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CITTA’ AROMATICA 2012 – SIENA (FROM AUGUST,28TH TO AUGUST, 31ST)

 CITTA’ AROMATICA 2012   SIENA (FROM AUGUST,28TH TO AUGUST, 31ST)

 

Siena, the wonderful city of Palio, celebrates the twelfth edition of “CITTA’ AROMATICA”, a festival that started in 2001 to mix artists from Siena with others of international level in a sort of colorful show of different artistic expressions, in particular music and dance.
From Tuesday, August 28th  until the” grand finale” on Friday, August 31st , different shows will take place in the suggestive location of Piazza San Francesco and Piazza del Campo.

 

Admission is free.

 
Below is the detailed program:
TUESDAY, Aug. 28th  / PIAZZA SAN FRANCESCO AT 9:15 p.m.
“IL TEATRO DEGLI ORRORI ” (ITALIAN ROCK)

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29TH  / PIAZZA SAN FRANCESCO AT 9:15 p.m.
EVENING DEDICATED TO DANCE WITH THE ” FRANCESCA SELVA ‘S AND MOTUS’ COMPANIES”

THURSDAY, Aug. 30TH  / PIAZZA SAN FRANCESCO AT 21:15
ROCK NEWS (NEW ROCK IN THE CITY ) WITH:
“BLACK RAIN THEORY”
“BLUES MACHINE”
“LOKOMOTIV”
SPECIAL GUEST “MAURO PAGANI” (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR)

FRIDAY, Aug. 31ST  / PIAZZA DEL CAMPO AT 9:30 p.m.
GRAND FINALE with “PATTI SMITH”

 

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FLOOR OF THE CATHEDRAL ( DUOMO) OF SIENA

 FLOOR OF THE CATHEDRAL ( DUOMO) OF SIENA

The complex of the Cathedral of Siena includes a series of monuments of the most significant in the European art scene. The Cathedral there is definitely the centre of interest. Inside we can find many masterpieces of all time, but the work truly exceptional is definitely the floor made with the techniques of graffiti and commesso marmoreo (marble strips) .

 
For most of the year the floor of the Cathedral is almost completely covered with sheets of hardboard to protect it from traffic of worshippers and visitors, but from  August,18th to October,24th  2012, it will be possible to admire in full its surprising beauty.

 
The floor is the result of a complex work begun in the fourteenth century and ended in the nineteenth century.
The cardboards for the 56 inlays were made by famous masters of painting and sculpture as the Sassetta, Domenico di Bartolo, Domenico Beccafumi and the only Umbrian artist Pinturicchio.
The initial technique was that of making graffiti carving with a chisel a slab of white marble and filling the furrows with black stucco (filler), then, the second and more sophisticated technique was that of combining strips of colored marble together like we usually see in a wooden inlays, this technique is called “commesso marmoreo.”

 
In the nave and aisles the images reproduced on the floor are inspired by issues relating to classical and pagan antiquity; the transept and the choir tell the story of the Jewish people and the events of salvation accomplished by Christ constantly evoked but never represented in the floor, but present on the Altar towards which the religious and artistic itinerary converges.

 
For info and tickets: www.operaduomo.siena.it

Tel 0039-0577-286300

 
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San Gimignano Events – July 2012

 San Gimignano Events   July 2012

San Gimignano, the medieval city of towers near Siena, becomes a wonderful setting for numerous events to be held in July.
Here are the most important:
• On Friday, July 13th: 13th anniversary of the wine road Vernaccia di San Gimignano (wine and local products tasting).

Piazza Delle Erbe from 17 p.m. to 10 p.m.

 

• On Friday, July 27th : Aida. Piazza Duomo. At 09:15 p.m.

 

• On Saturday, July 28th: Pino Daniele in concert “La Grande Madre Tour”. Piazza Duomo. At 09:30 p.m.

 

• On Sunday, July 29th : Carmina Burana “Cantata Scenica”. Piazza Duomo. At 21:15.

 

• On Monday, July 30th : Giorgia in concert “Dietro le Apparenze”. Piazza Duomo. At 21:30.

 

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July,6th /7th /8th and July 13th /14th /15th THE MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL in MONTERIGGIONI

 July,6th /7th /8th and July 13th /14th /15th THE MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL in MONTERIGGIONI

 

The XXII edition of the Medieval Festival returns to animate the historical center of Monteriggioni, a beautiful village located few kilometers from Siena.
In the first two weekends in July (6th /7th /8th  and 13th /14th /15th ) inside the enchanting city wall with its massive towers, dozen of events will take place. The theme of this year will be “Heaven end Hell”.

In the squares, in streets and gardens of the village, good and evil will fight  setting shadows of demons, witches, alchemists against  the light of angels, jugglers, storytellers and other fantastic creatures.
The festival, like every year will give hospitality to characters that seem to come directly from the past, immersed in a medieval atmosphere recreated through the markets, minstrels, dances, pubs, taverns where you can taste the delights of the medieval time.
For your shopping there will be also an exchange office to convert your currency  into“grossi”(coined for the occasion).
Do not miss this wonderful journey back in time!
For more information about the program please contact Hotel Siena Borgo Grondaie

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July 2nd, The Palio of Siena

 July 2nd, The Palio of Siena

The Palio of Siena is a horse race competition among  ten of the seventeen Districts (Contrada) in which the city is divided.
The race traditionally called “Carriera” takes place twice a year, on July,2nd dedicated to the Madonna of Provenzano and on  August 16th  in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption.
To win the race, horse (with or without jockey) must cut the finish line first after three laps of the Campo Square (Piazza del  Campo).
The winner District receives the Palio, a banner of silk ( Drappellone or Cencio ) that is hand painted by local or international  artists . This prestigious  prize will be carefully preserved in the museum of the Contrada forever.

