This weekend in Siena begins the Christmas season with a series of schedule of events that you cannot really miss.
The first appointment is with the market in Campo Square in Siena which is more than a traditional Xmas market in Siena…
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December, in the beautiful frame of the “Piazza del Campo” will take place a big Market with local food, wines and handicrafts.
The market in the Campo Square in Siena allows us a make a step back in Middle Age. In fact, in the fourteenth century the Campo Square was the real heart of the town and especially important for trade and social life. Nowadays we have these two days to relive the atmosphere of the historic “Big Market” which was held once a week in the medieval Siena in XIV century: nearly 150 stalls organised in the Square exactly how it was in XIV centuries and showing the best products of the Sienese tradition as well as typical food from Italy and Europe
This event was such a great success last year that they organised a Spring Market in Campo Square in April 2016 with many seasonal products and a great choice of wines produced in Siena territories.
Like every year there are guided tours of the city centre organized by the Siena guides, children’s activities promoted by Siena for Kids (on Sunday there is an event at the Pinacoteca) and even wine tasting area where you can enjoy a glass of Chianti or Brunello.
Our Tip: wandering around the stalls do not miss to taste typical Sienese sweets and cakes such as panpepato (gingerbread) panforte (cake made of honey, candied fruits, almonds), Ricciarelli ( soft almonds biscuits) and the cavallucci (hard biscuits with nuts and anise flavour).
They are local products of the best bakeries of the town and made according to medieval recipes of our ancient tradition.
Especially at Christmas time you can find plenty of choice and the highest quality and freshness of products …so how can you resist?
Restaurant in Town are also taking part to this event offering menus dedicated to typical Tuscan flavors to let you enjoy even more the traditional food of Siena.
Borgo Grondaie, just 1.5 km from the historic center of Siena, is ideal place to stay for a romantic weekend in Siena- Tuscany.. Especially now at Xmas time it is worth a visit; not just because it is artistically lighted and for interesting events scheduled from now to the end of the year .
Do not miss them!
Edited by Hotel Borgo Grondaie