LOCAL HAPPENINGS IN TUSCANY. Annual traditions, this years highlights and quite ordinary daily things you might find fun to try

Ferragosto In Tuscany

Ferragosto is a public holiday celebrated 15th of August in all Italy . The word ferragosto derives from latin  “feriae augusti”, that simply means august rest, after a long and intens period of harvesting. It also  coincides with the Catholic celebration for the Assumption of Mary. It was introduced as holiday […]

Arezzo Antique Market

Arezzo Antique Market Every First Weekend of the Month!

Since 1968. Largest antique market in Italy. Over 500 exhibitors selling arts, crafts, furniture, fabrics, collectors items, antiques and vintage and plain old things.  Rustic, classic, vintage, fashion and kitsch  bits and bobs from yesteryear. What you though you could never find again, […]

Summer in Fiesole – June / July

Estate Fiesolana – Summer in Fiesole,  is an annual cultural program, offering music, theatre, cinema and happenings through our most of the estate, from mid June until early August. Jazz, classic, theatre, performance arts and dance in the Roman amphitheatre in Fiesole, in the Unesco protected Demidoff park in Pratolino and […]

Lucca Summer Festival – July

Lucca Summer Festival is one of the greatest musical events in Tuscany! Since 1998 one of the most important weeks in Tuscany for pop and rock music. Live concerts in Piazza Garibaldi, centre of the town. Italian and international top names! Look who has played in Lucca the past few years: Bob […]

Monteriggioni Medieval Festival – July

Monteriggioni Medieval Festival 18 – 19 – 20 – 25 – 26 – 27 July.  Since 1991, annual medieval festival in the enchanting fortress of Monteriggioni, in the province of Siena. 

Every festival day from 16.30 until 22.30:

Medieval musicians on the streets.Childrens workshops.Medieval market. Street artists and  performers. Puppetshows.


Friday, 18th July
16.00-20.00 […]

Mercantia di Certaldo – July

Mercantia di Certaldo – Street art Festival in the tiny medieval village of Certaldo Alto. Theatre groups, dancers and performance artists from Italy, Europe and world gather together for few days of fun, beauty and madness on the streets. Ever year the tiny hillside town Certaldo, where the famous medieval […]

Palio in Siena 2. July and 16. August

Palio is the annual tradition, that states back to 1644. How to explain Palio? A poet Mario Luzi says about Palio ; ” Palio is Palio. No sociological, historical or anthropological theory could ever explain it. It is the sublimation and the damnation, together with the destiny of every single […]

Historical football Florence – June

Historical football Florence is played every year in June in Piazza Santa Croce in Florence . Calcio Storico, the game has its origins in etruscan and maybe even earlier versions of ‘playing with a ball like object. Some documents state, that the roman soldiers, who founded ‘Fiorenza‘ in 59 A.D, used […]

San Giovanni in Florence 24th June

San Giovanni in Florence 24th of June. Mid summer celebrations ! San Giovanni is the patron of Florence, and is celebrated with historical processions in the morning, ancient football games, ‘Calcio Storico‘ in the afternoon at Piazza Santa Croce and fire works in the evening! Happen to be in Florence, be […]

Sagra Tuscan Village Feast

Great local food in good company – Try Sagra Tuscan Village Feast!

All informed travellers know, that the best food is served where the local people come to eat! Many are seeking for the ‘local things‘, far away from other tourists, to get the best products and prices, but also to […]

Easter in Florence

Easter in Florence is celebrated with Brindellone!
 Easter is an important celebration in Tuscany and is marked with religious traditions all around the region. The most important Easter happening takes place in Florence, in front of the Dome, Santa Maria del Fiore. The tradition has its roots back to the first crusades in 11th […]

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