THINGS TO DO IN SIENA DURING A RAINY DAY
When we organize our holidays, we always hope that everything works, but sometimes we have to face some unexpected situations like, for example, a rainy day.
Unless you want a rainy day ruins your holidays, here for you our suggestions about the best things to do in Siena when it rains.
Who said that rainy days are made to get bored? Here in Siena, you will find several cooking schools that offer you the possibility to join a cooking class (both in English and Italian) and discover all the secrets of the Italian cuisine, alongside professional chefs. Check our selection of the best 5 cooking classes in Siena and choose the one that best meet your expectations!
A rainy day can also be a respectable excuse to drink a good glass of wine! Tuscany is recognized all over the world because of its wine-yards and you can’t absolutely miss the opportunity to taste a good glass of wine before coming back home! Tuscan Wine School is located in Siena, near to the city center, and it organizes wine-tasting classes (both in English and Italian) to give you the possibility to enjoy a huge variety of wines from the most famous Tuscan localities.
THE CONTRADA MUSEUMS
One of the main attractions of Siena is, without a doubt, the Palio. Every day of the week it’s possible to visit the Contrada museums and admire prizes, heirlooms and flags which reminds the atmosphere of the Palio. If it’s raining but you don’t want to miss the opportunity to know all about this local event,book your entrance on the website and get ready to live the spirit of the Palio from inside.
The Duomo Cathedral is considered one of the main attraction of Siena as well as one of the most important gothic church in Italy. Take advantages of a rainy day to discover the Duomo, its cripta, its wonderful pieces of art and the amazing Libreria Piccolomini. If you are in Siena from the 18th August 2017 until the 26th October 2017, we recommend you to admire the wonderful Cathedral Paving from the balconies of the Gate of Heaven.
SANTA MARIA DELLA SCALA
Once a civic hospital, now it is considered one of the most important artistic centers in Siena. In its inside, it hosts a lot of frescos and pieces of art and it is often selected as location for temporal art exhibitions. This year from the 22nd of October 2017 until the 21st of January 2018, the museum will host the Lorenzetti art exhibition, in which some important pieces of art from Uffizi, Louvre and National Gallery, will be exposed.
What’s better than spending a rainy day visiting a museum? Located in Piazza del Campo, within the Palazzo Pubblico of Siena, the Museo Civico hosts a lot of gorgeous frescos painted by local artists and a lot of masterpieces belonging to Tuscan artists. For those who loves art, visit this museum can be a great opportunity to appreciate the work of our local artists.
Borgo Grondaie, only 2 km away from Siena city center, is the ideal location if you want to discover Siena beauties but also if you want to enjoy the view of our wonderful landscapes after a rainy day. Visit website our to see our best offers ever!
Edited by Hotel Siena Borgo Grondaie