Events

GREVE IN CHIANTI [ Florence ] - Feast of bona season - April 25 The Festival takes place April 25 and between memories and hopes, reminiscent of a popular uprising of the sixteenth century with a parade of costumed characters . Many stands from which you can taste delicious dishes of Chianti.

FIRENZE - Explosion of the Cart - Easter Sunday morning The wagon is transported by white oxen to the Duomo , is then combined with a wire that connects the tank to the main altar of the cathedral . Along this wire is installed a dove carrying an olive branch in its beak : This dove must slide along the wire toward the wagon with a burning fuse to ignite . If everything goes smoothly, Florence promises to be a good year .

POGGIBONSI [ Siena ] - Feast of the patron saint San Lucchese with fireworks - April 28, San Lucchese met St. Francis of Assisi and decided to live like him. Became so blessed , and now his body rests in the Basilica which is called as him and the day of his feast is carried in procession . Stands with tipici.Cantine Open - Last Sunday of May winemakers wineries open to the public .

MASSA MARITTIMA [ Grosseto ] - Archery Girifalco - Fourth Sunday of May Medieval Entertainment in honor of San Bernardino to evoke the ' art of the crossbow , with a parade and tournament history.

MONTESPERTOLI [ Florence ] - 53 ° Chianti Show - From May 23 to 31 show entirely dedicated to wine, which in the continuity of tradition and through the events related to it intends to reaffirm the deep bond with the Tuscan territory .

SAN GIMIGNANO [ Siena ] - Harvest Holidays - 19-20-21 June Reenactment in the streets and squares stand with medieval costume parades and a jousting tournament called " Joust of the sticks ."

PISA - Feast of St. Ranieri, the patron saint Pisa , Luminaria - June 16 to 17 Pisa is lit with lights that adorn the facades of buildings, churches, torri.Gioco Bridge - Last Sunday in June Event historical and commemoration dating back to classical antiquity which is divided into two phases : the historical procession along the Arno , a kind of huge military parade , and the battle takes place on the Ponte di Mezzo .

AREZZO - Giostra del Saracino - Third Saturday of June ancient game on horseback , with an impressive parade .

COLLE VAL D'ELSA [ Siena ] - Festival of Misery - From Saturday according to the third Sunday of June Yummy food festival to discover the dishes less refined but more typical of zona.

SIENA - Palio - July 2 (preceded by two days of testing) 1147 race jockeys and horses of different districts of the city that takes place in the Piazza del Campo.

MONTERIGGIONI [ Siena ] - Medieval Festival - First and second weekend in July Representation within the walls of scenes of medieval life with stalls , shops that are inspired by ancient crafts shows, actors, storytellers and musici.

CASOLE D'ELSA [ Siena ] - Palio - Second Sunday of July racing horses and jockeys more than a century old with festivities.

CERTALDO ALTO [ Florence ] - Mercantia - All the third week of July Entertainment in the medieval village animated by jugglers , clowns, puppeteers, acrobats , magicians and musicians from everywhere and artisans who work live .

SAN GIMIGNANO [ Siena ] - Classical music concerts and operas Academy Leggieri , ancient theatrical association founded in the sixteenth century organizes classical music concerts throughout the summer .

MONTEPULCIANO [ Siena ] - Bravio barrels - Last Sunday of August parade in historical costumes fourteenth animated by a singular battle.

SIENA - Palio - August 16th ( preceded by three days of testing) From the 1147 race jockeys and horses of different districts of the city that takes place in the Piazza del Campo.

CORTONA [ Arezzo ] - Steak Festival - August 14 to 15 , where outdoor Grilled T-bone steaks are prepared ( Chianina meat ), sausages , ribs on a grill for 14 meters. Food products Agriculture Arezzo.

MASSA MARITTIMA [ Grosseto ] - Archery Girifalco - Second Sunday of August Folklore Event tournament with an impressive display of historic and picturesque flag-wavers ; archers dressed in medieval costume must hit a target 36 meters away .

SAN GIMIGNANO [ Siena ] - Thanksgiving First Monday of August Fair Santa Fina First Sunday of August Feast Religious August 28 Feast of St. Augustine, Fair August 29th.

COLLE VAL D'ELSA [ Siena ] - View of the Crystal - Mid September The village is transformed into open-air factory with skilled craftsmen intent to manufacture crystal displaying and selling crystal objects .

PIENZA [ Siena ] - Fair pecorino cheese - First Sunday of September the "capital" of pecorino cheese dressing the scents and colors of the cheese tradizionale.

AREZZO - Giostra del Saracino - First Sunday of September ancient game on horseback , with an impressive parade .

GREVE IN CHIANTI [ Florence ] - Exhibition Chianti Classico Wine - Second weekend of September is held in the beautiful piazza of Greve , wine and typical products of one of the most famous wine regions of the world.

MONTAIONE [ Florence ] - Chestnut and Truffle - Last weekend of October The festival is celebrated in the park of Villa Serena where you can taste various delicacies and also buy local products . To act as a boundary to the festival are held several shows and entertainment .

MONTALCINO [ Siena ] - Festival of the Thrush - Last Sunday in October evokes the jousts and tournaments organized at the end of the hunting season . Dishes of wild game and local wine , dancing and singing in the nineteenth-century costumes .

CERTALDO ALTO [ Florence ] - Boccaccesca - Second week of OctoberMonteriggioni [ Siena ] - Autumn Festival - First Saturday and the first Sunday of October in honor of the Harvest Festival .

Antiques Markets :

Arezzo - ANTIQUE FAIR : Every 1st weekend of the month, Piazza Grande 

Old Town.Florence - INDUSTRY AND SMALL ANTIQUES MARKET : every 2nd Sunday of the month, Piazza Santo Spirito

Florence - ANTIQUE FORTRESS : every 3rd weekend of the month, the Fortezza da Basso

Certaldo ( FI) - ANTIQUE MARKET , every 3rd Sunday of the month

Lucca - ANTIQUE market every 3rd weekend of the month, Antelminelli Squares , St Just and St John

Siena - COLLECTORS CORNER , every 3rd Sunday of the month, the Market Square.

Montepulciano - EXHIBITION OF ARTS AND CRAFTS , every 2nd weekend of the month, Piazza Grande.

CITIZENS MARKETS WEEKLY : Monday: San Casciano Val di Pesa. Tuesday: Poggibonsi , Florence. Wednesday: Siena, Certaldo. Thursday: San Gimignano. Friday: Colle Val D'Elsa, Pienza. Saturday: Greve in Chianti , Volterra , Castelfiorentino.