On the 24th September 2016 Ezio Bosso will be in Siena for his new album “The 12th Room”. The  great and sensible artist  will perform in lots of Italian cities and also at the Fortezza Medicea in Siena.
After he went  at the Festival of Sanremo with his piece “Following a Bird”, Ezio Bosso will introduce his first official solo album, and his tour is recording sold-outs in all the cities.
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Ezio Bosso Live in Siena-Ezio Bosso at the Festival of Sanremo

Prolific, refined and innovative artist, Ezio Bosso has exercised his talent in all the areas of music, from the classical compositions to the soundtracks. From 2011 he suffers from a neurodegenerative disease.
Ezio Bosso and his life. The artist was born in Turin and when he was 4 years old he started studying music, thanks to one of his great-aunt and his brother. Since he was quite young he debuts as solo artist in France and for the European orchestras. He also performed for the most important theatres, such as Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Center London, Sydney Opera House, Teatro Regio di Torino and so on.
In 2013 he met the cellist Mario Brunello, with who started a great musical collaboration and also a strong friendship.
He won a lot of awards, such as the Syracuse NY Award or the Green Room Award, and also the most important choreographers and directors of theatre and cinema asked him to collaborate with them, producing soundtracks, such as that of the movie “Io non ho paura” directed by Gabriele Salvatores, and also for the performances of the most famous ballet companies.
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Ezio Bosso Live in Siena-Ezio Bosso during a concert

From 2013 he is an artist of the Opera Barolo, where he also organized a project called “Zusammenmusizieren: far musica insieme”, which combined the study of music and the deepest themes which are important for all people, not only for musicians or artists.
 
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Ezio Bosso Live in Siena-poster of “Zusammenmusizieren: far musica insieme” project in 2015

And what about you? Are you ready for this incredible occasion?
Come here in Siena to listen to the fantastic melodies of an exceptional artist! Borgo Grondaie is only 2 kilometers away from the center of the city and it is the perfect location for you!

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From the 7th to the 11th September the Live Rock Festival will take place in Acquaviva of Montepulciano, which is considered one of the most important festivals of Italy.
There will be artists from the greatest European festivals, such as the british Fujiya & Miyaji, or one of the most appreciated Italian popstar, Rachele Bastreghi of the Baustelle. There will be also the most famous artists of the electronic music, hard rock and dj set.
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The Live Rock Festival-Music and environment-Poster

The event, which will take place in Acquaviva of Montepulciano, in the Terre of Siena, is famous for the quality of the offer wine and food and good ecological activities: a lot of young people will participate and they will enjoy more and more well-finished and alternative services.
The Croatian artist Danjel Zèzèlj and the journalist Silvia Boschero will contribute to the organization of the event, and also about 150 volunteers will help them realizing a great social event.
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The Live Rock Festival-Music and environment-During a concert

Thanks to Legambiente, the Live Rock Festival has become a symbol of eco-friendly culture. Since eight years the  festival has pursued records of recycling, an example for young people who want enjoy, but also respect the environment.
During the event it will be possible to taste various types of menu: from the Tuscan specialties to the vegetarian or vegan food. All the products derived from the surroundings to guarantee their quality and save environment. So, you can taste various types of food, all of them will not damage nature and them will satisfy your palate.
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The Live Rock Festival-Music and environment-Setting up the stage

Are you ready for this incredible rock event?
In Siena Borgo Grondaie might be the perfect location for who loves music and want to participate to this great rock event!

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The Castle Music Fest II, the latest unmissable date organized by Siena Guitar Festival! On the 2th September 2016 lots of artist will participate to this great event, in the latest date of summer.
As the previous dates, the Castle Music Fest will take place in Castello Medievale of Monteriggioni. The executive director of Siena Guitar Festival, the city of Monteriggioni and other sponsors will promote music and culture in Siena and its surroundings.
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The Castle Music Fest II-Icon of Siena Guitar Festival

