Discover all there is to do in October in Siena
October is a lovely month to discover Siena! With autumn on its way, the city is dressed in warm hues, providing a unique color show.
The delicious scents of traditional sweets waft through the streets, inviting you to indulge in a mouth-watering slice of Pan Co’ Santi, a typical sweet of this period in Siena, rich in walnuts, raisins and spices.
Also in October, the theater season begins and new exhibitions open, which are a must-see for art and entertainment lovers.
Here are the October events in Siena:
SHOWS AND CONCERTS
Continuing through the first week of October is the schedule of events of the Siena Summer Festival in Fortress Medicea!
Live music, appetizers, sunset DJ sets and more!
Check out the calendar of events at: www.sienasummerfestival.com
EXHIBITIONS AND GUIDED TOURS
Not to be missed is the SIENA AWARDS which returns again this year with an extraordinary edition! The event is scheduled from September 30 to November 19 with a rich calendar of exhibitions and events that consolidate the festival as a must-see autumn event at the international level between confirmations and novelties.
Find out more at www.festival.sienawards.com
A Palazzo Chigi Zondadari on display until Nov. 9 “Àitason” by Paolo William Tamburella, a project that transforms the courtyard and halls of Palazzo Chigi Zondadari in Siena’s Piazza del Campo into an exhibition space dedicated to works site-specific of Italian and international artists invited by Flavio Misciattelli, president of the Palazzo Chigi Zondadari Foundation, to freely interpret the space.
An opportunity not to be missed by October 18, 2023 è the uncovering of the marble clerestory floor of Siena Cathedral. During the rest of the year, the floor remains protected and covered to preserve it from the passage of visitors. However, during these special times, it is revealed in its extraordinary beauty, giving a unique experience to anyone who observes it.
Plan your visit, contact +39 0577 286300 or visit www.operalaboratori.it for more information and reservations.
From Oct. 5 to Oct. 31 , the usual autumn appointment with “Cavalli d’Autore” returns, with the horse as the undisputed protagonist of the collective art exhibition at the Santa Maria della Scala Museum Complex in Piazza Duomo. The exhibition expresses the love that binds the city of Siena to the world of horses, and it will also feature artists who have painted the Palio in past years.
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, October 15..
The Oct. 31 the long-awaited appointment with the “National Urban Trekking Day”, now in its 20th edition
This year’s theme and title of the event itself is. “Trekking in color: sustainability practices through the ages.”.
Find out how to participate
A ” Walk among the Olive Trees,” a walk for all to discover olive oil and local products, is set for Sunday, Oct. 29 . These are routes between two and seven kilometers that will end at an olive mill, an olive farm or a historic building in the city, where participants can taste bread, oil and typical products. You also participate! Visit: https://www.camminatatragliolivi.it/citta-e-itinerari/siena/