Tag: Medieval festivals

The Monteriggioni Medieval Festival

July 3, 2015

The small, medieval walled town of Monteriggioni near Siena every July organizes one of the best medieval fairs in all of Italy. We love traveling “back in time”, especially when it is in such a beautiful, and time appropriate, setting as is this small fortified village set upon a hill. Monteriggioni, di Torri si Incorona…

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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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A Trip into the Middle Ages

May 29, 2013

The summer season in Tuscany is the start of many events, particularly medieval fairs! The weather has been a little too wet for May so far, but if it turns out sunny and you’re wondering where to head off to this coming weekend, I recommed heading to Castiglion Fiorentino near Arezzo or Malmantile near Florence!

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The Palio dei Somari 2013

March 22, 2013

Looking for something to do this weekend? Head to Torrita di Siena for some donkey races! Torrita di Siena is a small medieval hamlet to the southeast of Siena, not far from Montepulciano. Since 1966, the town has organized the competition between the town’s neighborhoods, very similar to how the Palio in Siena and many…

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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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Monteriggioni, the Siege

August 29, 2011

We have lots of pictures to share with all of our readers – from Monteriggioni to Filetto to Montepulciano! Here is the first set: the Monteriggioni Medieval festival that takes place over two long weekends in July. The festival is perfect for families since there is entertainment and games for children as well as chance…

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The Medieval Market of Filetto

August 8, 2011

If you also find yourself in Lunigiana between the 11th and 15th of August, make your way to the Medieval fair in Filetto! The area of Lunigiana has so much to offer, as we had ourselves discovered a year ago when we first started exploring this area staying a few days in the countryside near…

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The Renaissance of Colle di Val d’Elsa

July 12, 2011

The first edition of the Renaissance Fair at Colle Val d’Elsa! Our impressions Anyone who has read our blog for a while probably has already understood we love to go to medieval festivals and that we often return to the ones held in Monteriggioni, Volterra and Roccatederighi in Tuscany. When we found out there would…

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Renaissance Festival 2011 in Colle Val d ‘Elsa

June 28, 2011

The beautiful town of Colle Val d ‘Elsa situated between Florence and Siena is completing the final preparations to take you back in time this upcoming weekend. On Saturday and Sunday July 2 and 3, 2011 the medieval village will host “The Renaissance of Colle – History, Festivals and Battles between 1479 and 1592”. During…

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