It’s going to be another busy weekend in Tuscanywith lots of great events all around. Let’s see them together!
Medieval Festivals and Celebrations
Started on June 13th and goes on until Sunday 17th the Medieval Festival of Barbarossa in San Quirico D’Orcia. This beautiful town is brought back to 1155 when Frederick I Barbarossa came there to meet the Cardinals’ Pope. Then San Gimignano starts Friday the Fiera delle Messi. This Harvest Medieval Festival brings you back to the Middle Ages’ life with knights and ladies and lots of other figures in colorful costumes.
Pisa celebrates its patron with the Luminara of San Ranieri and the Palio of San Ranieri, two great events dating back to 17th century that are the perfect occasion to visit this great city. In Florence there are the first two matches of Calcio Storico Fiorentino. On Saturday the Whites play against the Greens and on Sunday the Blues against the Reds. In Monteriggioni there is the Viandanza Festival, celebrating the slow walking and the ancient via Francigena from Friday to Sunday.
Markets and other Festivals
In Lucca there is a large antiques market going on Saturday and Sunday. Just on Sunday the antiques and collectibles market is in Siena in Piazza del Mercato and in Pontremoli in the wild Lunigiana.
In Colle Val d’Elsa there is the Sagra della Miseria, Tuscany Food Festival celebrating the poor and traditional Tuscany cuisine. The restaurant opens at 7.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Then in all the main destinations on the Tuscan coast (Cecina, Castiglioncello, Quercianella, Vada and Rosignano Solvay) there is the white night with events and shops open from Saturday night until Sunday early morning. In Gallicano there is the Summer Solstice Festival that is the perfect occasion to blend with locals and taste traditional food.
Kids – new!
In Cerreto Guidi there is the Wind Festival, celebrating air and all things related to it, such as kites, hot air balloons, falconers and more free events. In Pratolino, splendid garden outside Florence there is Ruralia a great appointment to see farms’ life and animals.
If you’re going to visit San Gimignano don’t forget to download TooMuchSanGimignano, the mini-audio guide of San Gimignano for iPhone and Android and don’t forget to download TooMuchFirenze, the free unconventional guide to Florence!