Mens Sana Siena. Mens Sana is one of the oldest sports clubs in Italy . The Ginnastica Senese AssociationMens Sana in Corpore Sano 1871” was officially born in Siena on 16 apile 1871 thanks to some college students. In a few years years it becomes a real institution in the city because of many athletes who lived in Siena. They partecipated in various national competitions and were very appreciated. In particular, at nineteenth century, Mens Sana Siena represented an important reality in Italy. Among the sports played there were gymnastics, shooting, fencing, swimming and cycling.

Mens Sana Siena

Mens Sana Siena

From the 20th century sport became symbol of playtime and leisure activity and the Gymnastics Association Senese becomes a sport club called Polisportiva. During the Fascism period there was a stop of all activities bacause the only aim was hard competition. Meanwhile in Siena they were creating two sports realities: Mens Sana in regard to cycling, skating and hockey, and Robur who became the only expression of Siena football. After the fall of fascism and the end of World War II, the revival of the sports club began. In 1945 Mens Sana obtained Sant’Agata gym and all the sports activities carried on.
During that period it started  the project forthe first Sports Palace, the “dodecahedron” the so-called Palazzetto Giannelli. The PalaMensSana came into being in 1976 on the need for more space.

It is important to say that between all the sports sections of the Mens Sana Siena, the most important and rich in tradition and history is that of basketball. To understand the origins of this sport we have to go back in time. In 1907 it took place in Venice a Gymnastic Competition and  Gymnastics Association Senese girls showed for the first time in Italy the basics of basketball, led by Professor Ida Names Minnoni.

Mens Sana Siena

Mens Sana Siena

During its history,  Mens Sana Siena Basket has won eight league titles, including seven in a row, a Saporta Cup, five Italian Cups in a row and seven Italian Super and it is  one of the teams with the most titles in Italy.
The first team colors were white and black, the colors of the city of Siena. When Mens Sana moved to St. Agatha gym, under the High School Piccolomini, it took the school colors, white and green, as most of the athletes were students of that institute.

The first appearance of the Mens Sana in  Serie A is in 1961-1962, although the Serie A of that  time was the second level after the Serie A elite. The Serie B 1972-1973  sees win promotion to Serie A. The Golden Age for the team was  from 2007 to 2013 thanks to the figure of the coach Simone Pianigiani, young Sienese who previously had been assistant coach. In 2010 the team won its fifth title (fourth consecutive) entering the Italian basketball history because no other teams had managed to win four consecutive titles since the introduction of the paly-off. In 2011 Mens Sana won his sixth title. This has been the best season ever for Mens Sana who had never won three Italian trophies and reached the Euroleague Final Four in the same season.
Following the failure of 2014, a new sport club was founded, Mens Sana Siena 1871 startinf from the Serie B. After the victory in a playoff with Agropoli Mens Sana won promotion to Serie A2.

Mens Sana Siena

Mens Sana Siena

Mens Sana Siena

Mens Sana Siena

If you are keen on basketball too and you want to see a Mens Sana game, why don’t you stay with us at Borgo Grondaie?
We remind you that our hotel is very close to PalaMensana and you can easily reach it on foot or by car.
We are waiting for you!

Ilaria Simi

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On Valentine’s Day in Borgo Grondaie. Now it is less than a month and if you are thinking about how to spend your Valentine’s Day, we propose you Siena as a possibility and Borgo Grondaie of course! Look at our web site: www.hotelsienaborgogrondaie.com                  Borgo Grondaie is waiting for you for a special stay with your partner. Included in your reservation, you will find a bottle of prosecco and a red rose.

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day

But now let’s go back to the origins of this festival and let’s see how Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the world.
The origin of Valentine’s Day is the attempt by the Catholic Church to put an end to a popular pagan rite connected to fertility. The pagan Romans, in fact, paid tribute to the God Lupercus and the names of women and men who worshiped this deity were placed in an urn and then chosen in pairs by a child. The two were supposed to live in intimacy for a year until the rite of fertility had not been concluded and achieved the real goal. In order to put an end to this practice, the precursors fathers of the Catholic Church tried a saint who could replace Lupercus and found him in Valentine, a bishop who was martyred. Thus in 496 A.D. Church instituted the feast of St. Valentine to celebrate love.

Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine

The day dedicated to St. Valentine, the patron saint of Terni in Umbria, is precisely on February 14.

Saint Valentine Church in Terni

Saint Valentine Church in Terni

Now let’s find out what are the traditions and customs that characterized the “Valentine’s Day“.

