Events archive

September 2017

Arezzo: Joust of the Saracen 2017

From 17 June 2017 to 03 September 2017

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Folklore

Summer in Arezzo essentially opens and closes with the two editions of Giostra del Saracino 2017 which take place respectively on June 17th at night and on September 3rd in the afternoon. Needless to say, among the various Arezzo events in 2017, these two celebrations are among the most anticipated..

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August 2017

Livorno: Bolgheri Festival 2017 in Marina di Castagneto Carducci

From 01 August 2017 to 31 August 2017

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Music & Show

During the month of August, Marina di Castagneto Carducci (LI) will host the 2017 edition of one the most anticipated summer festivals in Tuscany: Bolgheri Festival. This year, as happened for the 2016 edition, the location has moved from the historic one at the beginning of the avenue leading into..

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Pistoia: Serravalle Jazz 2017

From 27 August 2017 to 30 August 2017

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Music & Show

From August 27th to 30th 2017, Serravalle Pistoiese will host the 16th edition of Serravalle Jazz, an unmissable appointment for all jazz lovers, but also for those looking for an opportunity to get to know this fascinating genre. The Jazz Festival in Italy has been organized for a number of years..

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Pisa: Volterra AD 1398

From 20 August 2017 to 27 August 2017

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On August 20th and 27th, Volterra, the enchanting medieval village in the province of Pisa, makes a real jump back in time and returns to the year 1398 AD. This is precisely how the name of the event was born:..

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Grosseto: Fonteblanda cacciucco & fried fish Festival

From 08 August 2017 to 21 August 2017

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Food & Wine

The Fried Fish and Cacciucco Festival, which takes place in Fonteblanda, the delightful seaside resort of the Maremma Sea between Talamone and Costa d’Argento, from August 8th to 21st, is one of the most sought-after occasions to taste one of the..

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Lucca: Puccini Festival 2017 Torre del Lago

From 14 July 2017 to 19 August 2017

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Music & Show

In the beautiful surroundings of Torre del Lago, one of the most anticipated events dedicated to opera in Italy is back: from 14th July to 19th August, do not miss the Festival Puccini 2017 ... tickets are already for sale!  Founded in 1930, the music festival - the only one entirely dedicated..

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Siena: Palio di Siena 2017

From 02 July 2017 to 16 August 2017

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Folklore

Preparations are underway for one of the most anticipated and acclaimed events of Tuscany: the Palio di Siena in 2017! When is the Palio di Siena? The full program has now been clarified: on the classic dates of 2 July and 16 August, in Piazza del Campo, the historic Palio horse race 2017 between..

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Arezzo: Cortona Beef steak Festival 2017

From 14 August 2017 to 15 August 2017

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Food & Wine

If you are in Tuscany during Ferragosto (August 15th) and especially if you are near Arezzo you must not miss one of the oldest events of the summer gastronomic tradition in Tuscany: the Cortona Beef Steak Festival. It is a true paradise for lovers of one..

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Tuscany: Calici di Stelle 2017

From 04 August 2017 to 14 August 2017

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Food & Wine

From August 4th to 14th some villages, towns and cities of the wine producing areas of Tuscany will host one of the most anticipated events in summer: Calici di stelle. The name says it all! In the period when it is easier to see shooting stars, the magical nights spent with your nose up to the sky..

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July 2017

Livorno: Effetto Venezia 2017

From 26 July 2017 to 30 July 2017

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Music & Show

Everything is by now ready for one of the most anticipated Livorno events 2017. The quaint District La Venezia Nuova lends itself to the 32nd edition of Effetto Venezia, which from July 26th to 30th will alternate shows, concerts, exhibitions and interesting cultural enterprises. As usual, there..

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Arezzo: Arezzo Back in Time 2017

From 28 July 2017 to 30 July 2017

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From 28 July to 30 July, the splendid city of Arezzo will hosts a three-days long event showcasing a series of exciting historical re-enactments that will take you back in time to three wonderful past eras. Unlike other events, which usually focus on a very precise period of time, the format of..

