Calici di Stelle in Siena 2019: Saturday, August 10
Saturday, 10 August, Night of San Lorenzo and shooting stars, is the date on which Calici di Stelle in Siena 2019 will take place. Like every year, the summer wine festival has an extensive program including excellent wine tastings and extraordinary visits to some of the main museums in the city. The locations where the event will take place are Palazzo Pubblico, Palazzo Sansedoni, Galleria Cesare Olmastroni and Santa Maria della Scala. The indicative time of the event goes from 21:00 to 00:00.
The program of Calici di Stelle in Siena 2019
This year as well, on Saturday 10th of August, the beautiful city of Siena celebrates the night of San Lorenzo with the event Calici di Stelle.
This traditional event dedicated to wine, art, music and astronomy will be held in some of the most important locations in the city such as the Civic Museum, the Sansedoni Palace, the Cortile del Podestà, the Torre del Mangia and the Santa Maria della Scala complex.
On Friday 9th of August there will be a preview of the event at Campansi. From 17:00 to 20:00, in fact, a toast is scheduled with the guests of the residence.
Let’s now discover the complete program of Calici di Stelle 2019 in Siena.
Address and hours: Piazza del Campo, 1. 9.00 pm – 12.00 pm (ticket office closes at 11.15 pm
Check out the main attractions of the event that will be held near the Palazzo Pubblico.
Civic Museum. Night opening with a single ticket for all visitors, including residents of Siena. The ticket includes 3 wine tastings at the Loggia dei Nove and then a guided tour of the “Sadun 100” exhibition.
Loggia dei Nove. Wine tasting by the National Association Città del Vino, together with the Consorzio Chianti Colli Senesi , FISAR Delegation of Siena – Valdelsa and AIS Siena. Stargazing with experts from the Unione Astrofili Senesi is also planned.
Cortile del Podestà. Presentation of the book “I Pasticci di Leonardo” by Simona Bertocchi. Following that, musical performance of the “Siena Jazz School Quartet”, students of the Siena Jazz University.
Torre del Mangia. Special opening of the civic tower.
Address and hours: Banchi di Sotto, 34. 21 – 24.
Entrance to Palazzo Sansedoni including three tastings selected by Enoclub Siena. On the main floor of the building, which was the prestigious mansion of the illustrious Sansedoni family, it will be possible to admire some works of art of the MPS Foundation.
The initiative is organized in collaboration with Vernice Progetti Culturali.
Santa Maria della Scala
Addresses and hours: Piazza Duomo, 1. Hours 21.30 – 23.30.
Free admission to the Cappella del Manto for those who bought the unique ticket.
Musical concert by the Rinaldo Franci Institute, with works by Bach, Mozart, Ibert, Telemann, Boismortier and Rota. The flute will be played by Mattia Scandurra, Fabiana Magliano and Gioia Anichini.
Cesare Olmastroni Gallery
Address and times: Via di Città, 75. Hours 21 – 24.
Extraordinary opening of the gallery on the occasion of the event.
Where to stay in Siena
Do you want to attend Calici di Stelle without worrying about having to drive immediately after? Take advantage of the fact that the event takes place on Saturday to spend a fantastic weekend in Siena!
The hotel company Siena Inns offers you the possibility to book comfortable accommodations in different structures by type and location.
Some structures consist of comfortable hotel with swimming pool, which are ideal to book for the current period, while others are located a few minutes walk from the locations where Calici di Stelle will take place.
Here is where you can book a comfortable accommodation for the 10th August of weekend:
Hotel Italia. 3-star hotel located outside the Limited Traffic Zone and a few minutes walk from the places where the event will take place.
Relais degli Angeli. This structure has romantic suites and is located just 500 meters from Piazza del Campo.
Hotel Garden. 4-star hotel including typical restaurant, ample parking, swimming pool with sun beds and parasols, panoramic terrace and park.
Agriturismo Villa Agostoli. The ideal choice for those who want to toast in the historic center of Siena, but prefer to rest in the midst of nature.
Of course, those who intend to sleep in Siena for Calici di Stelle must book as soon as possible; in fact, considering the holiday period, for that date the availability of the structures could run out in a short time.
In this regard, here are the current accommodation offers by Siena Inns .
For more information on the event:
Municipality of Siena
Telephone: 0577-292661 / 292128/292226 (office hours)