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The heritage of museums in Siena: a month to discover hidden gems

From February 2 to 29, almost every day, you can choose between different cultural events: the museum on Tuesdays with free admission and guided visits, while Sundays theater performances by the actors of the company laLut; the Town Hall from Thursday to Sunday will unveil some spaces usually closed to the public, like the Hall of Costumes of the Palio and the 'secret rooms'. We recommended the first edition of this initiative in this article: Living Siena, the month of the museums.

Every Saturday, however, the old hospital of Santa Maria della Scala will host #SienaFrancigenaKids, urban trekking for under 14 along the Via Francigena. Siena chooses to experiment a new idea of culture with a format dedicated to his "jewels" in a month of low turnout, with the aim of making 2016 one of the permanent appointments of its cultural and tourist offer.

Santa Maria della Scala: living this gem anew

Every Saturday in February (6, 13, 20, 27) at 15, the youngest, along with adults, will step into the shoes of ancient pilgrims, from Piazza Duomo and visiting the Santa Maria della Scala, one of the oldest hospitals Europe and refuge for travelers in the Middle Ages. To welcome and accompany the 'pilgrims under 14' will be a special guide: the Mona Lisa, who will tell the story of medieval Siena, curiosities and anecdotes related to the Via Francigena and travelers to Rome from Canterbury
All participants will be given the "Backpack of #SienaFrancigenaKids" and the snack of the pilgrim. After stopping, children will keep on walking the Via Francigena, always accompanied by the nurse, to get to Porta Romana in the south of the city. The route is also suitable for adults, which will delve into some of the steps of the ancient road in a light most playful and fun. The ticket price for children under 14 is 7.50 € and 10 € for accompanying persons. You can book, before 13.30 on Saturday, calling the numbers 347 6137678 and 348 0216972 or by sending an email to Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar.

The civic Museum

The 2016 edition will also give the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful and usually closed to the public places inside the Town Hall. Such as the Hall of Costumes to present the costumes of the historical procession, worn during the historical walk that always precedes the Palio race ( 2 July and 16 August). The visit, on payment, will take place from Thursday to Saturday throughout the month of February at 21 with a meeting in the courtyard of the Podesta of the Town Hall in Piazza del Campo. The first three Sundays in February (7, 14 and 21), at 11, will be also open the 'secret rooms' on the ground floor of the Palace offers the opportunity to visit areas and works of art that are not accessible . This unique journey in Siena can be made, payable on booking.

Info and reservations Museum and Town Hall: for further info about all the events organized within the Museum and the City Hall as part of 'February at the Museum' you can call the number 0577 292420 or write to Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar.

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