June 2: Republic Day in Tuscany in Siena
Start the summer with a sunny June 2 in Siena!
Starting the summer season with a stay for June 2 in Siena means treating yourself and giving yourself original moments of relaxation and fun in one of the most beautiful Tuscan cities!
In the city of Panforte, every year, this important anniversary is celebrated, in the middle of the morning, with a solemn ceremony in Piazza Duomo. The celebration begins with the tri-color flag-raising, one of the greatest symbols of our national unity, and continues with the reading of the words of the President of the Republic.
Still on the subject of city events, these days the Contrada del Drago, or one of the districts that run the famous Palio, organizes the classic Evenings in the Paradiso dei Volponi, an event that includes a rich program of dinners, initiatives and entertainment between the end of May and the beginning of June.
In June, the Vivi Fortezza event also begins, a rich program of musical, recreational, theatrical and social events that animate the beautiful location of the Medici Fortress. The program of this event includes concerts, shows, cultural meetings, sports initiatives and other activities destined to be included in the White Night of June 21 program.
In recent years, on the date of the Republic Day and for the entire month of June, daily guided visits have also been organized at Palazzo Chigi Saracini, at the Porta del Cielo del Duomo, at the Museum dell’Acqua, medieval falconry shows were set up in the beautiful green setting of the Orto dei Pecci and concerts were held with great Italian artists in Piazza del Campo.
For relaxation and refreshment, the city of Siena offers green spaces such as the aforementioned sites of the Medici Fortress and the Orto dei Pecci, but also the Giardini della Lizza, the Orto dei Tolomei and 2 main swimming pools: the Municipal swimming pool in Piazza Amendola, near which there is also a small park with games for children, and the Acquacalda swimming pool in Via Fausto Coppi.
Those who want to dedicate themselves to culture can easily access all the city sites of interest such as the Civic Museum, the Torre del Mangia, the National Art Gallery and the complex of Santa Maria della Scala.
Destinations and events near Siena: June 2 in the Siena area
The date of June 2 makes us wish for summer. For this reason, on this date, the province of Siena comes alive with many outdoor gastronomic events and with initiatives of various kinds.
Every Saturday and Sunday in June the Miseria Festival in Colle Val d’Elsa is scheduled, a gastronomic kermesse that takes this name because it aims to rediscover many simple, but extraordinarily appetizing dishes of traditional Tuscan culture. Considering the poverty that often reigned in the past, these dishes were often prepared with few ingredients but with a lot of ingenuity and this allowed to put on the table some authentic delicacies.
Traditionally, for the Republic Day, the Pasta Festival at the Volte Basse is also scheduled, in a pleasant village located between Siena itself and the center of Sovicille. By participating in this culinary event it is possible to taste countless types of pasta such as the inevitable pici, but also spaghetti, paccheri, chitarre, tagliatelle, pappardelle, tortiglioni and farfalle.
Other gastronomic events are the Pastrignocchi and Cuculo Festival in Cetona and the Frog Festival in Staggia Senese, while other events that may be of interest are the Chianti Classic cycle tour and the Casole Green in Casole d’Elsa. Finally, in these days, Radda nel Bicchiere, a famous wine event that is usually organized every between the end of May and the beginning of June, may also be present.
Staying on topic, the last weekend of May the province of Siena comes alive with the usual wine festival called Cantine Aperte which allows lovers of wine to make excellent tastings in the various areas of the province of Siena such as Chianti, Val d’Orcia, Val di Merse, Val d’Elsa, Crete Senesi and Valdichiana.
Some recommended destinations for beautiful dives in nature are the following:
- Monte Amiata
- Thermal baths(Rapolano Terme, Bagno Vignoni, Terme di Petriolo, San Casciano dei Bagni, Bagni San Filippo, Chianciano Terme, Montepulciano)
- Chianti Sculpture Park in Pievasciata
- Abbey of San Galgano in Chiusdino
- Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore in Asciano
- Abbey of Sant’Antimo in the municipality of Montalcino
The Nature Train, the characteristic locomotive that connects Siena with various locations in the province, through landscapes of incomparable beauty, usually stops on Asciano on June 2 for the event Treasures of the Earth.
Spend a beautiful Republic Day in Tuscany with Siena Inns!
Have you seen how many initiatives, how many events and how many destinations does the splendid city of Siena offer for Republic Day?
For this date, book a relaxing and elegant stay at the Hotel Garden, 4-star hotel with swimming pool, panoramic restaurant, large park and convenient parking. Staying in this structure, you can cool off in the water whenever you want, you can taste the delicious Pici with Tuscan sauce, you can admire a magnificent view of Siena and walk in an airy park.
An excellent immersion in the greenery is also guaranteed with an accommodation in Villa Agostoli, a farmhouse with swimming pool just a few minutes from the center of Siena. This farmhouse has comfortable apartments, organic farm and other excellent services for a comfortable and very relaxing stay.
If then your intention is to stay near the historic center of the city then hurry up and book a room at the Hotel Italia for at least 4 excellent reasons: this hotel is outside the vast city LTZ, it is a few minutes walk from Piazza del Campo, it offers a tasty breakfast included in the reservation and is a few hundred meters from Via Camollia, a street full of clubs and restaurants.
Finally, for a romantic June 2 in Siena, the enchanting suites of the Relais degli Angeli represent a splendid choice. The accommodations of this historic home, in fact, include whirlpools, emotional showers, walls with frescoes and other delightful facilities ideal for couples in love.