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Events, Fairs and Food Festivals in Chianti

Live Chianti like a Local, and put these events on your itinerary

Below you will find a calendar of events for the activities that take place every year in Chianti. Most events have floating dates so keep updated on when by following our blog and newsletter.

Winter

San Casciano, Strada and Greve in Chianti, Tavarnelle: “Mercatini di Natale” Christmas markets

Castelfiorentino: “ La Via dei Presepi” A display of nativity scenes traditional for the area

Montefioralle: “Sagra delle frittelle” Food Festival for St. Joseph (Italian Father's Day)

Grassina: “Passion Play” (the Friday before Easter Sunday)

Greve in Chianti: Mercatino delle cose del passato - Monday after Easter Sunday  (Flea Market)

San Gimignano: “Carnevale di San Gimignano” & “Festa di Santa Fina”

Montespertoli: “Sagra del Bombolone e delle Frittelle” (Fried donuts food festival)

Strada in Chianti: “Sagra delle Frattaglie” (Tripe food festival)

Spring

Panzano in Chianti: “Festa della stagione bona”, Translated as “the beginning of the "goodseason" with a procession in period costumes, a medieval play and gastronomic stands

San Casciano in Val di Pesa at Villa Le Corti: “Alla corte del vino” (At the wine’s court) Exhibition market of Tuscan high quality wines.

San Polo in Chianti: “Festa del giaggiolo” the flavours of oil and wine together with the colors of the giaggiolo flower

Cantine aperte” (Open wineries) Discovering wines and Chianti’s wine Check website for partecipating wineries: Movimento Turismo Vino.

Montespertoli: “Chianti wine festival Montespertoli“ & “Sagra del Polliglio” (Rabbit and Chicken food festival)

San Gimignano: “Granfondo della Vernaccia” Bicycle Racing & “1000Miglia” antique car rally I

Impruneta: “Festa dell'Antiquariato” Antique fair with household goods market and food stands

Chiocchio (Greve in Chianti), “Sagra del Cinghiale”

Chianti Summer Landscape

Summer

San Gimignano: “Ferie delle messi” Celebrating the harvest with two days of folkloristic fanfare.

Colle Val D’Elsa: “Sagra della miseria” A gastronomic festival exploring traditional dishes which come from the “poorman's kitchen”.

Lamole (Greve in Chianti):, “I Profumi di Lamole” Wine festival from the producers in Lamole

Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Gaiole in Chianti, Radda in Chianti: “Chianti Festival” A full calendar of events including music, theatre, dance and more under in the famous squares of Chianti.

Siena: “Siena’s Palio”: folkloristic event with horseback race.

Monteriggioni: “Medieval Festivals ( di Torri si Corona)”

Colle val d’Elsa: “The Renaissance of Colle between 1479 and 1592”

Greve in Chianti, San Casciano, Tavarnelle: “Calici di stelle” Wine events, food festivals and live music

Gaiole in Chianti: “Festa di San Sigismondo” Summer concerts, market and food stands

Montespertoli: “Sagra del Cinghiale” (Wild boar food festival) & “Sagra della Pappardella” (Handmade pasta food festival)

Badesse, (Monteriggioni): “Sagra del Pesce” (Fish food festival)

Francesco Ferrucci

Radda in Chianti: Radda1527 (Re-live the historical of the arrival of Francesco Ferrucci)

Castellina in Chianti: "Festa del Cocomero" (Festival of the watermelon)

Staggia Senese, (Poggibonsi): “Sagra Della Rana” (Frog food festival)

San Donato in Poggio: "Infiorata del Corpus Domini" flower art on the sidewalks, the first Sunday of June

Wine tasting and Harvest Festivals in Chianti

Fall

Greve in Chianti: “Rassegna del Chianti classico” (Chianti classic exhibition) Wine and local artisan products. For more details contact the Movimento Turismo Vino.

Strada in Chianti: “Strada in fiera”

Castelnuovo Berardenga: Ecomarathon on the trails of Chianti (Competitive races:  ECOMARATONA DEL CHIANTI 42 km, CHIANTI TRAIL  21km, TRAIL DEL LUCA 14km, plus 3 more, non competitive races: ARCENO NORDIC WALKING, 11km, ECOPASSEGGIATA, 10km, PASSEGGIANDO PER CANTINE, 8km, San Gimignano: “Medioevo in Rocca“)

Impruneta: “Festa dell’Uva” Festival celebrating the harvest of the grape with a large market including shows, music, local food and wine tasting

Borgo di Vagliagli (Castelnuovo Berdenga): “Festa dell 'Uva” Festival celebrating the harvest of the grape with a large market including shows, music, local food and wine tasting

Gaiole in Chianti: “Eroica”, Race for vintage bicycles of over 200 kilometres

Barberino Val d’Elsa, Greve in Chianti, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Gaiole in Chianti and Radda in Chianti: “Chianti d’autunno” Wine tastings, music, art and markets see website for details

Impruneta: “Festa of St. Luke” End of summer festival with food and local artisans

Strada in Chianti: “Sagra d’autunno” (Autumn Festival)

Montespertoli: “Sagra della Ranochiocciola” (frog food festival) & “Sagra Della Ficattola” (Fried dough food festival)

Mezzomonte (Impruneta): “Sagra Della Fettunta” (New Oil and Bread food festival)

Impruneta: Pane, Vino e Olio Novo, a food festival which celebrates the flavours of bread with the new wine and oil of the season.

Strove (Monteriggioni): “Sagra Del Marrone Della Montagnola Senese” Chestnut food festival

Eroica Bike Event in Gaiole in Chianti


Author: Donna Scharnagl

It has been over 24 years since I took my first steps in Italy and I still haven’t found a good reason to leave.  Between the food, the culture, the history, the art, the landscapes … did I mention the food? I have become a lifelong student. And I soon learned that Italians all have stories that long to be told; stories that paint a picture of how hard work produces character, how life is made of ups and downs and how good it feels to laugh.



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