Siena is a city that enchants visitors with its unique atmosphere, and at no other time is it more lively and engaging than during the month of July, when, that is, we get into the thick of the Palio.
The atmosphere in the city is electrifying, with a palpable energy spreading through the crowded alleys and squares. The contrade prepare for the great challenge of the Palio. Flags fly in every corner of the city, drums echo through the streets, and the contrade prepare for the most anticipated horse race of the year. It is a time to fully experience the soul of this Tuscan city and be carried away by the magic of the Palio and the timeless beauty of Siena.
Here are July’s events:
SIENA SUMMER FESTIVAL
The Siena Summer Festival‘s schedule of events continues in the setting of the Medici Fortress!
Live music, literary reviews with prominent names from the local and national scene, sunset DJ sets and more.
A summer all about dancing and celebrating, sipping cocktails, immersed in a magical atmosphere.
Check out the calendar of events at: www.sienasummerfestival.com
EXHIBITIONS AND GUIDED TOURS
A Palazzo Chigi Zondadari on display until November 9, 2023 is ‘Àitason, by Paul 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.
Until July 6, 2023 in Siena’s Pinacoteca Nazionale, you can participate in a series of thematic tours to explore the masterpieces and protagonists of Sienese painting between the 15th and 16th centuries.
Find out about the program at: www.sienacomunica.it
At Santa Maria della Scala, the exhibition continues ‘START. A relentless beginning’, celebrating the fantastic travels of Aldo Mondino. The exhibition includes over thirty works by one of the undisputed protagonists of the contemporary scene of national and international artistic experimentation. The exhibition will be open until July 9, 2023.
Through July 31 and from Aug. 18 to Oct. 18, 2023, Siena Cathedral offers a breathtaking sight: the magnificent marble commesso floor.
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.
Through August 31, 2023, the Accademia Musicale Chigiana Foundation, in collaboration with Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, is offering visitors guided tours, available in Italian or English, to explore Palazzo Chigi Saracini and its artistic and cultural treasures.
For info and reservations: https://www.chigiana.org/visite-guidate/
Every third Sunday of the month, Market Square hosts The Collector’s Corner, an antiques, modern and collectibles market. So an ideal date for fans of vintage items and clothes to mark your calendar on Sunday, July 16.