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Concerts
Shopping
Food & Wine
Onsite Events & Activities
Museums & Exhibits
Festivals
Other

Thursday, December 25, 2014
Gianmaria Testa
8:00-10:00 pm

Gianmaria Testa performs an exclusive outdoor concert underneath the stars.


Farmers MarketMarket in Siena
8:00 am-1:00 pm

A traditional Italian market, with local artisan clothing, crafts and food.


Market in San Gimignano
8:00 am-1:00 pm
A traditional Italian market where you can buy clothing, local food items and artisan crafts.
Market in Colle val d'Elsa
8:00 am-1:00 pm

A traditional Italian market, where you can find clothing, locally produced food and artisan crafts.


Portraits from Operettas
1:30-3:30 pm
Concert in Therme Excelsior, Montecatini
Dolcemente ( Pastry fair) in Pisa
All Day

From 1st to 2nd October 2011 Pisa will host the finest Tuscan pastries at the fair called Dolcemente. It'a unique chance to taste true homemade products. The theme of the 4th edition is the sweet side of Italy: in occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy Dolcemente will host a selection of craftsmen from other Italian regions. The 2011 programme provides 6 different sections: expositive area, guided tastings, Pastry School, Dolcemente Junior, Discovering Pisa, art and entertaiment.


Breakfast at Tiffany's
1:30-3:30 pm

Films and music have always been linked together since the very beginning, even at the time of silent movies. Music is often the necessary element able to draw the audience's attention sometimes it does not express just a comment but it becomes an important feature, which remains forever in the mind of the people.Here the real protagonist is the soundtrack of the film, from "Over the rainbow" to "Moon river", performed by the QUARTET of GUNTHER SANIN, first violin in the orchestra of the theatre Arena in Verona and the soprano CRISTINA BAGGIO.  Therme Excelsior, Montecatini


Zubin Mehta & Rudolf Buchbinder
12:30-3:30 pm
Concert in Florence at Teatro Comunale
Tuscany Wine
All Day

Tuscany Wine is organized in collaboration with Vinitaly VeronaFiere, the most important world event dedicated to the wine sector.  Tuscany Wine is the showcase of the Tuscan wine production. Three days of events, tasting techniques and conventions. Tastings for professionals (wine bars, restaurants) and fans are organized along the theme of "wine, a daily pleasure" which is also the leitmotif of the initiative. The fair wants to highlight how the Tuscan wine is remarkable in any occasion and encourage a more extensive consume. From the economic point of view of the market aims to recover the consumption in the internal market.


Vivaldi's Four Seasons
1:30-3:30 pm

A real jewel of Baroque Italian music, VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS, a real sound description of the course of the four seasons, where some parts of great melody alternate with passages of real virtuosity, performed by the violinist PAOLO CHIAVACCI and THE PROMUSICA ORCHESTRA. Therme Excelsior, Montecatini


Castello di Casole Owner CocktailOwner cocktail
6:30-8:00 pm

Meet other Owners and guests and enjoy our Cocktail with seasonal vegetables and legumes freshly picked in the vegetable garden and prepared by Orietta in many different versions and served with delicious salami, prosciutto, artisan cheeses and forno-baked focaccia. We will be also pouring Castello di Casole’s estate-produced wines.


Guided visits to the frescoes in restoration in the Cappella Maggiore
10:00 am-6:00 pm

Dont' miss the opportunity to book a guided tour to see the frescos in restoration in the Cappella Maggiore of the Santa Croce church in Florence.

The tours are by advaced booking only, please check the availability with your concierge.

 


Market in Poggibonsi
8:00 am-1:00 pm

A traditional Italian market, where you can find clothing, locally produced food and artisan crafts.

 


Truffle fair in San Miniato
10:00 am-8:00 pm

One of the most popular event of this season is back: meeting the valuable white truffle of San Miniato, protagonist of the 41st National Exhibition-Market of the White Truffle of San Miniato. The city turns into a huge open-air tasting workshop. Here the truffle takes the throne where it is displayed in the historical Piazza del Duomo, at the foot of the Rocca. Other squares also have their own markets where typical flavours of the San Miniato hills are offered together with specialities from other Italian culinary cities

PLEASE ASK YOUR CONCIERGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND KINDLY CHECK WITH HER IF THE EVENT IS CONFIRMED


Truffle fair in Borgo San Lorenzo, Florence
10:00 am-10:00 pm

A weekend with truffles. Like every year in autumn, in mid-November, Borgo San Lorenzo celebrates this valuable and delicious fruit of the earth.

KINDLY NOTE THAT THE DATES ARE TO BE RE-CONFIRMED, PLEASE CHECK THE DETAILS WITH YOUR CONCIERGE


Truffle fair in San Miniato
10:00 am-8:00 pm

One of the most popular event of this season is back: meeting the valuable white truffle of San Miniato, protagonist of the 41st National Exhibition-Market of the White Truffle of San Miniato. The city turns into a huge open-air tasting workshop. Here the truffle takes the throne where it is displayed in the historical Piazza del Duomo, at the foot of the Rocca. Other squares also have their own markets where typical flavours of the San Miniato hills are offered together with specialities from other Italian culinary cities

PLEASE ASK YOUR CONCIERGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND KINDLY CHECK WITH HER IF THE EVENT IS CONFIRMED

 


Truffle fair in Borgo San Lorenzo, Florence
10:00 am-10:00 pm

A weekend with truffles. Like every year in autumn, in mid-November, Borgo San Lorenzo celebrates this valuable and delicious fruit of the earth.


KINDLY NOTE THAT THE DATES ARE TO BE RE-CONFIRMED, PLEASE CHECK THE DETAILS WITH YOUR CONCIERGE


La traviata at St. Mark's English Church - Firenze
8:30-11:00 pm

LA TRAVIATA

The story, inspiration for the movies “Moulin Rouge” with Nicole Kidman or “Pretty Woman” with Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, La Traviata, “The Fallen One”, sees courtesan Violetta, falling in love with Alfredo Germont, a young nobleman, against the will of his father, Giorgio Germont. Performed by four singers.

St. Mark's Opera Company

Information and Reservations:
Tel (+39) 340 811 9192
Performances Florence: Via Maggio 18
I-50125 Florence/Italy

PLEASE ASK YOUR CONCIERGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND KINDLY CHECK WITH HER IF THE EVENT IS CONFIRMED


Opera: La Bohème at Teatro Comunale in Florence
8:30-10:30 pm

LA BOHÈME
Opera in four acts

Music
Giacomo Puccini

Text
Giuseppe Giacosa
Luigi Illica

Conductor
Carlo Montanaro

Director
Mario Pontiggia

Scenery
Francesco Zito

Rodolfo
Gianluca Terranova
Lorenzo Decaro (30.11, 3.12)

Schaunard
Simone Del Savio

Mimì
Carmela Remigio
Yolanda Auyanet (30.11, 3.12)

Marcello
Stefano Antonucci
Devid Cecconi (30.11, 3.12)

Colline
Marco Vinco
Enrico Iori (30.11, 3.12)

Alcindoro
Andrea Cortese

Musetta
Alessandra Marianelli
Rocio Ignacio (30.11, 3.12)

Orchestra e Coro del
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Teatro del Maggio
Musicale Fiorentino production


Truffle fair in San Miniato
10:00 am-8:00 pm

One of the most popular event of this season is back: meeting the valuable white truffle of San Miniato, protagonist of the 41st National Exhibition-Market of the White Truffle of San Miniato. The city turns into a huge open-air tasting workshop. Here the truffle takes the throne where it is displayed in the historical Piazza del Duomo, at the foot of the Rocca. Other squares also have their own markets where typical flavours of the San Miniato hills are offered together with specialities from other Italian culinary cities

PLEASE ASK YOUR CONCIERGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND KINDLY CHECK WITH HER IF THE EVENT IS CONFIRMED


La Bohème St. Mark's English Church - Firenze
8:30-11:00 pm

LA BOHÈME

One of the most touching love stories ever - Rodolfo the poet and Mimi the seamstress find each other in Paris. Life as a Bohemian is difficult, but with help from their friends Marcello the painter and Musetta the showgirl, they manage. However, Mimi’s fragile health and Rodolfo’s fierce temper leads the opera to take a dramatic turn.

St. Mark's Opera Company

Information and Reservations:
Tel (+39) 340 811 9192

Performances Florence:

Via Maggio 18
I-50125 Florence/Italy

PLEASE ASK YOUR CONCIERGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND KINDLY CHECK WITH HER IF THE EVENT IS CONFIRMED.


Truffle fair in San Miniato
10:00 am-8:00 pm

One of the most popular event of this season is back: meeting the valuable white truffle of San Miniato, protagonist of the 41st National Exhibition-Market of the White Truffle of San Miniato. The city turns into a huge open-air tasting workshop. Here the truffle takes the throne where it is displayed in the historical Piazza del Duomo, at the foot of the Rocca. Other squares also have their own markets where typical flavours of the San Miniato hills are offered together with specialities from other Italian culinary cities

PLEASE ASK YOUR CONCIERGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND KINDLY CHECK WITH HER IF THE EVENT IS CONFIRMED

 


Opera: La Bohème at Teatro Comunale in Florence
3:30-5:30 pm

LA BOHÈME
Opera in four acts

Music
Giacomo Puccini

Text
Giuseppe Giacosa
Luigi Illica

Conductor
Carlo Montanaro

Director
Mario Pontiggia

Scenery
Francesco Zito

 

Rodolfo
Gianluca Terranova
Lorenzo Decaro (30.11, 3.12)

Schaunard
Simone Del Savio

Mimì
Carmela Remigio
Yolanda Auyanet (30.11, 3.12)

Marcello
Stefano Antonucci
Devid Cecconi (30.11, 3.12)

Colline
Marco Vinco
Enrico Iori (30.11, 3.12)

Alcindoro
Andrea Cortese

Musetta
Alessandra Marianelli
Rocio Ignacio (30.11, 3.12)

Orchestra e Coro del
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Teatro del Maggio
Musicale Fiorentino production


"Oil & Co" - Siena Piazza Matteotti
11:00 am-8:00 pm

Thetraditional-food market with typicalproducts of excellence Siena, which runs from November 29 to December 1."Oil & Co"will begin Sunday, November 29 at 11 am in Piazza Matteotti,and will continue until Tuesday,December 1. Will be just the companiesin the territory of Sienato animate the heart of the historic center of the city,setting up the market the food industry,from 10.00 am to20.00 pm.The precious liquid gold from Sienato the excellence of the wine lands of Siena, visitorswill be transported by the unmistakablearoma of truffles through the sweet nectar, combined with unique cheeses, where you can not miss the pecorino of Pienza.

PLEASE ASK YOUR CONCIERGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND KINDLY CHECK WITH HER IF THE EVENT IS CONFIRMED.