The final date will close with the participation of Fabio Concato and his group: it will be the occasion to listen to his songs, which are some of the most important and famous of Italian music. He will surprise all of us with his extraordinary music and impressive atmosphere.
Fabio Concato and his life. Fabio Concato was born in Milan in the 31th May 1953, and all the members of his family were interested in music and culture. Like a romantic and sensible poet, in his songs he sings the everyday life, in a very personal way. He talks about joy, nostalgia, happiness and sadness in the same way  a photographer does tanking pictures.
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The Castle Music Fest II-Fabio Concato during a concert

For those who love music and also Italian food, it is an occasion to taste the specialties of the area. In Monteriggioni you can taste high quality wines, such as the Chianti Classico DOCG and the Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG. It should not be overlooked to taste the Vin Santo, a type of wine that, according to the tradition, is consumed together with desserts, especially the “Cantuccini biscuits”. Honey, saffron, grappa and cheeses are only some of the delicious specialties which you can taste in Monteriggioni.
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The Castle Music Fest II-“Vin Santo” and “Cantuccini biscuits”

Are you interested in music and good food?
What are you waiting for? In Siena, a few kilometers away from Monteriggioni, Borgo Grondaie is waiting for you…don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity that brings music and good food together!

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On the 23th and the 24th September 2016 the medieval village of Monteriggioni and the ancient route of Via Francigena, which passes throught it, will be the Slow Travel Fest’s scenery.
The Slow Travel Fest originates from the Festival of Viandanza which, in the past three years, has become an unmissable occasion for those who love travelling slowly. The Slow Travel Fest comes from the journey on foot and bicycle culture.
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The Slow Travel Fest-Route on bicycle

Its name highlights all the new activities that will take place in the IV edition of the festival which will include excursions along the Via Francigena, and a chance to meet those who work in the “slow travel” sector.
There will be tours on the Via Francigena on a daily basis where there will be labs, shows, and evening concerts near the cloister of the Abbadia Isola church. The night tour “A Zonzo sotto le stelle” will be an amazing experience to let tourists discover the fascinating world of Astronomy and stars, that can be observed from Montagnola senese. On the other hand, “Trekking&Sketching” will be a guided tour to explore the wood and freehand drawing.
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The Slow Travel Fest-Route on foot

For those who love adventure, there will be travel labs on the art of backpacking, orientation, how to build travel tools, making a fire and, of course, on how to be respectful of the environment.
Those who will participate they will be led towards the discovery of the Montagnola senese and the via Francigena, the ancient route that linked France to Rome in the Middle Ages.
Siena and the Via Francigena. In the Middle Age, the city of Siena represented an important location of the Via Francigena in the Terre of Siena. Pilgrims would cross the North gate, Porta Camollia, and proceeded walking towards the Magione of Templari until they arrived at the Duomo di Siena and the Santa Maria della Scala, where they were given food and shelter.
Do you love travel and adventure?
Borgo Grondaie located in Siena, it’s 10 kilometers away from Monteriggioni and it might be the start of this journey, that will let you discover the wonders of “Terre di Siena”.

 

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From the 31th August to 5th September will take place the Fair of Cacio, in the city of Pienza, one of the most expected events for citizens and tourists. An occasion in which will be possible to taste the precious and characteristic cheese and to be present to the popular “Game of  Cacio al Fuso”, in which the six contradas of the city challenge for the Palio. Between the main events there is the “Premio Pienza”, the Dairy Contest  reserved for pecorinos from the areas of Siena, Arezzo and Grosseto, organized by the Delegazione Siena Arezzo of ONAF (Organizzazione Nazionale Assaggiatori Formaggi), that will take place in Sala Convegni.
 
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Fair of Pecorino cheese in Pienza-Pecorino di Pienza

Pienza is situated in the center of Val d’Orcia and it achieved the Unesco’s award in 1996. Its history is based on the life of Enea Silvio Piccolomini. He was born on the 18th October 1405 in Pienza, and he became pope with the name of Pio II  in 1458. Pio II wanted to transform the city of Pienza from a little medieval village to a papal residence and for this reason its buildings stick out for their elegance and the Renaissance architecture.
 
