Easter and Easter Monday in Tuscany in Siena
Excellent reasons to spend the Easter weekend in Siena
Spending the Holy Week and the Easter weekend in Siena can be a great opportunity for knowledge, entertainment, relaxation and fun.
When this period arrives, in fact, the city has definitely woken up from the long winter, visitors can access all the city museums and lovers of good food can indulge in tasting, even outside, the famous local wines and the countless local gastronomic specialties.
Regarding the museum complexes, also considering the religious nature of the anniversary, an excellent idea could be to buy the ticket Opa Si Pass to access all the attractions of the spectacular Siena Cathedral. The purchase of this special ticket allows you to visit the magnificent city Cathedral, the crypt, the Baptistery, the Porta del Cielo, the Piccolomini Library and admire a beautiful panorama of the city from the Facciatone.
Another beautiful cultural site in Siena, inaugurated in 2010, is the Museo dell’Acqua located near the Fonte di Pescaia. A visit to this museum allows you to get to know one of the most important works in the history of Siena: the bottini system and the various sources that were used to supply the city with water.
To take a walk in the green of the city, the best destinations in this period are the Medici Fortress, an ideal place for walks, or a nice run, as well as to admire a splendid view of Siena, and the Orto dei Pecci, a green oasis located a few minutes walk from Piazza del Campo.
For those who stop to have a coffee in the bars and pastry shops of Siena we recommend taking the opportunity to taste the best desserts of the Easter tradition of Siena. This list includes the Quaresima cookies, the Pandiramerino and the characteristic donuts called Corolli. A mention also for the Ciambellino di Rigomagno, a typical dessert from the Valdichiana area.
For those wishing to participate in the Easter Mass or in the celebrations of the Easter liturgical calendar, we report below the times of the services that take place in the main places of worship in the city . However, before going on site, it is always advisable to make a phone call to make sure that the times have not been changed; in this regard, we also include telephone numbers.
- Cathedral. Piazza Duomo. Sunday and holidays: 08:00; 11:00; 12:15; 18:00 (summer 19:00) Tel: 0577/47321
- Basilica of San Domenico. Via Camporegio. Saturday and Holidays Eve: 18:00. Sunday and holidays: 07:30; 9:00; 10:30; 12:00; 18:00. Tel: 0577/280893
- Basilica of San Francesco. Piazza San Francesco. Saturday and Holidays Eve: 18:00. Sunday and Holidays: 10:00; 11:15; 18:00. Tel: 0577/289081
Finally, in the Basilica of San Provenzano, located in the homonymous Piazza di San Provenzano, the Mass in English is also celebrated for Easter and Christmas. In this case, for more information on the times of the celebration in question, call 0577/285223.
Destinations and events for the Easter weekend in the province of Siena
On Easter days in the province of Siena, various events take place every year, ranging from representations of the Passion of Christ to traditional craft exhibitions.
In the days from Good Friday to Easter Monday, lovers of handmade products and furnishings can visit the ArtEarti Artisan Crafts Exhibition in Montepulciano. With free admission, this classic Easter exhibition event has been taking place for more than 65 years and always represents an excellent showcase for the craft creativity of the province of Siena, Tuscany and all of Italy.
The whole Easter Monday, from the beginning of the morning to dinner time, the typical Monday market in Albis takes place in Casole d’Elsa. This Easter event in the Val d’Elsa is always an excellent destination to reach in order to have the opportunity to admire and buy valuable crafts.
Another nice idea, then, could be to jump on board the Nature Train, a characteristic steam locomotive that on Easter Monday leaves from Siena station and after passing through splendid landscape views makes a stop in Buonconvento, where the antiques exhibition “Things of the Past” takes place. For those interested in this excursion by train, we remind you that the departure from Siena is usually scheduled at 08:55 and that it is necessary to purchase the reservation on the Terre di Siena website.
For those who want to live Easter in the name of spirituality and prayer, the ideal destinations to reach are definitely the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, in Asciano, and the Abbey of Sant’Antimo, in the town of Castelnuovo dell’Abate, in the municipality of Montalcino.
Among the most characteristic processions set up on Good Friday, the Antica Giudeata di Chianciano Terme stands out. Following a ritual that has been repeated since the 17th century, the procession with figures in period clothes starts from the Compagnia Church and proceeds through the streets of the historic center, followed by a significant number of participants. Other similar events organized on Easter Friday are the Giudeata in Abbadia San Salvatore, the procession of the Barefoot in Pienza and the procession of the Passion in Radicofani.
Book a Siena Inns structure for a fantastic Easter in Tuscany!
Choose the beauty of Siena to spend a wonderful Easter in Tuscany!
Book a stay at the Hotel Garden and you will have the opportunity to taste an excellent Easter lunch, including the best Tuscan specialties, to find accommodation in rooms equipped with of every comfort, to enjoy a large car park and to relax in the airy outdoor spaces of the structure (panoramic terrace over the city and centuries-old park).
For an overnight stay a few minutes from Piazza del Campo, Torre del Mangia and Palazzo Pubblico, choose the Hotel Italia. By booking this hotel you can discover this amazing Tuscan city by taking beautiful open air walks and crossing streets full of bars and typical shops.
To spend a beautiful Easter weekend in close contact with nature, however, the best solution is the Agriturismo Villa Agostoli, a tourist complex with elegant apartments and an organic farm located a few minutes from the historic center of Siena.
Finally, to live a romantic Easter for two there are the charming suites of the Relais degli Angeli, a welcoming destination where you can make your best wishes come true. This historic residence is located in the city center, a few hundred meters from the aforementioned locations in Piazza del Campo and Torre del Mangia.