Tag: Siena

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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The Lactating Madonna by Ambrogio Lorenzetti

December 6, 2013

For the holiday season this year, the Crypt under the Duomo in Siena hosts one of the most important masterpieces of European Medieval art, Ambrogio Lorenzetti‘s Lactating Madonna. The painting is generally housed in the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art at the Oratory of San Bernardino which is closed during the winter, so the masterpiece…

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Visiting Siena in November and December

November 8, 2013

While the entire pavement of the cathedral in Siena is no longer viewable, if you’re in Siena this November and December there is still plenty to see! First, we highly recommend you still visit the Duomo to admire its incredible beauty. And you still have the opportunity to climb to the top for an incredible…

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Pavement of Siena’s Cathedral is Completely Viewable Until October 27

July 18, 2013

The floor of the Cathedral of Siena, the “most beautiful…, grand and magnificent“, as defined by Vasari as he admired it, will be completely visible from August 18 to October 27, 2013. The floor of the cathedral is truly amazing and the possibility to admire it in all its glory is worth alone the trip…

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Steve McCurry, Journey Around Man

July 16, 2013

If you’re in Siena this summer or fall, one of your stops should be at the Museum Complex Santa Maria della Scala to see the exhibition dedicated to Steve McCurry, one of the grand masters of photography of our time. Who hasn’t seen at least one of the shots featured here?

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Duomo di Siena: Visit the Door to Heaven

April 17, 2013

As we mentioned in our recent post, the Duomo di Siena has opened up access to the higher levels of the cathedral to let visitors enjoy the cathedral and Siena from a new point of view. The entire area under the rooftop has undergone extensive renovations with an area set up shows tools used to…

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The Door to Heaven: A New View of the Duomo in Siena

March 28, 2013

Starting next week on April 6th, visitors to Siena can enjoy a spectacular new view of the Duomo and the city of Siena! After several years of restoration, the Duomo di Siena has opened up areas in the upper part of the cathedral that have not been used in centuries – not counting the workers…

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Resurrexi: From the Passion to the Ressurection

March 5, 2013

A new exhibit just opened a few days ago in Siena by the Opera della Metropolitana to celebrate the Year of Faith and in time for Easter. Called “Resurrexi, from the Passion to the Resurrection“, the show lets visitors see how mankind has understood and depicted the last moments of Christ’s life in some of…

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Ceramics and Passion in Siena

August 24, 2012

We were taking a stroll near the Duomo of Siena on a warm evening this past July, trying to decide whether we had enough time to go visit the Opera del Duomo museum or rather to relax and enjoy an ice cream, when our attention was caught by a young ceramist painting a dish on…

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