Easter Monday in Siena: events, destinations and ideas
What to do and where to go for Easter Monday in Siena
To experience a happy Easter weekend in Tuscany, spending the days of Easter and Easter Monday in Siena can be an excellent idea for various reasons. Even for Easter Monday, in fact, the City of the Palio is a great destination and offers the possibility to satisfy any desire. Those who want to spend the day in the city can choose to access the historic center to have a nice lunch and excellent tastings in the amazing restaurants and wine bars around Piazza del Campo and in Via Camollia. Lovers of desserts, however, could visit the best pastry shops to buy typical biscuits of the period and the city such as the following:
- Ciambellino of Rigomagno
- Mandorlata of Montalcino.
Those who want to spend this day in the open air can go for a nice walk and admire some beautiful panoramas of Siena at the Medici Fortress, the Giardini della Lizza or the Orto de’ Pecci, while those who want to discover the artistic beauties of the city can access the Duomo and buy the cumulative ticket Opa Si Pass.
This cumulative ticket allows you to visit sites such as the Cathedral itself, the Baptistery, the Opera Museum, the Facciatone, the Museum of Santa Maria della Scala, the Piccolomini Library and other splendid areas included in the complex of the city’s Cathedral.
Another original idea could also be to go to the train station in the early morning to board the Nature Train for Buonconvento, a splendid location included in the list of “Italy’s most beautiful towns”, that every Easter Monday hosts the fair called “Things from the past”.
The departure time of this railway excursion through the beautiful landscapes of Siena’s province is set at 08:55 and to mount the train it is necessary to make a prior booking on the website of Terre di Siena. However, it is not possible to buy the ticket the same morning.
Events and ideas for Easter Monday in the province of Siena
There are also many ideas for spending the Easter Monday in the province of Siena.
On the main days of the Easter period, that is, from Easter Friday until Easter Monday, the ArtEArti Craft Show has been held in Montepulciano for over 65 years. This traditional art and handmade crafts event showcases the best artisan creations from the Siena area but also from all over Italy.
Every Easter Monday the Monday Market in Albis in Casole d’Elsa is also scheduled as always. Visiting this fair is always an excellent choice for shopping and for discovering the green area of the Val d’Elsa.
To spend Easter Monday in close contact with nature the preferred destinations are the Chianti Sculpture Park, the area of the Chianti Classico where you can also do excellent wine tastings and the various spas (Rapolano Terme, Chianciano Terme, Bagno Vignoni, Montepulciano, Bagni San Filippo, Petriolo, San Casciano dei Bagni).
Those who instead want to spend an Easter Monday in the name of spirituality and prayer, or perhaps want to focus on the religious sense of this holiday, can reach pleasant oases for the spirit such as the Abbey of Sant’Antimo, located in Castelnuovo dell’Abate and pictured below, or the imposing Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, in the municipality of Asciano.
See how many original ideas and how many beautiful destinations there are to spend the Easter and Easter Monday weekend in this wonderful Tuscan city?