Tag: Mugello

Creativity Weekend in Florence

October 22, 2010

Although the unpredictable weather is trying to make me feel sick 😉 there are some interesting events on this third weekend in October. In Mugello there will be the traditional Chestnuts Festival in Marradi, in Palazzuolo sul Senio there will be Festival of Marrone and other products coming from the woods. Even in Borgo San…

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Chestnut and Antique Fairs in Tuscany

October 15, 2010

Last week looked like winter with its gray, damp days, but the weather for this weekend should be sunny and nice overall, perfect for taking part in an event or food festival or sagra in Tuscany and enjoying a relaxing weekend. Chestnuts and fairs: Sunday October 17th – departing from Florence’s SMN station, the steam…

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Autumn Food Festivals in Tuscany

October 8, 2010

Days are becoming shorter and the light jacket I wear in the mornings heavier. Afternoons are glorious right now in Florence though! Leaves have started to fall and the hills around Florence are changing colors, a beautiful sight. What I love about this season: the full calendar of events centered around the season’s products. Here…

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Autumn heats up Mugello

September 29, 2010

Autumn is here and the Tuscan countryside is changing its colors: from the vibrant green of summer into warm yellows and reds typical of this season. In Mugello, autumn is a very special season full of events and festivals we suggest you take note of. October is the month of chestnuts and other products from…

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Weekend in September

September 3, 2010

September is here and days are shorter than before. I like this month because the weather is sunny and mild and the countryside starts changing colors. In addition there are many events in and around Florence. On Saturday I will stay in Florence and go for a walk in the city center. I want to…

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The Weekend of the Assumption in Mugello

August 13, 2010

This weekend is Ferragosto, the day of the Assumption, which is a national holiday in Italy. So we have decided to spend the whole weekend in Mugello, the green valley to the north of Florence.

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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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Easter 2010 in Florence and Tuscany

March 26, 2010

Easter is coming soon. And we have information to share with you on what to do and what to see in Florence and Tuscany next weekend. Most of the museums in Florence will be open on Easter Sunday and Monday (April 4 and 5). In particular some State Museums are “extraordinarily” open such as the…

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To the Marradi chestnut festival on the steam engine train!

October 27, 2009

We took a beautiful trip to Marradi a few weekends ago, a mountain village located in the Tuscan Apennines near the border with Emilia Romagna, to go the town’s annual chestnut sagra or food festival. The Mugello chestnuts are famous and are protected by the IGP (Indicazione Geografica Protetta, or Geographical Protected Indication) trademark and…

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Chestnut Festival in Marradi

October 24, 2008

The tiny village of Marradi organizes every Sunday in October the traditional Sagra delle Castagne or Chestnut Festival, and this year marked its 45th edition. This last weekend we participated too! Marradi is a characteristic little village of the Upper Mugello almost on the border between Tuscany and the Emilia Romagna territory. The Chestnut Festival…

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