Tag: Siena

Verso: Moving Towards Contemporary Art in Siena

October 9, 2015

Siena is dedicating the month of October to the contemporary expression of art, music and dance with a long list of international participants who will invade the urban spaces of Siena and fill them with interpretations of their vision for a movement towards the future. It is an immense challenge to transform a stage like…

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Siena, the Divinely Beautiful

August 26, 2015

Have you been to Siena over the past month? Did you go see the spectacular outdoor show “La Divina Bellezza: Discovering Siena” taking place right next to the Duomo about Siena and its history? I can’t recommend it highly enough to everyone I meet and know is planning to go: it is an awesome way,…

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The Monteriggioni Medieval Festival

July 3, 2015

The small, medieval walled town of Monteriggioni near Siena every July organizes one of the best medieval fairs in all of Italy. We love traveling “back in time”, especially when it is in such a beautiful, and time appropriate, setting as is this small fortified village set upon a hill. Monteriggioni, di Torri si Incorona…

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La Divina Bellezza – Discovering the Divine Beauty of Siena

June 30, 2015

This summer, visitors to Siena will have the opportunity to experience a spectacular, colorful, sensory display that will immerse you in the rich history of Siena, to when it was the center of the world, when much of the beauty you can still see today in Siena was created. In practical terms, the Opera del…

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Siena Cathedral Pavement Uncovered for EXPO 2015

April 29, 2015

The wonderful pavement of the Siena cathedral is for the most part visible, with short rails protecting it from the passage of feet (recent protection as you can tell it is worn down in many parts). The major scenes, however, are right in front of the altar and to the sides and these are covered…

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InContrada, A Chance to Go Inside the Contradas in Siena

November 25, 2014

One of the first things that comes to mind when one thinks of Siena is the Palio. The Palio horse race is run twice every year, on July 2nd and August 16th, around the Piazza del Campo. All of Siena comes out to participate and celebrate on those days, hoping for a victory to show…

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Travel by Slow Steam Train to a Local Festival near Siena

October 10, 2014

Do you want to experience Tuscany in the fall in a very special, unique way? How about taking a steam train?! Not even many locals have experienced this way of enjoying Tuscany, as times have changed and many prefer to drive. But a day trip in this manner allows you to slow down, enjoy the…

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Pavement in Duomo di Siena Completely Visible

August 16, 2014

The magnificent pavement of the Duomo in Siena will once again be completely uncovered from this Monday, August 18 through October 27th, 2014. Described by Vasari as the “most beautiful… grand and magnificent“, major sections of the marble pavement are usually covered to protect them from the feet of the numerous visitors and faithful that…

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An evening Aperitivo with Art in Siena

May 9, 2014

Siena’s OPA (Cathedral administration) continues its initiatives in sharing its great art treasures with the public in “Aperitivi d’Arte“. Starting tonight, May 9, and every Friday from 7 to 9pm until June 13, visitors and residents alike to the city can enjoy a special evening learning in more detail about a specific work of art…

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Sergio Staino, Between Satire and Dreams

April 18, 2014

If you’re in Siena soon, take an hour or two to enjoy the large museum complex of Santa Maria della Scala, right across from Siena’a cathedral. The museum is large and offers 7 permanent itineraries through the ancient hospital. Read more about the entire museum complex here. Right now and up to November 3, 2014,…

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