Join Rick and the delightful Siena guide Anna Piperato for a fun and surprising virtual visit to Siena. Siena is a medieval wonder in so many ways, with its heraldry, hearty cuisine and historic sweet tooth, enchanting passeggiata, and wild horse race, the Palio. With Rick and Anna leading the way, we’ll root for a horse from Anna’s contrada (neighborhood), learn to communicate with just a finger, pick up a few tips for fully enjoying the Italian coffee culture, and suss out what makes the Sienese so exasperating to the Florentines. And to make sure the party is complete, Rick and Anna will be virtually sharing delightful plates of bruschetta, a nice Aperol Spritz, and some of the beloved Sienese fruitcake, panforte.
Registration is required but doesn't guarantee admission. These are popular events, and seats can fill up quickly. Your best bet is to join us on time (or even a bit early) — and if you miss a show, recordings of all past Monday Night Travel shows can be viewed at www.ricksteves.com/mnt. For the best viewing experience, please download the latest version of Zoom at zoom.us/download.