Of course in the Italian tradition we usually stay with our partner the whole day going out for dinner, exchanging gifts symbolic. Men usually pick up ladies by bringingwith a red rose (or better yet a beautiful bouquet of roses!) and a gift. Very welcome are those that typically are hidden inside small boxes and are possibly “sparkling”!

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day

In Finland and Estonia on February 14 it is instead called “the day of friends”, thus recalling all the friends and not only lovers. It is celebrated by giving a coupon for a spa.
In Denmark, it is customary that women ask officially the hands of their lovers. Furthermore, young people usually send white flowers called “snowdrops” to their friends, while older men send greeting cards unsigned and rhyming poems.

Snowdrops

Snowdrops

England is the day of lovers with no name and it is the anonymity the star of the festival! Indeed sending unsigned tickets romantic and flowers so that the recipient tries to figure out who the sender. British unmarried women, the morning of February 14, usually get up out of bed before dawn to arise and face the window as a good wish for the future love: it is said that the first man that passes will be married within a year!
In the Netherlands one of the most popular gifts is the heart of licorice.
In Spain, as good Latin caliente, it is strictly a bouquet of red roses (Long live the Spanish!)
In Wales it is customary to treat wooden spoons carved.
In Hungary, boys and girls usually go to the woods to gather snowdrops.
In Japan, the true protagonists are the women who, according to tradition, must give hand-made chocolates to its partners. These can also be given away to coworkers or classmates in friendship. Japanese men return it a month later, on March 14, also known as “White Day” and in this case, the chocolates will be naturally white!

White Day in Japan

White Day in Japan

In South Korea, the celebrations are similar to those in Japan but on April 14, a day known as “Black Day“, those who had not received anything on Feb. 14 or March 14,  will go to a restaurant and eat spaghetti with squid ink complaining of his loneliness. Certainly this is not a hymn linked to joy of life!

Black Day in Japan

Black Day in Japan

Valentine’s Day in Brazil is instead completely ignored because of Carnival and is celebrated on June 12, the eve of St. Anthony which is the patron saint of weddings. Tradition holds that unmarried women bring with them during the day a statue of the saint with the hope of finding a husband soon (Dear Brazilian women, we are in 2016 now! Men are not essential!)

Valentine's Day in Brazil

Valentine’s Day in Brazil

In the US the festival for Feb. 14 involve the whole family and celebrate all emotional ties.
As for Russia instead it seems that in some regions the government has expressed his opposition about this festival beacuse it is not linked to any Orthodox feast.
In Slovenia, Valentine’s Day is postponed to March 12, the day of St. Gregory, since February 14 is the day when you start working in the fields.
In Romania, the Valentine’s Day is called “Dragobete” and on February 24. According to mythology Romanian Dragobete is the son of Baba Dochia that is the impatience of men pending the arrival of spring.
Moving to East we get to China. Here is the man who gives flowers and chocolates to the woman. There is also an old tradition called “The night of the seven” (Qi Xi) in August. On this occasion unmarried women show their domestic arts with the hope to find a husband.
In Iran instead Valentine’s Day is called “Sepandarmazgan” and is celebrated on February 17. The government prefers that people do not celebrate but it seems that lovers do it the same secretly exchanging gifts and small thoughts.
The worse the situation in Saudi Arabia where the celebrations for Valentine were banned by the government in 2008.
In Thailand, the land of smiles,it is celebrated only when it is taken the decision to marry.

This is a general overview of the different traditions in the world. Certainly the fact remains that the best gift ever made was made by the Indian Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan who built the Taj Mahal for his wife as a symbol of eternal love.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

For anyone who is not an emperor, king, prince, duke or count, but  want to surprise his/her partner, Borgo Grondaie is wainting for you. You can spend a romantic Valentine’s Day in the beautiful city of Siena.

Ilaria Simi

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Guido Chigi Saracini. “Memories. Guido Chigi Saracini and the arts“: this is the title of the exhibition organized to celebrate 50 years since the death of Count Guido Chigi Saracini, a timeless symbol of Siena tradition and culture.
The exhibition, arranged by Laura Bonelli and the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, is divided into 7 sections in order  to present the Count through video, objects, paintings and photographs.
Guido Chigi Saracini

