Tag: San Gimignano

San Gimignano’s ‘900. Una Donazione

February 25, 2015

Need a break from the medieval and Renaissance religious icons at churches and museums? Then head to San Gimignano, one of the most representative villages of Medieval architecture in Tuscany to discover contemporary works of art. San Gimignano surprisingly has attracted many contemporary artists over the last half-century and now is home to the Gallery…

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The Altarpiece of The Assumption of the Virgin of San Gimignano and the Sienese Years of Pintoricchio

September 12, 2014

This past weekend opened the new exhibition at the Pinacoteca in San Gimignano entitled “PINTORICCHIO – The Altarpiece of The Assumption of the Virgin of San Gimignano and the Sienese Years“. The show is dedicated to the famous painter Bernardino di Betto Betti from Perugia, better known with his nickname Pinturicchio (often also spelled Pintoricchio). The…

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Music at the Museum in San Gimignano and Pienza

July 3, 2014

If you’re in the enchanting San Gimignano or the magnificent Pienza this July through early August, I recommend a special evening enjoying “Music at the Museum“! In San Gimignano, the initiative is taking place within the suggestive museum center that hosts the Archaeological Museum, Gallery of Modern Art and Spezieria di Santa Fina while in…

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Medieval Times in San Gimignano

September 12, 2013

Many who have visited San Gimignano sometimes miss going up to the very top of the town and thus end up missing seeing what remains of the small fortress called Montestaffoli in San Gimignano, the perfect site for a medieval fair, don’t you think?

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San Gimignano, Pisa, Lucca and More: Do not miss these this Weekend

June 28, 2012

This summer “under the Tuscan sun” has barely started and it is already very “hot” both as far as weather forecasts goes but also for the the numerous, quality events scheduled around the region every weekend. Wherever you are this upcoming weekend, you’re surely find some interesting events and things to do, both in the…

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Medieval Harvest Festival this weekend in San Gimignano!

June 13, 2012

The Ferie delle Messi  or Medieval Harvest Festival returns to San Gimignano this weekend! The festival represents an ancient feast that commemorates the cavalier tradition of San Gimignano. The association of the “Knights of S. Fina” organizes this festival rich in cultural events every June to give visitors the chance to step back in time…

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Goblets of stars

August 3, 2010

On the night of Saint Lawrence, August 10th 2010, most of the wine cities in Tuscany will be animated by “Calici di Stelle” (Goblets of stars). For all night there will wine and food tastings, concerts, craft markets, guided tours and stars watching. In the Chianti Classico region there will be many events: in Greve…

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Mercantia and more for the upcoming weekend

July 16, 2010

I haven’t yet planned everything I will do this week end. The only thing that is certain is that I’m heading to Mercantia in Certaldo tonight. I’m going to go see this great Festival of Street Artists that I liked very much in the past. I’ll be in Certaldo around 8 pm and after taking…

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The Ferie delle Messi in San Gimignano

June 17, 2010

Still wondering what to do this weekend in Tuscany? We love medieval festivals and really look forward to heading to San Gimignano this weekend. Famous for its tall medieval towers that create a unique skyline, this weekend San Gimignano will be celebrating the “Ferie delle Messi“, a fertility festival and pageant that dates back to…

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