Category Archives: Events

PIZZA FESTIVAL OF MARCIANO DELLA CHIANA

The Pizza Festival of Marciano della Chiana takes place every year, since 1991, in the first three weeks of the month of August. The event is organized in the terrace behind the village gym and besides tasting exquisite and renowned Chianina meat of the finest quality and typical dishes of the area you...

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21 April 2017

FIERA DEL CACIO OF PIENZA

Fiera del Cacio of Pienza. Starting at the end of August and for a week Pienza, the ancient town recognized as a heritage site by UNESCO, is animated by the Fiera del Cacio (Cheese Fair), which officially took place for the first time in 1974.

In the early years, the Fair was...

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18 April 2017

THE PALIO DELLA BALESTRA of SANSEPOLCRO

The Palio della Balestra of Sansepolcro is an ancient tournament that has its roots in the Tuscan Renaissance and has been able to perpetuate itself over time, continuously since the 15th century. Today is held on the second Sunday of September when the crossbowmen of Sansepolcro face the friends-rivals of the Umbrian town...

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29 March 2017

The BRAVIO DELLE BOTTI of MONTEPULCIANO

The Bravìo delle Botti of Montepulciano is a charming event not to be missed, and is also a chance to live Tuscany and its traditions during your stay there. The “Bravìo” takes place every year, on the last Sunday of August, and besides being an important event is also a different, and extremely...

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16 March 2017

THE ANTIQUES FAIR OF AREZZO

The Antiques Fair of Arezzo is the largest of Italy, with its more than 500 exhibitors. First born in the national territory in 1968, from an idea of the famous Arezzo antiquarian Ivan Bruschi, who was inspired by the famous outdoor markets of Portobello in London and by the Flea Market of Paris,...

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30 November 2016

Etruscans Masters of Writing exhibition at MAEC

Etruscans Masters of Writing exhibition at MAEC ("Etruschi Maestri di Scrittura") was inaugurated last Friday, March 18th in Cortona at the Etruscan Academy Museum of the City of Cortona (MAEC) and it will be open until July 31st.

After the recent discoveries of Etruscan inscriptions near Montpellier and the discovery in Cortona of the...

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25 March 2016

The Cribs of Tuscany

The Cribs of Tuscany, from the mechanical to the living ones, are true works of art that are renewed every year thanks to the skills and commitment of lovers and artists, who work for months to develop set designs and choreography, create attractive views and lights effects that will leave you speechless. From Firenze...

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16 December 2015

THE CHRISTMAS MARKETS

Also this year the Christmas Markets in Tuscany will soon renew their appointment. This is a tradition now established in our beautiful region, which characterizes the most enchanting holiday season of the year. From the last week of November to the first week of January, dozens of stalls, kiosks and banquets cover the squares and...
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4 November 2015

What to do for New Year’s Eve?

We are about to the time of the year when everyone starts  wondering and asking: "What to do for New Year's?" ... We do want to help you in finding a good answer  and we propose our selection of Houses, Apartments and Villas in Tuscany and Umbria for Christmas and New Year’s Eve!...

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28 October 2015

OLIVE HARVEST

In Tuscany olives are harvested from mid October to December. The olive harvest is usually made by hand, while olives are still green using the traditional method called “brucatura”, in which olives are “combed” from the tree branches with a scissors-shaped instrument. Mechanical olive harvest is becoming more common, but picking by hand...

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23 October 2015