La Carmen St. Mark's English Church - Firenze
8:30-11:00 pm

CARMEN

The soldier Don José, the toreador Escamillo on one side and two women, the exciting Carmen and Micaela on the other. Don José helps Carmen to escape from prison but ends up getting deeper into trouble, not least because Escamillo is head-over-heels in love with Carmen too. Presented by four of our singers.

St. Mark's Opera Company

Information and Reservations:
Tel (+39) 340 811 9192

Performances Florence:

Via Maggio 18
I-50125 Florence/Italy

PLEASE ASK YOUR CONCIERGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND KINDLY CHECK WITH HER IF THE EVENT IS CONFIRMED.


"Oil & Co" - Siena Piazza Matteotti
10:00 am-8:00 pm

Thetraditional-food market with typicalproducts of excellence Siena, which runs from November 29 to December 1."Oil & Co"will begin Sunday, November 29 at 11 am in Piazza Matteotti,and will continue until Tuesday,December 1. Will be just the companiesin the territory of Sienato animate the heart of the historic center of the city,setting up the market the food industry,from 10.00 am to20.00 pm.The precious liquid gold from Sienato the excellence of the wine lands of Siena, visitorswill be transported by the unmistakablearoma of truffles through the sweet nectar, combined with unique cheeses, where you can not miss the pecorino of Pienza.

PLEASE ASK YOUR CONCIERGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND KINDLY CHECK WITH HER IF THE EVENT IS CONFIRMED


Opera: La Bohème at Teatro Comunale in Florence
8:30-10:30 pm

LA BOHÈME
Opera in four acts

Music
Giacomo Puccini

Text
Giuseppe Giacosa
Luigi Illica

Conductor
Carlo Montanaro

Director
Mario Pontiggia

Scenery
Francesco Zito

 

Rodolfo
Gianluca Terranova
Lorenzo Decaro (30.11, 3.12)

Schaunard
Simone Del Savio

Mimì
Carmela Remigio
Yolanda Auyanet (30.11, 3.12)

Marcello
Stefano Antonucci
Devid Cecconi (30.11, 3.12)

Colline
Marco Vinco
Enrico Iori (30.11, 3.12)

Alcindoro
Andrea Cortese

Musetta
Alessandra Marianelli
Rocio Ignacio (30.11, 3.12)

Orchestra e Coro del
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Teatro del Maggio
Musicale Fiorentino production


"Oil & Co" - Siena Piazza Matteotti
10:00 am-8:00 pm

The traditional-food market with typicalproducts of excellence Siena, which runs from November 29 to December 1."Oil & Co"will begin Sunday, November 29 at 11 am in Piazza Matteotti,and will continue until Tuesday,December 1. Will be just the companiesin the territory of Sienato animate the heart of the historic center of the city,setting up the market the food industry,from 10.00 am to20.00 pm.The precious liquid gold from Sienato the excellence of the wine lands of Siena, visitorswill be transported by the unmistakablearoma of truffles through the sweet nectar, combined with unique cheeses, where you can not miss the pecorino of Pienza.

PLEASE ASK YOUR CONCIERGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND KINDLY CHECK WITH HER IF THE EVENT IS CONFIRMED

 


Christmas market in Santa Croce, Florence
10:00 am-10:00 pm

Stands from Italy and Germany populate the beautiful Santa Croce square in Florence. You will have the opportunity to enjoy one of the greatest and most typical Christmass markets of Tuscany in one of the most beautiful cities of the World.

KINDLY NOTE THAT THE DATES ARE TO BE RE-CONFIRMED, PLEASE CHECK THE DETAILS WITH YOUR CONCIERGE


Opera: Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Teatro Comunale in Florence
8:30-10:30 pm

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
Opera buffa in two acts

Music
Gioachino Rossini

Text
Cesare Sterbini

Conductor
Antonio Pirolli

Director
Josè Carlos Plaza

Scenery and costumes
Sigfrido Martin-Begué

Lights
Guido Levi

Il Conte d'Almaviva
Antonino Siragusa

Don Bartolo
Bruno de Simone
Marco Filippo Romano
(1, 6.12)

Rosina
Laura Polverelli
Marina Comparato (1, 6.12)

Figaro
Vito Priante
Borja Quiza (1, 6.12)

Don Basilio
Nicola Ulivieri
Roberto Tagliavini (1, 6.12)

Fiorello
Gianluca Margheri

Berta
Laura Cherici

Orchestra e Coro del Maggio
Musicale Fiorentino

Teatro del Maggio
Musicale Fiorentino production


Opera: La Bohème at Teatro Comunale in Florence
8:30-10:30 pm

LA BOHÈME
Opera in four acts

Music
Giacomo Puccini

Text
Giuseppe Giacosa
Luigi Illica

Conductor
Carlo Montanaro

Director
Mario Pontiggia

Scenery
Francesco Zito

 

Rodolfo
Gianluca Terranova
Lorenzo Decaro (30.11, 3.12)

Schaunard
Simone Del Savio

Mimì
Carmela Remigio
Yolanda Auyanet (30.11, 3.12)

Marcello
Stefano Antonucci
Devid Cecconi (30.11, 3.12)

Colline
Marco Vinco
Enrico Iori (30.11, 3.12)

Alcindoro
Andrea Cortese

Musetta
Alessandra Marianelli
Rocio Ignacio (30.11, 3.12)

Orchestra e Coro del
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Teatro del Maggio
Musicale Fiorentino production


Antiquis fair in Arezzo
8:00 am-8:09 pm

The Arezzo Antiques Fair is held every first Sunday of the month and the Saturday before it. With over 500 exhibitors, it is Italy’s largest. Dating back to 1968, it was the first national fair in Italy, and is today the best known and the most visited.
A visit to the Fair is like delving into the past and visitors are always delighted to discover a truly impressive variety of items and objects from different periods of history.
On average, each edition of the Fair has 20,000 visitors. These include collectors, antiquarians, tourists or simply curious locals who are passing by. They all enjoy the buzz of the open-air atmosphere and the stimulation received from so many stands and stalls set up in the most picturesque streets and piazzas of ancient Arezzo.


Mercato del campo - Siena
10:00 am-6:00 pm

On saturday December 3rd and on Sunday December 4th the wonderful Pizza del campo will host a Christmas open market.

PLEASE ASK YOUR CONCIERGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND KINDLY CHECK WITH HER IF THE EVENT IS CONFIRMED


Opera: La Bohème at Teatro Comunale in Florence
8:30-10:30 pm

LA BOHÈME
Opera in four acts

Music
Giacomo Puccini

Text
Giuseppe Giacosa
Luigi Illica

Conductor
Carlo Montanaro

Director
Mario Pontiggia

Scenery
Francesco Zito

 

Rodolfo
Gianluca Terranova
Lorenzo Decaro (30.11, 3.12)

Schaunard
Simone Del Savio

Mimì
Carmela Remigio
Yolanda Auyanet (30.11, 3.12)

Marcello
Stefano Antonucci
Devid Cecconi (30.11, 3.12)

Colline
Marco Vinco
Enrico Iori (30.11, 3.12)

Alcindoro
Andrea Cortese

Musetta
Alessandra Marianelli
Rocio Ignacio (30.11, 3.12)

Orchestra e Coro del
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Teatro del Maggio
Musicale Fiorentino production


La Bohème St. Mark's English Church - Firenze
8:30-11:00 pm

LA BOHÈME

One of the most touching love stories ever - Rodolfo the poet and Mimi the seamstress find each other in Paris. Life as a Bohemian is difficult, but with help from their friends Marcello the painter and Musetta the showgirl, they manage. However, Mimi’s fragile health and Rodolfo’s fierce temper leads the opera to take a dramatic turn.

St. Mark's Opera Company

Information and Reservations:
Tel (+39) 340 811 9192

Performances Florence:

Via Maggio 18
I-50125 Florence/Italy

PLEASE ASK YOUR CONCIERGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND KINDLY CHECK WITH HER IF THE EVENT IS CONFIRMED.


Antiques fair in Arezzo
8:00 am-8:00 pm

The Arezzo Antiques Fair is held every first Sunday of the month and the Saturday before it. With over 500 exhibitors, it is Italy’s largest. Dating back to 1968, it was the first national fair in Italy, and is today the best known and the most visited.
A visit to the Fair is like delving into the past and visitors are always delighted to discover a truly impressive variety of items and objects from different periods of history.
On average, each edition of the Fair has 20,000 visitors. These include collectors, antiquarians, tourists or simply curious locals who are passing by. They all enjoy the buzz of the open-air atmosphere and the stimulation received from so many stands and stalls set up in the most picturesque streets and piazzas of ancient Arezzo.


Opera: Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Teatro Comunale in Florence
8:30-10:30 pm

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
Opera buffa in two acts

Music
Gioachino Rossini

Text
Cesare Sterbini

Conductor
Antonio Pirolli

Director
Josè Carlos Plaza

Scenery and costumes
Sigfrido Martin-Begué

Lights
Guido Levi

Il Conte d'Almaviva
Antonino Siragusa

Don Bartolo
Bruno de Simone
Marco Filippo Romano
(1, 6.12)

Rosina
Laura Polverelli
Marina Comparato (1, 6.12)

Figaro
Vito Priante
Borja Quiza (1, 6.12)

Don Basilio
Nicola Ulivieri
Roberto Tagliavini (1, 6.12)

Fiorello
Gianluca Margheri

Berta
Laura Cherici

Orchestra e Coro del Maggio
Musicale Fiorentino

Teatro del Maggio
Musicale Fiorentino production


Opera: Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Teatro Comunale in Florence
8:30-10:30 pm

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
Opera buffa in two acts

Music
Gioachino Rossini

Text
Cesare Sterbini

Conductor
Antonio Pirolli

Director
Josè Carlos Plaza

Scenery and costumes
Sigfrido Martin-Begué

Lights
Guido Levi

Il Conte d'Almaviva
Antonino Siragusa

Don Bartolo
Bruno de Simone
Marco Filippo Romano
(1, 6.12)

Rosina
Laura Polverelli
Marina Comparato (1, 6.12)

Figaro
Vito Priante
Borja Quiza (1, 6.12)

Don Basilio
Nicola Ulivieri
Roberto Tagliavini (1, 6.12)

Fiorello
Gianluca Margheri

Berta
Laura Cherici

Orchestra e Coro del Maggio
Musicale Fiorentino

Teatro del Maggio
Musicale Fiorentino production


La traviata at St. Mark's English Church - Firenze
8:30-11:00 pm

LA TRAVIATA
The story, inspiration for the movies “Moulin Rouge” with Nicole Kidman or “Pretty Woman” with Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, La Traviata, “The Fallen One”, sees courtesan Violetta, falling in love with Alfredo Germont, a young nobleman, against the will of his father, Giorgio Germont. Performed by four singers.

