Four Nights in Siena: Eat, Drink, Do

Italy, Siena Guide (B): Four Nights in Siena: Eat, Drink, Do

I’ve been wanting to go to Siena for years and years and have just missed it a number of times for various reasons, even when quite close. A lot of people visit it as a day trip from places like Florence. I thought of doing that last year while spending five days in Florence, but then decided against a journey of an hour and a half each way for a quick glimpse of Siena. No, I thought, Siena needed to be seen properly; I needed to stay there for a few days. So, in January this year, I booked my trip!

Why have I been wanting to go? Well, as a self-confessed Italophile, I go to Italy once or twice a year and have seen much of the country, from Genoa, Milan, Turin and Venice in the north, to Rome and Naples further south, Puglia in the deep south, and – many years ago – Sicily. But Siena had escaped me. Siena, famed for its beauty, its incredibly well-preserved historic centre, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Italy, possibly the world. It really is like taking a step back in time and while there, sitting in the Campo one evening, I thought: Where else could I sit and be surrounded by medieval buildings without a modern building in sight? It was truly stunning and every bit as beautiful as I’d heard. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Four Nights in Siena: Eat, Drink, Do
Guide Location: Italy » Siena
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Antica Residenza Cicogna   Piazza del Campo   fountain   The Cathedral   Panaroma dal Facciatone   Palazzo Pubblico   Piazza del Mercato   Caffe Nannini   Caffe Fiorella   Osteria Pretto   La Taverna di San Giuseppe   Grotta Santa Caterina da Bagoga   Trattoria La Tellina   Church of Santa Caterina da Siena  
Author: Kay Gale
Read it on author's website: https://travel-gourmet.com/2018/06/30/four-nights-in-siena-eat-drink-do/