Walks at night, amazing discoveries and dinners at the best restaurants in the heart of Siena: in September this is possible thanks to the â€śThursday Discoveriesâ€ť, planned by the tourist guides associated to Federagit Confesercenti.
These weekly meeetings are very exclusive, because you can discover anecdotes, oddities and secrets about alleys, palaces, churches and squares of Siena with the help of expert guides which will lead you through a funny and useful route under the stars.
The itineraries begin at 9:30 pm at Piazza del Campo and who wants can take advantage of a special discount on ticket having a dinner at one of the selected restaurants: all the restaurants are picked by the website MangiareaSiena.it, that recommends Babazuf, Grotta del Gallo Nero, Grotta di Santa Caterina, Il Mestolo, La Speranza, Orto deâ€™ Pecci, Sansedoni in Birreria, Vinaio Osteria and Il Libridinoso di Murlo, many alternatives to taste the traditional recipes and the creative proposals of Senese chefs.
Some information about the event of today, 5th September, because is dedicated to the battle of Montaperti, happened on 4th September 1260, a dispute between Florence and Siena that marked the Italian Middle Age.
The guided tour includes stages at Chiesa di S. Cristoforo, where the Florentine ambassadors came to ask the capitulation of the city, Palazzo Chigi Saracini, the venue where the tambourine Cerreto Ceccolini told to Senese people the ending of the battle, and the Chiesa di S. Clemente in S. Maria dei Servi, where is hosted the painting â€śMadonna del Bordoneâ€ť by Coppo di Marcovaldo, used as ransom for his imprisonment.
The tour, also available in English language, lasts 90 minutes and let you discover the hidden sides of Senese history, like the previous meetings, for example the guided tour on 29th August was focused on the smallest window of the world, at Palazzo Marescotti. The next itineraries will be dedicated to Castelvecchio, Fontegiusta and Merlo archeological museum (this stage will be on Saturday 21st September).
For bookings and information you can call the phone numbers 348 6626632 or 349 2613881, and check the website www.mangiareasiena.it.