Once inside the Pinactoteca Nazionale you will have entered a sort of encyclopedia of Sienese figurative culture, where all protagonists are amply illustrated with works of undisputed quality. See works by Francesco di Giorgio, Vecchietta, Matteo di Giovanni , Giacomo Cozzarelli, Benvenuto di Giovanni a, Girolamo di Benvenuto and Beccafumi.
At this point in your journey you will definitely be ready to taste the last—and perhaps the most famous—of all Sienese treats, Panforte. Made from candied fruit, honey, spices, dried fruit and sugar, it is a sort of homage to the abundance and warm perfumes of the east. Its colors remind us of pictures we saw in the Pinacoteca Nazionale. You can taste the explosion of tastes along with a glass of Vin Santo, the traditional “hospitality” wine of Tuscany. The colors of Panforte and the Vin Santo will pick up the colors of the setting sun bouncing off the red bricks of the buildings and you will experience all of Siena’s charm in one moment. (End of itinerary: 4pm)