Guido Chigi Saracini

Inaugurated on Oct. 23, 2015, it will be open and available to the public until June 12, 2016. Free entrance. A good opportunity both for those who come to Siena to visit the city both for Siena people themselves.
For those who are interested in, consider that the exhibition takes place at Palazzo Chigi in Via di Citta 89, in the spaces below the Concert Hall and it is open to the public during the following hours: Monday to Sunday 10-13; 15-17 in high season (March 1 to June 12), while Saturday and Sunday at 10-13; 15-17 in low season (January-7 February 28).
In particular the first section of the seven in total, called Prelude, is dominated by a piano and welcomes visitors presenting the Count through his greatest passions. This is the most personal area where there are many objects, pictures of the family and important evidences of the strong bond with his city, Siena.
In the second section, called Atelier, there is part of the photographic heritage of the Accademia Chigiana, presented for the first time. The photographs portray and reproduce the daily life at the academy and the characters who have lived or attended it.
The next section is called Arturo Viligiardi and it is the room in which it is exposed the special relationship of the Count with a number of artists including, of course, Arturo Viligiardi, known for the transformation of the Dance Hall in the current Academy Concert Hall.
In Micat Summit section the protagonist is of course the music. Here it is possible to find works and photographs of teachers conductor and various musicians. Among the works there are also images, busts, casts and portraits.
In the next section, The Gallery of the twentieth century, you will find exposed unpublished thirty paintings of the first half of the twentieth century that most likely were in the houses of the Count for abbelirne rooms.
The exhibition ends with a room Le Roi de Sienne, nickname that the Queen of Belgium Elizabeth Wittelsbach attributed to the Count. With the woman Count Guido had a close friendship that lasted until the last years of his life.
Guido Chigi Saracini

Guido Chigi Saracini

Guido Chigi Saracini

Guido Chigi Saracini

Besides the exhibition dedicated to the Count Guido Chigi Saracini you can also visit the Academy, a symbol of the city of Siena.
Built in the XXIII century, Chigi Saracini Palace, host so many valuable collections. Among the masterpieces we remember the works of Giovanni d’Agostino, Francesco di Giorgio Martini, Stefano di Giovanni, known as Sassetta and Beccafumi.
The Academy has also a collection of about 90 musical instruments including violins, cellos, violas and basses. Hours are Monday through Saturday at 11:30; Thursday and Friday at 11.30 and 16.00. The ticket price is 7.00 Euro and 5.00 Euro for the whole of the reduced (for young people under 26 years and for groups of 10 people). For more information read our previous article about Chigiana Academy by clicking here.
Accademia Musicale Chigiana-Siena

Accademia Musicale Chigiana-Siena

We remind you that the exhibitionMemories. Guido Chigi Saracini and the arts “is organized by the Accademia Musicale Chigiana and created by Vernice Progetti Culturali in collaboration with MPS Bank of Siena.
If you are interested in and for more information and reservations visit our website: www.hotelsienaborgogrondaie.com
Borgo Grondaie is wating for you!
Ilaria Simi
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Epiphany takes away every holiday! This popular italian saying embodies the typical italian tradition. In fact, on January 6, the Epiphany‘s day, closes officially the chapter of  Christmas break.

Epiphany

Epiphany

Symbol of this holiday is of course the witch, figure beloved by children. In the Christian tradition the Epiphany recalls the arrival of the Wise Men, Melchior, Balthazar and Gaspar who go to Bethlehem in order to celebrate Jesus’ birth by bringing him as gift gold, frankincense and myrrh.

The Wise Men

The Wise Men

Today Borgo Grondaie wants to tell you something about Epiphany traditions in Italy, Europe and other countries!

According to Italian tradition, the with, which is called Befana in Italian, is an old ugly and weak woman, with grey hair and a headscarf, badly dressed with a big skirt and tight torn.
The night between 5 and 6 January she  flies from house to house riding his broom to bring sweets, chocolates, candies, dried fruit or toys inside the stockings of good children, and coal, garlic, onions inside those of children who are not so good. On the night of January 5, all children hang their stocking, complete with their names, on  the chimney  with the hope that the witch decides bring them something.

Befana

Befana

Epiphany

Epiphany

In Spain, however, the morning of January 6, all children wake up at dawn to find out what gifts they received from the Wise Men.
According to tradition, on the evening of January 5th, children prepare to welcome them by putting in front of the front door a large glass of water for the thirsty camels and something to eat.
In addition, the day of Epiphany, in many Spanish cities held the Wise Men procession , whith a parade through the city streets aboard in order to give to children gifts and sweets.
The Spanish tradition was inherited in many Central American countries, like Mexico and Cuba, and also in South America.