Information and Reservations:
Tel (+39) 340 811 9192

Performances Florence:

Via Maggio 18
I-50125 Florence/Italy

PLEASE ASK YOUR CONCIERGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND KINDLY CHECK WITH HER IF THE EVENT IS CONFIRMED


Medieval Christmas market in Lucca
10:00 am-6:00 pm

The market will take place in the historical center of Lucca: in Pizza Cittadella and Via di Poggio, from December 8th until December 11th, everyday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. It will be a unique way to see how Christmas was celebrated in the middle ages.  

 

 

 


Christmas market in Montepulciano
10:00 am-7:00 pm

From December 8th until January 8th in Montepulciano will take place the Christmas market. It will be located at Le Logge della Mercanzia in the main square Piazza Grande, there you will find the typical wine and food of the area around Montepulciano, combined with the best local artisans.


La Carmen St. Mark's English Church - Firenze
8:30-11:00 pm

CARMEN

The soldier Don José, the toreador Escamillo on one side and two women, the exciting Carmen and Micaela on the other. Don José helps Carmen to escape from prison but ends up getting deeper into trouble, not least because Escamillo is head-over-heels in love with Carmen too. Presented by four of our singers.

St. Mark's Opera Company

Information and Reservations:
Tel (+39) 340 811 9192

Performances Florence:

Via Maggio 18
I-50125 Florence/Italy


Medieval Christmas market in Lucca
10:00 am-6:00 pm

The market will take place in the historical center of Lucca: in Pizza Cittadella and Via di Poggio, from December 8th until December 11th, everyday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. It will be a unique way to see how Christmas was celebrated in the middle ages.  


Christmas market in Montepulciano
10:00 am-7:00 pm
From December 8th until January 8th in Montepulciano will take place the Christmas market. It will be located at Le Logge della Mercanzia in the main square Piazza Grande, there you will find the typical wine and food of the area around Montepulciano, combined with the best local artisans.
Medieval Christmas market in Lucca
10:00 am-6:00 pm

The market will take place in the historical center of Lucca: in Pizza Cittadella and Via di Poggio, from December 8th until December 11th, everyday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. It will be a unique way to see how Christmas was celebrated in the middle ages.  


Concert: James Conlon at Teatro Comunale in Florence
8:30-10:30 pm

Conductor
James Conlon

Soprano
Ekaterina Sadovnikova

Orchestra e Coro del
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Claude Debussy
Trois Nocturnes

Francis Poulenc
Gloria
for soprano, orchestra and chorus

Modest Musorgskij
Pictures at an Exhibition


Medieval Christmas market in Lucca
10:00 am-6:00 pm

The market will take place in the historical center of Lucca: in Pizza Cittadella and Via di Poggio, from December 8th until December 11th, everyday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. It will be a unique way to see how Christmas was celebrated in the middle ages.  


La traviata at St. Mark's English Church - Firenze
8:30-11:00 pm

LA TRAVIATA

The story, inspiration for the movies “Moulin Rouge” with Nicole Kidman or “Pretty Woman” with Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, La Traviata, “The Fallen One”, sees courtesan Violetta, falling in love with Alfredo Germont, a young nobleman, against the will of his father, Giorgio Germont. Performed by four singers.

Information and Reservations:
Tel (+39) 340 811 9192

Performances Florence:

Via Maggio 18
I-50125 Florence/Italy


La Bohème St. Mark's English Church - Firenze
8:30-11:00 pm

LA BOHÈME

One of the most touching love stories ever - Rodolfo the poet and Mimi the seamstress find each other in Paris. Life as a Bohemian is difficult, but with help from their friends Marcello the painter and Musetta the showgirl, they manage. However, Mimi’s fragile health and Rodolfo’s fierce temper leads the opera to take a dramatic turn.

St. Mark's Opera Company

Information and Reservations:
Tel (+39) 340 811 9192
E-mail info@concertoclassico.info

Performances Florence:

Via Maggio 18
I-50125 Florence/Italy


La traviata at St. Mark's English Church - Firenze
8:30-11:00 pm

LA TRAVIATA

The story, inspiration for the movies “Moulin Rouge” with Nicole Kidman or “Pretty Woman” with Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, La Traviata, “The Fallen One”, sees courtesan Violetta, falling in love with Alfredo Germont, a young nobleman, against the will of his father, Giorgio Germont. Performed by four singers.

St. Mark's Opera Company

Information and Reservations:
Tel (+39) 340 811 9192

Performances Florence:

Via Maggio 18
I-50125 Florence/Italy


La Carmen St. Mark's English Church - Firenze
8:30-11:00 pm

CARMEN

The soldier Don José, the toreador Escamillo on one side and two women, the exciting Carmen and Micaela on the other. Don José helps Carmen to escape from prison but ends up getting deeper into trouble, not least because Escamillo is head-over-heels in love with Carmen too. Presented by four of our singers.

St. Mark's Opera Company

Information and Reservations:
Tel (+39) 340 811 9192

Performances Florence:

Via Maggio 18
I-50125 Florence/Italy


Pablo Picasso- Pisa Palazzo Blu
10:00 am

Pisa is very proud of this exhibition which took place allover Europe

Info:
BLU | Palazzo d'Arte e Cultura
Lungarno Gambacorti, 9 • 56125 Pisa
tel. 050 916950
info@palazzoblu.it • www.picassopalazzoblu.it


Master Performances at Teatro della Pergola in Florence
9:00 pm

The historical teatro della Pergola in the very heart of Florence is very happy to host classic concerts of international maestros 

Sunday April 1st at 9:00pm Tetrakis ( percussions) and Alessandro Carbonare (Clarinet):Traditional Chinese and Armenian music

 

 

 


Duffy - Firenze, Alinari national museum of Photography
10:00 am-6:00 pm

Alinari's national museum of Photography celebrates the great Brian Duffy, photographer of the Swinging London.

Duffy became a photographer in the last 50es, after beign stylist. He worked for Sunday times as a first job, and Vogue discovered him 


Duffy - Firenze, Alinari national museum of Photography
10:00 am
The Alinari national museum of Photography is happy to celebrate Brian Duffy. A very popular photographer of the 50es, who worked for Vogue a long time, inventing a new concept of fashion photography
Temporary store- Colle val d'Elsa, 82-84 via Garibaldi
10:00 am-1:00 pm

In Colle di Val d'Elsa, a place where history and modernity give life to a unique atmosphere, an original space dedicated to quality Tuscan handicrafts is born, where you can purchase authentic objects fruit of the work of young artisans.


Temporary store- Collezioni Toscane. 82-84, Via Garibaldi, Colle val d'Elsa
10:00 am-4:30 pm

In Colle di Val d'Elsa, a place where history and modernity give life to a unique atmosphere, an original space dedicated to quality Tuscan handicrafts is born, where you can purchase authentic objects fruit of the work of young artisans.


Bruno Canino / Antonio Ballista piano duo
9:00-11:00 pm

Piano duo at Palazzo Chigi Saracini in Siena. Dedicated to Claude Debussy on the 150° year from the birth
Schumann-Debussy / Debussy / Dukas / De Falla / Casella / G.F. Malipiero

First-category seats  € 25
Entrance only € 18
Reduced entrance*  € 8

Reductions are limited to students and to those under 26 or over 65 years of age.


Carnival in San Gimignano
3:00 pm

San Gimignano turns into a thousand colors to celebrate kids carnival inside the ancient walled fortress

Every Sunday afternoon from January 29th to February 19th. ( from 3:00pm to 6:30pm) 

Entrance is free of charge


Manuel Barrueco chitarra concert
9:00-11:00 pm
Guitar concert by Manuel Barrueco in Palazzo Chici Saracini in Siena. J.S. Bach / D. Scarlatti / R. Sierra / Albeniz Palazzo Chigi Saracini First-category seats € 25 Entrance only € 18 Reduced entrance € 8 ( Reductions are limited to students and to those under 26 or over 65 years of age )
Master Performances at Teatro della Pergola in Florence
4:00-9:00 pm

The historical teatro della Pergola in the Florence city centre is proud to host the international maestros each Saturday afternoon and Sunday night 

February 4th at 4:00pm: Gabriele Carcano, Piano - Sonata Hob. F.J. Haydn

February 5th at 9:00pm:Leonidas Kavakos, violin and Enrico Pace, piano - Beethoven

February 11th at 4:00pm: Quartetto Ebène- Mozart, Schubert and Ciaikovsky

February 12th at 9:00pm: Quartetto Ebène plus Richard Héry and Fabrice Planchat- they'll play music by: C.Corea, m. Davis, W. Shorter,C.Chaplin, N. Roubanis and Steel

February 18th at 4:00pm: Quartetto Artemis will play music by Haydn, Bartok and Schubert

February 19th at 9:00pm: Quartetto Artemis will play music by : Debussy, Dutilleux, Ravel

February 25th at 4:00pm: Mark Padmore ( tenore) and Paul Lewis ( piano) will play music by Schubert

February 26th at 9:00pm: Leonidas Kavakis ( violin) and Enrico Pace ( piano) Beethoven sonata


Bohème at Teatro Goldoni, Livorno
8:30 pm
The famous Orchestra Toscana will perform the Bohème by Giacomo Puccini at teatro Goldoni in Livorno
Carnival of Viareggio!
3:00 pm

Carnival of Viareggio celebrating 139 years of life and activity under the sign of a vivid tradition such as the long – established European tradition of Carnival festivals, is no doubt one of the best known events in Italy.
Carnival of Viareggio since it was born it has been acquiring a strong touristic value and attracts every year more than one million spectators gathering to attend the magic of the great parade of big floats in papier – maché.
In 2012, the usual five carnival masked parades are planned for February 5th, 12th 19th 21th 26th and March, 3th, on the extraordinary Liberty style staging along the seaside avenues of Viareggio. Every evening, there are carnival celebrations in all of the city's different quarters. parades start at 3:00pm
Real travelling theatres - the allegorical papier-maché floats are the product of the unequalled creativity, of the extraordinary sculpture and painting skill of Viareggio ‘magicians’, and are the highest example of this popular art whose language has spread all over the world.
The parades take place in a ring-like circuit 2 km. long, on the seaside avenues of Viareggio, best known as La Passeggiata. 
Here the floats move among the spectators, who can attend the show with no barriers, becoming in turn the protagonists of the parade.
During the Carnival period, Viareggio and his Passeggiata change into a true open air Museum where people coming from all over the world meet to enjoy together. 
The parades also include folkloristic bands and performers with the most original masks, offering excitement, culture and tradition in a wide programme of entertainment and fun for children and adults

 


Tap Dogs!- Teatro verdi, Florence
8:45 pm

Part theatre, part dance, part concert and part rock!

After an unbelievable success in all main theatres in the worlds, Tap Dogs are back to the stage with a completely renovated look. 

