By Category: Siena And Surroundings

October 09, 2018

Siena's hidden rivers: The Bottini

Siena and surroundings, Museums, Historical landmarks

As a city built on a hill, Siena had to confront the problem of where to find a reliable supply of water, particularly if under siege. Taking inspiration from the...


October 02, 2018

Modern art exhibitions in Tuscany

Siena and surroundings, Central Tuscany, Florence and surroundings, Chianti, Museums, South of siena, Val d'Orcia and Amiata

Tuscan guidebooks wax poetically about the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, but if the centuries begin to weigh heavy on you and you yearn for something a bit more contemporary,...


September 28, 2018

Three sights to see in Siena

Siena and surroundings, Tuscany, Museums, Historical landmarks

Siena is well known as one of Italy’s richest cities, due to its beautiful architecture and rich artistic heritage


September 28, 2018

Operas and concerts under the stars at San Galgano

Siena and surroundings, Events, Tuscany, Historical landmarks, Culture, Music

It would be difficult to find a more dramatic setting for a summer opera or concert than this roofless Cistercian Abbey in Tuscany


September 27, 2018

Michelin recognised chef is returning to Tuscany

Siena and surroundings, Tuscany, Restaurants, Food and wine

Alida Solomon has announced her plans to return to Tuscany with business partner Frank Heaps, where they will open a unique combination of microbrewery and restaurant.


September 27, 2018

Enjoy wine and cinghiale in Tuscany

Siena and surroundings, Florence and surroundings, Tuscany, South of siena, Restaurants, Food and wine

Wild boar have been making a nuisance of themselves for vineyard owners in Tuscany of late, but those problems have been tackled in a style which is good news for...


September 27, 2018

Discover the Montagnola Senese on foot

Siena and surroundings, Central Tuscany, Hiking, Active

This is a 3 or 4 hour walk in the Montagnola hills, west of Siena. We can organise a tour-guide for you or you can self-guide, we've added a link...


September 27, 2018

Chianti winemaker set to go Vegan this spring

Siena and surroundings, Tuscany, Chianti, Food and wine, Wineries

A winemaker is set to release the first certified vegan Chianti, which is scheduled to be available for sale this spring (2015)


September 09, 2018

What to see and do in Siena

Siena and surroundings, Hiking, Museums, Culture

Welcome to Siena, a city with a colour of its own. Architecturally and artistically one of Tuscany’s richest cities. Siena and its gentle surroundings seem caught in an era both...


June 27, 2018

The mysterious Cloister of Torri

Siena and surroundings, Central Tuscany, Tuscany, Historical landmarks, Dan's drawings

Close to Siena, on a ridge that descends from the forested hills west of the city, is a small hamlet and an ex-monastery, founded in the 11th century. Inside the...


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