Bini: "Oh so delicious Senese pastry at Bini’s" Top 5 Page for this destination Siena Shopping Tip by Trekki

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Like most of Italian towns, Siena also has its typical and very much delicious pastries. The most famous place to buy these is most probably Nannini’s, the shop of Gianna and Alessandro Nannini’s family. But there are others and I am happy that my host Orietta made myself to know Bini. It is located in s a street where most of the tourists won’t pass by (= i.e. outside of the axis Campo - Duomo). Most of our evenings, Orietta put one of Bini’s delicious pastries as dessert on the table and it was very difficult to chose which one I liked most. But at the end it was clear that it was ricciarelli, almond and marzipan sweets, shaped like an almond (and said to represent the Madonna’s eyes). The other specialities of Bini were cantuccini (although they are a typical middle Italian pastry) and the famous panforte. The shop has a huge window where one can watch the pasticciere at work. Someone even made a video about Bini, which I have added to the website section below (4 minutes). On my last day I bought some of Bini’s specialities:
Panforte (500 g cake): 10 Euro, ricciarelli (300 g): 7,20 Euro.

Directions:
On the way from Campo to the duomo continue to walk through Via di Città continue on this road, which becomes Via di Stalloreggi now, instead of turning right to the duomo at the column with wolf & twins on top. Bini is at the left just next to the arch at the end of this street.

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© Ingrid D., November 2010.

Address: 91, Via Stalloreggi, 53100 Siena (SI)
Phone: + 39 - 0577 - 280-207
Theme: Food and Drink
Website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=related&hl=en&v=HC_zyJGYsd0&gl=US

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  • Updated Dec 3, 2010
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