The month of September, in Tuscany, is the month of festivals and events with a culinary background.
It is also true that we Tuscans like to eat and that you can find all kinds of festivals all year round, but September for that something extra
The summer that is about to end, the holidays that for many (almost all) are over, and the last warm evenings that can help us go out with desire, before closing in the autumn. Here, a festival, at this point, becomes the place to stay in company to freshen up while tasting and enjoying Tuscan food.
There are several portals on the web where you can find all sorts of events or festivals, but whether it’s for the particular place or because you eat really well, we would like to point out some of those that really deserve a visit.
Many of the medieval festivals or the most important famous Tuscan historical celebrations have passed, the Calcio Storico in Florence which is held in June, the Palio di Siena which is held on July 2nd and August 16th, but I still want to remind you of one important anniversary: the 7 September.
September 7th in Florence is the Rificolona, an ancient festival that is re-enacted every year in Piazza Santissima Annunziata.
This festival commemorates the descent that peasants from the countryside around Florence made during the night between 7 and 8 September to participate in the market that was held right in Piazza SS Annunziata, on the day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on 8 September. It is a celebration that gathers thousands of people in the square and which still involves a procession of about 500 pilgrims who leave from the central square of Impruneta and arrive on foot in Santissima Annunziata, passing through Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo della Signoria and Piazza Duomo.
A truly beautiful party, for young and old, the appointment is for September 7 in Florence.

Rificolona in Florence
Sagra della bistecca - Steak Festival
Palio di Siena
sagra Cinghiale Capalbio 2022

The wild boar festival

But let’s get to the culinary satisfactions that we can accompany you to, by sending an email here.
I would start from the south of Tuscany, and then go back up, and the first festival I want to point out to you is the Boar Festival in Capalbio.
The Capalbio wild boar festival is one of the most famous festivals that take place on the coast that goes towards Lazio, the countryside of the area is known because it is the land of wild boars and this is how this festival combines a small town with its centennial history, Capalbio, with a really important good local cuisine.
The festival has a history of over 50 years born as a joke, so the organizers say, in 1965 to support the country’s sports associations in economic difficulty.
To date it has a record turnout of about 6,000 people over the 5 evenings, who crowd the square and fill the tables, all served with kindness and dedication by the people who still live in this fabulous village.
The festival takes place from 6 to 10 September, send an email to request our availability to accompany you, we will take you in complete tranquility and safety to a party not to be missed!

Chianti Classico Expo

Another event not to be missed in September is the Chianti Classico Expo, which will be held in Greve in Chianti from 7 to 10 September.
Greve in Chianti is one of the most famous towns in the world for its quality of vineyards around and for being the town that celebrates the famous Chianti Classico wine every year.
The program of the 4 days of Expo 2017 is rich and dense, we refer you to the official program that you can find on the website at this address
Certainly worthy of note are the guided tasting in the council chamber of the Palazzo Comunale on Saturday 9 September at 4 pm, the walk in Chianti on Sunday morning at 9 starting from Piazza Matteotti to discover these territories full of history.
We also point out the stand that will always be active every day from 5 pm in Piazza Matteotti, with tastings and displays of local wines with the possibility of purchasing them at the stands of the producers themselves.

There will be book presentations, meetings on the importance of safeguarding the territory and live music and dancing every evening, because having fun after eating is good for the spirit.

The Days of Bacchus

If you like wine and parties with this theme, surely September is the month for you!
In fact, another famous wine-themed festival is that of Castiglion Fiorentino, in the province of Arezzo, now in its 16th edition entitled “the Days of Bacchus”.
This festival is held on 22-23-24 and 29-30 September and 1 October 2017 this is a real showcase of products for food and wine promotion, both local and from the surrounding areas such as Montepulciano, Montalcino, Montecucco, and also of the Tuscan Maremma and the Etruscan Coast.
The motto of the festival is “You will die, but not of thirst” which is a whole program, the title of the festival in fact comes from Bacchus, divinity of the Roman religion and god of wine and the grape harvest, not to be confused with Dionysus who instead is part of Greek mythology.
Bacchus is also the god of pleasure, of the senses and of fun and this is how Lorenzo the Magnificent inserts him in his Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne in the Carnival songs of 1490, later making him an icon for at least 3 great Italian painters.
Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci and Titian represent him with a bunch of grapes and a glass of wine in hand or nearby in some famous canvases. Even the great Michelangelo used it as the subject for one of his famous sculptures from 1497 exhibited at the Bargello Museum in Florence.
At this link you will find the Facebook page of the initiative where you can update yourself on the party that is about to begin

Honey week

The last initiative we want to point out to you, certainly not least, is the honey week held in Montalcino.
The event is organized by the A.S.G.A. born in 1976 to protect and improve the production of companies that deal with beekeeping.
This is one of the most particular festivals of our territory, it contains the beekeepers from Siena, Grosseto and Arezzo and in one place they will allow those who participate to taste and buy various types of honey.
During the Festival, which will be held from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 September, there will be conferences, guided visits to beekeeper companies and the awarding of the international honey competition entitled “Roberto Franci 2017”.
To reach the festival you can write to us at we will be happy to organize a Tuscan tour to discover our famous festivals!