Local Attractions

Events in Val d'Orcia and the surrounding area:

Festa del Barbarossa - San Quirico d'Orcia

Parade with historic local costumes, archery contest and fanfare.
Third Sunday in June.
  • Info: Tel: 0577 20 74 13

Sagra del Tordo - Montalcino

A festival to celebrate the end of the hunting season, including carousels and organized tournaments, hearty meals, local wine, traditional folklore costumes, dance and music.
Last Sunday in October.

Giostra del Saracino- Arezzo

A replication of a tournament and market from the middle ages.
Second to last Sunday in June and last Sunday in September.
  • Info: Tel: 0577 37 74 62 / 0577 37 74 60

Jazz & Wine - Montalcino

Celebrate an international jazz and wine festival at a 14th Century fortress.
In July.
  • Info: Tel: 0577 84 93 31

Bravio delle Botti - Montepulciano

Historic festival in folkloric costumes from the 14th Century with a battle reenactment .
Last Sunday in August.

Festival della Val d'Orcia

International Festival - MontalcinoVal d'Orcia Annual cultural festival with music, theatre, dance and artists in the palace courtyards and churches in Val d'Orcia.
End of July, beginning of August.
  • Info: Tel: 0577 84 93 31

Palio di Siena - Siena

A competition with the people of Siena - full of folkloric tradition.
July 2nd and August 16th.
  • Info: Tel: 0577 29 22 30

Festa Medievale - Radicofani

Folkloric costume festival.
Last weekend in July.
  • Info: Tel: 0578 55 68 4

Festa del Cacio - Pienza

Pecorino cheese festival. The capital city of "Cacio Pecorino" dresses up in the colours and aromas of its famous regional cheese.
First Sunday in September.
  • Info: Tel: 0578 74 85 13

Festa dell Olio - San Quirico d'Orcia

Tuscan olive-oil tasting festival.
First weekend in December.
  • Info: Tel: 0577 20 74 13


Asciano - Open Air Market - Mercatino delle Crete.

In the old part of town: natural products like oil, honey, jam, truffles and herbs, local crafts, baskets, woven goods and many hand-made crafts made from ceramic, terracotta, copper and more.
Every other Sunday of the month.
  • Info: Tel: 0577 71 87 45 70 72 60

Siena - Open Air Market

at the Piazza del Mercato square Every third Sunday of the month.

Siena - Festa di Santa Lucia

Saint Lucia festival. Market with hand-made goods, made from ceramics, terracotta and more.
From the end of December to the beginning of January.

Montepulciano - Open Air Market at the Piazza Grande square

Every other Sunday of the month.

Arezzo - Fiera Antiquaria - Antiques fair

This fair originates back in the 1960s and is well known throughout Italy for its ambience and mixture of all types of antiques, especially ceramics, watches and clocks, small objects, trinkets and much more.
Every first Sunday of the month and the Saturday following thereafter.

Siena - Mostra Mercato dell Antiquariato Senese

Antiques market held at the Medicea fortress.
In March.

Video - Hotel Toskana Thermen

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