Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Donato

Santa Maria della Pieve

Basilica di San Francesco

Chiesa di San Domenico

Bargello Museum

Battistero di San Giovanni

Churches, cathedrals, basilicas and monasteries of Florence

Galleria dell'Accademia

Loggia dei Lanzi

Loggia del Bigallo (Museo del Bigallo)

Chiesa di Ognissanti

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Palazzo Davanzati

Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Palazzo Pitti

Palazzo Rucellai

Palazzo Strozzi

Palazzo Vecchio

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Ponte Vecchio

San Lorenzo

San Marco

San Miniato al Monte

Santa Croce

Santa Maria del Carmine

Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo)

Santa Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi

Santa Maria Novella

Basilica di Santa Trinita

Santissima Annunziata

Uffizi Gallery

Vasari Corridor


San Michele in Foro

Basilica San Frediano

Camposanto Monumentale

San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno

San Pietro a Grado

Chiesa Collegiata (Duomo)

Palazzo Pubblico



Siena Palazzo-Pubblico-Campanile-JBU02.jpg


Siena - Vista al Campanile o Torre del Mangia[1]

Travel guide for Tuscany

Food shopping in Siena



Some of the best addresses in Siena | Map



Weekly market

Siena's weekly market takes place every Wednesday morning from 8 am to 2 pm in the area around the Medici fortress and La lizza park. The market is focused on locals and not geared to tourists, and is one of Tuscany’s biggest markets.

On Friday mornings there is a small market at the same place as the Wednesday market. Farmers come from around Siena to sell their products here. You will find bread, olive oils, fruits, vegetables, cheese and other local products.

Consorzio Agrario

Quality local products can be found in the Consorzio Agrario at Via Giuseppe Pianigiani, 9. Founded in 1901, Siena's farmer's association reunites some of Tuscany's best producers and offers good quality at fair prices.

Consorzio Agrario Siena
Via Piangiani 5, Siena
Opening hours:
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
8:30 am - 1:00 pm


Palazzo Pubblico and Torre del Mangia, view from Orto de'Pecci
Palazzo Pubblico and Torre del Mangia around Piazza Mercato, view from Orto de'Pecci

Some of the best food addresses in Siena [marked blue on the map]


Migliori Pasticcerie in Siena

Siena is also famous for its cakes and biscuits, including the ubiquitous
panforte, a dense and delicious cake of medioeval origin, with nuts, fruit and honey, the snow white cavallucci, with a spongy and dense texture with walnut, anise, and candied fruit flavours, copate, an extremely ancient, small, round Tuscan dessert, unique to the Siena region, and ricciarelli (rich almond biscuits).


Pasticceria Nannini

Via Banchi di Sopra, 24, 53100 Siena 
Nannini serves the finest cenci, panforte and ricciarelli in town. Its refrigerator is cooled by water carried from 16km away by the same 13th-century tunnels that fuel many of the city's fountains, including the Fonte Gaia in Piazza del Campo.
Opening hours

The Group Villa dell’Ombrellino Srl has been managing for some years now Nannini’s Coffee Bars “Conca d’Oro”, “Nannini Toselli”, “Nannini Massetana” and “Bar Matteotti”. The partnership with the renowned brand and historic pastry maker “Nanini” is based on coffee roasting, marketing and preservation of typical Sienese products such as ricciarelli, panforte, panpepato, cantucci, cavallucci and more.

La Nuova Pasticceria

Via Duprè, 37, Siena (negozio)

Bar Pasticceria La Nuova Pasticceria

Piazza Maestri del Lavoro, 9 (Zona Toselli) (laboratorio e il bar pasticceria)

Panetteria e Pasticceria Corsini

Via Armando Diaz 4/14, 53100, Siena
+39 0577 22188
Open 7.30am - 20.30 pm

La storia della famiglia Corsini, iniziata nel 1921 nell’antico forno a legna di Corrado e Solidea Corsini in Casteldelpiano, tra i boschi e il verde del Monte Amiata, dominando dall’alto la Maremma Toscana.
È possibile acquistare i classici prodotti da forno Corsini nei negozi di famiglia a Castel Del Piano, Santa Fiora e Grosseto, e presso il negozio di recente apertura a Siena, Via Armando Diaz. Si deve gustare la Focaccia dell'Amiata, la Stiacciata dell'Amiata all'anice o la Polendina, una torta alla farina di castagne.




