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.

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!

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.

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 history of the first Jubilee in Siena

The history of the first Jubilee in Siena

Posted by in Archive, Culture on 09. Dec, 2015 | 0 Comments

The extraordinary Jubilee of mercy it’s already started, announced by Pope Francis; this major event will end on 20th November 2016; we take this opportunity to remember the origins of this event and advise tourists an exclusive evidence of the first Jubilee in Siena. The first Jubilee of the Catholic Church was celebrated in 1300 […]

Art for gourmets at Orto de’ Pecci

Art for gourmets at Orto de’ Pecci

Posted by in Archive, Culture on 23. Jun, 2014 | 0 Comments

Melt together poetry, popular tradition of Siena and the most delicious flavors of the local cuisine isn’t strange, but a peculiarity of Orto de ‘Pecci, a green oasis where it was rebuilt the typical medieval urban vegetable garden and where enogastronomical and artistic events are held periodically. It’s called “Art in the Garden”, is the […]

September holidays in Siena

September holidays in Siena

Posted by in Archive, Culture, Events on 28. Aug, 2013 | 0 Comments

After the involving summer Palio, Siena continues to offer events, so we recommend a travel in September to better appreciate the landscape colors, the fresh air of the sweet rolling hills and the exquisite gastronomy. You’ll find all these elements joining Arte nell’Orto, an initiative by the social cooperative La Proposta which will take place […]

The Onda won the Palio dell’Assunta

The Onda won the Palio dell’Assunta

Posted by in Archive, Culture, Events on 20. Aug, 2013 | 0 Comments

The victory of Onda (Wave) was an extraordinary achievement of the jockey Giovanni Atzeni, called Tittia, that also won the Palio of 2nd July with the Contrada of Oca. This is the summary of 16th August, the day of Palio dell’Assunta celebrated by all the Senese people and tourists that arrived for this important event. […]

Palio di Siena, what a thrill! Contrada dell’Oca has won

Palio di Siena, what a thrill! Contrada dell’Oca has won

Posted by in Archive, Culture, Events on 04. Jul, 2013 | 0 Comments

Senese people crowded again Piazza del Campo for Palio, a race that is a time travel and a journey through the emotions of the inhabitants. The Contrada of Goose (Oca) ha won the Palio held on 2nd July, dedicated to the Madonna di Provenzano, thanks to the jockey Giovanni Atzeni, also known as Tittìa, and his […]

Summer in Siena, our selection of events

Summer in Siena, our selection of events

Posted by in Archive, Culture, Events on 25. Jun, 2013 | 0 Comments

We picked some of the best festivals of summer 2013 in Siena and surroundings, to help you to plan your stay in Tuscany in the next weeks: the Terre di Siena Festival gathers all the following events, a sort of journey through the arts. If you wish to know what to do in Siena during […]

Reinassance reenactment in Colle di Val d’Elsa

Reinassance reenactment in Colle di Val d’Elsa

Posted by in Archive, Culture, Events on 06. Jun, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the main attractions in Tuscany, especially in province of Siena, is the historical reconstruction, an event to remember a specific period or something really important for the prestige and the growth of a city. You could see many events of this kind that involve all the inhabitants, like the Palio di Siena, but each […]

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