Tag: Tuscan traditions

Mushroom and Chestnut Festival in Val d’Orcia: Tasting Tuscan Autumn Delicacies

On 13th, 19th and 20th October, the traditional Mushroom and Chestnut Festival will be held in the town of Vivo d’Orcia (located in the province of Siena, Tuscany) on the Amiata Mountain.

The festival will give you the chance to taste the best specialties of the area, like the famous mushrooms of Amiata Mountain, as well as the renowned chestnuts.

At the restaurant, with heated rooms, you can enjoy many special mushroom and chestnut dishes.

At the many stalls in the streets,

The traditional festival Rificolona comes back to Florence on Saturday 7th September

“Ona ona, ma che bella rificolona!”, this is the slogan of Rificolona, Florence’s traditional festival of multicoloured lanterns.

This festival celebrating the eve of Madonna’s birth will begin on 7th September at 8 pm in Florence city centre.

The parade of the lanterns will start from piazza della Signoria and will meet 500 pilgrims coming from the Impruneta Basilica, and they will get to Piazza SS. Annunziata, in memory of the old itineraries covered by the peasants

June, 24th: the Final of the Traditional Florentine Soccer

Here it is one of the most ancient traditions of Florence: Florentine Soccer, which, as every year, gathers in the city thousands visitors and spectators from al lover the world.

The whole city of Florence loves this great event and everybody is going to root for his favourite team!

This yearly old tournament involves 4 historical districts of the city: “Bianchi” (White) of Santo Spirito, “Azzurri” (Blue) of Santa Croce, “Rossi” (Red) of Santa Maria Novella and “Verdi (Green) of San Giovanni.

Siena pays homage to its Traditional Events: Scorribanda

On September, Saturday 15th, 12 music bands coming from Siena’s and Arezzo’s area will parade and perform in the city streets of Siena.

They will all gather in the beautiful and world-famous Piazza del Campo at 4.30 pm for starting this yearly music performance.

The festival will begin at 10.30 am and 600 musicians are expected to be here. The bands will start their parade from 4 different parts of the city:

Glamorous Fragrances and Old Traditions mix together in Florence

Fragrances n. 10 will be held at Stazione Leopolda in Florence from September, 14th to 16th. Organized by Pitti Immagine, this international fair event where the olfactory culture and the best perfumery proposals are celebrated.

The most exclusive and high-quality craft fragrances will be the protagonists of the event together with a lot of products for body care and wellness, cosmetics and sophisticated scented accessories proposed by the greatest international brands.

The most renowned names of the sector will be compared in this international olfactory scenery, pondering the ever closer ties between