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Florence: Estate Fiesolana 2017

From 21 June 2017 to 27 July 2017

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Music & Show

From 21st June to 27th July 2017, in the magical and charming ancient Roman Theatre of Fiesole, a series of 30 events will take place, alternating great moments of music, theatre and high-level creative performances. ‘Estate Fiesolana’ – Fiesole Summer - at its 70th edition, organized by the..

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Florence: Unicorn Festival 2017 in Vinci

From 21 July 2017 to 23 July 2017

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Fairs & Free Time

Preparations are in full swing for one of the most important fantasy celebrations in Italy: Festa dell’Unicorno. From July 21st to 23rd 2017, the charming village of Vinci will host elves, princesses, fairies and curious characters from legendary..

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Arezzo: Cortona Mix Festival 2017

From 19 July 2017 to 23 July 2017

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Music & Show

This year at its 6th edition, the Cortona Mix Festival 2017 promises to repeat the success it reached in previous years thanks to a well-known and proven formula! During the Cortona Music Festival 2017, once again the enchanting village in the heart of Tuscany will come to life with a series of..

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Florence: 'Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance

From 10 March 2017 to 23 July 2017

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Exhibitions & Art

From March 10th to July 23rd the city-central located Palazzo Strozzi houses ‘Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance', an enthralling exhibition where Viola - one of the pioneers of video art - combines in bold contrast paintings and sculptures from the Renaissance with video installations inspired..

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Florence: Mercantia 2017 Certaldo

From 12 July 2017 to 16 July 2017

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Fairs & Free Time

From Wednesday 12th to Sunday 16th July, in the magnificent setting of the village of Certaldo, one of the most appreciated and attended Italian Street Theatre Festivals will take place: Mercantia 2017, a unique kermesse that harmoniously blends classic..

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Pistoia: Pistoia Blues Festival 2017

From 28 June 2017 to 15 July 2017

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Music & Show

Lovers of Blues and 360-degree music: perk your ears up and take note in your diaries, because from 28th June to 15th July you cannot miss one of the most anticipated Pistoia events 2017, the now famous Pistoia Blues 2017! Running since 1980 with the name of 'Bluesin' starring exceptional guests..

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Arezzo: Arezzo Painting exhibition ‘Dario Fo… I feel like an amateur actor and a professional painter’

From 01 April 2017 to 02 July 2017

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Exhibitions & Art

From 1st April to 2nd July Galleria d’arte 'La Chimera' in Arezzo’s central via Cesalpino is set to host an exhibition of paintings by the eclectic literature Nobel Prize winner: 'Dario Fo ... I feel like an amateur actor and a professional painter'. The exhibition itinerary, which winds..

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June 2017

Florence: Maggio Musicale Fiorentino 2017

From 24 April 2017 to 26 June 2017

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Music & Show

Lovers of classical music and bel canto, grab a pen and paper and take note of these dates in your diary: from 24th April to 4th July 2017 Maggio Musicale Fiorentino 2017 will host the highly anticipated opera in Florence! The music festival of Florence will host classical music concerts, ballet,..

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Pisa: The Soup Festival in Fauglia

From 22 June 2017 to 25 June 2017

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Food & Wine

From 22nd to 25th June 2017 the charming village of Fauglia, on the slopes of the Pisa Hills, is set to host the 6th edition of the 'Soup Festival'. It is a truly unmissable opportunity to taste the vegetable soup known as Zuppa Toscana, one of the dishes..

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Arezzo: Sestino Chianina Steak Festival

From 23 June 2017 to 25 June 2017

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Food & Wine

From 23rd through to 25th June the village of Sestino in Arezzo will host the 25th edition of the Chianina steak Festival. As you are probably well aware, when it comes to country festivals, you are spoilt for choice in Tuscany, especially in the summer, with almost every village holding one with..

