Il Borghetto Tuscan Holidays

Events in Tuscany 2020

Find out what to do in Tuscany in every season

During your holiday in Il Borghetto, you can discover Tuscany and participate in the most famous events such as exhibitions, gastronomic festivals, fairs, markets, concerts and so much more. We are in the heart of Tuscany, just around the corner from all the places of interest. We would be happy to help you find the right places with directions and maps. We know our territory to perfection and for this reason we love to provide priceless advice to our guests, providing a mini concierge service. At any time of the day you will always find us at our reception desk, ready to provide you with all the information you need for your adventures.

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Feast of Stagion Bona

GREVE IN CHIANTI [Florence]

25 April

The festival commemorates a popular uprising of the sixteenth century with a parade of costumed characters. Many stands from which you can taste delicious dishes of Chianti.

Explosion of the cart

FLORENCE

Easter Sunday morning April 12th, 2020

The wagon is transported by white oxen from Piazzale di Porta al Prato to the Duomo, is then combined with the wire that connects the tank to the main altar of the cathedral. Along this wire is installed a dove bearing an olive branch in its beak: this dove must slide along the wire towards the wagon with a burning fuse to ignite. If everything goes smoothly, this is a promise of a good year for Florence.

Feast of the patron San Lucchese with fireworks

POGGIBONSI [Siena]

April 28

San Lucchese  met with St. Francis of Assisi and he decided to live in his own way. S became blessed, and now his body rests in the basilica which  took his name  and for his feast day he is carried in procession. Stands with typical products.

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino [Musical May in Florence]

FIRENZE

May

www.maggiofiorentino.com

Cantine Aperte [Open cellars]

TOSCANA

Last Sunday in May

Wine producers open their cellars to the public. It is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the wines proposed, and also to sample typical traditional products and dishes.

Balestro del Girifalco

MASSA MARITTIMA [Grosseto]

4th Sunday in May

Medieval Festival in honour of Saint Bernardino. Historical crossbow competition with parade in costume.

Chianti Festival

MONTESPERTOLI [Florence]

From 30th May to 7th June

Tasting and sale of Chianti D.O.C.G. - Conferences and meetings -Gastronomic pavilions-Artistic exhibitions-Philatelic exhibition "Wine and Vineyard"-Folkloric spectacles-Sports manifestations.

Ferie delle Messi

SAN GIMIGNANO [Siena]

19th, 20th, 21st June

Historical re-evocation in the streets and squares of the town, with medieval stands, parades in costume and a knightly tournament called "Giostra dei Bastoni".

Festa di San Ranieri, Santo patrono di Pisa, Luminaria [Luminaria of S.Ranieri, Patron]

PISA

16th-17th June

Lights Festival on the streets running along the river Arno.

Gioco del Ponte

PISA

Last Sunday in June

Historically event which consists of two distinct parts: the historical procession along the Arno river which is a huge military parade, and the battle, that takes place on the Ponte di Mezzo.

Giostra del Saracino

AREZZO

3rd Saturday in June

Ancient game on horseback, with an impressive historical procession.

Festa di San Giovanni, Calcio storico in Costume [San Giovanni Feast, Medieval Football Matches & Fireworks]

FIRENZE

24th June

Florence celebrates this day with the lively medieval football matches played on Piazza di Sante Croce, ending with a fireworks display over Piazzale Michelangelo.

Sagra della Miseria

COLLE VAL D'ELSA [Siena]

From 2nd Saturday to 3rd Sunday in June

Gastonomic Festival discovering the most typical and savoury plates of this area.

Palio

SIENA

2nd July - Proceeded by trial races the two days before.

Since 1147 historical secular horse race held in Piazza del Campo, connected with districts or contradas into which the town is divided.

Festa Medievale [Medieval Festival]

MONTERIGGIONI [Siena]

1st and 2nd week-end in July

Representation within the walls of scenes from medieval life. Stalls inspired by medieval crafts; musicians and figurants in costume move through the streets of the village.

Festa di San Paolino [S.Paolino Festival]

LUCCA

12th July

Torchlight parade and crossbow competition.

Palio

CASOLE D'ELSA [Siena]

2nd Sunday in July

Ancient horse race with parade.

International festival of music and art

SAN GIMIGNANO [Siena]

July and August

Mercantia street Festival

CERTALDO ALTO [Firenze]

All days in the 3rd week of July

The streets and the squares of the medieval town animate with artists, musicians, acrobats, artisans who practise their crafts producing works of art with iron, copper, ceramics, wood, and glass.

Giostra dell'Orso [Bear Joust]

PISTOIA

July 25th

Held in the Patron day. It is a re-evocation of the ancient "palio race".

Volo di Cecco Santi [Vinci Fair]

VINCI [Firenze]

Last Sunday in July

Fair with historic processions in costume, tournaments, exposition of local crafts and, of course, gastronomic stands.

Classical music concerts and operas

SAN GIMIGNANO [Siena]

August

The Accademia dei Leggieri, ancient theatrical association founded in the 16th century, organizes classical music concerts all summer long.

