Tag: Medieval festivals

Autumn seems to have arrived in Tuscany

September 10, 2010

There are several events going on this weekend in Tuscany, and even though the weather is definitely changing, it should be nice for wandering around the region and enjoying the events going on. Hope these ideas will help you plan a great weekend in Tuscany!

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A weekend among bears and puppets in Pistoia

July 22, 2010

July is at almost at its end and the heat in Florence is stiffling. So this weekend I am planning once again to take off and the destination will be Pistoia. I personally love this city because when I go there I feel like going back to my childhood since as a small child, my…

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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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Weekend in Lucca and Viareggio

July 9, 2010

This weekend I want to escape from Florence. Maybe because this week has been really hot, but I need a break from Florence’s heat. Viareggio on the coast. We’ll be there for dinner because I want to eat seafood on the beach at sunset. After dinner some night shopping along the “Passeggiata”, one of the…

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Finally July is here!

July 2, 2010

Finally it’s summer with hot days, unfortunately the heat has also called given life to lots of mosquitoes as well. The gray rainy days of just two weeks ago are a memory and summer begins with the first Palio of the year. In fact, today July 2 is the Palio of Provenzano. I won’t go…

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The Joust of the Saracen

June 19, 2010

If you’re still looking for ideas of what to do this weekend in Tuscany, another major event taking place this Saturday is the Giostra del Saracino, or Joust of the Saracen (Moor) in Arezzo. The whole city turns up in medieval costume to recreate the atmosphere of medieval Arezzo as the quarters of the city…

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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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The Saracen Joust in Arezzo June 2010

June 5, 2010

A year is passed and June has come. On the third Saturday of June there will take place a great medieval festival, very famous in Italy: La Giostra del Saracino or the Saracen Joust of Arezzo. The Saracen Joust takes places twice per year (June and September) in Piazza Grande, beautiful square in Arezzo. This…

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Treasure hunt, wine tastings and more in Tuscany

June 4, 2010

Finally June has arrived! From the weather you wouldn’t say it, but I’m not worried for my plans for this weekend in Tuscany. Yes, this weekend I don’t plan to stay in Florence but plan on going around Tuscany. So, these are some of my plans. Saturday morning early wake up, about 9.00, because I…

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A day in medieval Volterra

August 27, 2009

Sunday morning we took off to Volterra to once again travel back in time to the Middle Ages. Volterra is the perfect setting with its medieval architecture and since the whole city is involved in one way or another, the festival has been a favorite of ours since we discovered it.

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