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WHAT TO DO IN SIENA - February 2012

Just checked the weather forecast and wonder whether you'll ever make it out of Siena again? Yes, it's still snowing. No, we don't know how long it will last. So your best bet is to relax, check out Siena's restaurant guide and shoot a look at the events in town this February. 

CLASSICAL CONCERTS

Friday 3 February, Palazzo Chigi Saracini, 9pm

Manuel Barrueco guitar

J.S. Bach Suite n. 1 in re magg. BWV 1007
D. Scarlatti Cinque Sonate
R. Sierra Sonata
Albeniz Preludio; Granada; Rumores de la Caleta, Cordoba, Torre Bermej

Friday 10th of February, Teatro dei Rozzi, 9pm
Quartetto Ebène, strings
Mozart Quartetto in do magg. K. 465
Schubert Quartetto n. 13 in la min. op. 29 D. 804 “Rosamunda”
Čajkovskij Quartetto n. 1 in re magg. op. 11

Friday 24th of February, Teatro dei Rinnovati, 9pm

Piero Monti director

Carl Orff Carmina Burana 
(version for choir, piano and percussion)

TICKETS FROM 8 TO 25 EURO. Book online on B-TICKET. Already in town? Check out the Chigiana's website for info on direct sale (scroll down to the bottom of their page).

THEATER AND DANCE

Friday 17th until Sunday 19th of February
Familie Flöz INFINITA
from and with Benjamin Reber, Björn Leese, Hajo Schüler, Michael Vogel

FAMILY FLOZ is a German theater company, whose fun plays are celebrated all through Europe. 


Sunday 26th of February
International Music Arts Hamburg Ballett – John Neumeier
SILVIA AZZONI ETOILES and SOLOISTS
GALA DI DANZA

TICKETS online on B-TICKET.

EXHIBITIONS
Siena's Santa Maria delle Scale museum just extended the exhibition about Milo Manara, the famous Italian illustrator and cartoonists. The shows title Le Stanze del Desiderio (The Rooms of Desire) indicates that your teenage sons will probably prefer its exhibits to the ones of Duccio in the museum next door. Not that I agree. 

Need more? For more cultural things to do in Siena check out Map It Out's Siena museum page

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