The Market in the Campo in Siena
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April
In the beautiful setting of Piazza del Campo, famous for the Palio Horse Race, is taking place for first time in spring the Market in the Campo in Siena with 150 benches selling the best products enogastronomy and local crafts.
AN HISTORICAL MARKET
In theXIII century, the market in the Campo in Siena took place regularly once a week in Piazza del Campo which was the real heartbeat of city life. From early in the morning butchers and farmers were coming in the square to sell their products from the countryside, as well as several craftsmen like tanners, shoemakers, basket makers and sellers of fabrics to make good bargain in the city.
THE BEST PRODUCTS FROM TERRE DI SIENA
Undisputed protagonists of the market in the Campo in Siena is the local agricultural products, craft and the excellence of Sienese manufacture.
From the typical Cinta Senese cold cuts to the fresh pasta such as the Senese Pici; from the Val d’Orcia Percorino Cheese to the Extra Virgin Olive Oil of the Chianti hills; from local honey to the precious Zafferano from San Gimignano and the numerous benches dedicated to the excellence of the Sienese patisserie: cantucci, Ricciarelli, and panforte.
A journey through the best food and the wine of our territory but also the numerous historical demonstrations and performances of ancient trades: as the wool processing, weaving on ancient looms and book binding.
ANCIENT TRADITIONS AND FLAVORS
During the Weekend of the Mercato in the Campo in Siena there will be several opportunities for deepening of knowledge and flavor of our land with thematic workshops and showcooking with local chefs.
Do not miss on Saturday, April 2 a special lesson on Tuscan bread to discover the characteristics and the secrets with the Bakery Corsini of Siena. For those who want to try the art of bread making it will also set up a laboratory and an interesting explanation about Tuscan wheats.
WINE TASTING UNDER THE MANGIA TOWER
All the wine lovers should not miss a special occasion for tasting local wines and much more.
Vinarte will create a true wine lounge where you can taste the best wines of the Terre di Siena but also of Italy. Simply take your own glass and a tasting carnet!
ART AND CULTURE
Sonnets and readings on the legends and mysteries of Siena will enliven the square reviving for a moment its medieval atmosphere. The cultural corner of Toscana Libri will host several Sienese and italian Authors for the presentations of their books and various debates
The Market of the Campo in Siena offers lots of activities for children to discover the flavors of our region.
Creative activities will be organized related to food, cooking classes where Kids can get their hands dirty in the preparation of fresh pasta such as the Pici.
Fun initiative to stimulate the senses of children with the laboratory: Sniff & Taste where they will learn to recognize the aromatic herbs and tasty fruits.
The Market in the Campo in Siena will organise together with Francigenaforkids, a Urban Trekking Day for pilgrims under 14. A funny walk along the Via Francigena accompanied by an exceptional guide: Gioconda, a medieval nurse who will talk in the form of the fairy tale about the story of Siena linked to the reception of pilgrims. During the walk the kids will visit also the Museo Santa Maria della Scala which was once a pelgrims hospital.
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Tastings, Events and shopping is waiting for you at the Market in the Campo in Siena!
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Edited by Hotel Borgo Grondaie