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5 THINGS TO DO IN TUSCANY (JULY 21 - JULY 30)

Flea Markets

all year round • activity

Get ready to hunt and maybe you'll be lucky to find something precious

Rio Buti, a Cold Water Swimming Hole

June–August • activity

This cool swimming hole near Prato is a wonderful place to chill out on a hot summer day

Sunflower Fields

late June–early August • nature

These large yellow flowers will please your eye throughout the summer

Beach Season

May–September • activity

Turquoise water and plenty of shade make Tuscan beaches a dream summer getaway

Panzanella

June–August • food

This is the summer taste of rural Tuscany

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Palio di Siena

July 02 | August 16 • event

A picturesque horse race in the heart of historical Siena

Fiera del Cacio

September 01–02, 2018 • event

The cheese fair held in the birthplace of pecorino itself offers the best selection of world-famous Tuscan cheese

Game of the Bridge (Gioco del Ponte)

June 29, 2019 • event

This most spectacular tradition in Pisa celebrates the great medieval history

Luminara of San Ranieri Pisa

June 16 • event

One of the most beautiful nights in this ancient city of Pisa

Olive Harvest

late September–late December • food

Live the life of a Tuscan farmer participating in traditional harvest activities

Easter Holidays in Tuscany

April 21, 2019 • event

Colourful religious processions are the main highlight of the Holy Week in Tuscany

Birdwatching

April–May | December–February • nature

Numerous birds choose Tuscany as their temporary winter home

Chestnut Season

October–early November • food

One of the most awaited street foods in Tuscany

Vendemmia or Grape Harvest

late August–early October • activity

Vendemmia is one of the most important seasons in Tuscany

Skiing & Snowboarding

December–mid-April • activity

A lovely small ski resort close to Florence—Abetone

Bringoli Feast of San Martino (Festa dei Bringoli di San Martino)

November 10, 2018 • event

Delicious handmade spaghetti is a real treat for the real foodies

Fosso Bianco, Bagni San Filippo

November–April • nature

A Tuscan natural phenomenon surrounded by stunning views

Bravio delle Botti

August 26, 2018 • event

A fun wine barrel race in a picturesque old town of Montepulciano

Vino Novello

November • food

The bottling of new wine is a great chance to taste the best Tuscan wines

Wild Poppy Bloom

late April–early May • nature

Poppy fields attract great nature photographers to capture the beauty of spring flowers

Infiorata di Pitigliano

June 03, 2018 • event

An incredible work of art which lasts for just a few hours

Palio della Balestra

September 09, 2018 | May 26, 2019 • event

This medieval crossbow competition is a real celebration of the Renaissance era

Giostra del Saracino (Joust of the Saracens)

September 02, 2018 | June 15, 2019 • event

Feel the medieval spirit during this ancient knight competition held twice a year in the city of Arezzo

Strawberry Season

May–June • activity

Don't miss the chance to try the best Italian wild strawberries