Siena Events: the complete list of events in town

Siena stands out for its medieval brick buildings. Piazza del Campo, the central square with its characteristic fan shape, is home to the Palazzo Pubblico (the town hall in the Gothic style) and the Torre del Mangia, a slender tower of the fourteenth century from whose white battlements you can enjoy a wonderful view. The seventeen historic districts (the city districts) extend all around the square. The main place of Catholic worship in Siena is "Duomo di Siena".
(Read the complete guide to Siena's monuments).

The city, with a strong historical heritage linked to the past, is more alive than ever also in the present. StudentsVille Staff has chosen all the best Siena events today: festivals, concerts and much more.

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  • Thanks to Mibact’s initiative “Io vado al Museo” Siena State museums open free on the first Sunday of the month.
  • The coat of arms of Siena is called "balzana". It is a shield divided into two horizontal portions: the upper one is silver and the lower one is black. According to the legend, it symbolizes the black and white smoke that sprang from the auspicious pyre that the legendary founders of the city, Senio and Ascanio, Remo's sons, lit to thank the gods after the foundation of the city of Siena.
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Concerts in Siena

  • The Fuzztones, Bottega26, Poggibonsi (Siena), 20 May 2023

The Fuzztones, a pivotal band of the garage rock revival in the eighties, will return to Italy for four dates: they will play live at Bottega26 in Pobbibonsi (Siena) on 20th May. The tour sees the return of Lana Loveland on organ.
More info to come.

siena horse races palio

Festival, Commemorations

  • Palio Siena

Palio of Siena is a competition between the "Contrade" of Siena in the form of an equestrian carousel of medieval origin.
The "career", as it is traditionally called the race, normally takes place twice a year: on July 2nd there is the Palio in honour of Our Lady of Provenzano feast of the Visitation in the extraordinary form, and on August 16th that in honour of Our Lady of the Assumption.