We have recommended the typical products of Siena many times and often we talked about enogastronomy or landscape wonders that you can take with you only as a memory.
However there is also craftsmanship in Siena, a tradition kept alive by those who continue to work with the intent to create unique products and valuable items. For a tourist, this is a chance to bring back home a part of the centuries-old history of Siena.
The shops where you can see up close the handcrafted products and buy it are numerous, so this time we mention only a few, with the intention of talking about it again and advise what kind of products represent Siena, besides to Panforte and Chianti Senese.
The classic jewelry in gold and precious stones never goes out of fashion, so we suggest a visit to Il Galeone, goldsmith’s shop that offers, in addition to jewelry classic lines also the jewels of « fiabe d’argento » collection, which takes its inspiration from the fairy tales. Il Galeone is at via Cecco Angiolieri 3.
Laboratorio Artistico Luca Pollai
Luca Pollai expressing his creativity through a variety of techniques: painting on cloth, decoration on glass, silk-screen printing on wood, decorative painting on wood and other materials. He has made a long series of products showing the symbols of Siena in a modern shape. The workshop is at via S. Caterina 22.
La Fabbrica delle Candele
From wax is possible to create artworks: go to this workshop and see how artisans transform the raw material into something unique.
The artistic candles, decorated or painted, are suitable for many kinds of circumstances and are one of the most original creations that you can find in the center of Siena. The Fabbrica delle Candele is at via dei Pellegrini 11.
A walk in the city can be a good excuse to discover the talent of the craftsmen, people who have been able to renew the tradition continuing to create top products for their customers.