Winter is coming and days are shorter and colder, but with winter means also good seasonal products such as chestnuts, truffles and new oil. And in Tuscany we celebrate these products with several events all around. Let’s have a look together!
Fairs and Festivals
The olive harvest has started and in Montemurlo there is the Oil Feast with tastings, guided tours, exhibits and other events on Saturday and Sunday. In the small town of Civitella Marittima there is the traditional Festa del Buco Unto, where you can taste new oil and wine, as well as other local food.
From Friday to Sunday in the lovely Pitigliano there is Santi Vinai, with tastings of new oil and wine, market of local products and several entertainments. In Pietrasanta there is the Middle Ages in the wine cellar, with medieval shows and exhibits, as well as wine and food tastings.
In Sinalunga near Siena there are the celebrations for San Martino, patron of the city and the four boroughs of the city challenge each other into a peculiar wooden carts race.In San Miniato there is the important market of the White Truffle.
In Pistoia there is a large antiques market on Saturday and Sunday, as well as in Forte dei Marmi. On Sunday the antiques market is in Carmignano and in Massa.
In Florence on Sunday there is the traditional Fair of Santo Spirito with local handmade products, arts and crafts. In Piazza della Repubblica from Friday to Sunday there is the market of Tuscan food excellences. At the former tribunal in Piazza San Firenze there is Florence Wine event, where you can taste the best wines.
In Florence there is also Florens2012, important convention about Cultural and Environment Heritage. In Bibbiena there is Renault Sport Event where you can see rally cars, and other sport cars by Renault.
In Florence on Saturday and Sunday there will also be the BITAC2012, festival of Social and Cooperative Tourism when a great project will be presented. As a matter of fact it will be soon be available the Cultural Itinerary of cooperative civilization that will let you discover Italy and Europe in a different way off the beaten path. For more details visit the official BITAC website.