Events

Tuscany Weekend Events from September 27th to 30th

Festa dell'Uva Impruneta

Grape in Tuscany


It’s going to be another busy weekend in Tuscany with lots and lots of events of any kind. Sometimes I’d love to have a human alias so that we can participate to more events! But let’s see together the main events in Tuscany.

Fairs and Festivals

In Lari near Pisa, there is a Renaissance festival on Sunday September 30th from 3pm to 7pm, that will bring back the castle and the town of Lari to the beginning of XVI century. Entrance costs 4 euro per person.

In Carmignano near Prato, for all the weekend there will be the Festa di San Michele, a nice festival of street arts called, including a palio with donkeys an other historical games played by the city’s districts.

Festa di San Michele

Festa di San Michele

In Capoliveri at Elba there is the Festa dell’Uva, traditional grape festival celebrating grape, harvest and wine of course. Also in Scansano in the province of Grosseto there is the Grape festival, where you can listening to good music while drinking Morellino di Scansano wine at the local cellars within the historical center.

On Sunday the Festa dell’Uva comes back to Impruneta, my hometown about 10 km from Florence. It’s one of the oldest Italian grape festivals and it’s a kind of competition between the town’s districts, who have to dress up their carts according to the wine’s theme.

Festa dell'Uva Impruneta

Festa dell’Uva Impruneta

 

 

Antiques fairs and markets

On Sunday there is a large antiques fair in Gaiole in Chianti and in Ponte a Egola in the province of Pisa. In Piazza dei Ciompi in Florence there is the large flea and antiques market, as well as in Cecina and in Villafranca Lunigiana.

In Livorno on Sunday there is an extraordinary market where you can find all kind of goods.

Food Festivals and Fairs

Buonconvento

Buonconvento

In San Miniato there is the White Truffle and Porcini Mushrooms Fair where you can taste this precious and delicious product of this area of Pisa. In Buonconvento the traditional Fair of Valdarbia where you can taste local food and buy handmade products.

In Paganico there is the traditional Sausage Festival where you can taste local sausages and products.

Arts and Culture

Corri la vita 2012

Corri la vita 2012

This weekend is the European Heritage Days and several museums will open for free and organize free guided tours to their collections. Have a look at the list of free museums in Tuscany.

In addition in Florence on Sunday morning there is the charity marathon Corri la Vita, that passes through the main sites of Florence such as Boboli Gardens and Pitti Palace. For all day if you wear the t-shirt of Corri la Vita you can enter in all museums for free!

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