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Pisa: Game of the Bridge 2017

24 June 2017

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Folklore

On 24 June, the Game of the Bridge 2017 will mark the end of Giugno Pisano, an event-filled month that this year will even include a new one! In addition to the Luminara of San Ranieri and the Regatta of San Ranieri held respectively on 16 and 17 June, this year, as is the case every four, 18 June..

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Florence: Florentine Historical Football 2017

24 June 2017

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Folklore

On June 24th, Florence celebrates the Patron Saint, St John the Baptist, and throughout the day a series of events will take place, giving you the chance to experience an even more beautiful Florence. Definitely more animated and evocative than usual: in a word, unforgettable. The most anticipated..

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Pisa: Luminara of San Ranieri and its traditional Historical Regatta 2017

From 16 June 2017 to 18 June 2017

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On the occasion of the San Ranieri Pisa 2017 Festival, on 16th and 17th June 2017, the Tuscan city will host a truly unique and spectacular event: the Luminara Light Festival 2017. The romantic lights of thousands of candles lit around bridges and palaces, as well as those on the water of the Arno..

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Carrara: website White Carrara Downtown

From 10 June 2017 to 18 June 2017

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Fairs & Free Time

From 10th to 18th June 2017, the charming and beautiful City of Carrara, located between the Apuan Alps and the Sea of Versilia, will host the 2017 edition of Carrara Fair dedicated to the fine marble excavated in..

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Florence: Fabbrica Europa 2017

From 04 May 2017 to 15 June 2017

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Music & Show

Theatre, dance, martial arts, contemporary art. The Festival Fabbrica Europa is all this and much more! From 4th May to 15th June 2017, this cultural event in Florence, Italy turns into an outstanding platform for experimentation at the Leopolda Station in Florence: events of culture and theatre..

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Casciana Terme: Cherry Festival in Lari 2017

From 27 May 2017 to 04 June 2017

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Fairs & Free Time

In Lari, a beautiful medieval village in the province of Pisa, on 27.05, 28.05 and from 2.06 to 4.06.17 the 61st edition of the Lari Cherry Festival will take place, now more popular than ever. One of the most succulent events in Tuscany will not leave you short of cherries to nibble! Besides, you..

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May 2017

Pistoia: In Collodi 'Pinocchio comes from the fairy tale'

From 16 September 2016 to 31 May 2017

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Exhibitions & Art

'Pinocchio comes from the fairytale': not to worry, no reversal from the marionette! It is simply the name of the exhibition that will take place at the Collodi Park in Pescia (Pistoia), open to the public until May 31st 2017.Aldo Fallai, Tuscan internationally renowned photographer and creator -..

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Tuscany: Cantine Aperte 2017

From 27 May 2017 to 28 May 2017

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Food & Wine

On 27th and 28th May, 'Open Cellars 2017' will take place all over Tuscany, the event much loved by wine enthusiasts. The occasion, part of a wider event across Italy, is now in its 25th year. You will have the opportunity to visit the wineries of Tuscany and also visit Tuscan cellars, enjoy wine..

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Florence: Palio of Fucecchio

21 May 2017

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Folklore

Fucecchio, a town in Southern Valdarno near Florence, will hold the traditional Palio di Fucecchio at the ‘Buca d'Andrea' on May 21st. It is a historical reconstruction of a dispute which occurred in 1200. The horse race, which is held every year on the..

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Florence: Easter and Spring holidays 2017 in Florence

From 13 April 2017 to 01 May 2017

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Fairs & Free Time

If you are looking for a place to spend your spring holidays in Italy in 2017, Florence is just the thing for you! A beautiful city where you can enjoy a break from the daily grind and indulge in your favourite pursuits: decide to spend Easter in Florence, as well as 25th April in Florence and 1st..

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Pisa: 108° Edtion of Agrifiera Pontasserchio

From 27 April 2017 to 01 May 2017

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Fairs & Free Time

Pontasserchio, in the Province of Pisa, will host from April 27th to May 1st the 108th edition of the renowned Agrifiera, open to both professionals and visitors. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular and anticipated events in Pisa set in a beautiful area of rural Tuscany. Pontasserchio is part..

