ANTEPRIMA DEL NOBILE 2013
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is the least well-known of the three major Tuscan Appellations -- the other two are Chianti and Brunello -- though it is perhaps older: Renaissance poets were already singing its praises when Chianti was just a geographic term referring the the area between Florence and Siena, and Brunello hadn't yet been developed.
From 16th to 18th February, inside the ancient Fortress in Montepulciano, the Nobile 2010 (a 4 stars vintage) and the Riserva 2009 will be presented and it will be possible to taste them directly from the producers.
BENVENUTO BRUNELLO 2013
From Februray 22th to February 25th the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino organizes the world popular event called “BENVENUTO BRUNELLO”.
On this occasion the new wines (Brunello di Montalcino 2008 and the Riserva 2007) on the market since the beginning of the new year are presented and the stars assigned to the new vintage are announced.
Two days dedicated to the presenting the new wines on the market to the operators in the sector.
Discovering Siena 2013 - "the children play in the art gallery"
Sunday, February 3
Treasure hunt in search of the unknown character of the many great heroes and heroines that populate our museum.
Cost of the tour: 10 € per person, € 6 children under 11 years
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.