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SIENA FOR FOODIES: Wine and Food Tasting Thursday, 20th of September

Olive trees and vegetable garden at Castello Vicarello in Tuscany
Tuscan countryside: Olive grove and vegetable garden in one

Siena isn't just about medieval art and the Palio horse race. The city is a treasure trove for anybody interested in food. Tuscan food and wine that is. The province of Siena produces some of Italy's best wines (think Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano). And the farms surrounding Siena are home to carefully looked after olive groves and vegetable gardens. 

MANGIARE SIENA (Eat Siena - Siena's online food portal) organizes a food and wine tasting to inaugurate the new Siena app. Various bars and restaurants on and around Siena's piazza del Campo have joined the cause and offer a great opportunity to taste yourself through some of Siena's finest food produce from olive oil, cheese and honey to saffron, prosciutto and truffles, all accompanied by a few glasses of Tuscan red from the Castellare di Castellina estate. The restaurants will at the same time exhibit paintings or sculptures by local artists. Click here to read the full program of the event. 
Thursday, 20th of September 2012, 7pm to 8.30pm. Price or tasting: 5€.

If you download the app, from the 20th of September to the 4th of October you'll be able to get a 20% reduction in the restaurants that adhere to the Siena app initiative: list of restaurants in Siena and province.

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