Category Archives: Festivals and feasts in Tuscany

Events going on in the towns of Tuscany

Carnevale di Viareggio 2018, the carnival alongside the sea

The dates and latest news on the 2018 Carnival of Viareggio, a very colourful and noisy festival event set along the blue Tuscan sea. Continue reading

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Vicopisano and its Festa Medievale

  In the north of the province of Pisa, only 16 km (nearly 10 mi) from the Leaning Tower, lies the town of Vicopisano. It spreads between the banks of the river Arno and Mount Pisano and is mostly hilly, … Continue reading

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Cortona Mix Festival 2017

Cortona Mix Festival: a bit of all the arts and much more.
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Vernio, tradition and polenta

How Florentine Counts Bardi saved not only Edward III of England and Columbus’ trips but also a commune in Prato, and with only some chestnut flour, dried cod and herrings. Continue reading

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Ritual and fire with the Focarazza di Santa Caterina

On the night of November 24th people visiting the vicinities of Roccalbegna may encounter strange men covered in ashes fumbling with a large pole. Don’t worry it’s the Focarazza and they’re celebrating St Catherine! Continue reading

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