And so, while the autumnal sun shines in the sky, the Sienese area becomes a place where to cultivate pleasure for the eyes, and more.
It is precisely in these months that, in fact, our territory offers us some of its best fruits.
Autumn is harvesting season, and by walking along the Sienesi hills is easy to come across the magic of old crafts: through sweat, fatigue, smiles and so much satisfaction, days are filled by gestures and rituals from other times, when man and territory become one in the care of product grown with passion and attention, according to the nature’s rhythms and dictates.
Came alive right in this month, grape harvest is an ancient tradition that gives life to some of the most exported Tuscan products in the world. During these weeks the Chianti area comes to life thanks to the many cellars and wine estates that organize tours and activities related to this particular time of the year. Don’t miss the opportunity to have a tasting: every sip is ecstasy for the palate!
But Chianti is not only famous for wine; in this land the olives harvest is also recently started, made directly from plants as the medieval tradition requires. In Siena’s territory this activity takes to the production of the Terre di Siena extra virgin olive oil, Protected Designation of Origin characterized by an unique flavour.
Near Sovicille, where San Lorenzo a Linari is located, chestnuts are very much loved: feeding source for centuries, in autumn is easy to find them in numerous amount, thanks to chestnut and chestnut groves that inhabit the surrounding countryside. During this period, harvesting is absolutely a must, in order to enjoy them in several ways: boiled or roasted, served in different dishes, for jams and even craft beers. A one-of-a-kind fruit!
But the Sienese autumn fruits do not end here. There is one more product that is taking our tables during these months: White Truffle. From pasta to meats passing by fish: truffle is the ideal ingredient for every dish, giving us an outstanding taste. Particularly in the area of Crete Senesi, the truffle lovers go in search of this Tuscan treasure, with the help of their trusted four-legged friends.
Walking by this picturesque location, less than half an hour from Borgo San Lorenzo a Linari, is easy to encounter truffle hunters and their secrets.
An advice? Ask to join this inseparable pair in the fruit’s researching, for a day steeped in tradition
In autumn, flavour becomes the main character in Siena: behind his immense territory made by rolling hills, a great gastronomic heritage, capable of stimulating your senses, is hidden. Don’t miss the chance of living an authentic experience.
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