For anyone now in Tuscany interested in living for a day back in the Middle Ages, the small mountain village of Cutigliano in the province of Pistoia will be staging a Medieval festival this weekend, July 19 and 20. The festival will offer daily scenes of Medieval life in the small narrow streets with shops set up showcasing ancient trades and taverns, a historical march in costume, minstrels and jugglers, soldiers and flag bearers.
The day starts off at 10 a.m. on both days and continues until well past 10 p.m.
Cutigliano sits above Pistoia at over 700 meters above sea level, on the skirts of the Apennines and is about an hour and a half drive from Florence.
If you want to know more about Cutigliano, the tourism board for the village has a small site with information but it is only in Italian. This other page has a longer list of events happening throughout the year in Cutigliano, in Italian as well.
About Lourdes Flores
An American living in Florence for over 10 years, Lourdes continues to explore and discover new places in Tuscany with the eyes of a tourist but with the experience of living in Italy. She shares her experiences on this blog and website, particularly offering lots of travel planning help on the Forum!