Ricciarelli from Siena, Tuscan almond cookies

Ricciarelli from Siena, Tuscan almond cookies [2]


Cenci or Chiacchiere

Italian cenci or chiacchiere are eaten at Carnival time. Their various regional names include: frappe (a name shared with similar treats) in Rome; sfrappole in Emilia Romagna; bugie in Genoa; and galani or crostoli in Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, especially in the Triestino capital, Trieste. Fritte and many other regional names exist. Regional variations in the recipe include sprinkling with orange zest or using anisette wine as the alcoholic base.
They are best known as Chiacchiere but the name changes from region to region, and  in Tuscany they remain the Cenci, crogetti or strufoli.

  1. ^ Ricetta delle chiacchiere su Giallo Zafferano
  2. ^ Sito dell'Ufficio del turismo della regione autonoma Valle d'Aosta
  • Gino Brunetti (a cura di), Cucina mantovana di principi e di popolo. Testi antichi e ricette tradizionali, Mantova, 1981.




Ricciarelli are traditional Italian biscuit - specifically, a type of macaroon - originating in 14th century Siena. Legend holds that they were introduced by Ricciardetto della Gherardesca in his castle near Volterra upon his return from the Crusades.[citation needed]

Today, the biscuits are made using an almond base[1] with sugar, honey and egg white. When prepared in the traditional method, the almonds are ground with a milling machine, and the finished mix is formed into numerous oval- or lozenge-shaped cookies[1] that are set aside for two days before baking. The rough and crackled surface is usually lightly sprinkled with confectioner's sugar.

Ricciarelli are typically consumed at Christmas, served with a dessert wine such as Vin Santo or Moscadello di Montalcino.

  • Esposito, Mary Ann (2007). Ciao Italia in Tuscany: Traditional Recipes from One of Italy's Most Famous Regions. St. Martin's Press, Macmillan, p. 169





Antica Salumeria Salvini

SS 73 Ponente, 46,53100 Siena SI,Italië
+39 0577 394399




Gino Cacino di Angelo

Piazza Mercato, 31,53100 Siena
Taglieri, Degustazioni, Crostini, Zuppette, Formaggi e Affettati
+39 0577 223076




Eating in Siena | Some of the best Restaurants in Siena [marked red on the map]


Ristaurante pizzeria All'Orto de'Pecci



L’Orto de’ Pecci comprises an exellent restaurant and bar, All'Orto de'Pecci.
It is  our favorite restaurant in Siena.

All'Orto de'Pecci
Via Porta Giustizia, 39, 53100 Siena SI
Telefono: 0577 222201

Informazione: Ristorante, eventi e attività:



  Ristorante/pizzeria All'Orto de' Pecci
All'Orto de'Pecci
All'Orto de' Pecci, terrace

All'Orto de' Pecci, terrace



Home to some of the world’s best art museums, Tuscany is an art lover’s nirvana.
From Podere Santa Pia you can choose many roads to reach the towns of southern Tuscany, and Siena is within an hour drive, but we suggest a panoramic tour of the valley’s in between, so that the trip becomes a unique experience among the colors and atmospheres of the Tuscan landscape.
Explore the medieval hillside villages on your way to Siena, marvel at settlements that date back to Etruscan times, and try some Pecorino cheese in Pienza, and some Brunello di Montalcino in the stately Renaissance village of Montalcino, where the refined beauty of the squares and churches blends perfectly with the ancient traditions of its wines.

Hidden secrets in Tuscany | Podere Santa Pia

Podere Santa Pia is situated in a hilly and unspoilt land, about one hour drive from Siena, surrounded by woods, olive groves and vineyards, where the Monte Amiata hills slope to the Maremma plain and the sea can be seen on the horizon..

[1] Fonte fotografica "Siena Palazzo-Pubblico-Campanile-JBU02" by Jörg Bittner (Unna) via Wikimedia Commons.
[2] Fonte fotografica: "Ricciarelli from Siena-2" by Ricciarelli_from_Siena.jpg: Shaw from Shanghai %u4E0A%u6D77, China derivative work: Saibo (Δ) - Ricciarelli_from_Siena.jpg. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
[3] Fonte fotografica:


Angel wings