A marriage of taste and tradition, of heirloom recipes and excellent local produce. The Sienese region has always enchanted visitors from around the world with its great food and wine. Authenticity is the basic ingredient of our healthy, simple and varied cuisine.
Oil, wine, cured meats and traditional sweets are Sienese specialities: try Pan co’ Santi (fruit cake made with Vin Santo), bistecca di chianina (steak) and pici col ragù di cinta (noodles with wild boar sauce).
Must-try traditional dishes include crostini di milza (croutons served in soup), zuppa di fagioli (bean soup), pappardelle con la lepre (broad noodles with hare sauce), and carne chianina, meat from a famous Sienese breed of cattle whose steak is particularly tasty. The streets of Siena are full of irresistible temptations. Buy freshly-baked bread from the bakers and pastries from the pastrycooks, prepared according to ancient recipes handed down over generations: delicacies like Pan co’ Santi, ricciarelli (macaroons) and cantucci (hard almond biscuits, designed for dunking in coffee).The countryside around Siena offers you plenty of opportunities for tasting some of the world’s most famous wines, such as Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and the red wines of Chianti: unique products from vineyards and farms that never abandoned the old, traditional peasant ways.
Simplicity and authenticity underlie a tradition of food and wine that’s yours for the tasting.