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Mercato nel Campo – Siena

2-3 December 2023. Local food traditions in a “Big Market” of the XIV century.

mercato nel campo siena
02 Dec 2023 - 03 Dec 2023 Tuscany -Siena  Christmas | Feasts-Flea markets

On December 2nd and 3rd, 2023 the traditional “Mercato nel Campo” in Siena is a charming market that displays the best culinary and craft products in a sort of reenactment of Medieval markets.

The “Mercato nel Campo” is organized as it was the old “Mercato Grande” (Big Market) in the 14th century, becoming the center of business, commerce, and relationships.

Once upon a time the market in Piazza del Campo took place once a week and among the people there, the real star was the “treccola“, who sold vegetables, legumes, milk, eggs and cheese.
“Carnaioli” sold meat, “pizzicatoli” salami and spices, and peasants their harvest and products from their market gardens. And then artisans, tanners, cobblers, fabric sellers, barrel makers…
Today, pastry chefs, wine, honey, and saffron makers, goldsmiths, and bookbinders join the traditional sellers, arranged in the shell-shaped square by product type, according to the rules followed in the Middle Ages.

The over 150 stalls offer the best local and national culinary products and crafts: salumi, fresh pasta, cheeses, oil, honey, saffron, typical desserts such as “ricciarelli“, “cavallucci” and chocolate “panforte“, almonds, aromatic herbs, seasonal fruits and vegetables; plus art and antiquities, books and illustrations on local art and history, wrought-iron items, hand-painted ceramics, and Christmas decorations.

The two-day fair also offers guided tours, free tastings, activities for children, and live shows.
Palazzo Pubblico‘s Courtyard, located right under the famous Torre del Mangia, presents the art of Gastronomy, with wine tastings and musical and artistic performances.

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