The next  horse race will take place on  Monday, July 2nd and  the protagonists will be the following Contrada: Eagle ( Aquila)/ Giraffe ( Giraffa)/ Unicorn (Leocorno)/ Shell (Nicchio)/Wave(Onda)/Forest (Selva)/ Snail (Chiocciola)/ Dragon (Drago)/ Tortoise (Tartuca)/ Caterpiller (Bruco).
The fateful moment of the race will be, as always, preceded by amazing  days full of events as  the presentation of Drappellone on  Monday, June 25th  at  7 p.m.  inside the Cortile del Podestà ( Courtyard of Palazzo Pubblico in Piazza del Campo), followed  by Friday, June 29th  with the draw for the horses (the so-called “Tratta”), and then the horse trials, the historical parade …everything  up to the long-awaited day of the Carriera emphasized by ancient sounds like the bell of the Tower, or the sound of trumpets (Chiarine).

A magical atmosphere to live intensely immersed between past and present, songs and prayers … and so much feeling.
For detailed information about the program please contact Hotel Siena Borgo Grondaie.

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The Renaissance of Colle – June, 23rd and 24th – Colle di Val D’Elsa (Siena)

 The Renaissance of Colle   June, 23rd and 24th   Colle di Val DElsa (Siena)

On June 23rd and 24th  Colle of  Val d’Elsa, near Siena, dives into the past with the second edition of the historical pageant dedicated to the Renaissance.
A great show that will involve adults and children on the streets of the medieval town .

This year’s theme is “PARTIES AND GAMES ALONG THE FRANCIGENA ROAD”, then

there will street performers, clowns, jesters and storytellers, but also shops and markets and taverns where you can taste the typical products of Tuscan tradition.
The event will take place from 5 p.m to midnight.
The cost of admission is € 9.00. Children under 12 are admitted for free.
For more information please contact Siena Hotel Borgo Grondaie

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San Galgano Opera Festival – July / August 2012 (Chiusdino).

 San Galgano Opera Festival   July / August 2012 (Chiusdino).

In Chiusdino, a village located about thirty kilometers from Siena, there is the Abbey of San Galgano, an open-air cathedral without  roof and floor, so reduced as a  prestigious ruin after a massive fire broke out at the end of the eighteenth century .

The magical atmosphere of this enchanting place will live again this year through music, dance and the great opera. Inside the Abbey, in fact, a theatre will be set up, preserving the historical and architectural value of the place.

A rich program of events that will be the protagonists of this summer 2012:

- AIDA: July ,7th/  August,3rd and 4th

- VINICIO CAPOSSELA: July ,5th

- CARMINA BURANA: July, 13th/ August, 5th

- LUDOVICO EINAUDI and PAUL FRESU: July 14th

- SWAN LAKE: July,20th

- THE SEASONS: July,22th  

- THE BARBER OF SEVILLE: July, 21st and 28th

- ARISA: July, 26th

 
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TORRITA BLUES FESTIVAL June, 21st/22nd/23rd, TORRITA DI SIENA

 TORRITA BLUES FESTIVAL June, 21st/22nd/23rd, TORRITA DI SIENA

The next June 21st  it will start the 24th edition of the Torrita Blues Festival, the festival will be held in Torrita di Siena, not far from the famous Montalcino and Montepulciano, in the beautiful square surrounded by medieval walls and the great tower of the town overlooking the stage.
The initiative was founded  in 1989 by a group of friends and fans of blues and has grown over the years to become a very important event for lovers of blues especially for this edition where the first star  to shine will be Joe Louis Walker, one of the most important blues artists of our time, a great  guitarist and singer whose extraordinary performance is scheduled for Friday, June 22nd.
Other big names like Mac Arnold or Platefull o’Bluse will be there.
In addition there will be the prize giving for the winner of the competition EFFETTO BLUES dedicated to the Italian Bands.

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15th,16th,17th Fiera delle Messi (Harvest Fair) in San Gimignano

 15th,16th,17th Fiera delle Messi (Harvest Fair) in San Gimignano

 15th,16th,17th Fiera delle Messi (Harvest Fair) in San Gimignano

Even this year in San Gimignano, a few kilometers from Siena, the Harvest Fair takes place, a historical-mediaeval reenactment  revives by the association of the Knights of St. Fina. Now, as in the past, they participate in the traditional holiday “ Ferie Messium” celebrated by the entire population during the crops period.
The inauguration of the festival will take place Friday, 15th   June, from 9.30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and then develops  along  two days following through shows of flags, songs, dances, games, parades, competitions and tug of war competitions and archery, even the famous tournament of “Giostra dei Bastioni”(tournament of knights on horseback).
Visitors can also admire the ancient arts and crafts market and bring a souvenir of the past.

For more information contact Hotel Siena Borgo Grondaie
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CiocoSI

 CiocoSIOn 9th, 10th and 11th MARCH 2012

ChocoMoments together with Siena town Council have organized CiocoSI

Inside the beautiful shell of Piazza del Campo, the best Italian chocolate producers will delight us with their proposals For three days what is called God food (the chocolate) will be the main character in out town. Tasting events for adults and special events for children, too.

For information and reservations: www.chocomoments.it

Borgo Grondaie is waiting………love chocolate so much!

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