La Notte Nera di San Miniato – The Black Night of San Miniato

Saturday, June 16th, starting at 6.30 pm, the Pisan town of San Miniato is introducing its new event, “The Black Night“. The absolute protagonist of this Black Night will be the celebrated black truffle, typical tuber of this season, located in fact on the hills of San Miniato from June to September.

The truffle dealers of San Miniato and the Truffle Sellers Association will make a fine show of this precious tuber whilst bars and restaurants will offer aperitifs and menus with black truffle. Along with the truffles also typical dishes of San Miniato. Even the Winegrowers Association of San Miniato will be present offering wine tastings as well as the local food producers of Mercatale of San Miniato with a special edition of the market in Piazza del Popolo.

Not only food and wine will animate the night. On the stage in Piazza del Popolo music and cooking shows will take turns. Along the streets the travelling show “Urban Scenes. A Look at the City. A City Look” cured by the Territorio Teatro. At the famous butcher’s Falaschi the Sir Rhanda will perform in concert,  accompanied by the performance of sculptor Elena Salvadorini who will make plaster casts of face parts of people picked from the public. Furthermore the shops will be open and there will be a special edition of the antiques market in Piazza del Seminario.

San Miniato with this initiative enhances its role as gourmet cuisine salon and tourism destination as well as finally offering visitors an event for every type of truffle that the territory of the San Miniato hills offers. This event, in fact, goes along side with the March event of the March truffle, il tartufo Marzuolo, and those in October and November dedicated to the white truffle.

For those interested in visiting this beautiful part of the Pisan countryside and savour the local products we suggest this lovely B&B in San Miniato.

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