«Art shakes from the soul the dust accumulated in everyday life» said Pablo Picasso.
So why not take advantage of a stay in Siena to meet new artists and a variety of different works of art, enjoying at the same time the extraordinary beauty of the town?
After a visit to the Duomo and a walk in the suggestive Piazza del Campo, you can choose from this list of art galleries what to visit in a day.
Via Montanini, 38, Sito web https://www.artsiena.com/
A contemporary art gallery that opened forty years ago. A place where you can not only admire the works on display but also buy paintings, sculptures and items realized by different artists, both Italian and foreigners.
via di Pantaneto, 63 www.facebook.com/GalleriaNovecento/
The gallery, opened almost two years ago, focuses on the artistic movements and design items of the last century, with particular attention to the avant-garde movements and Sienese art.
via delle Terme, 45 www.ph-neutro.com/fine-art-photography/
Founded in 2011 and specializing in photography, this gallery is located a few meters from Piazza del Campo. Its goal, as emphasized on the site, is «to produce, disseminate and enhance the Fine-Art photography.
Alvalenti Humour Gallery
via Beccheria, 7 www.alvalenti.com/it/home
Alessandro Valenti, aka Alvalenti, is the protagonist of this atelier in the historical center of the city. He is the inventor of the ‘AlvaJungle’, a technique that transforms any signature or word into a comic book, and his works are displayed here.
via di Beccheria, 19 lombardiarte.com
Here you can find photographs, illustrations, graphics, publishing products and modern design items. As well as being an art gallery, this space even hosts events and meetings.
Biale Cerruti Art Gallery
via di Città, 111 bialecerrutiarte.it/
Founded in 1997 and located a few steps from the Duomo, it represents a «window on modern and contemporary art». This art gallery hosts paintings and sculptures by Italian and international artists.
Galleria d’arte Palazzo del Capitano
via del Capitano, 17 www.palazzodelcapitano.it/
In the heart of the city, this Gallery welcomes paintings by contemporary artists who have chosen to represent the most popular Tuscan landscapes, inspired by the movement of the «macchiaioli», but also paintings that depict the Palio di Siena.
Siena is a city that can satisfy all tastes and fulfill many wishes, thanks to a variety of offers. Food and wine tours, cultural visits, exhibitions and art events make it the perfect destination in any season of the year.