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Foiano della Chiana : Market day
Monday is the market day in Foiano which make it the closest market from il Pino. Quite convenient when you just arrived on the week-end. You will find most of the same stalls from Camucia markets as many vendors do both or them.

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Saturday is Cortona market day. The parking can be a nightmare the later you go, but its worth visiting. There are stalls with seafood, cured meats, local cheeses, fruit and veg, cheap plants for your herb, vegetable and flower garden.  You can buy the Tuscan flatbread schiacciatta  which looks almost like an Indian popadom and is made with olive oil, rosemary and salt. It is very delicious with pecorino or with chicken liver paté.

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Thursday is Camucia market day. The vegetables and fruit are cheap, and unlike some supermarket produce, ready to eat. Don’t miss the porchetta stall, you can tell by the queue which one it is. Porchetta is pork roasted whole overnight in fennel and other herbs, carved for you at the stall, very cholesterol inducing and very yummy.

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Siena Market is on A Wednesday. It is a huge market with a fresh food section and hundreds and hundreds of clothes stalls. Fresh flowers and plants/veg plants also feature and practically anything can be found. Starts around 9am and goes on until midday around the old fort. Parking a bit of a nightmare – we park at The Campo (signposted) then walk across town (15 mins) stopping for an early coffee in the square.

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