They'll celebrate their 15th anniversary in Florence, dancing at high energy on February 10th and 11th at 8:45pm and on February 12th at 4:45pm and 8:45pm

Ticket price goeas from Euro 33.00 per person to 50.00 per person depending on the sector of the theatre.

www.tapdogs.co.uk

www.teatroverdionline.it


Quartetto Ebène strings
9:00-11:00 pm

Quartetto Ebène strings will perform Mozart , Schubert and Tchaikovsky by the Teatro dei Rozzi in Siena

First-category seats (stalls and central level I and II boxes)   € 25
Second-category seats (side level II and III boxes)   € 21
Entrance only (level III and IV boxes)   € 18
Reduced entrance*   € 8

Reductions are limited to students and those under 26 or over 65 years of age


Carnival in Venice
3:00 pm

"LIFE IS A THEATER. IT’S TIME TO GET MASKED" - The Carnival of Venice 2012, renews the city’s ancient ‘liaison’ with its spectacular performances- the staging of the Commedia- which had its own unique historical relationship to the famous masks of the Carnival.

From the 11th to 21st of February, Venice is going to celebrate and remember itself as the ancient capital of modern theater - with over 25 active theaters throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth century. Furthermore we are going to recall the sense of disguising: the discovery of a new "character" of our personality through the wearing of a costume. 
We want the festival to turn into a major event of performing arts, in which each visitor of the city becomes a protagonist of this famous Festival that is a fundamental part of our country’s cultural heritage.

The city of Venice will be the host of different scenic shows and events in main Campos and on the Grand Canal featuring concerts, live performances by international artists and mask parades. The Carnival offers a daily and diverse artistic program in the Grand Theatre of St. Mark's Square and in dozens of other public art spaces from early in the morning until late at night. 

Put on your mask and we will see you in Venice, where life is a theater!

Whole program of the event can be viewed at:http://www.carnevale.venezia.it/programma.php?slang=en



Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Piero Monti choir master
9:00-11:00 pm

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino will perform Carmina Burana by the Teatro dei Rinnovati in Siena

First-category seats (stalls and central level I and II boxes)   € 25
Second-category seats (side level II and III boxes)   € 21
Entrance only (level III and IV boxes)   € 18
Reduced entrance*   € 8

Reductions are limited to students and to those under 26 or over 65 years of age.

 


Milo Manara at Santa Maria della Scala, Siena
10:30 am

The most famous comics artist in Italy has a very particular exhibition in Siena, everyday ( Sundays and festivities included) from 10:30am to 6:30pm

Tickets are Euro 10.00 each


Orchestra Toscana at Teatro Verdi in Florence
9:00 pm

The Europe famous Orchestra Toscana of Florence plays Straus's Metamorphosen and Dvorak's Symphony directed by Thomas Dausgaard


Talenti Chigiani 2011 concert
9:00-11:00 pm

Kyoko Yonemoto violin and Hibiki Tamura piano will perform Johannes Brahms at Palazzo Chigi Saracini in Siena

First-category seats  € 25
Entrance only € 18
Reduced entrance*  € 8

Reductions are limited to students and to those under 26 or over 65 years of age.


Americans in Florence at Palazzo Strozzi
All Day

The exhibition will contain works by painters who, while not explicitly subscribing to the new style, were nevertheless crucial masters for the younger generations: men such as Winslow Homer, William Morris Hunt, John La Farge and Thomas Eakins.
These will be followed by the great forerunners, artists such as John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt and James Abbott McNeill Whistler, who could boast of strong cosmopolitan leanings.

The main part of the exhibition will comprise works by artists of remarkable quality who spent time in Florence and who deserve to be better known. Their number includes members of the American impressionist group known as the Ten American Painters: William Merrit Chase, John Henry Twachman and Frederick Childe Hassam. Franck Duveneck also played an important role in fostering relations between American and local artists by putting together the “Duveneck boys“, a group that included his wife Elisabeth Boott and the painter Joseph Rodefer De Camp.

Tickets can be purchased online, price: euro 12.00 per person

www.palazzostrozzi.org


Teatro della Pergola classic concerts -Florence
4:00-9:00 pm

The historical theatre Teatro della Pergola, in the heart of the Florence centre is proud to present internation maestros perfoming each Saturday afternoon at 4:00pm and each sunday night at 9:00pm

March 3rd at 4:00pm: Quartetto Emerson playing Mozart

March 4th at 9:00pm: Quartetto Emerson playing Mozart

March 10th at 4:00pm: Quartetto Belcea and Martin Frost playing Mozart and Beethoven

March 11th at 9:00pm: Quartetto Belcea and Martin Frost playing Mozart and Beethoven

March 17th at 4:00pm Quartetto Pacifica playing Haydn and Beethovern

March 18th at 9:00pm Quartetto Amaryllis playing Berg, Haydn and Beethoven

March 24th at 4:00pm Paul Lewis (Piano) playing Shubert's piano

March 31th at 4:00pm Leif Ove Andsnes (piano) playing Haydn, Bartok, debussy and Chopin

 

 


Ciocosì- chocolate festival in Siena
10:00 am

From March 9th to march 11th in the main square of Siena, èpiazza del Campo. The best chocolate makers in Italy meet for the chocolate festival in Siena

Info and reservations:

info@chocomoments.it   
www.chocomoments.it
phone 0381.938333. 


Apoteosi e Follia: Concert
9:00-11:00 pm

Concert of Europa Galante baroque instrumental ensemble and Fabio Biondi violinist and conductor at the Teatro dei Rozzi in Siena.

First-category seats (stalls and central level I and II boxes)   € 25
Second-category seats (side level II and III boxes)   € 21
Entrance only (level III and IV boxes)   € 18
Reduced entrance*   € 8 (Reductions for students and those under 26 or over 65 years of age

 


Taste Firenze! - Firenze stazione Leopolda
12:00 pm
The event is open to the general public on Surday and Sunday from 12 am to 7.30 pm. On Monday from 9.30am to 4.30pm. The ticket has a cost of 15 € per person per day.
Children under 10 do not pay. 
12,000 visitors at the Stazione Leopolda, a 20% increase, and a 35% rise in members of the trade. Taste’s success is increasingly transforming Florence  into the Italian capital of taste.

 “Taste is growing and establishing itself as a reference event in Italy – and abroad – for quality food culture”, says Raffaello Napoleone, CEO of Pitti Immagine.  “This has been proven once again at this edition: all the exhibitors told us about the very high level of visitors, in terms of members of the trade as well as food connoisseurs and enthusiasts of niche food and wine products.  Apart from the growth in overall attendance, we were particularly pleased with the numbers and quality of the buyers and trade visitors present.  1,600 buyers attended over the three days of the event with a rise in foreign buyers, the highest numbers coming from the United States, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Japan, Russia and Brazil.  This is a clear sign that Taste is increasingly becoming the ideal platform for making business contacts and presenting products to international buyers involved in high range food and wine distribution”.



Reservations: www.tastefirenze.it 


March Truffle festival- San Giovanni D'Asso
2:00-5:00 pm

Festival of typical farm products and Spring truffles in San Giovanni d'Asso, a very nice town in the Val d'Orcia area. 
It will be a beautiful day in a wonderful and unspoiled area south from Castello di Casole ( 1.5 hours driving)

You will be able to buy truffles at the market and at the Museo del Tartufo in San Giovanni d'Asso

Schedule of the event:

  • SATURDAY MARCH 10th

2:00pm Opening of the street markets with all very typical products and truffles from the farms close by.

3:30pm Truffle hunter for a day: A hike in the woods with a truffle hunter of the Associazione Tartufai Senesi ( not private tours) UPON RESERVATION

5:45pm: Chocolate and chocolate with truffles tasting matched with Vinsanto and other dessert wines 

  • SUNDAY MARCH 11th

h.10:00am Departure of the historical train " Treno Natura" from the Siena train station ( you can reserve the train. Please note only very few seats are available)

h.10:30am Opening of the street markets with all very typical products and truffles from the farms close by.

h.11:30am Truffle hunter for a day: A hike in the woods with a truffle hunter of the Associazione Tartufai Senesi ( not private tours) UPON RESERVATION

h. 11:40am: Arrival of the historical train " Treno natura" in the San Giovanni d'Asso train station.

h. 3:00pm-5:00pm: Popular music on the streets of the town

h. 4:30pm Cheese, truffle and wine tasting at the Castello, Sala del Camino

h.4:50pm: Departure of the historical train " Treno Natura" from San Giovanni d'Asso train station to Siena train station

 

Info: incoming@terredisiena.it - tel: 0577 280551

info@comune.sangiovannidasso.si.it - tel. 0577 803101

mail@museodeltartufo.it

 


Concert of Marie Elisabeth Hecker and Louis Lortie
9:00-11:00 pm

Marie Elisabeth Hecker violoncello and Louis Lortie piano will perform Poulenc, Miaskovsky, Janaček, Chopin at the Teatro dei Rozzi in Siena

First-category seats (stalls and central level I and II boxes)   € 25
Second-category seats (side level II and III boxes)   € 21
Entrance only (level III and IV boxes)   € 18
Reduced entrance*   € 8

Reductions are limited to students and to those under 26 or over 65 years of age.


Il Giappone sei tu - Hinamatsuri 2012 in Florence
10:00 am-7:00 pm

Ex Leopoldine hall. Piazza Tasso 8, Florence 

Celebrate the Japanese Spring festival and Japanese cuisine from March 23rd to March 25th 

March 23rd: from 7:00pm: Charity biffet: Italian and Japanese finger food. Please, make a small offer for the courses you liked better. Best cooks will win an award!

h: 8:00pm Kimonos and dance

March 24th: From 10:00am to 6:00pm typical Japanese market

3:00pm: tasting of typical finger food and green tea


March 25th :From 10:00am to 6:00pm typical Japanese market

3:00pm: tasting of typical finger food and green tea

5:00pm: Japan at the table ( workshop) 




March Truffle festival in Volterra
11:00 am

Volterra celebrates its March truffle with a very nice and typical market in the town centre. Extravirgin olive oil, typical delicatessen and other tasty farmer's products will be waiting for you 


Fair trade market in Siena - Piazza della Lizza
10:00 am

Just very local farmers and artisans will join this special market in the beautiful gardens of La Lizza, close to the Siena fortress. 


Vinitaly
10:00 am

The world famous wine expò in Verona, where you can find and taste all the best labels of Italia wine makers.

http://www.vinitaly.com/EN


Donkey Palio in Torrita di Siena
11:00 am-6:30 pm

Join the funny and traditional donkey race in Torrita di Siena, in the beautiful Crete Senesi area, south from Siena


Owners' Spring cocktail party
All Day

Please join us to meet other Owners and guests and enjoy our ‘Spring Owners Reception’ with seasonal vegetables and legumes freshly picked in the vegetable garden and prepared by cook Orietta in many different versions and served with delicious salami, prosciutto, artisan cheeses and forno-baked focaccia. We will be also pouring Castello di Casole’s estate-produced wines.

Should you desire to host the event at your Villa again please let us know and we will be happy to plan accordingly.

