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

The Cathedral of Siena 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.
Cathedral in 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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Michelin-starred restaurants in Siena
♥   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

San Gimignano

From the series “The Last City-Fortresses Survived to This Day”
Apart from the old buildings in the town were saved many old squares. One of the most beautiful is the Piazza del Cisterna Square. Next to the Piazza del Duomo Square there are a lot of outstanding buildings. The wonderful Popolo Palace is one of them. It is dated from the end of the 13th century. In our time the old city is known for its variety of unique museums and cultural venues. San Gimignano Museum has placed in two marvellous palaces. This museum is the largest in the town. The exposition is placed in 10 galleries. The most outstanding item of the museum is the reduction of the old town. … Read further

Historical center of Siena

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
The main decoration of the old square is the Fonte Gaia. The fountain had the present decorative frame constructed by Jacopo della Quercia, a famous sculptor. The fountain was built at the beginning of the 15th century. Its original sculptures were placed to the Siena’s museum and the fountain is decorated with the replica. One of the most outstanding monuments of Siena is the Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta. This luxurious Gothic cathedral has been building form 1215 until 1263. … Read further
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Cuisine and restaurants in the neighbours of Siena

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