How I became passionate about il palio

When you’re in Siena and surrounding, the word will be floating everywhere around – palio. It is one (though definitely the most famous one) of the medieval soldier games that remained until today. It belongs to the city like milk belongs to Oreo, unseparable. You can buy literally anything with palio theme – from classic…

Why is Siena the best city in the world

Yes, I realized this after I came back from my Tuscan trip. If you stay in Siena long enough, and your heart is not made of rusting razor blades, the city will remain in you forever. I’ve collected a few reasons why I think so: 1. Siena is a town of secrets, you will always…

How I learned some serious drinking

Of course I couldn’t imagine staying two weeks in the heart of Chianti without actually tasting some great tuscan wines. Luckily, I booked online in advance a wine tasting course in Siena, which was focused on the local wines – Tuscan Wine School in Via Stalloreggi, right in the historical centre of the town. Sofia,…