Discover Siena with our free app 🎒
Plan your best adventure quick and easy

Pick attractions, food & activities
Everything in sync with the App
Plan with the app

Pici or Pinci Guide

Siena, Italy

Food Guide
Big spaghetti made with water and wheat

Have you ever tasted Pici pasta? The name pici doesn’t have a certain origin, but the shape is very recognizable: it is a kind of pasta similar to spaghetti but wider, made only with flour and water. They are very popular in the province of Siena and the name may derive from the verb “appiciare”, which in the Tuscan dialect means making the pasta pulling it and stretching it.


The pici are a kind of pasta that can be matched with different kinds of dressing: aglione sauce, bread crumbs roasted in olive oil and "cacio& pepe". In summer, when the garlic is fresh and juicy, we recommend the aglione sauce recipe.