In France, the Epiphany is not a public holiday, so it is celebrated usually on the Sunday before or after January 6.
Usually it is prepared a dessert inside which there is a small stone. Who will be lucky enough to find it in his slice of cake, he/she will be elected king or queen for a day. In northern France, from the fourteenth century, you can eat for this occasion, the “Galette des Rois“:the dessert is cut into many slices as there are guests, plus one. This last part is called “the part for the poor one””, and was the first part traditionally destined for poor who stood at the door.
In southern France, in place of the Galette, it is used to prepare a croissant-shaped crown, decorated with candied fruit and sugar.

Gallette des Rois

Gallette des Rois


According to the Orthodox calendar, in Russia on January 6 it is the day when they celebrate Christmas. According to tradition, the gifts are brought by Father Frost accompanied by Babushka, a nice old woman who helps him to deliver presents to children.
In Germany on January 6 is the day of the coming of the Wise Men. For this occasion, priests and altar boys knocking from door to door seeking tenders and sing songs in thanks.


In Iceland, the Epiphany is called the thirteenth day, because from Christmas until January 6, there are 13 days. From 11 December until 25, a Santa Claus arrives every day, and then, from December 25 they go away till the thirteenth Santa Claus with which there is official end of the holidays .
In Romania, however, the Epiphany is linked to the coming of Wise Men and it is a public holiday. Even today children go through the streets and knocking on doors to ask if they can come to tell stories. Usually they receive as compensation a few coins. Even the priests go from house to house to bless them.

Whay don’t you spend your Epiphany in Siena and in Borgo Grondaie as well?

We are wating for you with lots of surprises, sweets but also coal!

For further information visit our web site: www.hotelsienaborgogrondaie.com

Ilaria Simi

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Wine&Siena. On 30 and 31 of January 2016 Siena will host the first edition of Wine&Siena, a can’t miss event designed to promote the excellence of Siena wines. The location chosen will be Rocca Salimbeni, the original seat of Monte Paschi Bank. Wine&Siena Event will be a showcase dedicated to Siena, Tuscany and Italian wines’ productions.

Wine&Siena

Wine&Siena

Wine&Siena

Wine&Siena

Wine&Siena: you can find the best combination for the city characterized by well-5 DOCG areas: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti Classico and Vernaccia di San Gimignano. In this sense, Siena can undoubtedly be called the symbol of Italian Oenology. Moreover, Wine&Siena event will be surely appreciated by Siena people. Everybody have waited so long for such an event. They are aware of the historical tradition of the that characterizes Siena itself and the surrounding territory. Wine&Siena has involved the most important organization, the Gourmet’s International, which has over 25 years of experience about selection and organization of food and wine events including Merano Wine Festival 2015.

Wine&Siena

Wine&Siena

At Rocca Salimbeni the majority of exhibitors will be Tuscan. The path will lead to Scala Spadolini, in Sala Rocca and the Galleria Peruzziana. Outside from Piazza Salimbeni, there will be other food & wine stands.
Tickets for the event can be purchased online at www.wineandsiena.it
The price is 40.00 euros for the daily and 25.00 euros for half a day.

Rocca Salimbeni in Siena

Rocca Salimbeni in Siena

An important event will be the Showcooking Double Fire Chef vs Blogger at 13.30, 16.45 or 19.15 p.m. at the price of 15,00 euros.
You can will also take part at Small Plates Gala on Friday, 29 on January, starting at 20:00. This event will take place at Enoteca Italiana in Siena where there will be 8 restaurant owners from Siena that will welcome you with their typical dishes at a price of 40.00 euros per person.

Enoteca Italiana-Siena

Enoteca Italiana-Siena

Another event that will be held instead at the Grand Hotel Continental, will be the Gala Dinner on Saturday, January 30th at 20:30 at the price of 60.00 euros per person.

Grand Hotel Continental Siena

Grand Hotel Continental Siena

For information, reservations and purchase tickets visit www.sienaincoming.it or call the numbers 3480216972/3476137678 by Tuesday 26 January 2016.
Remember that Wine&Siena is organized by Gourmet’s International Merano, Confcommercio of Siena, Siena Municipality, Chamber of Commerce of Siena and with the participation of Monte Paschi Bank of Siena and Grand Hotel Continental.

If you decide to come to visit the city in those days, and you need an accommodation, don’t hesitate to contact us at www.hotelsienaborgogrondaie.com

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The Market in Campo Square. On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of December 6 the traditional winter meeting of “The Market in Campo Square” come back in Siena. A real dive in the fourteenth century among history and culinary excellences and craftsmanship. This year the event is dedicated to “Siena, the capital city of Italian Culture“. As in the fourteenth century, the Campo Square will be the place of business and social life of the city.

