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April

  • The first Sunday of every month
    Fiera Antiquaria

    A large and interesting antiques fair in the city center
    Location: Arezzo

    The first Saturday of every month
    Mercatino di Via Montebuoni
    A small local market with handmade items.
    Location: Tavernuzze, Impruneta

    The first Sunday of April
    Fiera del Cucu
    A local fair
    Location: Casola in Lunigiana (Massa-Carrara)


    The first Sunday of April
    Fasta del museo e della civiltà contadina
    A festival to rediscover the local traditions
    Location: Palaia (Pisa)


    The first Sunday of every month
    Fiera Antiquaria
    An antiques fair around the cathederal
    Location: Pietrasanta


    The first Sunday of every month
    Fiera Antiquaria
    An antiques fair around the cathederal
    Location: Pietrasanta


    The Saturday before Easter week and the Sunday after Easter
    Fiera di S.Michele di Pasqua
    Easter fair
    Location: Lucca


    The second Sunday of every month, excluding August
    Mercatino dell'antiquariato.

    A small market of antiques, handmade items and used objects.
    Location: Altopascio (Lucca)


    Palm Sunday
    Sagra delle frittelle

    Rice dumpling festival
    Location: Montespertoli (Florence)


    Good Friday
    Processione via Crucis

    An Easter procession which starts at the cathedral (Il Duomo) and ends at the Church of San Martino (Chiesa di San Martino). The participants of the procession are all in historic costumes.
    Location: Siena centre

    Good Friday
    Processione storica del venerdi santo

    An Easter procession, the participants of the procession are all in historic costumes.
    Location: Casole d'Elsa (Siena)

    Easter Saturday
    Easter eve mass

    This mass is held in the spectacular cathedral of Siena. It starts at 23.00. Make sure you bring some warm cloths as the cathedral can be quite cold, especially if you are sitting still.
    Location: Siena cathedral (Il Duomo)

    Easter Sunday
    Easter Mass

    Held in the cathedral of Siena (Il Duomo). It starts at 11.00, bring some warm cloths as the cathedral will be cold even during the day, there is no heating inside.
    Location: Siena cathedral (Il Duomo)

    Third Saturday and Sunday of every month
    Maremma Antiquaria
    Antiques market

    Location: Marina di Grosseto (Grosseto)

    Easter Monday
    Sagra della lumaca

    A food festival
    Location: Cavriglia (Arezzo)

    Easter Monday
    Mercatino delle cose del pasato

    Festival with typical dumplings, sandwiches, wine and vin santo
    Location: Greve in Chianti 

    Second to last Saturday of April to the first Sunday of May
    Sagra del Cinghiale

    Wild boar festival and sagra
    Location: Chiocchio, Greve in Chianti 

    Last Sunday of April
    Fiera dei fiori e dei cocci

    Flowers, plants and terracotta festival
    Location: Torrita di Siena (Siena)

    April Music concerts
    For more information and tickets visit www.chigiana.it/concerti
    Location: Siena

    Palio dei Somari 
    A traditional donkey race in the streets of this pretty village. It starts at 10.30 and continues on to 21.30 when the race occurs in the square. For more information visit http://www.paliodeisomari.it/
    Location: Torrita di Siena

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