Palio

SIENA

August 16th

in honour of the Madonna dell'Assunta, proceeded by trial races the two days before. Since 1147 historical secular horse race held in Piazza del Campo, connected with districts or contradas into which the town is divided.

Puccini Festival

TORRE DEL LAGO PUCCINI [Lucca]

July-August

Outdoor opera festival. Famous Festival of lyric music since 1930 following the Giacomo Puccini as wishes.

Bravio delle Botti [The race of the casks]

MONTEPULCIANO [Siena]

Last Sunday in August

It has its origins in the 14th century. Competition in medieval costumes.

Sagra della Bistecca [Steak Festival]

CORTONA [Arezzo]

August 15

In a giant barbecue, steaks "alla fiorentina", rigorously of chianina meat race, are cooked as it wants the ancient Tuscan tradition. Stands with typical Tuscan products.

Balestra del Girifalco

MASSA MARITTIMA [Grosseto]

Second Sunday in August

Medieval Festival. Historical crossbow competition with parade in costume.

Festival of thanksgiving from the people of San Gimignano to the city's patron saint - Santa Fina

SAN GIMIGNANO [Siena]

August

Religious festival -1st sunday of August

Fair - 1st Monday of August

Festival of Saint Augustine

Liturgical Services in the Church of Sant'Agostino - August 28th

Saint Augustine's Fair with stalls and stands - August 29th

Mostra del Cristallo [Crystal glass festival]

COLLE VAL D'ELSA [Siena]

Last 15 days in September

The old part of the village Castello becomes a factory in open air with expert craftsmen attempting to the working of the crystal. Shops expose and sell crystal objects.

Festa della Rificolona

FIRENZE

7th September

Festivity of the florentine tradition with performers of all kind, especially dedicated to children.

Fiera del cacio pecorino [Festival of pecorino cheese]

PIENZA [Siena]

1st Sunday in September

The capital of pecorino cheese with perfumes and colours of its typical products.

Giostra del Saracino

AREZZO

1st Sunday in September

Ancient game on horseback, with an historical procession.

Market of Wine Chianti Classico

GREVE IN CHIANTI [Firenze]

2nd week in September

It takes place in the beautiful public square of Greve. Typical wine and products of this famous wine area.

Astiludio

VOLTERRA [Pisa]

1st Sunday in September

ASTILUDIUM derives from the Medieval Latin hasta (flag) and ludus (game, festivities). The modern name ASTILUDIO is used today to denote a performance in which the ancient traditions of flag games are reenacted for the enjoyment of Volterrans and visitors alike.

Porcino Mushroom's festival

PIEVESCOLA [Siena]

2nd and 3rd week end of September

Chestnut and Truffle Festival

MONTAIONE [Firenze]

Last weekend in October

Gastronomic Festival with typical products

Sagra del Tordo [Festival of the thrush]

MONTALCINO [Siena]

Last Sunday in October

The festival recalls the hunting that it is carried out with the arc. Plates made up of game and local wine; dances and songs in traditional costume.

Sagra della Castagna [Chestnut Festival]

MONTIERI [Siena]

2nd week-end in October

Boccaccesca

CERTALDO ALTO [Firenze]

2nd week in October

Gastonomic Festival in the village of Giovanni Boccaccio

Festa d'autunno - Autumn festival

MONTERIGGIONI [Siena]

1st Saturday and 1st Sunday in October

Festival in honour of the grape picking.

The Grape-picking festival

MENSANO [Siena]

1st week end of October

ANTIQUE MARKETS

AREZZO - Piazza S. Francesco: 1st weekend every month

LUCCA - Via del Battistero: 3rd weekend every month

FIESOLE - Giardini pubblici di S. Francesco: 2nd Sunday every month

SIENA - Piazza del Mercato: 3rd Sunday every month

FIRENZE - Piazza dei Ciompi:Last Sunday every month

GREVE IN CHIANTI - Piazza Giacomo Matteotti: Monday Easter

MONTEPULCIANO - Piazza Grande: 2nd weekend every month

PISTOIA – Viale Pacinotti: 2nd weekend every month

FIRENZE - Fortezza Antiquaria - 3rd Weekend every month, Fortezza da Basso

WEEKLY STREET MARKETS

AREZZO - Piazza S. Francesco: 1st weekend every month

LUCCA - Via del Battistero: 3rd weekend every month

FIESOLE - Giardini pubblici di S. Francesco: 2nd Sunday every month

SIENA - Piazza del Mercato: 3rd Sunday every month

FIRENZE - Piazza dei Ciompi:Last Sunday every month

GREVE IN CHIANTI - Piazza Giacomo Matteotti: Monday Easter

MONTEPULCIANO - Piazza Grande: 2nd weekend every month

PISTOIA – Viale Pacinotti: 2nd weekend every month

FIRENZE - Fortezza Antiquaria - 3rd Weekend every month, Fortezza da Basso

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