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Turisti per casa : The Pinacoteca of Siena. Guided theme tours in Siena


Turisti per casa is the name of the guided themed  tours  that every second and fourth Sunday of the month, until February  2014 will take place in the Pinacoteca di Siena at 11 am, just before lunch . Why not to tale advantage from 20% discount that some restaurants  recognize if you show the Pinacoteca ticket



Borgo Grondaie has a special love for  this museum ,  that is why we have  chosen it as the venue for the 2013 edition of the Digital Invasions  Event. In this regard there is this very interesting  post written by Dominique Papi Cipriani, a professional photographer known  at the time of the  Digital Invasion, who recounts with sincere gratitude the experience of that day.

We join with enthusiasm  this initiative, which has allowed us to investigate the origins of the  Pinacoteca collection  and become aware of curiosities related to certain works such as the Santa Petronilla Altarpiece by Ambrogio Lorenzetti and the dramatic story of the beautiful Ghismunda from Bernardino Mei .
The event is organized by the guides of Siena (Federagit) with the support of Confesercenti of Siena.
Therefore it’s a pleasure to  share with you  the calendar of next visits,  time and topics and invite you to participate because it is really worth it.

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Chigi – Saracini Palace Tour ( SIENA)

 Chigi   Saracini Palace Tour ( SIENA)

Palazzo Chigi, one of the most beautiful historic buildings of Siena, temple of art, and base of the prestigious Academy Chigiana instituted in 1932, reopens to the public.
The Palace was built in the middle of the twelfth century by the powerful Ghibelline Marescotti family and was, before the Public Palace, seat of the Council of the Republic of Siena.
The last owner was the Count Guido Chigi and thanks to him, in the Palace it was established the Chigiana Academy, an international center for advanced musical studies.
The fame of Chigiana spread throughout major cities in the world and started to attract important musicians.

Many events are still  connected to this site, as the summer courses of specialization, or the winter season of concerts called “Micat in vertice” and others special Music Festivals.


 Palazzo Chigi opens its doors again to all who wish to admire the splendid halls of the Academy and part of his important art collection. Among the many masterpieces you can see works of Beccafumi, Sodoma, Botticelli and many other great masters.

Guided tours, lasting one hour, will be held on Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m., 12 a.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m until November, 3rd, 2012.

For more information and reservations please call the Chigiana Palace (+39) 0577-286300 (Monday to Friday from 9 5 p.m.).
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