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April 2017

Florence: The ‘Explosion of the cart’

16 April 2017

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In Florence at Easter, which this year falls on April 16th, in Piazza del Duomo - between the beautiful Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistery of San Giovanni – at around 11 am the traditional ‘Scoppio del Carro', also called ‘il brindellone' will take place, followed by the..

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Lucca: Verdemura, gardening and outdoor life exhibition and fair

From 31 March 2017 to 02 April 2017

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Fairs & Free Time

In the picturesque setting of the Lucca Walls, from March 31 to April 2, 2017, the tenth edition of 'VerdeMura' will take place: one of Tuscany’s best known trade exhibitions on gardening and everything concerning life in the outdoors. The exhibition is organized by the 'Opera delle Mura' which..

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Florence: ‘Klimt Experience’

From 26 November 2016 to 02 April 2017

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Exhibitions & Art

The Auditorium Santo Stefano al Ponte in Florence will hold an innovative exhibition on the painter Gustave Klimt that will be open until April 2nd. 'Klimt Experience' is undoubtedly one of the most interesting and engaging current exhibitions, quite different from and rather more special than one..

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March 2017

Florence: ‘Florence 1966-2016. Beauty saved’

From 01 December 2016 to 26 March 2017

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Exhibitions & Art

Florence, 4th November 1966. The Arno waters spill over its banks and destroy the city, taking away 35 lives and devastating the immense artistic heritage present in the city. At the end of a month dedicated to the memory of the tragic flood that 50 years ago marked the Tuscan capital forever, the..

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Florence: ‘Fashion in Florence through the lens of Archivio Foto Locchi’

From 10 January 2017 to 05 March 2017

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Exhibitions & Art

Florence and fashion: this ever-winning combination is the pivotal theme of 'Fashion in Florence through the lens of Archive Foto Locchi', one of the Palazzo Pitti exhibitions currently running that you should not miss. The 100 scarcely known shots - taken between 1930 and 1970 – are on display..

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Lucca: Viareggio Carnival 2017

From 12 February 2017 to 05 March 2017

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Have you already started working on your masks? If the answer is negative, we suggest you start working as soon as possible because ... the Carnival 2017 of Viareggio is almost upon us! From 12th February to 5th March in fact, the Tuscan city will turn into one big factory of fun and joyful..

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February 2017

Pisa: 'Dalì. The classical dream'

From 01 October 2016 to 05 February 2017

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Exhibitions & Art

Pisa Palazzo Blu is housing a new unmissable exhibition: 'Dalí. The classical dream’, on until February 5th 2017. The exhibition wishes to bring the public sphere closer to the works of the great Spanish master, putting a spotlight on the importance that..

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January 2017

Siena: The village of Santa Claus in Chianciano Terme

From 05 November 2016 to 08 January 2017

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Folklore

Are you ready to live a magical experience that will make you feel like a child again? Here are some clues: the scent of freshly baked sweets and cakes, elves, reindeer, decorated fir trees, lights, Christmas balls, wooden houses, but above all... Santa Claus! Yes, dear friends, we are talking..

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Florence: 'Real Time and Time of Reality. The Palazzo Pitti clocks from the seventeenth to the twentieth century'

From 13 September 2016 to 08 January 2017

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Exhibitions & Art

Among the most interesting exhibitions in Florence, do not miss 'Real Time and Time of Reality. The Palazzo Pitti clocks from the 17th to the 20th century', spread across the splendid rooms of the Medici palace and open to the public until 8th January 2017...

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Florence: Christmas and New Year 2016-2017

From 24 December 2016 to 07 January 2017

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Fairs & Free Time

Christmas holidays are inexorably approaching and you are caught by a Hamlet-like doubt ... entertainment or culture? If you do not want to give up either of these options, we have the solution that is right for you if you intend to visit Florence at Christmas and spend New Year’s Eve: in..

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