Visit the favorite places by locals is always a good idea, Siena is full of venues that keep the style of the old osteria, bistrot and taverns, so is a recommended destination for who wants to avoid the “tourists traps”.
We suggest three interesting places liked by Senese people, an itinerary dedicated to the best local food. The first is a small café called Caffè Fiorella, just in the historical center, very popular for orders at the bar and for coffee purchase because is also a shop roasting.
The café is at the beginning of Via di Città and has wooden furniture; many people think that its’ the best coffee to have in Siena, due to the perfect blend of Arabica, but we suggest to taste also the cappuccino, latte macchiato, hot chocolate and the mokaccino.
Drink a coffee at the bar is a ritual in Italy and if you want to enjoy an authentic travel experience you should go to this typical café! www.torrefazionefiorella.it
Where to go to have a Tuscan lunch and meet Senese, talk with them and discover the traditional menus? Vinaio Da Trombicche is the answer: a few osteria preserved recipes and the homely mood, this is a trattoria with not many tables and a lot of seasonal dishes. You can taste the ribollita soup, tomato bread soup, Senese tripe and, of course, wine to better appreciate the food, served on earthenware plates.
The osteria is the meeting point of Senese, the venue where you can listen to advices by the owners and discover some lesser known recipe. www.datrombicche.it
Take a walk in Siena is a charming experience, but during these cold days is better to have a tea or a good glass of red wine: for a relaxing break our tip is to go to the Tea Room at Porta Giustizia, a hidden gem reachable by feet from Piazza del Campo.
This tea room is very cozy and features a vintage style (you’ll see art books, musical instruments, cups and teapots), a nice place where to spend the evening after dinner.
The tea room offers 95 tea speciies, infusions and homemade cakes.
This itinerary is only one of the gastronomical routes in Siena, an inviting appetizer to introduce you to the local Doc products.