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The Palio di Siena is a very popular and important cultural event, but it is also worth turning your attention to the plethora of festivals on offer: Siena Jazz, the Siena Film Festival, the musical nights of Chigiana, as well as the many summer concerts, festivals and country fairs.
There are also numerous cycling events such as The Eroica, the Granfondo del Gallo Nero, and automotive events such as the vintage and prototype car race, the "Coppa del Chianti Classico" (Chianti Cup), the Corsa di Alcide (classic endurance race for historic cars) and the Millemiglia.
For lovers of "vino", there are many wine events from May to October.
Alongside these events we also wish to highlight the weekly markets held in the various localities; full of scents and colours, they are unique occasions to get to know the territory and its characteristic products.


  • Mercato dell'antiquariato a Arezzo ogni prima Domenica del mese + Sabato
  • "Merc´antico" a Mercatale Val di Pesa (aprile)
  • "Cantine Aperte" - open cellars (May)
  • Flower Festival in Greve in Chianti (May)
  • Iris Festival in San Polo in Chianti (May)
  • "Penticoste in Castellina" wine event in Castellina in Chianti (May)
  • "Alla corte del vino" wine market in San Casciano in Val di Pesa (May)

  • "Radda nel bicchiere" (Radda in the glass) in Radda in Chianti (June)
  • "Calcio Storico Fiorentino" historic football game in Florence (June)
  • "Antichità nel castello" antiques fair in San Casciano Val di Pesa (mid-June)
  • "Il Mercatino di ieri" (Yesterday's Market) in Cerbaia (June)

  • Chianti Festival musical evenings or shows in Castellina, Radda, Gaiole, Castelnuovo Berardenga (July)
  • Mercantia international festival of street theatre in Certaldo (July)
  • "Palio di Provenzano" Palio di Siena (2nd July)
  • "Monteriggioni di torri si corona". Medieval Festival in Monteriggioni (July)

  • "Calice di stelle" wine event in Castellina in Chianti (August)
  • Feast of San Lorenzo (night of the shooting stars) in Castello di Volpaia (August)
  • "Palio dell'Assunta" Palio di Siena (16th August)
  • The Watermelon Fair in Castellina in Chianti (August)
  • Festa del Perdono - art, music, fun and good food in Radda in Chianti (end of August)

  • Divino Wine Festival in Montefioralle (September)
  • San Fausto Celebrations with religious and secular events in Castellina in Chianti (September)
  • Rificolona festival in Castellina in Chianti (September)
  • "Vacanza Antiquaria" antique event in Radda in Chianti (mid-September)
  • "Vino al Vino" wine event in Panzano in Chianti (September)
  • Grape festival in Impruneta (September)
  • "Rassegna del Chianti Classico", the Chianti Classico Wine Expo in Greve in Chianti (September)

  • "Boccaccesca", exhibition of tasty products in Certaldo (October)


  • Oil Festival (November)

Weekly markets in the province of Siena and Florence

Do be sure to ask for confirmation on the markets, as the dates may be subject to change.

Province of Siena

  • CASTELLINA IN CHIANTI: Every Saturday morning
  • COLLE VAL D'ELSA: Every Friday (Thursday in the event of a holiday)
  • GAIOLE IN CHIANTI: 2nd Monday of each month (1st Monday in September)
  • MONTALCINO: In Torrenieri every Friday - every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month (even in the event of a holiday)
  • MONTEPULCIANO: In town every Thursday (Wednesday in the event of a holiday), at Montepulciano Stazione every Saturday, at Acquaviva every Friday (Thursday in the event of a holiday)
  • MONTERONI D'ARBIA: Every Tuesday (Monday in the event of a holiday)
  • PIENZA: Every Friday
  • POGGIBONSI: Every Tuesday morning
  • RADDA IN CHIANTI: 4th Monday afternoon of each month
  • SAN GIMIGNANO: Every Thursday (Wednesday in the event of a holiday), a fruit and vegetable market every Saturday (Friday in the event of a holiday)

Province of Florence

  • BARBERINO VAL D'ELSA: Every Saturday
  • CERTALDO: Every Wednesday (Tuesday in the event of a holiday)
  • GREVE IN CHIANTI: In the town Every Saturday
  • STRADA IN CHIANTI: Every Tuesday
  • FERRONE: Every Friday
  • IMPRUNETA: Every Saturday morning
  • RUFINA: Every Saturday from 2:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • SAN CASCIANO VAL DI PESA: Every Monday morning
  • CERBAIA: Every Thursday morning
  • TAVERNELLE VAL DI PESA: Every Thursday
  • SAN DONATO IN POGGIO: Every Friday