Where to Shop

  • Montisi. Alimentari Sorelle Braconi

  • Buonconvento. Bottega delle carni Fratelli Orlandi

  • Montisi. Bottega Agnelli Rosella e Angelica


MONTISI:
Panificio Rosati Verena, local bakery on the edge of the village. Delicious 5 cereals and Ciabatta bread, pizzas, tasty cakes 0577 845123. Bottega Agnelli: decorative objects, ceramics, flowers. Alimentari Braconi  Excellent cheeses,  cold  meats, prosciutto and salami, bread, fresh local produce, groceries.

SAN GIOVANNI D’ASSO:
Panificio d’Asso, a local bakery situated on a no through road next to the Agrario Senese at junction below San Giovanni d’Asso for Montisi, Torrenieri etc. It is signposted on the left. Special cakes may be ordered here a day in advance. Telephone number: 0577 803104. Butcher Mencarelli, along the main street next to the Pharmacy,Via XX Settembre,18. Excellent meat from their own cattle, hams and salami. Telephone number: 0577 803029

TORRENIERI:
Pasticceria Ticci, is an excellent pasticceria with a wide range of local products and deluxe “semifreddi” and gateaux.

BUONCONVENTO:
Home made ice creams and delicious cakes and ‘semifreddi’ at Pasticceria 900 next to the Pharmacy and Pasticceria La Piazzetta  in Piazza Matteotti;  Il Soffione, Via Soccini: herborist and health shop. Butchers Macelleria Orlandi , Via Roma, excellent meat and hams.

SUPERMARKETS (Coop):
San Giovanni d’Asso, Torrenieri, Buonconvento (the latter has a better selection). Opening hours: 8.30am – 1.00 pm and (3.30pm Buonconvento) 5.30pm – 8.00pm.

SHEEPS CHEESES:
Made fresh at Vergelle to the right up above the road to Torrenieri, or at the Spereta farmhouse. If you like goats cheese watch out for Santa Margherita cheeses in good delicatessen, or at the bar at L’Antica Querciolaia (Rapolano Terme)

FOREIGN NEWSPAPERS:
Herald Tribune at Montisi, San Giovanni d’Asso, Torrenieri newsagents; others at Pienza and Buonconvento.

STREET MARKETS:
TUESDAY Sinalunga (also once a month in Torrenieri)
WEDNESDAY Siena / San Giovanni d’Asso (fruit and veg only)
THURSDAY Rapolano / Montepulciano
FRIDAY Montalcino / Pienza
SATURDAY Buonconvento (2nd Saturday every month Asciano)

Markets open approximately 7.30am and continue until 1.00pm. The Sinalunga market has a very good fresh fish van and wide selection of fruit and vegetables. The Siena market is obviously the largest, and has a large selection of household goods, clothes, etc but with little or no food. At Sinalunga there is also a shopping mall complex, which although is closed on Monday mornings, has continuous, opening hours all other days of the week (except Sunday). Here, there is a Coop supermarket which is very well stocked, also with fresh fish. It is called CENTRO GELSI. Entering Sinalunga follow signs for Florence / Rome (green signs), and watch out for signs for GELSI.

TRAIN & BUS STATIONS:

Buonconvento
Asciano
Sinalunga
Chiusi
Grosseto
Siena

TRAIN STATION & AIRPORT:

Florence
Pisa
Perugia