Discover all there is to do in November in Siena
Looking forward to December with the Christmas and New Year’s program in Siena, we look to November. A month marked in Siena by culture with dedicated exhibitions and guided tours to discover the city’s masterpieces. One among them is Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s Good and Bad Government “kept” at the Civic Museum of Palazzo Pubblico.
But alongside cultural events, Siena and its territories also offer the chance to learn about the true flavors of Tuscan cuisine such as olive oil and truffles. It is precisely in this month that the olive harvest kicks off…
Here are the November events in Siena:
EXHIBITIONS AND GUIDED TOURS
The SIENA AWARDS! The internationally known event is until November 19 with a rich calendar of exhibitions and events. Starring: American documentary photographer William Albert Allard with a retrospective on his 50 years of work for National Geographic, and Brian Skerry, a photojournalist and film producer specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments. Joining them are the Siena Awards group shows dedicated, as every year, to the three photography awards with shots and videos coming in from all over the world: the “Siena International Photo Awards,” “Creative Photo Awards,” and “Drone Photo Awards,” which this year will have the Abbey of San Galgano as a new exceptional location. With a well-established formula that crosses city boundaries and also involves other territories, the visual arts festival will return to enliven the historic center of Sovicille and arrive for the first time in Chiusdino.
Find out more at www.festival.sienawards.com
“Look into my eyes”: visits to the Good Government construction site return. November 8, 2023 to January 7, 2024, in cooperation with local tour guides. In fact, it will once again be possible to access the scaffolding and observe Lorenzetti’s frescoes from a privileged point of view in their varied wealth of details, mostly invisible from below, and in the complexity of the solutions adopted by the artist. The visit is divided into small groups with a guide. To find out more about reservations and ticket purchase click here.
At the Santa Maria della Scala Museum Complex, in Piazza Duomo, there is, until January 19, 2024, the exhibition “Occasional Diptychs”: 26 pairings that cast a different and unusual light on the relationship between photography and figurative art. Find out all the information
Another place not to be missed is the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena , which for the month of November offers two appointments to visit it and discover accompanied the masterpieces of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of Sienese art on display at the museum. The first is Saturday, November 4, on the occasion of National Unity and Armed Forces Day, and Sunday, November 5, “Sunday at the Museum” day.
Find out more at www.pinacotecanazionalesiena.it
Every third Sunday of the month, the Market Square hosts. The Collector’s Corner, an antiques, modern antiques and collectibles market. So an ideal date for fans of vintage items and clothes, one to mark in your diary Sunday 19 November.