Cultural in Arezzo

Giostra del Saracino

This medieval jousting competition, held on Piazza Grande on the third Saturday of June and first Sunday of September, sees each of the city's four quartieri (quarters) put forward a team of 'knights'.
Cultural in Sansepolcro

Palio della Balestra

Crossbow tournament between local archers and rivals from nearby Gubbio, with contestants and onlookers in medieval costumes. It usually takes place on on Piazza Torre di Berta.
Fair in Arezzo

Fiera Antiquaria di Arezzo

Tuscany's most famous antiques fair is held in Piazza Grande on the first Sunday and preceding Saturday of every month.
Art in Cortona

Cortona on the Move

International festival of contemporary photography, held each year in Cortona from mid-July to late September.
Cultural in Castiglion Fiorentino

Palio dei Rioni

If you're in Castiglion Fiorentino on the third Sunday in June, don't miss this fun event that sees jockeys on horseback race around Piazza Garibaldi – it is a little like Siena's palio but on a smaller scale.
Fair in Cortona


Cortona's well-known antique furniture fair, an annual event since 1963, fills the period rooms of 18th-century Palazzo Vagnotti.
Cultural in Cortona

Giostra dell'Archidado

A full week of medieval merriment (the date varies to coincide with Ascension Day) culminates in a crossbow competition.
Art in Cortona

Cortona Mix Festival

Arts festival held in late July each year.