Our meeting point this morning will be a good cup of espresso, right at the main square: Campo. We’ll be walking, enjoying Siena highlights, with a particular focus on the Cathedral and the labyrinth centre. On a weekday we might be allowed to enter a hidden art collection: the museum of the Biccherne (unknown by many, they are an unique example of paintings of the 13th and 14th hundreds). Our lunch break will be at a private apartment: according to their availability this could be a noble flat with painted ceilings and ancient furniture or a Medieval building, bearing a high-tech and extremely modern interior, with a contemporary art collection. Another option is instead a family house overlooking the valley, with a peaceful garden and a great Mamma preparing glorious food! In any case, we’ll get an authentic Pasta dish and the chance to meet the locals, sharing with them a glass of wine and interesting stories. After that we can continue on visiting a Contrada museum, usually close to the public, the place where different town neighbourhoods proudly keep the “painted rags”, Palios they won, through centuries.
Bar Il Palio, Piazza del Campo, Siena