Events

Parade in Siena

Palio

Dating from the Middle Ages, this spectacular annual event includes a series of colourful pageants and a wild horse race in Piazza del Campo. Ten of Siena's 17 contrade (town districts) compete for the coveted palio…
Music in Siena

Accademia Musicale Chigiana

The Accademia Musicale Chigiana presents two highly regarded concert series featuring classical musicians from around the world: Micat in Vertice from November to April and the Chigiana International Festival in Jul…
Wine in Greve in Chianti

Expo del Chianti Classico

During its annual wine expo, Greve's central piazza is transformed into a huge wine tasting area, attracting oenophiles from around the world. All of the major producers are represented, and ancillary events include…
Cultural in Montepulciano

Bravio delle Botti

Members of Montepulciano's eight contrade (districts) push 80kg wine barrels uphill in this race held on the last Sunday in August. There are also Renaissance-themed celebrations during the week before.
Cultural in Monteriggioni

Slow Travel Fest

Celebrating the culture of travel on foot and by bicycle, this annual event features cultural events and plenty of peregrination on the local stretch of the Via Francigena.
Cultural in Volterra

Volterra AD 1398

The citizens of Volterra roll back the calendar some 600 years, take to the streets in period costume and celebrate all the fun of a medieval fair.
Music in Montalcino

Jazz & Wine

Held in the fortezza, this festival features performances by local and international acts.
Carnival in Monteriggioni

Medieval Festival

This popular festival includes feasts, jousts, a market, musical performances, falconry and battle re-enactments.
Performing Arts in Montepulciano

Il Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte

Performances of opera, theatre and classical and contemporary music staged in venues throughout Montepulciano.
Music in Montepulciano

Festival of Chamber Music

Held at Montepulciano's Palazzo Ricci and in Piazza Grande.