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.
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!
Things to know about She-wolf Contrada and Palio di Siena
In Siena there is a new art gallery called Museo d’Inverno, we invite you to visit the exhibitions and discover the upcoming events.
Each contrada is important for the history of Siena. So, follow an itinerary through the typical contrade and discover the origins of Noble Contrada of Goose!
Siena offers many events in winter season, especially in February: come on holiday to join guided tours and other special events!
The Oratories of San Bernardino houses many masterpieces of Sienese art, don’t miss a visit when you’re on holiday here!
The special openings of Palazzo Pubblico at night allow you to discover the treasures of the Civic museum and to join the wine tastings and the concerts scheduled here once a week.
Siena is represented by balzana, the coat of arms that you can see in many spots in the center. There is also the she-wolf, symbol related to the foundation of the city. We tell you the origins of these symbols.
A Journey through the 17 contrades: read the history of Noble Contrada del Nicchio that won 42 Palios,the last in 1998. Get ready for the most involving event in Siena!
The 17 contradas of Siena have a long tradition, discover the origins of Dragon contrada and be ready for the next Palio! This is the most renowned event of the year.
Everything you should know before to arrive in Siena for 2nd July Palio! Twice a year the town welcomes who wants to enjoy this great event.
Siena is a medieval town, however there are many Renaissance buildings to see. You will be amazed by the wonderful churches built during Renaissance era!
During a stay in Siena you can follow a themed itinerary to appreciate the history of Saint Catherine, patron Saint of Italy and Europe.
Join the upcoming events to celebrate 2016 in Siena! Concerts, guided tours, theatrical shows in the center of the town. Enjoy your winter holidays in Tuscany.
If you like vintage and classic cars, come to Siena during Gran Premio Tazio Nuvolari. Furthermore, you can also drive a classic car in Siena countryside, check this post to know more.
Plan a visit of a Contrada museum in Siena and discover the origins of Senese districts. Follow our advices to book a guided tour during your next stay.
All you need to know about Palio di Siena: the most awaited and thrilling event in town. On 2nd July 10 Contrade will compete to win the Drappellone.
Siena Duomo mosaic floor is one of the main works of art in Tuscany, take advantage of the special openings from 1st July and visit the cathedral! Guided tours and all inclusive tickets are available.
The restored Piccolomini Library in Siena Cathedral is a must-see if you want to discover the most important Senese works of art. Enjoy the miracle of pure beauty!
Teatro dei Rinnovati is the main theater in Siena, discover its origins and have a look at the upcoming shows in the next months. This venue is very important for the history of the town!
Take advantage of thematic guided tours and exclusive theater shows scheduled in February in Siena!
The Basilica di San Francesco is one of the main churches in Siena, discover why is worth a visit, a miracle happened here!
One of the activities that we recommend to anyone visiting Tuscany during this season is a museums tour, since the coldest days are ideal for discovering the rich artistic heritage of the region kept in museums and galleries dedicated to different historical periods. We have chosen two museums in the province of Siena because these […]
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 […]