Please confirm your presence within Monday March 26th 

 

 


March truffle festival in Volterra
11:00 am
Volterra celebrates its March truffle with a very nice and typical market in the town centre. Extravirgin olive oil, typical delicatessen and other tasty farmer's products will be waiting for you 

Concert: Junges Stüttgarter Bach Ensemble
9:00-11:00 pm

The Junges Stüttgarter Bach Ensemble (Helmuth Rilling conductor) will perform J.S. Bach Mass in B min. BWV 232 at the Teatro dei Rinnovati in Siena.

First-category seats (stalls and central level I and II boxes)   € 25
Second-category seats (side level II and III boxes)   € 21
Entrance only (level III and IV boxes)   € 18
Reduced entrance*   € 8

Reductions are limited to students and to those under 26 or over 65 years of age.


Minerals exhibition in Florence
All Day

From April 1st to October 1st 2012 at La Specola in Florence

More than 500 different minerals and crystals from allover the world and from different ages

Opening time : 9.30am - 4:30pm

Closed on Monday

Tickets Euro 10.00 per person
More info on:
www.mostracristallifirenze.it


Bareback horse race at Montepulciano
3:00 pm

45° grandprix " delle Palme" A traditional horse race in a standard racetrack but jockeys ride bareback!

It is held at the race track in Abbadia, close to Montepulciano

Between one race and the other, you will be able to get very tasty afternoon breaks with typical products


Wine tasting with Colombaio di Santa Chiara winery
All Day

Please join us to meet other Owners and guests and enjoy our special Owners Reception and wine tasting with a great local wine maker pouring his wines and explaining you how they are made. Typical finger food will match the delicious wines of the winery 

Should you desire to host the event at your Villa again please let us know and we will be happy to plan accordingly.

Please confirm your presence within Monday April 2nd 


Historical Parade of Christ's passion in Casole d'Elsa
9:00 pm

The parade will take place in the ancient centre of Casole d'Elsa on Friday April 6th at 9:00pm. You could have a nice dinner in town, then enjoy the historical parade. 

 The parade is an ancient tradition taking place every 3 years. Horses and Roman soldiers, lancers and judeans follow the Holy Cross. 
Rich custumes, large part of the citizens involved and evocative choirs




Easter for kids - Montecatini
10:00 am-7:00 pm

Pasqua a Mondolandia, tra fiaba e fantasia

The nice town of Montecatini terme celebrate Easter dedicating it to kids at the Mondolandia village. Main theme will be Fairy tales 

Clows, jugglers,kids makeup, puppets and art workshops

Info:

Tel: 339 6776605


Management:
Associazione Culturale Pinocchio Idee E Progetti
Via dei Marchi, 2 - 51017 Pescia - Pistoia
Telefono: 0572 479889 - 0572 479808
Email: studiopinocchio2006@alice.it


Timbers spring coktail for the owners at Castello di Casole
All Day

Join us for this very nice occasion! Good wine, delicious typical finger food and a very friendlu atmosphere!


Concert: Jerusalem Quartet strings
9:00-11:00 pm

The Jerusalem Quartet strings will perform Beethoven, Brahms and Shostakovic at Palazzo Chigi Saracini in Siena.  

First-category seats  € 25
Entrance only € 18
Reduced entrance*  € 8

Reductions are limited to students and to those under 26 or over 65 years of age.


Owners' wine tasting cocktail with I Balzini winery
All Day

Please join us to meet other Owners and guests and enjoy our special Owners Reception and wine tasting with a great local wine maker pouring his wines and explaining you how they are made. Typical finger food will match the delicious wines of the winery 

Should you desire to host the event at your Villa again please let us know and we will be happy to plan accordingly.

Please confirm your presence within Monday morning April 16th 


Firefly- evolution Dance Theatre at Teatro verdi in Florence
8:45 pm

Evolution Dance Theatre by Anthony Heinl

Ballet in the beautiful Teatro verdi in Florence


Artisans festival in Florence- Fortezza da Basso
10:00 am-11:00 pm

The most important exhibition of local and internation artisans in Europe, taking place in the beautiful location of the Renaissance fortress of Florence.

From April 21st to April 29th - opening time 10:00am to 11:00pm

Tickets Euro 5.00 per personto be paid cash locally.

INFO: Tel.055 49721 

www.mostrartigianato.it;

mostrartigianato@firenzefiera.it


Timbers spring cocktail for all the owners at castello di Casole
All Day

Join us for this very nice occasion! Good wine, delicious typical finger food and a very friendlu atmosphere!

 


Owner's wine tasting with Erta winery
All Day

Please join us to meet other Owners and guests and enjoy our special Owners Reception and wine tasting with a great local wine maker pouring his wines and explaining you how they are made. Typical finger food will match the delicious wines of the winery 

Should you desire to host the event at your Villa again please let us know and we will be happy to plan accordingly.

Please confirm your presence within Monday morning April 30th 


Flavors of Crete Senesi- In Asciano
All Day

Sapori delle Crete Senesi in Asciano

Markets, wine and food tasting, hikes, guided tours, and workshops to know this beautiful part of Tuscany 


Master performances at Teatro della Pergola in Florence
8:30 pm

The historical Teatro della Pergola in Florence is proud to present Radu Lupu ( piano) playing Franck, Schubert and Debussy


Timbers spring cocktail for all the owners at Castello di Casole
All Day

Join us for this very nice occasion! Good wine, delicious typical finger food and a very friendlu atmosphere!

Ask your concierge to know which villa will host the event and the start time


From Museum to Territory
10:00 am

Discovering ancient villas, chapels and Etruscan tombs

An extraordinary experience starting from the Museo Civico Archeologico e della Collegiata in Casole d'Elsa through the area looking for precious artistic treasures such as the chapels of Scorgiano and La Suvera, to the San Chimento Villa and ending with the Etruscan Tomb of Agresto.

Scheduled dates:

  • Saturday May 12th
  • Saturday June 2nd
  • Monday July 2nd
  • Monday August 6th
  • Monday September 3rd

Reservation is mandatory.

Info and reservations at: +39 0577 948705/949746 or: museo@casole.it

 


Barberino in Fiore- Spring event in Barberino val d'Elsa
10:00 am-8:00 pm

A very nice festival of wine, typical food and flowers in the historical centre of Barberino val d'Elsa

Saturday May 12th from 4:00pm to 11:00pm - Buy the "festival wine glass" to enter the historical centre ( Euro 5.00 per person) then taste all the wines you want, walking along the nice streets!

Local farmers and artisans will be there too, along with local florists showing their beautiful Spring roses.

Sunday May13th  from 10:00am to 8:00pm- You will be able to enjoy the beautiful local market with artisans, farmers, florists and wine makers.

11:00am: Join he beautiful vintage cars gathering in the main square of the town!


Special edition of the Crete local market with pecorino cheese tastings
9:00 am

Crete Local Market in Asciano by the Asciano Pro-Loco with free tastings of pecorino cheeses from Crete Senesi area


Owners' wine tasting with Camporignano winery
All Day

Please join us to meet other Owners and guests and enjoy our special Owners Reception and wine tasting with a great local wine maker pouring his wines and explaining you how they are made. Typical finger food will match the delicious wines of the winery 

Should you desire to host the event at your Villa again please let us know and we will be happy to plan accordingly.

Please confirm your presence within Monday morning May 14th  


Divino Tuscany in Florence
All Day

Divino Tuscany is a celebration of Tuscan winemaking excellence. In its second year, to be held in Florence, Italy May 17 – 20, 2012, Divino Tuscany will bring together the top winemakers from Tuscany who will promote, share and demystify their top rated wines.

2012 Schedule Announced: 17-20 May

  • Thursday 17th May -  Welcome Dinner

  • Friday 18th May - Grand Tastings with Participating Wineries and Tasting Seminars with James Suckling at Grand Hotel Villa Cora and Gala Dinner at Palazzo Corsini

  • Saturday 19th May - Grand Tastings with Participating Wineries and Tasting Seminars with James Suckling - allocated by invitation, within Florence

  • Sunday 20th May - Closing barbeque luncheon at Il Palagio (courtesy of Trudie Styler and Sting)

    Further details: http://www.divinotuscany.com/schedule.html

I profumi di Boboli- Artisan scents in the Giardino di Boboli, Florence
10:00 am

The wonderful Italian Renaissance garden Giardino di Boboli hosts this very particular event from may 17th to May 20th

It's a market of all Florentine artisans making handmade soaps, essences, scented oils, candles and aromatic herbs extracts, growing very rare herbs, and producing unusual accessoires and prints.

The exhibition takes place in the historical "orto della botanica" a part of the garden which has always been dedicated to spices and rare herbs, since the 15th century

Opening time:

May 17th 12:00pm- 7:00pm

May 18th to May 20th 10:00am - 7:00pm

Tickets: Euro 7.00 per person to be paid cash lcoally


Festa dell'energia- a country fair in Pian del Lago, close to Siena
12:00 pm

In the nice country setting of Pian Del Lago, a beautiful meadow close to Siena.

The fair begins with a historical band playng drums at 12:00pm

The afternoon will be celbrated with jugglers, waders and other Medieval street artists.


Amico Museo
6:00 pm

Free entrance to the  Palazzo Corboli Museum in Asciano.

You will enjoy a guided visit to the Palazzo Corboli Musum with in addition music, readings of book passages, choral singings performed by Associations of Asciano.

The entrance is free of charge, available with advance reservation.


La Maggiolata - typical Spring festival in Lucignano
10:00 am

Lucignano is a very tiny village south from Siena.

Not so far away, there's a nice outlet village, so you could take advantage of this trip to visit a very typical Medieval town, with its beautiful historical parade and celebrations, and have some shopping on the same day.

The historical centre of Lucignano will be a very colorful market and there will be a cheereful atmosphere with historical parades, songs, and dances all day long

http://www.maggiolatalucignanese.it/en/

 


XI Spring Concert in Casole d'Elsa
6:30 pm

XI Spring Concert will take place in the Collegiata di S. Maria Assunta in Casole d'Elsa.

"Francesco Bianciardi" Choir and "Ensemble Flos Vocalis" Choir from Foiana della Chiana will perform their own repertoire, ranging over sacred music to the profane one.

The concert will start at 6.30pm in the wonderful Collegiata di S. Maria Assunta which dates back to 1161 a.c.

Free entrance

If you need more info you can contact:

+39 0577 948705 (tourist office in Casole d'Elsa)

E-mail: corobianciardi@libero.it

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/398979876809670/

 

 


Timbers Spring cocktail for all owners at castello di Casole
All Day

Join us for this very nice occasion! Good wine, delicious typical finger food and a very friendlu atmosphere!

Ask your concierge to know which villa will host the event and the start time


Gelato Festival in Firenze
12:00 pm

During the last week of May, Florence turns into a huge outdoors icecream shop! There will be 3 main spots where you can see workshops and taste gelatos. They are open from midday to midnight every day.This is a very special exhibition.