The Market in Campo Square

Two days to relive the atmosphere of the historic “Great Market” which took place once a week in Siena during the fourteenth century: over 140 stands will showcase the best products of food, agriculture, crafts and manufacturing stuff to give life to a unique event aimed at reviving what happened in the Middle Ages.

The Market in Campo Square

The program also includes guided tours, children’s activities, a rich program of tastings and live entertainment.
The Podestà courtyard inside the Public Palace, in Campo Square, will host “Vinarte” where you can taste our best wines acquiring your own cup, and a book of taste. Here you can also watch the shows of the Siena Jazz Foundation.
Do not miss theatrical improvisations in medieval style of Aresteatro with Francesco Ravines.

Another interesting initiative is the “Market of Ideas“, a literary salon with some books presentations and their authors from five cities that have shared with Siena the title for Italian Capital of Culture 2015, Cagliari, Lecce, Perugia-Assisi and Ravenna.

Things to buy- Market in Campo Square

Among the events “format baby” we must remember the laboratory directed by Podere Forte of Castiglione d’Orcia whit the intention of get new flavors to little tasters, and always dedicated to babies and youngers, there will be the Francigena path on Saturday, December 5th departing at 15.00 from Piazza Salimbeni to know the history and stories of the pilgrims with Gino! You can book within Thursday, December 3th at 17:00 at Centro Guide Siena, number 0577 43273 or by e-mail to info@guidesiena.it. The route will make a stop in the Public Palace in Campo Square and will end with a snack inside Orto de ‘Pecci. Moreover you can find lots of thematic workshops and cooking food shows in collaboration with the High School Artusi of Chianciano Terme that will bring its students directly in the Campo Square.

The invitation also comes from a lot of restaurants of the city of Siena will offer special menus with typical Tuscan flavors in order to appreciate so much more Siena.
The restaurants that will be present are: Antica Trattoria Botteganova, Fori Porta, Grotta del Gallo Nero, Grotta di Santa Caterina “Bagoga” The Bandierino, The Brewery, Millevini, Osteria Babazuf, Restaurant Window, Te Ke you.
The Market in the Campo Square is part of the program of events “All the Christmas of Siena“, promoted by the Municipality of Siena with the support of Monte Paschi Bank.

A unique event that we recommend to all our guests in Borgo Grondaie and those who will arrive in the next days.

Ilaria Simi

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Florence is one of the most beautiful city in Italy, popular all over the world thanks to its monuments, Uffizi museum and Ponte Vecchio. For anyone who wants leave aside for one moment historical and artistic aspect and focus the attention on culinary aspects linked to Tuscan tradition, Borgo Grondaie suggest you a visit to the Central Market in Florence. This is a project concerning one of the most important places of Florence, which is the first floor of San Lorenzo Market. Here you can find a lot of traditional shops, all manage by artisans traders, lovers of their work and good Tuscan tradition.

Central Market in Florence

At the Central Market it is possible to do your shopping and buy groceries. You can also eat something directly there and sit down in one of the 500 seats available. The timetable is from 10.00 a.m till midnight. It is important to notice that dishes and food you can buy inside the market are genuine, healthy and authentic because all the traders have to sign a quality disciplinary. Every shop you find inside is the ideal place to buy or eat something special and…Italian!!

Central Market

Among the events organized inside the Central Market we must remember the “Mercamercatino” on Sunday 25th of October, 22th of November and 13th of December. Here you will find typical Tuscan products, tours, tastings and meetings. Another event available from 2nd to 23 October is the so-called “Merktoberfest”. Starting from 19, stewards and hostess will welcome you! You will be able to taste german food and Erdinger beer. Moreover every Wednesday it is possible to join the “Mercaledì” with street band and street food. Next meeting for 14 October starting from 8.00 pm.

Central Market in Florence

What are you waiting for????

Ilaria Simi

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Dit’Unto in Villa a Sesta.  Next Sunday, 11th of October, don’t miss the event “Dit’Unto” in Villa a Sesta near Castelnuovo Berardenga and not far from Siena! It’s a festival where you must eat…but with hands! The expression “Dit’Unto” is abbreviation for Dita Unte in italian that means dirty fingers with oil, sauces or somenthing else which is soil.

