Are you looking for an original way to celebrate the summer’s coming? Stay in Siena on 21st June and join the White Night, an exclusive event which will involve stores, museums and clubs to enliven all the squares and the alleys of the town. The summer solstice will be the chance to go shopping until midnight at the 400 open stores, taste the Senese specialties until 5:00 am and see free shows outdoor.
The White Night is also a welcome to summer season after many rainy days; so we give you some tips about what to do on friday 21st June. The event will start at 6:00 pm with a meeting of vintage cars and auto tuning at Giardini La Lizza, a nice idea to begin the evening with a rumble! Then you can visit the Museums of Contradas, open until midnight, to know more about the historical districts of Siena, renowned for Palio, the rivalry and the care for centuries-old traditions.
A stopover at Chigiana Academy is recommended, because there will be a tribute to Claude Debussy and the extraordinary opening of Music Instruments Museum; then go to the Museum Complex of the Cathedral of Siena, that entitled the event Lux In Nocte: guided tours, sacred music concerts and the opening of the Gate of Heaven (reservation is required).
The majority of the events will take place throughout the streets: dj sets, live concerts of marching bands, theatrical performances and dance shows. The initiative, conceived to promote Siena, it will be a special night also for tourists shopping: have you ever think to visit a handicraft workshop, or buy a souvenir, or a bottle of a DOC Senese wine at night? 21st June it will be a unique opportunity to admire Siena on a new perspective and enjoy your holiday at the best.
All the information about White Night are available here: www.nottebiancasiena.net