From Saturday 14th January to Sunday 8th April San Donato in Collina, a hamlet of Rignano sull’Arno near Florence, is holding its famous Dough Balls Festival every weekend. Every Saturday from 2 to 7 pm and every Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm the appointment is at the dough ball stall.
This festival is over 30 years old and is famous for both the quality and quantity of its dough balls, cooked with a rice filling following family recipes. As by tradition these sweets are served with a glass of excellent Tuscan Vin Santo, the traditional dessert wine of this region. On Sunday 19th March for St. Joseph the event will also be connected to the traditional trekking among the olive groves.
An excellent opportunity to visit this part of Chianti Florentine. Link to holiday accommodation in Rignano Sull’Arno.