Tag: tuscany

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,

Florence and Tuscany are ready to host the UCI World Championship 2013

At last Florence and Tuscany will have the great opportunity to enjoy such an international event: UCI World Championship 2013.

World Championship will take place from 22nd to 29th September in the cities of Florence, Lucca, Montecatini Terme and Pistoia and their streets will be crowded by the best cyclists in the world, both women and men belonging to the Élite, Junior and Under 23 categories.

Florence and the whole region of Tuscany are ready to host and welcome the fans coming from every corner of the world.

In addition, several side events and initiatives will be held, such as exhibitions,

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

2013 edition of Septemberfest is coming to Carrara, Tuscany

Let’s spend last summer days in Tuscany, in the beautiful city of Carrara!

Once again, the lovely seaside resort Marina di Carrara is going to host the great event called Septemberfest, which every year gathers over 120,000 visitors from all around the world.

Such an event means good-quality beer, much fun and music and, most of all, the best Bavaria’s specialties waiting for you. It will be held in the famous venue of CarraraFiere, the exhibition centre that uses to host the Marble Week. This year, the event will take place from August, 23rd to September, 7th

59th Puccini Festival is coming: Live your Summer Nights in Versilia!

From July, 12th to August, 29th, the Puccini Festival comes back in Torre del Lago, on Versilia coast (Tuscany) for entertaining you in your summer nights!

Once again on the agenda, you will find many events, concerts, ballet and theatre performances: Il Tabarro, Turandot, Tosca, Cavalleria Rusticana, Rigoletto, Omaggio a Mascagni e Puccini with the Orchestra of Festival Puccini conducted by te master Flavio Colusso.

For the ballet addicts, there will be the wonderful Amarcord