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From the Middle Ages, to theater to wine, all the festivals in and around Volterra, in Tuscany

During your stay in the B&B La Pecora Nera, situated in Mazzolla, near the ancient town of Volterra, in the district of Pisa, in Tuscany, you can enjoy from the Middle Ages, to theater to wine, all the festivals in and around Volterra, in Tuscany.


In late June in Monteriggioni there’s the Monteriggioni di Torri si Corona. The name of the event derives from a quote of Dante in the Divine Comedy. This reenactment wants to rebuild the medieval banquets at the castle and the processions in period costume. There will be typical dishes of the period, shows, performances and music.

Monteriggioni di Torri si Corona, Monteriggioni photo notizie.comuni-italiani


In July, in Certaldo, there’s the Mercantia, the international festival of street theater, now in its twenty-ninth edition. There will be hundreds of shows each day spread through the streets of the town for a whole week. Theatrical performances ranging from tradition to the experimentation of new languages.


In August in Volterra, there’s the Volterra A.D 1398. Put aside the euros and get yourself the Grosso Volterrano, the only currency accepted in the festival! You can watch the game of chess, the palio of Volterra, banquets and performances. So many good dishes, wine and beer for three consecutive days, from morning to night. Volterra revives one of its most beautiful times, when many of its beautiful buildings were constructed. The museums are open for the duration of the whole festival.


In August in Lajatico the Silence Theatre hosts an amazing concert. This theater is unique and impressive, situated on the hills with a simple and clean structure, surrounded by greenery and nature. With the collaboration of Andrea Bocelli, a native of the place, and honorary president of the Theatre, a large group of Italian and international artists has created this extraordinary art project. The concert takes place only once a year, and the theater will return to surround himself of his natural silence until the next year.

Silence Theatre, Lajatico photo teatrodelsilenzio


In September in Terricciola is harvest time with the wine Festival. This event has now surpassed the 54 editions! A real tradition in this town in the district of Pisa. There are many tastings in a full day, with the typical wines of Terricciola and Tuscany. Also, you can visit the wineries in order to understand their history and operation. There are also many delicious traditional recipes and at night a concert will conclude the celebration.


In late October in Volterra, there is the Volterragusto event. All the excellence of the territory is promoted in a festival full of events. From chocolate, to wine, to sausages and bread. The most important part of the event is the Exhibition of the White Truffle Market, which takes place in Piazza Priori. The event is itinerant and is placed in key points of Volterra, but also in the points that are less known by tourists, just to discover the hidden beauties of this wonderful town.

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