The exhibition hosts the best gelato makers in Italy, celebrating the real Italian icecream which was born exactly in florence during the 15th century.

The village of gelato masters is in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, close to the train station. You will be able to see the masters while working and of course you can taste their great production!

The village of young gelato makers is in Piazza Strozzi. Very new and modern gelato flavors will wait for you in this area.

The Sammontana village is in Piazza della Repubblica, the main square of the Florence city centre. Here you can taste the most typical Italian gelato.

You will buy a special card at the entrance of the village, which will allow you to taste all the gelato you want!


Mercatale della Valdelsa
9:00 am

The Mercatale della Valdelsa will take place every 4th Saturday of the month in Colle Val d'Elsa from 9.00am to 13.00am

You will find a wide selection of the local edible products (such as bread with natural rising agents, fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, fresh meat, draught fresh milk, honey and fresh eggs) plus stands with hand-crafted items and a specific stand where you can bring old or damaged cell phones, glasses, plastic corks, edible oil, to be properly recicled.

The Mercatale della Valdelsa is organized by GAS (fair trade purchasing groups) in cooperation with the local municipalities of Colle di Val d'Elsa, Casole d'Elsa, Monteriggioni, Poggibonsi, radicondoli and San Gimignano. The Mercatale is supported also by the Province of Siena and Tuscan Region and many other associations.


Infiorata a Scarperia ( flower festival)
10:00 am

All streets of the historical centre of Scarperia are covered with flowers. all citizens of the town use flower petals to creat wonderful paintings on the streets.

The night before the event, all artists paint on asphalt their pieces of art, then they use flower petals to color the painting. As a result, the town centre is a colorful and smelling live painting.


Cantine Aperte - Wine Cellars Festival
3:00 pm

On May 27th a very interesting festival will take place in Tuscany, as well in all Italian regions.

This is the most important wine event which will be run all over Italy.

Since 17 years, the last sunday of May the cellars which are member of the Italian Wine Association will be open to whom who love wine, to conaisseurs or simply to people who iare interested in it.

Year by year Cantine Aperte is involved in an event which attract a number even bigger of wine tourists, reaching the incredible number of one million of visitors during the 2010 edition.

Due to this astonishing result, the current edition is expecting to be even more rich of performances and exhibitions. From the simple tastings of the entire range of the Italian wines to special specific ones, Cantine Aperte will offer you a great experience you cannot miss!

 


Owner's wine tasting with Tenuta Biki Borghesi winery
All Day

Please join us to meet other Owners and guests and enjoy our special Owners Reception and wine tasting with a great local wine maker pouring his wines and explaining you how they are made. Typical finger food will match the delicious wines of the winery 

Should you desire to host the event at your Villa again please let us know and we will be happy to plan accordingly.

Please confirm your presence within Monday morning May 28th 


Concert of the Amry band in Monteriggioni
9:30 pm

Join the concert of the army band to celebrate the 66° anniversay of the Italian Republic.

It is held in beautiful setting of the Monteriggioni

 


Concert in the Chianti Sculpture park
7:00 pm

05 Giugno 2012, ore 19:00
Orchestra a Plettro Senese “Alberto Bocci”
Mandolini

The plectrum orchestra of Siena, born in 1921 is happy to be on stage at the wonderful Chianti Sculpture park.

This will be a very special occasion to visit the beautiful park, which is in the middle of the woods, and join the concert. A very particular atmosphere

http://www.chiantisculpturepark.it/it_eventconcert1.htm

 


Timbers Spring Cocktail for all owners at Castello di Casole
All Day

Join us for this very nice occasion! Good wine, delicious typical finger food and a very friendlu atmosphere!

Ask your concierge to know which villa will host the event and the start time


Special wine tasting at enoteca il salotto - Colle val d'elsa
8:30 pm

Enoteca il Salotto in Colle val d'Elsa is happy to invite you to theri weekly wine tasting June 8th at 8:30pm. It will be a great tasting meal at dinner time. During dinner you will taste great Sardinian wines. This is their invitation toall our friends and guests

Good evening friends,

 

this time, our enogastronomic journey allover Italy brings us to a wonderful island, the Sardegna!

Do you like it? Join us!

Our tasting will be very particular, with Azienda Pala

This winery is very deep in the Sardinian territory, and it is a family run business since 4 generations, since 1950, thanks to the extraordinarie envolvement of Mr. Mario Pala and his family. They turned their ancient adn beautiful vineyards and wine cellars into a modern business, a very well know activity in all Italy.

We will take this occasion to meet Matteo Bestetti, sales representative of the estate, who will tell us the story and the curiosities of this very special and historical winery

We will taste the following wines

Chiaro di Stelle ( a very smelling rosé)
Stellato (Vermentino
100%)
Cannonau
Essentia (Bovale) 

 And we'll ned with a great dessert wine , which name already tells about its taste:  "Assoluto "

Dinner is cooked by CHIANTI COOKING GOURMET ( PIAZZA MARTIRI DI MONTEMAGGIO, 13 A COLLE DI VAL D'ELSA ), our friends and adventure companions  ANITA and JOSHI, who we believe will surprise us once again, with their special courses, so tasty and good.

Price is euro  20,00 per person

Please note seats are very limited, so reservation is highly required. You can contact enoteca il Salotto by phone  0577/926983 ( shope opening hours 10:00am- 1:00pm- 3:30pm/8:00pm)   or via mail......We are waiting for many of you

A big hug 

 Pietro e Patricia


Ferie delle Messi in San Gimignano
10:00 am

This weekend – June 15th 16th and 17th - San Gimignano will be celebrating the “Ferie delle Messi“, a fertility festival and pageant that dates back to 1255, the streets of beautiful village fill with jugglers, acrobats and jousting knights. Street music, theater, markets and a historical costume parade and jousting take you back to Medieval times in the village.

The “Ferie delle Messi” festival was established in the statutes of the comune of San Gimignano from 1255 to 1314, and was celebrated by the whole population – divided into its four districts of San Giovanni, San Matteo, Castello, and Piazza – with dancing, singing, games, and jousting, all with the aim of encouraging a good harvest.

The event takes place on both Saturday and Sunday, the highlight on Sunday being the Grand Procession where around 300 costumed locals, on foot or on horseback, parade in a stream of color along the ancient streets of the historic center to the Rocca di Montestaffoli, where they attend the “Giostra dei Bastoni”.The jousting tournament is fought by four knights, one from each district. The victor and his district are awarded the prize of a golden sword, symbolising wealth and fertility.


Timbers Spring cocktail for all owners at Castello di Casole
All Day

Join us for this very nice occasion! Good wine, delicious typical finger food and a very friendlu atmosphere!

Ask your concierge to know which villa will host the event and the start time


Tom Petty and the heart breakers at Lucca Summer festival
9:00 pm

The Lucca Summer festival always hosts great concerts! Ask for tickets and availabilities of the concert you like better.

Lucca is a very nice town you might enjoy a lot.


Palio di Siena
4:00 pm

Join the most famous historical horse race in Europe in the wonderful setting of Piazza del Campo in Siena!

Every year, on July 2nd and August 16th, the Palio, a Medieval horse race famous worldwide, is held in one of the most beautiful squares in Europe: Piazza del Campo, the main square of Siena.

The Palio itself is a horse race lasting just an afternoon, but the traditional parades, horse trials, the drawing of the running contradas, and many other ancient traditions are scheduled the days before until the moment of the real race. That is why the Palio is a very important event for the Siena citizens and actually takes more than just one day. Contact our concierge team for further information and tickets.



 


Blink- 182 at the Lucca Summer Festival
9:00 pm

The Lucca Summer festival always hosts great concerts! Ask for tickets and availabilities of the concert you like better.

Lucca is a very nice town you might enjoy a lot.


Concert in San Galgano
9:00 pm

BALLATE NELLA BALENA

Thursday July 05, San Galgano Abbey, Chiusdino - Siena

 And Gods created a big fish to swallow us.

Starting from the Ancient Scriptures men entered and left the whale. Giona, Pinocchio, Baron of Munchausen, Fellini's Casanova and recently Vinicio Capossela. From last year he is going around Italy inside his personal fleshless cetacean but, unlike the allegorical whale of Bela Tarr or the spectacular one that Gustavo Cottino used to create astonishment in luna parks during 60's, the Capossela's whale is neither an ideology symbol nor freak. It recalls eventually the Leviathan that Hobbes saw in 1650 grown up till to eat in one bite States and us with them. In here - Capossela sais - there is no virtue, no knowledge and even less perception of destiny. But there are histories, dreams, visions and songs of the swallowed and cries of the mutineers to the silence of God. Sooner or later everything ends up in the whale and turns into ballads. And Vinicio, like Ismaele in Moby Dick, is survived just to come here to sing them

 

http://www.festivalopera.it/incms/opencms/operafestival_en/sito-operafestival_en/Contenuti_operafestival_en/biglietteria/visualizza_asset.html?id=334&pagename=370


Monteriggioni di torri si corona- Medieval festival in Monteriggioni
4:00 pm

Monteriggioni wears a crown of towers 2012 July 6, 7, and 8 - 13, 14, and 15, 2012

Monteriggioni’s festival reaches its twenty- second edition in 2012

A blend of tradition and innovation welcomes the visitors in a great open-air spectacle whose narrative common thread leads them through heroic armed combats, pranks, intrigue, and merry juggling.

War and Peace” is the original theme that will mark the attractions and performances of “Monteriggioni wears a crown of towers 2011”, organised by “Monteriggioni A.D. 1213” under the artistic direction of the Jobel Group.

As usual, the festival will be characterised by many entertaining reconstructions of military technology, daily life vignettes, and arts and crafts. A medieval world populated and animated by lively acrobats, musicians, jugglers, soldiers, shopkeepers, spies, pilgrims, innkeepers and merchants will be yours to discover.

http://www.monteriggionimedievale.com/en/programme.html


Laura Pausini at Lucca Summer Festival
All Day

The Lucca Summer festival always hosts great concerts! Ask for tickets and availabilities of the concert you like better.

Lucca is a very nice town you might enjoy a lot.


Concert in San Galgano
9:00 pm

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)

Saturday July 07, San Galgano Abbey, Chiusdino - Siena start 21:00

Friday August 03, San Galgano Abbey, Chiusdino - Siena start 21:00

Saturday August 04, San Galgano Abbey, Chiusdino - Siena start 21:00
Opera in four acts
Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
First performance: Il Cairo, Opera Theatre, December 24th1871
 
Aida was commissioned to Verdi by the Egyptian Kediveh in order to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal. It is the opera of political disenchantment: the great scenic and coreographic impact refers to melodramma heritage, but the opera reveals his hopeless melancholy and lost illusions.

http://www.festivalopera.it/incms/opencms/operafestival_en/sito-operafestival_en/Contenuti_operafestival_en/stagione/2012/visualizza_asset.html?id=14966&pagename=370


Andrea Bocelli at Teatro del Silenzio
8:15 pm

After last years edition of the Teatro del Silenzio, where Andrea Bocelli, accompanied by other important Italian artists such as Renato Zero, Nek and Andrea Griminelli celebrated the Italian-Chinese Cultural year with a magnificent show, This year the Teatro del Silenzio Returns to it's more usual and traditional form.

