Festa dell’Uva in Impruneta

Festa dell'Uva

This weekend in my hometown Impruneta we celebrates the traditional Festa dell’Uva. Come and see!

A bit of history

The Grape festival of Impruneta is one of the oldest in Italy and was started in 1926 to promote wine made locally by the farms in the surroundings. Farmers use to come and show off their products using their carts drawn by oxen.

Festa dell'Uva

Festa dell’Uva

Then the four districts of the city decides the challenge each other for the best dressed up chart. So every year Pallo’, Sante Marie, Fornaci and Sant’Antonio create unique carts, perform incredible dances according to the grape’s theme. The best cart and performance win ad can make fun of the others for a year long!

The large carts are extremely elaborated and all handmade by local people, who prepare it every night after work with love and passion for their city, their district and their traditions.

Festa dell’Uva 2012

Festa dell'Uva

Festa dell’Uva

The Grape festival is on Sunday September 30th and starts at 3pm in the beautiful Piazza Buondelmonti in Impruneta. The carts will march on a parade and at 7pm the winner will be announced. Ticket costs 6 euro per person and you can buy them at the entrance of the square.

There will be also the arts and crafts market and wine and food tastings and market! For more information visit the official site Festa dell’Uva Impruneta.


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    Tuscany Weekend Events:Festivals and Fairs in Tuscany | TooMuchTuscany
    September 28, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    […] Sunday the Festa dell’Uva comes back to Impruneta, my hometown about 10 km from Florence. It’s one of the oldest Italian […]

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    September in Tuscany:Wine and Medieval Festivals in Tuscany | TooMuchTuscany
    September 3, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    […] wineries at the Festa dell’Uva di Scansano from September 27 to 28. Then, last but not least, the Festa dell’uva dell’Impruneta (Grape feast in Impruneta) is one of the longest-running Italian festivals and takes place on […]

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    wilhelmus vanruijven
    September 17, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    how can i buy 5 tickets or is it free intrance? we from holland and we are in italy from 24 tii 30 september can you help us?

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      September 25, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      Ciao Wilhelmus, I’m really really sorry I missed your message. The 91st Festa dell’Uva is on October 1st, so this Sunday due to the bad weather cnditions of the past weekend. The tickets can be bought directly there and costs 8€ per person.

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