September is packed with great things to do in Tuscany. Whether travelling as a couple, family or individual traveller there is something for everyone in the region.
Events and festivals mean you can catch a glimpse of the life of locals and experience traditions harping back centuries. With mild temperatures and long days of sunshine it is one of the best times to visit.
Traditionally a time of harvest there are many celebrations dedicated to harvesting grapes. One great event is the “Vino al Vino” on the 3rd weekend of September (14-17th) in Panzano, Chianti. Local vintners meet in the town square to show their wines and you can sample them while listening to great jazz! http://bit.ly/2ruqbjW
On the last Saturday in September, Florence holds the “Carro Matto” procession. This free spectacular celebrates the tradition of wine-making with the arrival of the Carro Matto or Crazy Cart pulled by oxon through the streets and accompanied by a parade of drums, flag throwers and even a cannon!
In Arezzo for the week running up to the first Sunday of September, the clock is turned back and a medieval town is recreated for the “Giostra del Saracino” celebration. Events conclude with a joust in the beautiful Piazza Grande with jousters fighting to be the proud owner of a golden lance.
In Lucignano on the last weekend of September, costume crafts and trades from yesteryear are brought back to life with re-enactments. Old recipes fill the streets and visitors are reminded of times gone by in the festival “Memorie Dal Passato”.
In San Gimignano, between 10-24 September, the “Baroque festival” is celebrated. Concerts are held playing famous pieces from opera and music. All performers are highly esteemed and the charming setting is perfect. http://bit.ly/1s0P3No
For honey lovers an event not to miss is the Honey festival or “Settimana Del Miele” in Montalcino (8-9th September). Enjoy the sweet flavours and taste some delicious varieties. Talks and demonstrations complete this celebration.
The list really does go on just search online to see the events taking place. Cignella is the perfect base from which you can explore all the festivities in spectacular September and our lovely staff are always available to help you plan your trips. We still have some stunning villas and apartments available so don’t delay and make it a September to remember this year!
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