This year on the 12th of July, Andrea Bocelli will be the true protagonist of the show that will be unique and like always extremely breathtaking.

The rest of the cast is being defined and will be announced in the next few weeks, but as usual, it will be open for changes that can enhance and enrich the show.

We will be waiting for you on 12 Luglio 2012 at Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico (Pisa) at 20.15 p.m. for a breathtaking event.

We would like to inform you that ticket sales will start on tomorrow 15th of November 2011 at 12.00 a.m. local time. 
Visit the website www.fourone.it and click on "tickets” on the “prossimi eventi section” , you will have direct access to the map of the theater, choose the place you prefer, and easily purchase your tickets online by typing your credit card informations.


For any inquiry or further informations, don't hesitate to call us at (+39) 02/62694710.

www.fourone.it

http://www.vivaticket.it/index.php?nvpg[evento]&id_evento=805420&SiteVersion=1


Monteriggioni di Torri si corona - Medieval festival in Monteriggioni
4:00 pm

Monteriggioni wears a crown of towers 2012 July 6, 7, and 8 - 13, 14, and 15, 2012

Monteriggioni’s festival reaches its twenty- second edition in 2012

A blend of tradition and innovation welcomes the visitors in a great open-air spectacle whose narrative common thread leads them through heroic armed combats, pranks, intrigue, and merry juggling.

War and Peace” is the original theme that will mark the attractions and performances of “Monteriggioni wears a crown of towers 2011”, organised by “Monteriggioni A.D. 1213” under the artistic direction of the Jobel Group.

As usual, the festival will be characterised by many entertaining reconstructions of military technology, daily life vignettes, and arts and crafts. A medieval world populated and animated by lively acrobats, musicians, jugglers, soldiers, shopkeepers, spies, pilgrims, innkeepers and merchants will be yours to discover.

http://www.monteriggionimedievale.com/en/programme.html


Carmina Burana concert in San Galgano
9:00 pm

C. Orff

Friday July 13, San Galgano Abbey, Chiusdino - Siena start 21:00

CARMINA BURANA OPERA CONCERT in the wonderful setting of the Abbey without roof

Sunday August 05, San Galgano Abbey, Chiusdino - Siena start 21:00

Composed in 1937, it represents classic music of the Nineteenth century, based an only slightly changed Medieval transcript and on a typically Middle Age melody. Orff always strives to use a vibrant language, in order to create the condition of divine ecstasy so typical of his works. The result is sweeping and remarkable.


Conductor: Maurizio Preziosi

Cantor of white voices: Viviana Apicella

http://www.festivalopera.it/incms/opencms/operafestival_en/sito-operafestival_en/Contenuti_operafestival_en/stagione/2012/visualizza_asset.html?id=14965&pagename=370

 

 

 


Ludovico Einaudi's concert in the San Galgano Abbey
9:00 pm

LUDOVICO EINAUDI, one of the most well-known piano maestros in Italy.

Saturday July 14, San Galgano Abbey, Chiusdino - Siena start 21:00

 Five years later their first acclaimed performance at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome (it was April 2006), the collaboration between these two important protagonists of the Italian music panorama is repeated to present a new great project.
Paolo Fresu, indisputed protagonist of the jazz scene during the last years and Ludovico Einaudi, one of the most famous Italian pianists and composers, appreciated all over the world.

Ludovico Einaudi, from Turin, born in 1955, whose music is a connection between the classical tradition and elements coming from pop, rock, folk and contemporary music.
His melodies, deeply evocative and of great emotional impact, make of him one of the most appreciated and requested artists of the international music scene.

Paolo Fresu, has recorded more than 350 albums, about a hundred in his own or in leadership and others in collaboration with international artists, often working on mixed projects such as etnic Jazz-Music, World Music, contemporary Music, Pop Music and Ancient Music.
Many of his music productions have been awarded both in Italy and abroad. In 2010 he opened Tuk Music, his own label. In addition, he coordinated several multimedia projects while collaborating with actors, dancers, painters, sculptors, poets and writing music for movies, documentaries, videos, for Ballet or Theatre. He is today active with a huge number of projects that make him involved in more than 200 concerts a year, practically in every corner of the globe.


Norah Jones at the Lucca Summer Festival
9:00 pm

The Lucca Summer festival always hosts great concerts! Ask for tickets and availabilities of the concert you like better.

Lucca is a very nice town you might enjoy a lot.


Kasabian at the Lucca Summer Festival
All Day

The Lucca Summer festival always hosts great concerts! Ask for tickets and availabilities of the concert you like better.

Lucca is a very nice town you might enjoy a lot.


Robert Hodgson at the Lucca Summer Festival
9:00 pm

The Lucca Summer festival always hosts great concerts! Ask for tickets and availabilities of the concert you like better.

Lucca is a very nice town you might enjoy a lot.


Gossip at the Lucca Summer Festival
9:00 pm

The Lucca Summer festival always hosts great concerts! Ask for tickets and availabilities of the concert you like better.

Lucca is a very nice town you might enjoy a lot.


Franco Battiato at the Lucca Summer Festival
9:00 pm

The Lucca Summer festival always hosts great concerts! Ask for tickets and availabilities of the concert you like better.

Lucca is a very nice town you might enjoy a lot.


Swan lake - Il Lago dei Cigni at the San Galgano Abbey
9:00 pm

IL LAGO DEI CIGNI - SWAN LAKE

Saint-Petersburg Ballet

Friday July 20, San Galgano Abbey, Chiusdino - Siena start 21:00
Art Director: Aleksander Bruskin

After twenty years of success on international stages arrives to Italy the Saint-Petersburg Ballet, founded in 1990 by a family of soloists of the Mariinskij Theatre (Kirov), belonging to a Terpsichorean dynasty with more than 100 years of history. The headquartes of the company is the Hermitage Theatre of Saint Petersburg, where the company regularly performs its shows, while alternating them with several tour abroad.

The Saint-Petersburg repertoire includes great classics of ballet: ”Il Lago dei Cigni” ("Swan Lake"), “La Bella Addormentata”, ”Giselle”, “Lo Schiaccianoci” among the others.

Many soloists of the company such as Ana Voitina, Natalia Potekhina, Aleksander Voitin won numerous international ballet competitions.

The art director, Aleksander Bruskin, student of the famous master A. Pushkin and classmate of Barishnikov, was soloist of the Kirov Ballet for 22 years.

The company performed with great success more than 50 tours abroad in countries such as Japan, Great Britain, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, United States, Holland, France, Germany, Norway, Belgium, Malta, Chile and comes for the first time to Italy.

Ballet in 3 acts
Music by P.I.Ciajkovskij
Choreography by M.Petipa, L.Ivanov
Libretto by Vladimir Begichev, Vasily Geltzer

http://www.festivalopera.it/incms/opencms/operafestival_en/sito-operafestival_en/Contenuti_operafestival_en/stagione/2012/visualizza_asset.html?id=15010&pagename=370

 


Duran Duran at the Lucca Summer Festival
9:00 pm

The Lucca Summer festival always hosts great concerts! Ask for tickets and availabilities of the concert you like better.

Lucca is a very nice town you might enjoy a lot.


Il Barbiere di Siviglia Opera at the San Galgano abbey
9:00 pm

Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini

Saturday July 21, San Galgano Abbey, Chiusdino - Siena start 21:00

Saturday July 28, San Galgano Abbey, Chiusdino - Siena start 21:00

Opera buffa in two acts
Libretto by Cesare Stermini
Music by Gioachino Rossini

The humoruos masterpiece by Rossini finds its inspiration in a famous French comedy by Beaumarchais, Le Barbier de Seville (1775), the first of is famous Trilogie. The six characters move along the typical love story: after a series of obstacles, predicaments, comical and grotesque situations, accompanied by famous arias, Rosina and the Count of Almaviva' s love overcames all.

Characters:

The Count of Almaviva

Bartolo

Rosina

Figaro

Basilio

Fiorello

Berta


Scenes by Nicola Visibelli
Costume design by Joanka Medda, Caterina Bottai
Cantor: Maurizio Preziosi
Orchestra, Coro Opera Festival

http://www.festivalopera.it/incms/opencms/operafestival_en/sito-operafestival_en/Contenuti_operafestival_en/stagione/2012/visualizza_asset.html?id=14967&pagename=370 


Chef Dinner at ristorante Tosca - Hotel Castello di Casole
7:30-11:00 pm

In addition to our traditional Tosca menu, please join us for a special Tuscan dinner celebrating the delicious Porcini mushroom. 

Enjoy the flavors of Tuscany!

For reservations, please call the front desk - ext 805 or 0577/961501 or your dedicated Villa Concierge.


Opera Festival in San Gimignano
9:15 pm

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi in the main square of San Gimignano, Piazza Duomo

Aida was commissioned to Verdi by the Egyptian Kediveh in order to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal. It is the opera of political disenchantment: the great scenic and coreographic impact refers to melodramma heritage, but the opera reveals his hopeless melancholy and lost illusions.


Opera in four acts
Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
First performance: Il Cairo, Opera Theatre, December 24th 1871
 

The event starts at 9.15pm.

Ticket may be purchased:

a)      at the Festival Theater Ticket Office

b)      at the Points of sale

c)      by phone with credit card

 d)      online

 


Il Barbiere di Siviglia Opera at the San Galgano Abbey
9:00 pm

by Gioachino Rossini

Saturday July 21, San Galgano Abbey, Chiusdino - Siena start 21:00

Saturday July 28, San Galgano Abbey, Chiusdino - Siena start 21:00

Opera buffa in two acts
Libretto by Cesare Stermini
Music by Gioachino Rossini

The humoruos masterpiece by Rossini finds its inspiration in a famous French comedy by Beaumarchais, Le Barbier de Seville (1775), the first of is famous Trilogie. The six characters move along the typical love story: after a series of obstacles, predicaments, comical and grotesque situations, accompanied by famous arias, Rosina and the Count of Almaviva' s love overcames all.

Characters:

The Count of Almaviva

Bartolo

Rosina

Figaro

Basilio

Fiorello

Berta


Scenes by Nicola Visibelli
Costume design by Joanka Medda, Caterina Bottai
Cantor: Maurizio Preziosi
Orchestra, Coro Opera Festival

http://www.festivalopera.it/incms/opencms/operafestival_en/sito-operafestival_en/Contenuti_operafestival_en/stagione/2012/visualizza_asset.html?id=14967&pagename=370 

 

 


Tony Bennet and Giorgia at the Lucca Summer Festival
9:00 pm

The Lucca Summer festival always hosts great concerts! Ask for tickets and availabilities of the concert you like better.

