Siena and the Palio: the Selva Contrada

Siena and the Palio: the Selva Contrada

Posted by in Archive, Culture on 20. Oct, 2017 | 0 Comments

Origins and curiosities about Selva, traditionally considered the Contrada of the hunters, therefore in the coat of arms it has hunting gear, in addition to a rhinoceros, chosen as a symbol in 1516.

Siena and the Palio: the history of the Panther Contrada

Siena and the Palio: the history of the Panther Contrada

Posted by in Archive, Culture on 21. Sep, 2017 | Comments Off on Siena and the Palio: the history of the Panther Contrada

“The panther roared and the people shook”: this is the motto of a Contrada whose name derives from a machinery depicting a panther that the Contrada inhabitants were used to parade in Siena during the Renaissance.

Siena’s restaurants more suitable for large groups

Siena’s restaurants more suitable for large groups

Posted by in Archive, Food & Wine on 31. Aug, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sometimes, when you are on vacation in a place you don’t know, you need to find a restaurant that is suitable for special occasions, or can accommodate a large group of friends, a family with many children or a group of people who want to celebrate something together.

Night time guided tours in Siena in August

Night time guided tours in Siena in August

Posted by in Archive, Events on 31. Jul, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you think that during summer the weather it is too hot to follow a guided tour in Siena’s historic center, there is an initiative that could make you change your mind because it allows you to enjoy the treasures of the town without getting tired and saving more time to do other activities during the day.

The Torture Museum, a thrilling place in Siena

The Torture Museum, a thrilling place in Siena

Posted by in Archive, Culture on 30. Jun, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the places rarely mentioned in travel guides and in the top 10 attractions to see in Siena is the Museum of Torture. Have a look inside!

5 wineries close to Siena you should visit

5 wineries close to Siena you should visit

Posted by in Archive, Food & Wine on 31. May, 2017 | 0 Comments

Visiting Tuscany, and in particular the province of Siena, is an experience that is very much in tune with wine tasting: in both cases, the time spent admiring and enjoying every aspect is rewarded with beauty and exclusiveness which remain for a long time among our memories.

Churches in Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance style you should visit in Siena

Churches in Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance style you should visit in Siena

Posted by in Archive, Culture on 30. Apr, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you’ve already been to Duomo, we suggest three churches to visit in Siena that are worth visiting.

Siena and the Palio: the history of Contrada of the Tower

Siena and the Palio: the history of Contrada of the Tower

Posted by in Archive, Culture on 16. Mar, 2017 | 0 Comments

Visit Siena also means know what the Palio is and what distinguishes each Contrada, for this reason we dedicate some articles to the origins, the curiosities and the characteristics of each of the 17 contrade.

Vin Santo del Chianti, a dessert wine to taste in Tuscany

Vin Santo del Chianti, a dessert wine to taste in Tuscany

Posted by in Archive, Food & Wine on 22. Feb, 2017 | 0 Comments

The tie of Tuscany with fine wines is well-known to every tourist: we have repeatedly recommended wines produced in the province of Siena such as Vernaccia or Nobile di Montepulciano, the jewels of a region with unique charm. Vin Santo is one of the typical products to discover during a holiday in Siena, so we […]

Street food in Siena: our top 5

Street food in Siena: our top 5

Posted by in Archive, Food & Wine on 26. Jan, 2017 | 0 Comments

Do you like street food? Have a look at the best spots in Siena following this itinerary and delight your palate!

What you should know about Captain Contrada of the Wave

What you should know about Captain Contrada of the Wave

Posted by in Archive, Culture on 13. Dec, 2016 | 0 Comments

Our journey through the Sienese Contrada continues (the last time we focused on Nicchio) with the Wave, founded in the XV century by the union of the ancient military companies of Casato di Sotto and San Salvadore. The Wave motto is “the color of the sky, the strength of the sea”, in reference to its […]

The medieval market in Siena at Piazza del Campo

The medieval market in Siena at Piazza del Campo

Posted by in Archive, Handicraft on 24. Nov, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you are planning a trip in December and you enjoy the Christmas mood, come to Siena and visit a traditional market in medieval style, here you can buy very unique products and top food specialties. This event is called Mercato nel Campo and is scheduled on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December; the traditional […]

Top food festivals in province of Siena

Top food festivals in province of Siena

Posted by in Archive, Food & Wine on 21. Oct, 2016 | 0 Comments

Discover the best food events close to Siena, Autumn is the ideal season to taste local specialties.

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