Tag: Medieval festivals

Back to Roccatederighi for the Medieval Fair!

August 13, 2009

Last Saturday we went back to Roccatederighi to attend the “Festa del Borgo”, the medieval fair held every year in this nice village in the Tuscan Maremma. We were positively impressed: we write about it in more detail on our brand new blog Medieval Festivals. Since we wanted to take our time in seeing the…

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Back from Medieval Monteriggioni

July 15, 2009

We spent this last weekend around Monteriggioni since its medieval fair has become one of our favorite summer events. We took advantage to visit the area as well, visiting Colle Val d’Elsa and we’ll soon post about what we saw there. “Monteriggioni di Torri si Corona” or “Monteriggioni Crowned by Towers” (the phrase comes from…

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Preparing for Monteriggioni Medieval Festival

July 7, 2009

It’s time for one of our favourite events in Tuscany: the medieval festival of Monteriggioni. Monteriggioni is a beautiful medieval castle with giant towers near Siena. It has been the setting of several medieval battles between the armies of Florence and Siena, and it’s the perfect location to recreate medieval times. The festival started last…

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Medieval Fair in Serravalle Pistoiese near Pistoia

May 19, 2009

The tiny village of Serravalle Pistoiese, just 10 kilometres from Pistoia, is preparing to dive into the past with the Medieval Fair organized at the Rocca di Castruccio from May 22 to 24. Serravalle was the most important castle for the Ghibelline city of Pistoia, both reaching the peak of their splendor and importance at…

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Walking around Volterra in Medieval Times

August 29, 2008

We just got back from the year AD 1398 as did the hundreds of people that attended the medieval festival in Volterra this past weekend, the city’s largest annual event. We also got back to work after our short holiday, and that made it especially hard to return to modern times!On Sunday August 24th for…

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Enjoy living a day back in Medieval times

August 17, 2008

This Sunday August 17 and next Sunday August 24 in Volterra enjoy a recreation of a medieval town with craftsmen, musicians, jugglers, and people dressed in period clothing as either common people or noblemen. This year the festival takes place inside the city walls in the park by the fort that affords more space than…

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A day in Medieval village in the Tuscan mountains

July 17, 2008

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…

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The Medieval Festival of Monteriggioni!

July 15, 2008

We just got back from the Medieval Festival in Monteriggioni! It was once again fun and interesting to step back in time into the Middle Ages, dance to the tunes of the minstrels and drink a fine cup of wine 🙂 With a spectacular setting such as Monteriggioni is it easy to fall back into…

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