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August

  • 14 August *
    The Palio preparations
    9.30 Heats to select the horses that will run on the 16 August.
    13.00 Horses are allocated to the contradas
    19.30 The first trial run.
    for more information on the Palio click here
    Location: Piazza del Campo - Siena

    Puccini festival
    An opera festival in honor of Giacomo Puccini. Ideal to combine with a visit to the beautiful city of Lucca. For more information, including the program and ticket information visit the site www.puccinifestival.it
    Location: Lucca

    Estate Musical Chigiana
    A classical concerts held in the Palazzo Pubblico, for more information email accademia.chigiana@chigiana.it or visit the website a www.chigiana.it
    Location: Siena

    Tuscan Sun Festival
    A music and arts festival that brings world-class musicians to Cortona, as well as presenting local delicacies, wines, art exhibits, literary and cooking events and wellness sessions
    For more info visit www.tuscansunfestival.com
    Location: Cortona

    2 August
    Luminaria

    A procession of illuminated fishing boats in honour of the patron saint.
    Location: Porto Santo Stefano

    (First Sunday)
    Sagra dei crostini 
    Crostini are toasted sliced bread with various toppings, typically they are eaten as a starter. This is a small sagra but the crostini are excellent and you choose from many different types. There are also first and second courses available but you can fill up easily on all the crostini available. At this sagra you help yourself and pay for what you take.
    Location: Ruffolo, Siena

    (first sunday)
    Festa del ringraziamento
    A festival where the people of San Gimignano celebrate and thank their patron saint after whom the town is named. There is a ceremony in the cathedral.
    Location: San Gimignano

    13 August
    Tratta e prima prova del Palio di Siena

    The horses that will run in the Palio are assigned to the contradas in the morning and at 19.15 the first trial run takes place.
    Location: Piazza del Campo, Siena

    10 August
    San Lorenzo
    A regata on special wooden boats between the young of port of Giglio
    Location: Isola del Giglio

    10 August
    Balestro del Girifalco
    A historical crossbow tornament. Before the tornament starts there is a parade in historical costume.
    Location: Massa Marittima

    14 August*
    Provaccia del giostra del Saracino

    The trial runs for the joust of Saracino, held in the Piazza Bargagli
    Location: Sarteano



    15 August*
    Palio marinaro
    This traditional boat race is preceeded by a procession in costume.
    Location: Porto Santo Stefano

    15 August*
    Palio marinaro
    A boat race recently introduced as a tourist attraction.
    Location: Castiglione della Pescaia

    15 August*
    Palio preprarations

    9.30 Second trial run
    19.30 Third trial run
    Location: Piazza del Campo - Siena

    16 August*
    Il Palio

    The world famous horse race of Siena. This is an event not to be missed. If you are planning to watch it from the square, where entrance is free, make sure you bring lots to drink as it gets extremely hot and there are lots of people which causes it to be even hotter. For full information on the Palio click here.
    Location: Siena

    17 August*
    Procession of victory
    The contrada who wins the Palio parades through the city in celebration showing off the Palio which was won. There are drummers and flag bearers who accompany the Palio.
    Location: Siena

    (the week of the last Sunday)
    Bravio delle Botti
    The 8 contradas of Montepulciano compete rolling barrels through the main street of the city. During this week the contradas practice in the evenings.
    Location: Montepulciano

    Bravio delle Botti
    At 9.00 the starting order and the allocation of the barrels is done. At 15.00 there is a historical procession through the city.  At 19.30 the race takes place after which there is a dinner in all the contradas of the city.
    Location: Montepulciano

    Music Fest Perugia
    This classical music festival is held over two weeks in August, MusicFestPerugia produces classical concerts in the historical and sumptuous surroundings of Sala dei Notari, Basilica di San Pietro, the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo and the Caio Melisso. Performed by a combination of world famous professionals, and their most promising students, MusicFestPerugia aims to keep the classical repertoire vibrant and alive"
    website: www.musicfestperugia.net/
    Location: Perugia


    (Last weekend)
    Feast of Forgiveness

    In the evenings in the town live music and dance, food stands and pizza, crafts market, with fireworks on the last evening.
    Location: Radda in Chianti

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