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Cuisine of Siena for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

Siena at night Siena is an attractive city with a medieval atmosphere. It is famous for its interesting culinary traditions. The main feature of the local cuisine is an abundance of sweets, as city produces a lot of unique treats. In pastry shops and markets ricciarelli, crispy almond cookies, and traditional cakes are offered to visitors. An unusual treat is panpepato cookies made from the nut mixture with honey and pepper; the taste of it is very unusual.
1. Travelers who plan to rent a car have to consider that there is a shortage of free parking spaces in the city. Some of the best car parks are located near Fortezza Medicea and next to the … Open
In Siena vacationers can taste fine Tuscan cuisine, enjoy fine wines and appreciate the gastronomic culture of local people. It is worth noting that citizens are cooking food with great care and responsibility. Travelers who decide to get acquainted with the local gastronomy are sure to celebrate the so-called ‘cult of home cooking.’
Local people may attend fancy restaurants, but all of them are likely to confirm that family cuisine is much better. Typically, home meal is cooked by women, although among local men there are talented chefs too. In the evening, you may see small open kitchens on busy city streets and markets; those are open-air barbecues surrounded by small tables. Copyright
Siena is a medieval city that carefully keeps the traditions of ancient times. It is situated on three hills. This fact creates the impression that Siena is divided into three small towns. … Open
A typical street food in Siena is the fish and other seafood cooked on the grill by skilled chefs. There are always a lot of visitors next to such small restaurants, as their treats are of high quality. It is curious that natives seldom go to restaurants and prefer exclusively local food to other culinary trends. It is almost impossible to persuade them to try dishes that are popular in other countries, even the cuisine of nearby towns seems unusual and irregular for them.
Siena Partially, due to their conservatism locals have managed to keep their culinary tradition. One of the most attractive national restaurants of Siena is Antica Trattoria Papei. Its menu includes simple daily menu and exotic delicacies. Classic ravioli with spinach, flavored pasta with special sauce and wild boar, rabbit in wine sauce - these are just some of those unique dishes that will surprise even the most discerning gourmets in Siena.
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♥   Restaurant 'Osteria le Logge' SIENA. Type - Tuscan. 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Porri One' Siena. Type - Creative. 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Trattoria Papei' SIENA. Type - Tuscan. 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Tre Cristi' SIENA. Type - Seafood. 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Taverna di San Giuseppe' SIENA. Type - Tuscan. 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Zest' Siena. Type - Modern cuisine. 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Millevini' Siena. Type - Tuscan. 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Il Convito di Curina' CASTELNUOVO BERARDENGA. Type - Tuscan. 9.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Taverna di Vagliagli' VAGLIAGLI. Type - Regional cuisine. 11.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Poggio Rosso' CASTELNUOVO BERARDENGA. Type - Creative. 11.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique sights around Siena


From the series “Monochromatic Cities - Stunning Views”
The Cathedral was built in the 13th century but even now it adores people not only with its magnificent external view but also with the inner black and white marble decoration. More than that, there was saved an old library. Thanks to that, every visitor can see a Bibliotheca of the unique handwrites and rather rare books. Fort Santa Barbara is one the most popular relaxation places of tourists. This huge strengthening structures were built in the middle of the 16th century and saved the city from the enemies. Today on the territory of the fort has placed an unusual theatre. In warm seasons there are holding outstanding open-air plays. … Read further

Old Town of San Gimignano

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
On the territory of the historical centre you also can find some marvellous palaces. One of them is the Communal Palace, which was built in the first part of the 14th century. Nowadays it is a home for an outstanding art gallery. Gamucci Palace and Ficarelli Palace have placed in their halls the items from the main city museum. Experienced tourists try to visit San Gimignano at last weekends of July for the traditional art festival. … Read further
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