival: this place it’s called Abbadia San Salvatore and is the destination we suggest to tourists arriving in October and wishful to discover the attractions in the surrounding area of the […]

The Autumn Festival in Abbadia San Salvatore

Visit Abbadia San Salvatore near Siena

07/10/2014

In province of Siena, close to Monte Amiata, there is a town where the autumn season is very important so is celebrated with a festival: this place it’s called Abbadia San Salvatore and is the destination we suggest to tourists arriving in October and wishful to discover the attractions in the surrounding area of the […]

September
2014
What to see at Terra di Siena Film Festival

Terra di Siena Film Festival: an event you shouldn’t miss

24/09/2014

In the fall season we usually go to the movies, it’s a time when many new movies come out and there are a lot of festivals; Siena has its own festival, came at 18th edition and is an event richer than a film exhibition and less celebratory than a glamorous party; is an event that […]

Terra di Siena Film Festival: an event you shouldn’t miss

What to see at Terra di Siena Film Festival

24/09/2014

In the fall season we usually go to the movies, it’s a time when many new movies come out and there are a lot of festivals; Siena has its own festival, came at 18th edition and is an event richer than a film exhibition and less celebratory than a glamorous party; is an event that […]

Eroica cycling event in Senese Chianti

Cycling in Senese Chianti in search of excitement

15/09/2014

Looking for the authentic roots of a sport such as cycling in a charming area as Chianti in Tuscany is a mission for true cycling enthusiasts who join every year L’Eroica event. This cycling race is taking place since 1997 on the first Sunday of October and features routes that cover the white roads of […]

Cycling in Senese Chianti in search of excitement

Eroica cycling event in Senese Chianti

15/09/2014

Looking for the authentic roots of a sport such as cycling in a charming area as Chianti in Tuscany is a mission for true cycling enthusiasts who join every year L’Eroica event. This cycling race is taking place since 1997 on the first Sunday of October and features routes that cover the white roads of […]

September events in Siena

September events in Siena

08/09/2014

It’s never too late to visit Siena and attend top events: September is traditionally a period full of activities and is characterized by a mild climate, ideal for who is planning a travel to in the next days. In this article we show an overview of upcoming events, a series of festivals and guided tours […]

September events in Siena

September events in Siena

08/09/2014

It’s never too late to visit Siena and attend top events: September is traditionally a period full of activities and is characterized by a mild climate, ideal for who is planning a travel to in the next days. In this article we show an overview of upcoming events, a series of festivals and guided tours […]

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) […]