Events not to be Missed in Autumn

Giovanni Boccaccio literary prize, in Certaldo

Every year, at the beginning of September An important literary prize in honour of the most illustrious citizen of Certaldo is awarded every year to an Italian writer, narrator or essayist. Established in 1982, over the years the Prize has been expanded with the section of foreign authors and with the recognition of journalistic careers, assuming an even higher cultural value. The jury is composed of critics, writers and journalists and chaired by Senator Sergio Zavoli.

Boccaccesca in Certaldo

Every year, weekends in September/October (variable dates) Tuscan cultural food and wine event, held in the beautiful village of Certaldo Alto, which becomes a real show piece for taste: stands for direct sales from producer to consumer, cooking shows, food and wine tours, tastings of food and wine, etc…

Grape festival in Impruneta

Every year, on the 4th Sunday of September The grape festival of Impruneta, near Florence, began in 1926 with the initial aim of promoting the products of the various farms in the area. Today it has become an important cultural and convivial event not only for the residents of Impruneta. The competition is between the four districts of the town that compete in the construction of themed floats, choreography, shows, etc. …

Monteriggioni crowns itself with towers, in Monteriggioni

Every year, on the 1st and 2nd weekend in July A step back in time to relive the Monteriggioni of the past: military camps, battles, theatre performances, arts and crafts from the Middle Ages. Entrance fee paid with antique “thalers”!

Volterra – San Gimignano foot race, from Volterra to San Gimignano

Every year, on the 2nd Sunday of October One of the most famous and oldest foot races in Tuscany. The 30 km route winds through the unique landscapes of the Tuscan countryside. The start is from Piazza dei Priori in Volterra and the finishing line is in Piazza del Duomo in San Gimignano … two Tuscan pearls.

Lucca Comics in Lucca

Every year, on the 4th weekend in October It is the international festival of comics, animation, illustration and games and every edition attracts thousands and thousands of fans of the genre of fantasy, comics, video games and cosplay. Lucca is easily reachable by private means of transport or by train from Certaldo station.

Volterragusto in Volterra

Every year, in spring and autumn (variable dates) Weekend dedicated to the taste and flavours of good traditional Tuscan food. The producers present their delicacies: Tuscan wines, olive oil, local cheeses, truffles, chocolate, etc. … all within the magnificent historical setting of Volterra.