Among the high-level cultural initiatives are :
handicraft art: Cristallo in Colle Val d'Elsa; Terracotta Petroio (Trequanda); Ceramica Artistica in many towns such as Siena, Montepulciano, Chiusi and Cetona; design furniture in Val d'Elsa; yellow marble in Val di Merse; Travertine marble in the baths of Rapolano.

historic yearly events: THE PALIO DI SIENA (2 July and 16 August).
music concerts of the highest international standing: Fondazione Accademia Chigiana
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