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 […]

Best Senese craftsmen

Best Senese craftsmen

Posted by in Archive, Handicraft on 24. Jul, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is a permanent link between the artistic heritage of Siena and craft shops, a connection that was established by the many local talents in all forms of expression and by the passion to the finished product, a feature of the craftsmen which realize original and inimitable items. Now there is an exhibition open to […]

The craftsmen at Piazza del Campo in Siena

The craftsmen at Piazza del Campo in Siena

Posted by in Archive, Handicraft on 18. Nov, 2013 | 0 Comments

Do you want to buy hand-crafted Senese products at a market which recalls the medieval mood and promotes the renowned specialties of Siena and Tuscany? Mercato nel Campo it will be the suitable event, a market that usually took place in the heart of the town from XIII century until the end of XIX century. This […]

Best local handicraft and an interactive exhibition in Siena

Best local handicraft and an interactive exhibition in Siena

Posted by in Archive, Events, Handicraft on 17. Sep, 2013 | 0 Comments

Promote the high quality handicraft with a selection of the artworks by local craftsmen is the aim of the initiative called “Mestieri d’Autore”, hosted at Magazzini del Sale of Palazzo Pubblico, open until 13th October. Thanks to this contest you can see very different works made by local craftsmen: porcelain, earthenware, pottery, crystal, preciuos stones, […]

Unmissable events in Siena surroundings

Unmissable events in Siena surroundings

Posted by in Archive, Events, Handicraft on 12. Jul, 2013 | 0 Comments

The main historical ages for Tuscany were Middle Age and Renaissance, so is useful to know which were the most important events, the habits and the lost rituals, the artisanal crafts and the origins of the typical dishes of this region. The historical reenactments let allow you to know more, so we suggest two events […]

Handicraft Market in Siena in December

Handicraft Market in Siena in December

Posted by in Archive, Events, Handicraft on 22. Nov, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the last years there was an historical reconstruction that had a positive feedback, the “Mercato nel Campo” in Siena, a local handicraft market that reminds to the Middle Age, when craftsmen sold their products in Piazza del Campo. Now tourists and Senese people can join this market on 15th and 16th December. The amazing […]

The Beer Village is coming in province of Siena

The Beer Village is coming in province of Siena

Posted by in Archive, Events, Handicraft on 29. Aug, 2012 | 0 Comments

The end of the summer is the best period to go to festivals, feasts and events in Siena and surroundings, to know the local traditions and to savor the Tuscan products. In addition to enogastronomy, the feather in the cap of the region, there are intiatives like the Beer Village, scheduled on 8th and 9th September […]

Discover the best in the city: welcome to WikiSiena

Discover the best in the city: welcome to WikiSiena

Posted by in Archive, Events, Food & Wine, Handicraft, Itineraries on 11. Jul, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you are planning a travel to Siena probably you’re thinking about what to do during your stay, which are the most important venues of the city, which monuments are most interesting, where to go shopping and where to try the typical Senese dishes. For all these things we need a guide, a map always […]

Christmas events in Siena

Christmas events in Siena

Posted by in Archive, Events, Handicraft on 02. Dec, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Senese calendar is very rich in December: Christmas is coming and now it’s time to looking for presents and plan holidays, perhaps booking a travel to this nice Tuscan town. In occasion of festivity, Siena schedules during all the month special events, concerts, shows, guided tours and entertainment for all, so tourists and Senese people […]

The traditional trades in Poggibonsi

The traditional trades in Poggibonsi

Posted by in Archive, Handicraft on 12. Oct, 2011 | 0 Comments

When we visit ancient Medieval towns that keep an unaltered architectural style and a unique feeling like Siena, often we think about the lifestyle of the inhabitants during the centuries and how we could discover now those crafts that don’t exist any more. If you go to Poggibonsi next weekend, it will be possible to […]

Top quality Senese products at Market in Piazza del Campo

Top quality Senese products at Market in Piazza del Campo

Posted by in Archive, Events, Handicraft on 18. Nov, 2010 | 0 Comments

Do you want to know how a medieval market was, an essential meeting point for commerce and relationship? In Siena, the next 4th and 5th of December, it will be possible to live the same atmosphere, just in Piazza del Campo, where was the weekly market in XIII century. Here will be “Il Mercato nel […]

Handicrafts and Siena: The Art of Terracotta

Handicrafts and Siena: The Art of Terracotta

Posted by in Archive, Handicraft on 16. Sep, 2010 | 0 Comments

Siena, together with Orvieto and Faenza, is one of the most important areas in central Italy for the production of ceramics, especially the traditional brick-red terracotta made from the clay soils extracted from the surrounding hills. The first remains can be traced to the mid 1200’s but the most important development of this industry was […]

Craftsmanship in Siena: the art of glass-making

Craftsmanship in Siena: the art of glass-making

Posted by in Archive, Handicraft on 19. Jul, 2010 | 0 Comments

The art of glass-making in Tuscany has been practiced since Etruscan time with a characteristic production of small ampulle for both domestic use and for worship. From the XIII century, Tuscany played an important role in glass-making both in Italy and in Europe. Glasses and bottles were frequently featured in paintings of that period and […]


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