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Fair of Pecorino cheese in Pienza-View of Pienza

Since 1974 the Fair of Pecorino cheese in Pienza takes place in the beautiful Pio II Square. The six contradas challenge each other in the Game of Cacio al Fuso. The game consists in rolling five kilos of cheese trying to hit a spindle, which is vertically located in the center of the square. Rolling the cheeses down the slopes on the old stony streets of the city center, makes the challenge more difficult.
In the past, cheese factories were not very common and the pecorino was produced in the farms. The “Pecorino of Pienza” is one of the eldest cheeses of the Val d’Orcia, and for this reason it is called the ancient “caseolus”. For its round and small shape, it was commercialized in Pienza and also in Crete Senesi  from the ancient time.
Nowadays, there are six-seven cheese factories, which are producing pecorino and other high quality Val d’Orcia cheeses. At the end of 19th Century the Pecorino of Pienza arrived at the Expo of Paris and also in United States, and its fame raised becoming one of the most famous Italian cheese all over the world.
And what about you? Are you willing to taste the famous Pecorino of Pienza?
Borgo Grondaie represents a starting point for discovering high quality Tuscan products during your holiday in Italy.

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From the 15th to the 18th September 2016 at Vino al Vino, some of the most important winemaker of Chianti, particularly from the Panzano’s area, will present their wines Chianti Classico and IGT. The greatest wines will be displayed during the third weekend of September, both to the press and the enthusiastics on the occasion of the wine fair of Chianti.
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Vino al Vino-Chianti Wine Festival-Icon of Chianti Classico

Buying a wine glass it will be possible to walk through the precious kind of wine, with the accompaniment of jazz music, that will increase your senses. They are “Vini di Panzano”,as to highlight the uniqueness in an area envied for its beautiful landscapes.
Panzano is situated close to the slopes to which correspond the shady downward slopes that arrive at Greve. The vineyards are usually placed between 350 and 400 meters above sea level, sometimes above 500 meters, thanks to the advantageous position of Panzano.
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Vino al Vino-Chianti Wine Festival-View of Panzano in Chianti

The event Vino al Vino will be enhaced by new and innovative interpretations of the wine Tuscan tradition, thanks to a group of professional producers. Their contribute increases the development of Panzano, including it in the production of great wines of Chianti.
In Italy, one of the most common vineyards is Sangiovese, which is used in the Chianti Classico. Its origin derives  from the Etruscan people, in fact the earlier areas where it was implanted were part of Central Italy, mainly Tuscany. Some affirmed that its name comes from the definition of “sangiovannina grapes”, connected with its untimely ripening; others support that it derives from Sanguis Jovis, Jupiter’s blood, which is the name conferred by a Capuchin monk of the monastery of Sant’Arcangelo of Romagna, during a feast in honor of pope Leone XII. Sangiovese perfectly adapts its scents and aromas with the hilly terrains where is implanted.
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Vino al Vino-Chianti Wine Festival-Vineyard of Sangiovese

Vino al Vino is one of the two fairs, which will take place during September, preceded by the 46th Rassegna del Chianti Classico, that will occur in Piazza Matteotti, the main square of Greve in Chianti, from the 8th to the 11th September 2016. This fair is very popular and will be possible to buy a wine glass and taste the various types of wine (especially the Chianti Classico) displayed by the Tuscan producers.
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Vino al Vino-Chianti Wine Festival-Taste

And what about you? Do you want to start this walk between precious wines and nature?
Borgo Grondaie is only 3 km from Chianti and so it represent the best location to start your trip in the experience for the senses.

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It is tradition to celebrate the night of Saint Lorenzo on the 10th August, the night of the falling stars, which represents San Lorenzo’s tears. The falling stars are a meteor shower , caused by the passage of the Swift-Tuttle comet. These are called “Perseid” due to their position in the Perseus’ constellation.
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Falling stars in the Sky of Siena

This year there will definitely be numerous falling stars as Bill Cooke suggested, one of the leading experts working at the Nasa.  It is suggested that the falling stars will be more visible at night from the 10th to the 14th August.
However, it will be possible to see the greatest number of Perseids from the 11th August evening. The detected values on the number of the meteors (100 meteors p/h) are theoretical and it is likely that the actual observable number of stars will be much less, because of the fact that different areas are characterized by light pollution, for example.
Looking towards the sky:
The constellations