Dit’Unto- Villa a Sesta

This is a festival dedicated to street food, very popular in this period. There will be 43 stands that will present typical tuscan dishes and products. The festival will take place in Villa a Sesta from 11 a.m till 22.00 p.m You can taste good food and admire the real poor tuscan cuisine and every kind of tuscan street food like lampredotto and all the typical Siena desserts.

Villa a Sesta

Dit’Unto

Among the most important guests we must remember Valeria Piccini from Caino Restaurant in Montemerano, Enzo Parri, chef and owner of Enzo restaurant in Siena, Gaetano Trovato, chef of Arnolfo restaurant in Colle Val d’Elsa and Mauro Uliassi, chef of the Uliassi restaurant in Senigallia. Everything will be organized, as usual, by Circolo di Villa a Sesta.

Are you ready to mess your fingers up? :)

Ilaria Simi

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Autumn of festivals.Octber is officially arrived at Borgo Grondaie. During this period of the year is possible to find a lot of festivals, all dedicated to tuscan tradition.

Montalcino

Last Sunday of October in Montalcino you can assist at the so-called “Sagra del Tordo”. This is the most expected event of the year. The festival is preceded by the opening of the hunting which is held the second Sunday of August.
In particular the districts challenge twice a year and they are: Borghetto, Pianello, Travaglio and Ruga. The challenge is an archery competion.
This festival has medieval origins. In October a lots of birds, especially thrushes, migrate from north to south. During the Middle Ages, after the hunting lots of festivals and banquets were organized.

Sagra del Tordo- Historacal Parade

Sagra del Tordo

The actual reenactment is characterized by an historical parade which pass through the city centre of Montalcino, the fortess and the public palace. From the tower the crier declare the opening of Tordo Festival and some thrushed are realesed. During the afternoon the archery completion takes place. Here you find 2 archers for each districts picked by lottery. At the end the competition is won by the archers who get the highest score. The winner district can receive the award, a silver arrow.

Archery competition

Another event which is very interesting concern the area around Crete Senesi that you can pass and visit by the so-called Treno natura, a steam locomotive that starts from Siena and arrive in Asciano. There you can visit the Autumn Market and some museums. For further information contact Agenzia Viaggi Visione del mondo info@visionedelmondo.com/ tel. 0577 281834 oppure Ferrovia Val d’Orcia treninvaldorcia@ferrovieturistiche.it tel. 0577 207413 / 338 8992577.

Nature Train- Il Treno Natura

And during this period don’t forget the Polenta Festival in Sovicille on Octber 25th. You can have lunch start at 12.30 for 15 Euro per person or dinner from 18.00.

Polenta Festival- Sagra della Polenta

Which is your favorite autumn festival???

Ilaria Simi

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Lucca Comics&Games 2015. There is an event you can’t miss! We are talking about Lucca Comics&Games that will take place in Lucca from 29th of October till 1st of November. This is a fair for all comics lovers, but not only! Everybody can partecipate to this event which is considered the most important of this field, the first one in Europe and second in the world after the Comiket in Tokyo. Everything happens in Lucca, a beautiful city 135 km far from Siena that you can reach in two hours by car.

Lucca Comics and Games 2015

At Lucca Comics you can find the most important operators in the sector, lots of stores and associations. During this fair it’s also possible to assist concerts, projections, meetings and various shows.The two main important areas are Comics Area and Games Area. The first one is the most important olf the entire fair and here you can find everything linked to comics and international animation. Every year several publishing companies want to partecipate, as well as a lot of stores, divided in stands.

Lucca Comics

In particular Comics area is divided in a lot of zones: Napoleone square, Giglio square, San Giovanni square, San Martino square and Garibaldi street. In Collegio square you can find The Japan Palace and in 2013 another section has been introduced: the Comic Artist Area. You can find also an area which is dedicated completely at live performaces. There are a lot of musical groups and singers as Cristina D’Avena, Giorgio Vanni, Enzo Draghi and Superbots.

Cristina D’Avena at Lucca Comics

From 2007 it is also possible to visit a new area which is dedicated at Japan world: we are talking about “Japan Town”. Another one founded in 2011 is Lucca Movie, Comics and Games linked to cinema.

Lucca Comics&Games

Lucca Comics is also known thanks to its guests. According the tradition in every edition there are three honored guests. They could be writers, editors, artists and so on. All the activities during the days of the fair concern exhibitions, meetings, interviews and seminars.
For any further information we suggest you to visit the official website of Lucca Comics and Games: http://www.luccacomicsandgames.com/

We hope you enjoy it!

Ilaria Simi

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