Festivals and Seasonal Events in Tuscany
There are many events all year round throughout Tuscany, but many are concentrated during the summer.
Many sagre, or festivals dedicated around a particular local product, start in early summer and continue on through the fall as local specialties (truffles, wine, olive oil, marroni chestnuts) come into season. If you are coming to Tuscany during other periods of the year, don't worry as there is always something to see or do (or eat!) then as well.
For specific events, it is best to contact the local tourism office of the locality you will be visiting.
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View upcoming festivals, fairs and celebrations across Tuscany on our shared Google calendar!
Read full article "Main Events in Tuscany"
A brief introduction to the main events across Tuscany that take place every year, divided by season.
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All the details you need to go to the Carnival in Viareggio, the most famous and spectacular carnival in Tuscany. Information on the parades, dates and other useful details if you want to take part in the fun!
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Enter the world of Mercantia and enjoy a wonderful journey in the splendid medieval village of Certaldo. Here you will be entertained by fantastic creatures, music, peformances, street artists, theatre and much more. Many arts and crafts stands will be located along the streets within the wall.
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The Palio in Siena is a very special event, one in which every citizen of the city takes part of from the time of their birth. In Siena, you are born into a Contrada and the lifelong journey and rivalry begins.
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Beautiful villages in Tuscany are the perfect setting for Medieval festivals and fairs organized throughout the year. Here we've listed the main ones coming up in the next few months.
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Looking for suggestions on what to see in Tuscany in just 3 days? Here you find suggestions on what you must see and do in Tuscany even if you have only 3 days to spend in Italy.
Read full article "The Bravio delle Botti"
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