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Artichoke Festival in Chiusure

Artichoke Festival in Chiusure
Artichoke Festival in Chiusure

Artichoke Festival in Chiusure

Every year in Chiusure, near Asciano in the Crete Senesi, takes place the traditional Artichoke Festival on April 25th.


The festival celebrates the peak of the artichoke season gathering together lots of people from the surroundings. The artichoke is the excellence of Chiusure and its surroundings, part of Asciano municipality within the Crete Senesi. During the festival you can taste this bristly treat in any sauce and you’ll love it.

If you miss it, on the first Sunday of November Chiusure celebrates “Festa della dicioccatura”, that is another appointment with Artichoke Festival. This is the typical Tuscan festival where you can easily blend with locals and enjoy a bit of Dolce Vita!

In 2013 the Festa del Carciofo is from April 25th to 28th.

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5 Comments

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    April 11, 2013 at 9:53 am

    […] tasting in San Quirico d’Orcia. In Chiusure from April 25th to 28th there is the traditional Artichokes Fair and then on May 5th there is the Fair of Sant’Isidoro in Arbia with the traditional market […]

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    Colette
    January 16, 2016 at 2:10 am

    What date is the festival in 2016?

    • Reply
      TooMuchVale
      January 18, 2016 at 7:42 am

      Hi Colette,

      It will be on the weekend of April 25th. The official dates are not available but yet but I believe the festival will take place on April 23rd, 24th and 25th.
      I suggest to come back in a couple of months to known the correct dates 🙂

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    Kim C.
    April 15, 2016 at 6:58 am

    Are the dates for the artichoke festival still April 23 – 25 2016? I am currently in chianti region of Tuscany and have always wanted to go? Can you please confirm these dates?
    Thank you very much. Kim

    • Reply
      TooMuchVale
      April 15, 2016 at 7:34 am

      Hi Kim! Yes I confirm the dates of “Chiusure in Piazza” from Aprile 23rd to 25th. I suggest you also stop in Asciano, lovely city center and Montisi.

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