Falling stars in the Sky of Siena-The constellations

  • South, Sagittarius’ constellation;
  • South-East, Capricorn and Aquarius;
  • North-West, Arcturus constellation, which is part of Bootes and Corona Borealis on his left;
  • Near the Summer Triangle, the minor constellations of the Sagitta (the Arrow), Dephinus (the Dolphin) and the Vulpecula;
  • North, the North Star, which is situated in the middle of all the other constellations, Ursa Major and Ursa Minor followed by the Dragon, Cepheus and Cassiopea constellation.
In order to observe the falling stars, several events are organized in Siena and its surroundings; experts and enthusiastics have the opportunity to take part in it. Amongst these events dedicated to this special night it is the meeting with Calici di Stelle, which is organized in the beautiful scenery of Piazza del Campo. It is a good opportunity to combine both stars gazing and drinking some good wine.
Piazza del Campo at night

Falling stars in the Sky of Siena-Piazza del Campo at night

Here is some advice on how to best observe the falling stars:
  • Position yourself in a area far away from light sources (reflections from illuminated buildings, discotheques, the suburbs…);
  • get comfortable (preferably laying down);
  • have a lot of patience and get your eyes used to the darkness;
  • do not look only at one point in the sky (and most of all do not look at your smartphone!)
  • if you love to take photos, a smartphone is not what you need: you will need some devices, such as an easel  stand and a very tall ISO with a wide opening and short exposure.
And how about you? Where would you want to look at the falling stars from? Here, in Borgo Grondaie we are surrounded by nature, with green and the right intensity of darkness to make the stars shine bright. Come here and wish upon a star with us!
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Chianti Ecomarathon now reached its 10th edition and it  has become a nationally known event thanks to the beauty of its trails and numberous events organized during the festival.

On October 16,th 2016 the runners of Chianti Ecomarathon will have chance to race in the charming Tuscan countryside and especially in one of the most scenic  and reknown region: the Chianti

 

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Chianti Ecomarathon: sport and wine

This year the trails of the Chianti Ecomarathon are numberous and suitable for everyone:
the Classical Chianti Ecomarathon for experts – trail of 42 km – There are no big climbs but it’s a constant up and down on gentle slopes. The highest point is  627 mt and the lowest  206 mt. A quick race, an average of 30 minutes less than a normal race circuit, but very muscular. Most of the trail is gravel road and field road, through the vineyards of Arceno Farms and Felsina, and a spectacular avenue of cypresses. The arrival of the route is in Piazza Marconi in Castelnuovo Berardenga.
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Chianti Ecomarathon: sport and wine

The Chianti Classico Trail 21 Km – this year it is going to have a brand new route starting and finishing in Castelnuovo Berardenga in the heart of the festival indeed. Easy and not bumpy path without major ascents is suitable for those who want to prepare an autumn marathon where the clock serves as feedback and does not dictate the pace at km.

the Luca Trail 14 km – compared to last year there are 3 km more, that does not weigh on physical performance, but will increase the beauty of the route and the scenery! It ‘easy path for everyone both as background and as slope: the maximum stretch for 300 up to 700 meters in length without steep slopes.

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Chianti Ecomarathon sport and wine

If you like more walking than running you could join the Ecopasseggiata on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 9:30 am with a nice route of 10 Km in the Chianti countryside. The starting point will be from Piazza Marconi in Castelnuovo Berardenga. This route is suitable for all people who are used to walking in the city or on the beach and who are willing to take a walk in the beautiful tuscan countryside also with the support of two refreshments and medical assistance. No entry limit and no cost. Registration is open from October 17 afternoon and directly October 18 morning before starting race.

 

Also for walking lovers…. but more challenging, Saturday, October 15th at 15:30 it starting the third edition of ARCENO NORDIC WALKING: a trail of 11 Km dedicated exclusively to this discipline which has become very popular here in Tuscany and all over the countries. It is Starting from the beautiful village of San Gusmé and finishing in Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI) along the stunning gravel roads that characterize this amazing region of Tuscany, Chianti, On the way back to Castelnuovo you will enjoy a sunset over Siena that you won’t ever forget!

