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Tuscany in September

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THE BEST FESTIVALS IN TUSCANY FOR SEPTEMBER

 

Tuscany in September is filled with events and festivals. Apart from being a top spot for Renaissance arts, architecture and a beautiful place to spend the holidays, many festivals are also held in the region that you can take part of. Famous for its wines, Chianti and Panzano celebrates their wine festival with food, open air concerts, street music. The region boasts over 30 wines, some of which are internationally acclaimed. Locals take these festivals to heart. A variety of Tuscany’s bright colors, grand parades,  medieval costumes, fireworks and the aroma of Italian recipes awaits you for a fun packed trip in September.

 

Giostra del Saracino, Arezzo

The event is rooted from military training. This ancient game of chivalry (game on horseback) is held in Arezzo in the first Sunday of September (in the afternoon). The tournament happens in the Piazza Grande. Participants are dressed in costumes of the period while the town is filled with costume characters and the town’s ancient banners entering the square accompanied by the sound of trumpets and drums.

 

Vino al Vino in Panzano

Happening on the third weekend of September. The vintners of Panzano showcase the best of the region’s wines, exchanging their passion for winegrowing, wine making. The Wine Tasting event gives you the opportunity to taste the different styles of wines while listening to great music and sampling Italian food in a more intimate atmosphere. Panzano is located mid-way between Florence and Sienna and has a beautiful hill-top location with some of the most attractive views of rural Tuscany.

 

Festa dell ‘Uva, Scansano

The whole month of September is a party for the people of Scansano. Located in Maremma, in Grosseto, the entire town of Scansano is transformed to a host of wine tasting event weekend after weekend. You can watch farmers harvest grapes, truly a beautiful sight. The most distinguished cellars are opened to visitors. Sample a glass of fine wine served with a number of snacks made from local produce. Locals also showcase their crafts in the market where you can buy Italian handbags, clothes, shoes, cheese, handicrafts. There is also music, dancing, float parades, clown shows, theaters and concerts.

 

Palio della Balestra

A crossbow event rooted from Renaissance Tuscany. It is held on the second Sunday of September in the town square of Sansepolcro. It is an exceptional event where archers from Sansepolcro compete against their all time rivals, the archers from Gubbio (Umbria). The participants enter the town square in costumes, accompanied by the roll of drums and the sound of horns while the flag bearers launch their flags, bearing the colours of the ancient city quarters, into the air.

 

Cacio al Fuso

A cheese rolling competition happening in Pienza near Siena, Tuscany. Cacio al Fuso is an ancient tradition of the local countryside, participants get 3 rolls to get the cheese as close to its target. While the fun is brewing in the town center, the town features gastronomic delights and its famed Pecorino cheese. Locals showcase and sell their crafts and products. The fair ends with a ball in the main Piazza.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Villa Dafne

dafne3Villa Dafne, Itay, Tuscany, Pistoia, 5 bedrooms, air condition, Wifi

Villa Dafne is a beautiful vacation home close to Pistoia with 5 bedrooms, Wifi, air-condition and private pool. Inside the atmosphere is that of an ancient villa: all the traditional details have been maintained and the reorganization of spaces has been contained. Modern comforts and innovative elements – air conditioning system, independent in each room, washing-dryer machine and Internet connection – have been introduced with sobriety.

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Villa Antimo

antimoVilla Antimo, Italy, Toskana, Montalcino, Grosseto, 6 Bedrooms, 12 Persons, Private pool

The villa Antimo is located only about 15 Km from Montalcino between Montegiovi and Castelnuovo in the Val d’Orcia Region. The area is one of the most exclusive places of Tuscany declared by UNESCO world heritage. The Villa has 6 bedrooms and can accomodate up to 12 person. It is a fantastic place for families and friends for a holiday. The sea can be reached in about 50 minutes by car.

Outside the Villa there is a covered dining terrace and a barbecue. The private rooftop swimming pool is filled with saltwater and a separate solar shower. Also for the guests in front of the pool are available comfortable deckchairs.

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Villa Spontini

spontiniVilla Spontini, Italy, Tuscany, Province of Pisa – near Peccioli, 4-11 guests

Spontini is a beautiful Villa located in the heart of Tuscany, offering best possibilities for excursions to San Gimignano, Volterra, Pisa. An elegant villa built around 1800, carefully restored to perfection, while maintaining its typical architecture.

Within walking distance you can find food shops, bar/patisserie, bank, post office etc. Only 100 metres distant from the next bar, but at the same time in the serene Tuscan landscape, far from the big cities. From the pool and the garden, there is a wide expanse of view into the Tuscan Landscape.

A perfect mix for everybody, who wants to have an unforgettable vacation. Details.

Villa Forestiera

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Villa Forestiera, Italy, Tuscany, Region of Pisa, 3 Bedrooms, Private Pool, Air Conditioning.

Villa Forestiera was once a private country house. This house is surrounded by woodland making it feel wonderfully private and secluded. But it is only 1km from the nearest town. Today the building has been lovingly restored and transformed into a luxurious but cozy villa. It sleeps a maximum of 6 people.

The villa overlooks a terraced landscaped garden area with 12m x 7m swimming pool with its own sun terrace and spa as well as an outdoor dining area with barbeque.
There are electric gates for privacy and security.

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