12 Jul 2009

A list of July “sagre” or village festivals in Tuscany. Good food, wine and music!

July “Sagre” in Tuscany

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Some ideas to spend some time with the locals, eating good home-made food, drinking local wine and dancing in the street!

  • Testamatta Wine Festival, July 2-23, Castello di Vincigliata, Fiesole (Florence)
  • Sagra del Pesce (seafood festival), July 3-19, Badesse (Siena)
  • Festa della birra (beer festival), July 10-12, Montemurlo (Prato)
  • Festa della birra di montagna (mountain beer festival – mostly chestnut beer), July 11-12, Castagno d’Andrea (Florence)
  • Sagra della zuppa (soup festival), July 11-12 and 16-19, Massarella (Florence)
  • Jazz & Wine, July 15-19 and 23-25, Montalcino (Siena)
  • Festa della musica (music festival), July 16-19, Chianciano Terme (Siena)
  • Festa della birra (beer festival), July 17-19, Pieve Santo Stefano (Arezzo)
  • Sagra del maiale e della pecora (pork and sheep meat festival), July 17-26, Monterotondo Marittimo (Grosseto)
  • A pesca con il Montecucco (fishing with Montecucco wine), July 18, Cinigiano (Grosseto)
  • Sagra della birra e dello gnocco (beer and gnocco festival), July 18-19, Roccalbegna, Grosseto
  • Festa del tartufo d’estate (summer truffle festival), July 18-19, Castell’Azzara (Gr0sset0)
  • Sagra del cocomero (watermelon festival), July 19, Rocca di Montemurlo (Prato)
  • Festa dell’Unicorno, July 24-26, Vinci (Florence)
  • Sagra del tortello (ravioli festival), July 24-26, Grezzano Borgo San Lorenzo (Florence)
  • Sagra della patata (potato festival), July 24-26, Roccastrada (Grosseto)
  • Torneo fra butteri (butteri tournament), July 27, Capalbio (Grosseto) – the Maremman butteri are like cowboys
  • Sagra del fungo porcino (porcini mushroom festival), July 24-26, Palazzolo (Florence)
  • Il vino e le stelle (wine and stars), July 25, San Casciano Val di Pesa (Florence)

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