17 Giugno 2024

Things to see

Nearby the man size terracotta statues of San Vivaldo and Church which date back to the 15th Century.
San Gimignano - the town of the Beautiful Towers.
Visit our great cities of Art, the Museums and Art Galleries of Florence and Siena, the Tower of Pisa, Vinci, where Leonardo da Vinci was born which houses a Museum, Volterra with its Roman theatre and Museo Etrusco with a wealth of Etruscan artefacts.
The historical centres are all within easy reach so sightseeing, Museums, Art Galleries, Churches and Ruins are enjoyed with little effort.
The Great Gardens of Tuscany, Florence, Siena, Lucca.
Local events

Florence Not to miss Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, a leading festival of opera and classical Music
Siena Il Palio di Siena in the fan shaped Piazza del Campo, July 2nd and August 16th
Lucca Festival Puccini, at Torre del Lago, during July and August
San Gimignano The Summer Festival from June to October offers, Opera, Concerts at the open air theatre on the Rocca.

National Holidays

Most stores and Museums will shut during these holidays but not Restaurants and Bars.

January 1st (New Year's) Capodanno

January 6th (The Epiphany) La Befana an old tradition where she brings good children Candy and chocolates while the naughty ones get coal.

Easter Monday (Pasquetta) this particular day is famous for picnics - the first outing of spring.

April 25th (Liberation Day) Festa della Liberazione

May 1st Labour Day) Giorno dei Lavoratori

August 15th (Assumption Day) Ferragosto

November 1st (All Saints) Tutti I Santi

December 8th (Immaculate Conception) L'Immacolata Concezione

December 25th (Christmas Day) Natale

December 26th (St. Stephan's Day) Santo Stefano

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