FESTIVALS

January

Pienza
Panforte (Italian Fruitcake)Tossing Tournament for Children

Pienza, 6 January
Befana Arrives!

Torrita di Siena
Feast of S. Antonio Abate – Blessing of the Animals

San Gimignano
Feast of San Gimignano, the City’s Patron Saint

February

Chianciano Terme 14 February
St. Valentine’s Day at the Hot Springs
– Reservations required – Parco Acquasanta

Asciano
Carnival of Asciano
A procession of traditional carnival chariots, music bands, and folklore activities.

Buonconvento
Carnival Celebrations
During the whole Carnival period of time.

March

San Giovanni d’Asso
White Truffle Festival of the Crete Senesi (Clay Hills South of Siena)

Torrita di Siena
Palio dei Somari (Race of the Donkeys)

April

Greve in Chianti
“Things of the Past” Antiques Market
Monday after Easter – All day Piazza Matteotti

Torrita di Siena
Festival of Flowers and Terracotta Vases
Historical Centre

Rapolano Terme
Festival of the Wild Boar
Historical Centre

May

Castiglione d’Orcia 30 April to 1 May
May Festival

Montepulciano 1 May
May Fair in Celebration of St. Agnes
Historical Centre

Celle sul Rigo (near San Casciano dei Bagni)
Sagra dei Pici (Pasta Festival)

Serre di Rapolano 2nd Week of May
Serre Maggio: Past and Future
Inside the city walls

Pienza – first weekend in May
“Pienza e i fiori”- Flower Festival
Historical Centre

Castelmuzio
Spring Fair – Village Festival

Trequanda
Terracotta Exhibition and Market

Trequanda
Popular Festival of the Blessed Bonizzella

Radicofani
Thousand Mile Vintage Car Race

June

Pienza
Corpus Domini – Religious Event with Floral Decorations Along the Pathways
Historical Centre

Montepulciano
Spring Fair – Market & Farmer’s Feast

San Casciano dei Bagni
“Festival of the Ciaffagnone” (a local dessert) Gastronomic Festival

San Quirico d’Orcia
Festival of Barbarossa Historical Re-enactment and Feast

Bagno Vignoni
Medieval Summer – Costume Festival

Cetona
Sagra del Bico (a local bread specialty) Gastronomic Festival

Castelmuzio
Village Spring Feast

Castiglione d’Orcia
Agricultural Festival at Gallina

Sarteano
Sarteano Jazz & Blues
Piazza del Mercato

July

Montepulciano
Festival of the Madonna del Cerro

Torrita di Siena
Feast at Montefollonico
Public Gardens

Siena 2 July
Palio
Piazza del Campo

Siena 3 July
Victorious Contrada Parade
Historical Centre

Castiglione d’Orcia
Festival of the Val d’Orcia

Montepulciano
Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte – (Wide selection of classical music concerts throughout the month)
Piazza Grande, Theatre and Historical Centre

Buonconvento
La Trebbiatura
A festival of old times and agricultural traditions.

August

San Gimignano
Fair di Santa Fina
Piazza Duomo and Piazza della Cisterna

Montepulciano
Antique Fair of San Lorenzo

Sarteano
Giostra del Saracino: Historical Jousting Tournament and Re-enactment

Castiglione d’Orcia
Sagra del Crostino – Gastronomic Event

Pienza
Festival of the Assumption
Historical Centre

Siena 16 Aug
Palio of the Assumption
Piazza del Campo

Siena 17 Aug
Victorious Contrada Parade

Contignano
Sagra del Raviolo Gastronomic Festival

Murlo Last week of August
Etruscan Week
In the Castle of Murlo

September

Pienza 1 September
September Market
Historical Centre

Pienza
Cheese Festival
Historical Centre

Sinalunga
Grape and Wine Festival
Piazza Garibaldi

Chiusi
Grape and Wine Festival
Historical Centre

San Casciano dei Bagni
Fall Fair
Piazzale del Ponte

Radicofani
Onion Fair

Buonconvento
Sagra della Val d’Arbia
Historical Centre

Buonconvento
Collections’ Fair
All types of antiques and collectors’ items, in the last week of September in the city streets.

October

Greve in Chianti 2 October – All day
Things of the Past Antiques Market
Piazza Matteotti

Castiglione d’Orcia
Mushrooms and Chestnuts Festival
Vivo d’Orcia

Trequanda
New Oil Festival

Castiglione d’Orcia
Palio of the Woodman
Vivo d’Orcia

Montalcino
Sagra del Galletto (Rooster) Gastronomic Festival
Camigliano

Montalcino
Sagra del Tordo (Thrush) Gastronomic Festival

Piancastagnaio
Crastatone (a special local bread) Chestnut Festival

Chianciano Terme 31 October
Night of the Witches: La Notte delle Streghe

Chiusi, 31 October
Halloween Festival

November

Montepulciano
Festival of Chestnuts and Chestnut Cakes
Terrace of Palazzo Ricci

Chiusure
Crete d’Autunno – Artichoke Festival

Montefollonico
Fair of San Leonardo
Historical Centre

Chiusi
Olive Oil Festival
Historical Centre

Montisi
“The first squeezed oil and more”…
Olive Oil Festival

December

Castiglione d’Orcia First Week of December
Festival of the Newly Made Olive Oil

San Quirico d’Orcia
Olive Oil Festival

Cetona
Olive Oil Festival

Abbadia San Salvatore 24 December
Christmas Eve Torch Procession

Pienza
“Between Christmas and New Year”
Panforte (Italian Fruitcake) Tossing Tournament

Chianciano Terme 31 December
New Year’s Festival at the “Sensoriale Baths” Hot Springs
Parco Acquasanta

Pienza 31 December
Ball and Bonfire on the Main Piazza
Piazza Pio II

Happy New Year!!!
Buon Anno!!!!!!

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