Xmas Market in Siena

The  Xmas Market in Siena on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December is the beginning of Xmas season in Siena. In the beautiful frame of Piazza del Campo, you will enjoy the magical atmosphere of this festival.

It is more than a traditional Xmas market because you can find there high quality local food, wines and handicrafts.

Xmas Market in Siena - Hotel Borgo Grondaie
Xmas Market in Siena – view of the Piazza del Campo with 150 stalls

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.

It consists in nearly 160 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

Xmas market in Siena - Hotel Borgo Grondaie
Xmas market in Siena – local products and handicraft

Like every year there are guided tours of the city centre organized by the Siena guides as well as children’s activities promoted by Siena for Kids.
For wine lovers there is a special wine tasting area where you can enjoy a glass of Chianti or Brunello. Moreover, there will be activities, where you can learn how books or clothes were made during the Middle Ages.

Xmas market in Siena - Hotel Borgo Grondaie
Xmas market in Siena – The Panfort a typical sienese medieval cake with honey and almonds

Our Tip:
wandering around  the stalls do not miss to taste typical Sienese sweets and cakes:

panpepato (gingerbread)
panforte (cake made of honey, candied fruits, almonds)

Ricciarelli ( soft almonds biscuits)
cavallucci (hard biscuits with nuts and anise flavour).

They are local products of the best bakeries  and made according to traditional recepies.
Especially at Christmas time you can find plenty of choice and the highest quality and freshness of products .

the Market in Campo Square in Siena - Hotel Borgo Grondaie
the Market in Campo Square in Siena – Piazza del Campo

Restaurant in Town are also taking part to this event offering menus dedicated to typical Tuscan flavors. So 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 Christmas holidays in Siena it is worth a visit!


It is  not just because it is artistically lighted and for interesting events scheduled from now to the end of the year .

Do not miss them!

Xmas market in Siena- Hotel Borgo Grondaie

Edited by  Hotel Borgo Grondaie


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