A personal insight on our Tuscany, off the beaten tracks.
An absolutely incomplete and every day developing list of my favourite restaurants, osterie, trattorie, street food vendors, food markets, gelato shops, agriturismi, B&B, producers and cafés.
Read the mini foodie guides to different areas of Tuscany and discover our region through food and producers.
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Siena is a town devoted to tradition, who was help to re-invent itself after the crisis of the last years. Forget about hipsters places and Instagram friendly faces with a fake shabby chic vibe, here still exist place dug in tuff caves, bakeries that mark the rhythm of the year with the alternation of typical sweets, and a Christmas market in Piazza del Campo that with its atmosphere brings you several centuries back.
This guide is a journey in a land of trattorias and taverns, of vinai (places where wine is sold and where you can also have a bite of something), of restaurants that carry on the local tradition: chopping of cheeses and sliced meats, pici, wild boar, Cinta Senese.
Our foodie guide to Siena made with Travel with Gusto is finally out in English. You can buy it on line on Kobo or on Amazon.
And if you’re planning an Italian trip, have a look at the Florence with Gusto guide, written by our friend Valentina, and the Rome with Gusto guide, written by our friend Rossella.
Explore Tuscany with us - Podcast
This is a special episode inspired by the Siena with gusto foodie guide published for Travel WithGusto. Siena is a medieval city, my university town, the place where we love to go out during the weekend, or for a special midweek dinner.
In this episode, I’m sharing with you a list of the 10 food specialties you don’t want to miss when you visit Siena.
I’m also sharing with you an itinerary for a day spent in Siena, based obviously on the best spots to eat and shop for food. We begin with an Italian breakfast in my favourite coffee place, we stop for lunch to grab a burger in an alleyway, we’ll have an aperitivo in Piazza del Campo and a traditional dinner afterwards. Don’t forget the gelato, too!
Listen to the episode 18 here.
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