Siena, city of Palio and beautiful art masterpieces, it is very famous for its music tradition. Thanks to “La Chigiana music academy” there’s a great big deal for music lovers! From January to march 2020 a series of 22 concerts are taking place to celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven. Don’t miss the chance to admire the best locations in Siena, such as Palazzo Chigi , home for “Chigiana’s academy”, but also Rozzi theatre and the magnificent Cathedral. It will be a totally unique experience!
The Academy is located in the heart of town and a stone’s throw from Piazza del Campo and from the Dome. These places could be easily reached from our hotel just for 5 minutes by car!
What is “La Chigiana”? It is a music academy founded in 1932 by Count Guido Chigi and his love for music. He gave permission to host and to be joined in his own house by many masters of music. The building dates back to the 12th century and it originally belonged to the ancient “Marescotti” family, then it was passed to the “Chigi”. They lived there until 1965 so, apart from being their mansion, it was also a house-museum. In fact, even now, people from all over of the world come in “La Chigiana” to enjoy the very precious collection owned by the previous owners. Among the impressive display of artworks, there is also the eldest known instrument in the world: the harpsichord made in 1515 and belonged to the great Antonio Stradivari as well as a set of instruments that date back to 1903.
Today the academy counts several collaborations with so many great musicians and more and more students attending the summer masters. You can join one of the guided tours upon reservation from Monday to Saturday at 11.30am and only for Thursday and Friday at 11.30am or at 4pm.
Important artists will join the “Micat in Vertice” festival such as Shahram Nazeri and Hossein Alizadeh, two great performers of the traditional persian music, as well as Anna Caterina Antonacci, Daniele Rustioni and the jazzman Stefano Battaglia.
A little curiosity: “Micat in Vertice” is not only the name of the festival, but it is also the slogan of Chigiana Music Academy which is reported even in the concert room chairs. The room is lovely and tiny so we suggest you to book the tickets in advance by clicking on this site: https://chigiana.org/miv_2019-2020/.
Borgo Grondaie is just outside Siena city walls which and you can walk there in less than 20 minutes. If you choose to come to Siena by car we have a free parking. Visit our website for more information and discover our special offers for february and march if you are coming for “Micat in Vertice festival”.
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