Learn Italian in Siena: Location
Surrounded by olive groves and the vineyards of Chianti, Siena is one of the most beautiful cities of Tuscany. Set on three hills, the city is drawn together by winding alleyways and steep steps, whilst the Piazza del Campo stands at its heart, and the Duomo and St Maria della Scala serve as additional cultural landmarks.
Famed for the “Palio”, the annual historic horse-race that takes place from early July to mid August, it is also home to one of the oldest Universities in Europe, which ensures a vibrant Italian student atmosphere throughout the academic year.
In addition to the bustling daily life of the streets and squares of the city, Siena offers many cultural events, concerts, cinema, theatre and a wide range of sporting activities.
Siena’s cuisine is renowned for dishes made from fresh ingredients such as “pecorino” cheese, fresh pasta, “Chianina” meat, home made sweets and wonderful red wines from the local regions of Italy. Enjoy exploring the narrow lanes and discovering small shops selling gourmet pasta, boar prosciutto, vintage Chiantis,and panforte.