 

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Chianti Ecomarathon sport and wine

The Chianti Ecomarathon roads are endless and not only suitable for sportifs.
There’s one by the slower tone: it is called “Walking through cellars” and seems to be made for lovers of good food without forgetting the well-being of living outdoors. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 15 in Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI), when from the morning  you will start a winery tour of 8 km to the discover some of the most prestigious farms of the Chianti region.
Unfortunately due to the numberous registration, at this moment  the tour of the cellars is closed but should you wish to try anyway you could send an email to passeggiandopercantine@ecomaratonadelchianti.it  and you will be add on a waiting list

 

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wine tasting – Walking through cellars

And you, you are already in training for this marathon?

Here at Borgo Grondaie Siena … we are already getting ready for both the race but also for welcoming you.
Our hotel is in fact on the top list hotels recommended by the Marathon organisation,  and that’s why to those guests  who choose to book with us we will grant a  10% discount on our rates.
No matter if you are sportif or a lazy wine lover … we are awaiting for you here in Borgo Grondaie!

 

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Calici di Stelle 2016

Calici di Stelle 2016 – What can be better than admiring a marvellous starry sky, while drinking a glass of good wine, like for example a Chianti Classico of the area? This is the idea behind the event, which attracts thousands of people everywhere in Italy every year: “Calici di stelle”.

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Calici di Stelle 2016 – Borgo Grondaie

What is clear just reading the name of the event, which takes place from the 6th of August to the 14th of August, is that you will be able to live the magic of the Sienese typical hamlets’ suggestive settings, which are full of thousand-year old culture, while tasting refined wine. Effectively, Siena offers many events, which combine wine with art and unique and unforgettable exhibitions.

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Campo Square under the Stars – Calici di Stelle 2016

Undoubtedly the most important event is on the 10th August inside the “Palazzo Comunale“ in the Campo Square. Here, from 9 pm, you will be able to visit the Civic Museum, the “Magazzini del Sale” and the notorious Mangia’s Tower, which dominates the square with its 88mt. height. Furthermore, inside the “Magazzini del Sale” there will be a presentation of the wines, which took part in an international contest, made by a delegation of sommeliers.

Inside the loggia, you can taste good wines presented by “Enoteca Italiana” and observe the starry sky, with the guide offered by volunteers of the “Unione Astrofili Senesi”. Everything goes together with the beautiful music, played by the group named “Siena Jazz University Quartet”. The cost of this unique event is derisory: 6 euros for the visits and the wine tasting and only 10 euros to get up in the majestic tower.

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Wine Tasting in Montepulciano – Calici di Stelle 2016

Moving from Siena to its province there are many hamlets able to offer you the widest proposal of events. For this reason, you will be able to plan your perfect evening according to your wishes.

There is a peculiar event, for example, in Montepulciano on the 10th August. Here the quartiers of the “Bravìo delle Botti” (a race of barrels) on their offices to the people, from 4pm to 1:30am. They will also offer a tasting of the delicious “Vino Nobile”, which is one of the most renowned wines in the world, waiting to see some shooting stars and make a wish.

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A Toast to the Stars – Calici di Stelle 2016

If you are travelling to the Chianti area, we suggest you resting in Castellina in Chianti.

In this small village, you will surely appreciate the handcrafted markets, which will be open since the morning along the hamlet’s streets, or drink and eat while listening great music in the rest stops. Furthermore, there will be a special opening of the Archaeological Museum of the Sienese Chianti and the “Unione Astrofili Senese” will guide you during the observation of the starry sky.

Calici di Stelle 2016 - Borgo Grondaie

Calici di Stelle 2016 – Borgo Grondaie

As we already said, “Calici di Stelle” lasts a whole week; for example, the 7th August starting from 7pm the most awaited toast of the summer moves to Gaiole in Chianti, where another wine tasting, combined with excellent dishes and music, takes place.

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Make a Wish – Calici di Stelle 2016

The Borgo Grondaie’s crew suggests all its guests visiting one of the unforgettable events, the Sienese area offers them in order to celebrate a unique night, in which the stars fall and wishes come true!

