Mercato nel Campo di Siena
Every first weekend of December, the Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy, transforms into a magical winter wonderland. The city’s annual Christmas market, known as the Mercato nel Campo, is a celebration of Tuscan food, drink, and culture.
The market features over 160 stalls selling a wide variety of products, from traditional Tuscan delicacies to handmade crafts. Visitors can sample local specialties such as pasta fresca, formaggi all’olio, miele allo zafferano, ricciarelli, cavallucci, and panforte al cioccolato. There are also stalls selling DOP products such as Cinta Senese pork, Terre di Siena extra virgin olive oil, Pecorino Toscano cheese, and San Gimignano saffron.
For art lovers, the market offers a variety of unique objects, including books and drawings on local art and history, glassware, stationery, wrought iron accessories, and hand-painted ceramics. There are also stalls selling Christmas-themed items, such as gifts, nativity sets, and decorations.
The market is a great place to experience the medieval atmosphere of Siena. Visitors can watch artisans at work, such as bookbinders, weavers, and furniture restorers. The market also offers a variety of activities for children, including workshops, cooking shows, and live performances.
Here are some of the highlights of the Siena Christmas Market:
Delicious food and drink: sample traditional Tuscan delicacies, such as fresh pasta, cheese, saffron honey, ricciarelli (typical Christmas biscuits), cavallucci, and panforte al cioccolato (typical Christmas cake).
Handmade crafts: Shop for unique objects, such as books and drawings on local art and history, glassware, stationery, wrought iron accessories, and hand-painted ceramics.
Enjoy the medieval atmosphere of Siena and a variety of Christmas-themed activities.
The Siena Christmas Market is a great way to experience the magic of the holidays in Tuscany. You don’t wanna miss it!
December 2 and 3, 2023. 8 am – 8pm.