Food and cuisine are an important part of a company’s culture and history. The Food Tour is designed precisely to learn more about the culture of Siena by tasting the typical products. Our guide will take you on a series of tastings in the typical restaurants of the center, after having explained to you in detail each dish rich in history and curiosity. The first stop of the tour will be represented by the appetizer: cold cuts and typical cheeses paired with a small glass of wine. Following a taste of truffle, the famous tuber that drives many enthusiasts crazy (the most famous ones from the Crete Senesi). Then it will be the turn of a series of first courses at a typical tavern where, with the changing of the seasons, it will be possible to taste a panzanella, pici with bricioli or pappa al pomodoro (a Sienese variant) and pici with garlic. The tour will end in a very “sweet” way, tasting the typical Sienese sweets: cantucci, panforte and ricciarelli accompanied by a glass of Vin Santo. Siena has never been so delicious.
An exclusive tour that will allow you to learn about the history and places of this incredible event that every year can give emotions to Sienese and foreigners. One of our authorized and experienced guides will introduce you to the Palio directly in Piazza, the natural theater of the race for more than five centuries. Here, watching a video will help you to better understand the course of the race, its uniqueness and its most curious anecdotes. Then we will move to one of the 17 Contradas that make up the city, the protagonists of each edition in turn. It is within this space that the life of the “Contrada” takes place throughout the year. Among the fountains where the newborn are baptized, thus linking themselves to the Contrada for life; in the museum where the palios are preserved, old costumes and historical relics. And in the Oratory, the church of Contrada, where the sacred and the profane merge during the blessing of the horses, one of the most evocative moments of the Palio.
Enjoy an exciting and informative 1-hour walking tour of the remarkable city that is Siena, and discover why it is considered one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in Tuscany. See the very best of this ancient and mystical city with the help of an expert tour guide, who will illuminate its hidden gems, legends, and gripping history.
Behold the exquisite architecture of the Middle Ages, in Siena’s central piazza, Piazza del Campo, and the impressive Palace del Commune, that has been the seat of Local Government since the end of the 13th century. Discover the fascinating tradition of the Palio horse race, revealed by your Senese guide. Continue onto the impressive private palaces, which line the main street, and learn about the history of the powerful Salimbeni and Tolomei families. Visit the Loggia della Mercanzia, stopping to admire the fascinating courtyard of the Chigi Palace, in the very heart of city.