The magnificent curving Gothic façade of the Palazzo Chigo-Saracini is in part a travesty, the result of 'restoration' in the 18th and...
Accademia Musicale Chigiana
Competitive-entry classical-music masterclasses and workshops every summer.
The city's most famous museum occupies rooms richly frescoed by artists of the Sienese school. These are unusual in that they were...
Lonely Planet review
Exceptional pasta and exceptionally busy, so arrive early for lunch and call ahead for dinner. Try the pici, a thick spaghetti typical of Siena, followed by the tegamate di maiale (pork with fennel seeds). It’s a member of the Slow Food Movement – always a good sign.