Siena is preparing to experience the magic of the holidays by hosting the historic Market in Campo. The appointment with the "Big Market", which this year is dedicated to "Siena, the capital city of Italian culture", returns to its traditional robe winter, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of December and then it combines, for the first time, The spring edition that will take place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of April 2016. As in the fourteenth century, the Campo Square, the heart of the city, will again be a place of trade and social relations.
Over five hundred stalls, set up in scenic shell del Campo, will showcase the best products and wine and crafts to create a unique event, on the trail of what happened in the Middle Ages. The two-day market are scheduled guided tours to the places of consumption and sales of the past and a rich program of tastings, children's activities and live performances. The courtyard of the Palazzo del Podesta, in Piazza del Campo, will host "Vinarte" with music, art and wine tasting under the Mangia Tower, where you can taste the excellent wine of the province of Siena and attend musical performances and artistic.
Showcasing the excellence of Made in Italy. Protagonists of the market in the range will be the local agricultural products, crafts and local manufacture. On the benches, visitors can find from meats to fresh pasta; cheese from oil; honey and saffron; typical sweets, like the Ricciarelli, the horses and the gingerbread chocolate, until almonds, aromatic herbs, fruit and vegetables in season. For lovers of art and antiques, the market offers, among other things, exclusive items, such as books and drawings on art and local history, artifacts of papermaking, objects in glass fusion, wrought-iron accessories , in semiprecious stones and silver jewelery and hand-painted ceramics. Among the banks will not fail, in view of the Parties, gift items, for the crib and the Christmas decorations. For those looking for original gifts, the market hosts the best products made by craftsmen from all over Italy and a sweet tooth can taste the best products of the culinary tradition of our country. A real dive in the Middle Ages that will bring tourists and citizens to watch live machining hand, maintained by the artisans present in Piazza del Campo, engaged in bookbinding, in wool processing, weaving with ancient looms and restoration of mobiles.
Professions and excellence of yesterday and today. The "Big Market" which took place once a week in Siena of the thirteenth century, welcomed many sellers. The "queen" of the market was the treccola, or the reseller of vegetables, edible vegetables, but also in animal products such as milk, eggs and cheese. Many were also carnaioli who offered their butchered meats and game; significant was the role of pizzicatoli, selling cold meats and spices. Very many were farmers who carried the produce and seasonal collections. Among the artisans also the tanners, shoemakers, sellers of cloth, the coppai, the cestaioli and barlettai, vendors barrels and barrels. In commemoration of the contemporary historical figures will add confectioners, producers of wine, honey, saffron, goldsmiths and bookbinders grouped closely in the shell of square according to the rules of accommodation and respect the types of products and spaces of the market as was done in the Middle Ages.