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Sweet treats


Siena is famous for its cakes, including the trademark panforte – a dense and delicious wedge of nuts, fruit and honey – and biscuits like cavallucci (aniseed, nut and spice) and ricciarelli (almond). Buy them fresh, by the etto (100g), in the bakeries or pasticcerie along Banchi di Sopra; the gift-packaged boxes aren’t as good.

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