It can still get hot on piazza del Campo by the the end of September, but the locals are already showing off their elegant autumn outfits (likely bought in one of these trendy shops) whilst the tourists still flock around in shorts and straw hats. The start of school and university also brings the last people back from Castiglione della Pescaia (the lovely Tuscan seaside town where a lot of Sienese own their beach houses) and reopens the city's cultural life after all the summer heat.
Siena's wine bar and Jazz club Un Tubo begins the season this week with a concert of singer Barbara Casini (Thursday 25) dedicated to Brazilian rhythms and a tribute to Kenny Wheeler (Friday 26). And from the beginning of October the weekly Jam session will take place every Tuesday evening. Entrance to all concerts is for free. For more info on the gigs this autumn check out Un Tubo's event calendar.
Classic music lover will have to bide their time since Micat in Vertice, the winter concert cycle of La Chigiana - Siena's longstanding music academy - is starting only on November 22.