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MUSIC IN SIENA: AN INCREDIBLE SUMMER

Travel into a fantastic world just listening some music. How can it be possible? Just bring the music in Siena and it’s done!

Siena is a wonderful city. The atmosphere we live in during the Palio is unbelievable: it looks we’re stuck in time and we’re brought suddenly back to Middle-Age. Senese Summer is not only Palio, art and contrada’s parties: music too has a central role.

The marvelous concerts of the San Galgano’s abbey are intended to enrich the wide card of events of Siena: they are set in the beautiful inside of the roofless abbey. They are generally called “San Galgano Festival” and take place on July, on the evening. A ticket costs from 20 to 40 euros depending on the concert. During the “72° Senese Music Week”, organized by the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, a music academy of Siena, many concerts and events will take place all along Siena, pricing from 8 to 25 euros.

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The Suggestive Setting of “San Galgano Festival” – Music in Siena: An Incredible Summer

The “Chigiana International Festival & Academy” offers many event, from  8th Juy to 25th August. One of them is the “Music for Solaris”, set on 8th July in the Teatro dei Rinnovati at 21.15, or the “Omaggio al Kurtag” on 9th July at the Teatro dei Rozzi.  The “Sound and Action painting” and the “Sommet de Feu” events are set in both the Teatro dei Rozzi and the Rettorato’s courtyard in the centre of Siena and takes place 16th and 19th July at 21.15.

Many other events are available for your needs: go on www.chigiana.it/chigiana-international-festival-and-summer-academy-2016/ to discover them or ask our staff!

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The “Chigiana” Academy -Music in Siena: An Incredible Summer

But July is a month rich of events, such as the so called  “Blues diVino” in Vagliagli (totally free), in which various bands will show up their music excellence. A free entry is also guaranteed in the shows organized by Siena Jazz in Piazza del Campo: various musical performances, called “International Meetings” will allow users to meet and have contact with musicians of international caliber.

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The “Blues diVino” Poster – Music in Siena: An Incredible Summer

For those willing to spend time in Siena for a longer period, the Siena Jazz Foundation organizes music classes with teachers famous worldwide. The “International Courses of Musical Improvement” are necessary for anyone who wants to improve his musical skills in the gorgeous Siena setting!

The Contrade also organize a music festival, combining the great Jazz to the peculiarities of the districts: it is the “Jam Session in Contrada”, an event in which music courses begin in July and end in August.

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A Music Class with Siena Jazz – Music in Siena: An Incredible Summer

In August there are some event born in July, such as the “Chigiana Festival 2016”, and many others that pop up on the scene: it is the case of the Concert Band “City of the Palio”, side-musical show of the Palio of August, which takes place in Piazza del Campo at 22 of August 14, with free admission. In the beautiful setting of Asciano, a village nestled in the beautiful Crete Senesi, the music festival “Altraterra” takes place between 19th and 21th August. Here, groups of pre-selected bands will provide a great music, mingled with the good food to create an unforgettable atmosphere. The peculiarity of the music is that it is all part of the folk tradition, and even all the food has a local origin, which guarantees goodness. Even Abbadia Isola, a borough of the small town of Monteriggioni, participates in the Summer of Siena with a beautiful Jazz concert.

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The “Altraterra Festival” in Asciano – Music in Siena: An Incredible Summer

In September, the Sienese seminars “Kind of Blue” organized by Siena Jazz Foundation will open new horizons to those who want to improve their improvisation techniques and socializing with the Jazz language, in a friendly and fun environment. Furthermore, in  the “Beer Fest” of the Contrada of the Snail there will be hours and hours of live music to brighten your day, as well as it will do the party of Volunteers of Piazza del Campo, where it is also set the “Concert for the Researchers’ Night”, with Max Gazzè and many other great Italian artists.

Siena is the perfect location for music lovers: if you are looking for a place rich in art, natural beauty, social life and live music, come visit us at Borgo Grondaie! The superb 2016 Sienese Summer is waiting for anybody but YOU!

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