THE SECRET ROOMS OF THE SIENESE TOWNHALL
On the tenth anniversary of the urban trekking, the Siena opens on 26 and 27 October and on 2 and 3 November, some rooms of the Palazzo Pubblico normally closed to the public.
Guided tours by appointment to the discovery of valuable works of art in the rooms of Palazzo Pubblico
PALAZZO CHIGI SARACINI IN SIENA OPENS ITS DOORS
If you are in Siena over the next few months, take advantage of the special opening to the public of the Palazzo Chigi Saracini, a beautiful medieval palace in the center of Siena normally closed to the public as it houses the Chigiana Musical Academy.
In an attempt to share its extraordinary art collection and offer a glimpse of the internal medieval architecture of the palace, the Academy has set aside a few days a week to open the palace to visitors during certain periods of the year.
This year the Gothic palace built in the 12th century and a part of its impressive art collection can be visited with the benefit of the useful explanations only a tour guide can offer.
While the palace was built by the Marescotti family, it was Galgano Saracini that started his private art collection between the 17th and 18th centuries. He collected art paintings, statues, bas reliefs, ceramics, precious items made of ivory, wood and semiprecious stones. The collection is quite eclectic but all periods are represented, from the Renaissance up to the 18th century and include works by Botticelli, Sodoma, Beccafumi and Sassetta.
Guided visits will last an hour and are offered in italian and english on Fridays and Saturdays at 11am, 12pm, 3pm and 4pm.