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.