Sporting Weekend in Siena

 This weekend will be a Sporting Weekend in Siena with lots of activities.

Sundays February 26 there will be the 3rd edition of  Siena Ultramarathon competition.

This is not only a sport event but , also an opportunity to learn more about the Terre di Siena traditions and its food excellences.

This year there will be a Food Festival too this means that you can come only for tasting food cooked by the chefs of Girogustando from restaurants in Siena!

Sporting Weekend in Siena- Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena
Sporting Weekend in Siena- Siena Ultramarathon 2017

For the more sportif these are the information about the Siena Ultramarathon

The formula is always the same: there will be three competitive paths that wind through a pleasant up and down along the Tuscan hills .. The longest route, 50 km, will depart from San Gimignano, the intermediate, 32 km, from Colle val d’Elsa, and the shortest, 18 kilometers from Monteriggioni. The common finish line confirmed in the splendid Piazza del Campo, where the same day there will be a non-competitive walk through the streets of the old town.

Sporting Weekend in Siena- Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena
Sporting Weekend in Siena- finish line in Campo Square

3 Marathon Competitions and 1 Urban Trekking Session:

  • San Gimignano-Siena (50 km):

Price p.p. : 55 euro

  • Colle Val d’Elsa-Siena (32 km):

Price p.p.: 45 euro

  • Monteriggioni-Siena (18 km):

Price p.p. : 35 euro

  • Urban Trekking in Siena (6 km):

Price p.p.: 5 euro; leaving at 10 am

You can subscribe your partecipation to this competition on this site  Terre di Siena ultramarathon…your are still on time!

Enjoy the Girogustando Food Festival the day before the race!
Sporting Weekend in Siena- Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena
Sporting Weekend in Siena- Piazza del Mercato – food festival Girogustando

The chefs of Girogustando Food Festival are ready for cooking for all the people taking part to the race! Saturday 25th February from noon to 6 pm there will be a show cooking in the Piazza del Mercato just behind the Piazza del Campo under the old market. There you will taste all the local specialities.

Sporting Weekend in Siena- Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena

“Zuppa di Cecco” which is a vegetables soup, “pasta ai carciofi o con guanciale di Cinta senese”, which is pasta with artichokes and cinta pork bacon,
“verdure fritte” fried vegetables.  All these dishes are cooked by local restaurants that every year are taking part to Girogustando Cooking Experience. What is Girogustando? It is getogether of 2 restaurants of 2 different towns cooking together for the same people.
You can taste dishes cooked by l’Osteria il Ristoro di Ville di Corsano (Monteroni d’Arbia), il Fòri Porta e la Grotta del Gallo Nero medieval restaurant.

If you like Trekking there are 2 interesting activities that you shouldn’t miss. Per gli :

Urban Trekking in Siena Historical Centre – Saturday February 25th 

2 departures: at 10.30 am  and at 2.30 pm. During the two-hour hike, local guides will explain the history of the main water sources of the city, including the Fonte Gaia and Fontebranda, accompanying the participants in a real exploratory journey through time that will end in the Market Square with a tasting of typical Sienese products. The registration fee is 6 €, free for children. Booking is necessary please call 0039- 0577.271567 or send a mail to,

Sporting Weekend in Siena- Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena
Sporting Weekend in Siena- Urban Trekking in Siena

Trekking in the countryside just outside Siena – Saturday February 25th 

Trekking initiative led in the Sienese countryside with a visit to the stables Milani, where the horses participating in the Palio of Siena are breded. The departure at 9 always from Piazza del Campo and path length of about 7 km. This activity is for paying 20 euros p.p. (15 euro for children aged 7 to 12 years).

How the Siena Ultramarathon enchances the Organic Local Food of Siena!

In addition to the many initiatives that take place every year in together with the race, particular attention is given to gift race of athletes: Chianti wine farm Oliviera of Castelnuovo Berardenga (Si) and food products of local organic farms. One more opportunity to learn about and reward the gastronomic excellences of a territory has always paid attention to its identity.

Are you willing to join us on this Sporting Weekend in Siena?

Sporting Weekend in Siena- Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena
Sporting Weekend in Siena- Siena Ultramarathon

Borgo Grondaie
is located in a strategic position to reach all the locations of the race!
San Gimignano – 25 km Monteriggioni – 10 km Colle Val D’Elsa – 18 km and also we are 1.5 km from the center of Siena.
If  you wish to join the Trekking you do not need your car because you can walk to Piazza del Campo in 40 minutes!



See you soon!

Sporting weekend in siena - Hotel Borgo Grondaie - Siena
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