If you love wine and would like to pass a beautiful summer evening next week, remember that Wednesday, August 10, 2011 is generally known as the day of falling stars, which falls on the day of San Lorenzo. For this special night, many towns across Tuscany have dedicated a special night called “Calici di Stelle” to celebrate the region’s great wines!
Organized by the Wine Tourism Movement, Calici di Stelle offers many extraordinary events in many piazzas across Italy, from Sicily to Piedmont. This year Calici di Stelle is in fact dedicated to the anniversary of the 150 years anniversary of the Unification of Italy.
Tuscany has a record number of towns and villages participating in the manifestation, with over 30 municipalities organizing tastings of wine and other typical products, meetings, art exhibitions, shows, historical parades, concerts, and fireworks.
Amongst the many Tuscan cities participating in the event is Castellina in Chianti, Castiglione d’Orcia, Colle di Val d’Elsa, Gaiole in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Montepulciano, San Gimignano, Siena, and Vinci, all renowned for their fine wine production.
Wine will be the absolute protagonist in one of the most suggestive and evocative nights of the year, when you will have the possibility to admire San Lorenzo’s falling stars, the “tears” of the saint according to the legend, in the good company of exquisite wine.
A magic summer night when all your dreams will come true!
The complete list of all the Tuscan and Italian cities participating in the event is available on the official website of the National Association “Città del Vino”.