Lucca is a very nice town you might enjoy a lot.


Toto at the Lucca Su summer Festival
9:00 pm

The Lucca Summer festival always hosts great concerts! Ask for tickets and availabilities of the concert you like better.

Lucca is a very nice town you might enjoy a lot.


Opera *Il Barbiere di Siviglia* - San Gimignano (Piazza Duomo)
9:15-11:00 pm

The main square of San Gimignano like a perfect set for such important Opera.

For any further information please, contact the front desk or you concierge.


Concert in San Galgano
9:00 pm

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)

Saturday July 07, San Galgano Abbey, Chiusdino - Siena start 21:00

Friday August 03, San Galgano Abbey, Chiusdino - Siena start 21:00

Saturday August 04, San Galgano Abbey, Chiusdino - Siena start 21:00
Opera in four acts
Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
First performance: Il Cairo, Opera Theatre, December 24th1871
 
Aida was commissioned to Verdi by the Egyptian Kediveh in order to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal. It is the opera of political disenchantment: the great scenic and coreographic impact refers to melodramma heritage, but the opera reveals his hopeless melancholy and lost illusions.

http://www.festivalopera.it/incms/opencms/operafestival_en/sito-operafestival_en/Contenuti_operafestival_en/stagione/2012/visualizza_asset.html?id=14966&pagename=370


Concert in San Galgano Abbey
9:00 pm

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)

Saturday July 07, San Galgano Abbey, Chiusdino - Siena start 21:00

Friday August 03, San Galgano Abbey, Chiusdino - Siena start 21:00

Saturday August 04, San Galgano Abbey, Chiusdino - Siena start 21:00
Opera in four acts
Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
First performance: Il Cairo, Opera Theatre, December 24th1871
 
Aida was commissioned to Verdi by the Egyptian Kediveh in order to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal. It is the opera of political disenchantment: the great scenic and coreographic impact refers to melodramma heritage, but the opera reveals his hopeless melancholy and lost illusions.

http://www.festivalopera.it/incms/opencms/operafestival_en/sito-operafestival_en/Contenuti_operafestival_en/stagione/2012/visualizza_asset.html?id=14966&pagename=370


Antiqua Market in San Giuliano Terme - Pisa
9:00 am-7:00 pm

The Antiqua Market in San Giuliano Terme - Pisa every first Sunday of the month until November 2012.

About a hundred antiques dealers will be meeting in the historical town center to expose antiques, as furnishings, clothes, books, porcelains and other objects.

Also, San Giuliano Terme's local restaurants will be offerin special dishes for each market day.

San Giuliano is very close to Pisa, a very nice Tuscan town to visit.

 

For information: Tel.: +39 050 815064

Website: www.comune.sangiulianoterme.pisa.it/pro-loco


 Market days:
- 5th Aug 2012
- 2nd Sep 2012
- 7th Oct 2012
- 4th Nov 2012


Pilates Class in the Chapel
9:00-10:00 am

Our little Chapel such as a perfect set for the Pilates Class.

One hour of Pilates workout adapted to individual needs to ease tension and relax body and mind.

The session works on the deep muscles to release tensions and help the body to regain its strength.

The body is more sensitive, lively and flexible, the mind more fresh and receptive.

 

Price per person: € 25

In the Chapel close to our wellness centre ESSERE SPA.


Evening under the Stars at Hotel Castello di Casole
6:30-11:00 pm

An exclusive event only dedicated to our guests, celebrating summer at Castello di Casole!

Welcome Cocktail Party

6,30 - 7,30 pm at the Central Courtyard

Barbeque Dinner From 7.30 pm on the Terrace

Selection of Italian Hams, local cheeses, fresh crudité and dips. 

From the Barbeque:Prawn Skewes, Entrecote, Fillet of Cinta Senese pork, Fillet of Beef

Grand Dessert Buffet as you desire

Special wine corner, selection from our Sommelier

... and Italian Music all night.

 

€ 80 per person

€ 40 children under 12

Beverage escluded

It will be cancelled in case of rain.

 


Palio di Siena
4:00 pm

Join the most famous historical horse race in Europe in the wonderful setting of Piazza del Campo in Siena!

Every year, on July 2nd and August 16th, the Palio, a Medieval horse race famous worldwide,  is held in one of the most beautiful squares in Europe: Piazza del Campo, the main square of Siena.

The Palio itself is a horse race lasting just an afternoon, but the traditional parades, horse trials, the drawing of the running contradas, and many other ancient traditions are scheduled the days before until the moment of the real race. That is why the Palio is a very important event for the Siena citizens and actually takes more than just one day. Ask your concierge for the whole schedule

 


Cocktail Party "Senso di Lime"- Bar Visconti - from 7 to 8 pm
7:00-8:00 pm

Join us as we go back 60 years, to the time when Mr.Luchino Visconti, was producing the film Senso.

Mr. Visconti would host magnificent cocktail parties here at Castello di Casole, whose guest list would included the most famous movie stars and starlettes, of the time.

Please, join us for a special lime inspired cocktail party, in this spirit.

The first round is on Mr. Luchino Visconti... Salute!


From 7 to 8 pm at Bar Visconti.

 


Evening opening of Archeological and Collegiate Church in Casole D 'Elsa
9:00-11:00 pm

Tonight and extraordinary opening of the Archeological Museum and Collegiate Church of Santa Maria in Casole d'Elsa, fascinating archeological findings as well as some interesting artistic works.

This collection brings together under one roof objects belonging to the historical-artistic patrimony and archaeological findings recovered around the country. It is also possible to visit the adjacent collegiate church to admire the masterpiece of the fourteenth-century sculptor Marco Romano ('Il Sepolcro di Messer Porrina'), the funerary monument in honour of the bishop Tommaso Andrei by Gano di Fazio, three canvases of Rutilio Manetti and 'la Maestà duccesca' commissioned by Beltramo and Ranieri Aringhieri, housed in the family chapel.

Two guided visits during the opening, at 9.15 pm and 10.15 pm.

Ticket prices
Adult - € 3,00
Children - € 2,00
Children under 6 - free

Calendar: 

Thursday, August 23th

Thursday, August 30th

Thursday, September 6th

Tuesday, September 11th

Tuesday, September 18th

Tuesday, September 25th

 

 


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm

The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can enjoy one of the most important Chianti Classico Wine, Castello di Monsanto, an historical winery in the heart of Chianti Area.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31,  (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)

 

Wine Tasting Calendar:

Sunday, August 19th: Rosso di Montalcino - Casanova di Neri Winery

Monday, August 20th: Chianti Colli Senesi - Anna di Colucci Winery

 


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm

The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can enjoy one of the most important Red of Montalcino Wines, Casanova di Neri, a very famous winery in Montalcino Area.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31,  (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)

 

Wine Tasting Calendar:

Monday, August 20th


Volterra A.D. 1938 Medieval Pageantry - Volterra
11:00 am-11:00 pm

The alabaster Etruscan town of Volterra, is turning a medieval village on 19th August. For this incredibile occasion Volterra will be animated by fiery warhorses, fearless knights, noblemen and ladies, artisans and merchants, common people and peasants, flag-wavers and crossbowmen, musicians and jesters. The climax of the programme is the Festival Day of AD 1398

The program: http://www.volterra1398.it


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm

The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can enjoy a great wine, the Chianti Colli Senesi wine, an historical winery in the hearth of Siena Chianti Area.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31,  (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Jazz DiVino - Casole d'Elsa - Osteria Caffè Casolani
9:40-11:40 pm

During the summer, Osteria Caffè Casolani hosts “Jazz Divino” and some of the most important artists are happy to be part of these incredible summer events. In this special Monday,Mike Melillo, an excellent modern jazz pianist will be the guest star of this incredible event.

Only for this special occasion the concert will be at the historical Cloister, close the Church, in the main square of Casole d'Elsa.

Ticket price Euro 10 per person

For you resesrvation please contact your dedicated Concierge.
Caffè Casolani - Tel. 0577 948733/34

 


Alberaia Fair 2012 - Casole d'Elsa (Il Molino)
8:00 am-11:43 pm

The Alberaia fair takes place always last week of August at Località Molino d'Elsa, a Hamlet of Pievescola.

A special occasion to celebrate the ancient exhibition of agricultural tools and livestock.

You can savour the many varieties of cinta senese salami and cold pork meats, different types of cheeseshoney and excellent wines.


Cocktail Party "Ossessione"- Bar Visconti - from 7 to 8 pm
7:00-8:00 pm

Join us as we go back 60 years, to the time when Mr.Luchino Visconti, was producing the film "Ossessione".

Mr. Visconti would host magnificent cocktail party here at Castello di Casole, whose guest list would included the most famous movie stars and starlettes, of the time.

Please, join us for a special MINT inspired cocktail party, in this spirit.

The first round is on Mr. Luchino Visconti... Salute!


From 7 to 8 pm at Bar Visconti.


 


Alberaia Fair 2012 - Casole d'Elsa (Il Molino)
8:00 am-11:43 pm

The Alberaia fair takes place always last week of August at Località Molino d'Elsa, a Hamlet of Pievescola.

A special occasion to celebrate the ancient exhibition of agricultural tools and livestock.

You can savour the many varieties of cinta senese salami and cold pork meats, different types of cheeseshoney and excellent wines.


Alberaia Fair 2012 - Casole d'Elsa (Il Molino)
8:00 am-11:43 pm

The Alberaia fair takes place always last week of August at Località Molino d'Elsa, a Hamlet of Pievescola.

A special occasion to celebrate the ancient exhibition of agricultural tools and livestock.

You can savour the many varieties of cinta senese salami and cold pork meats, different types of cheeseshoney and excellent wines.


Extraordinary opening of "Ricciarelli House" - Volterra - Via Ricciarelli 32
10:00 am-4:00 pm

An extraordinary opening of the historical and famous House of Ricciarelli noble Family from Volterra. Only for this occasion you can discover an important part of the history of Volterra. A guided visit of the House and the opportunity to admire all paintings of the modern artist Michela Marinai, usually not available to the pubblic.

Free entrance from 10 am to 1.30pm and from 4 to 6 pm.

Volterra - Via Ricciarelli 32

40 minuts  from Casole D'Elsa.

 


Vocal and instrumental concert at Mensano - San Giovanni Church
9:00-11:00 pm

In the ancient San Giovanni Church of Mensano a very special concert with originals struments.

Music of Giovanni Gabrieli, Johann Sebastian Bach and Domenico Scarlatti

For more information please, contact your dedicated Villa concierge.


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm

The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can enjoy a great wine, the Chianti Classico wine - Rocca delle Macie, an historical winery in the hearth of Chianti Area.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31,  (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm

The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can enjoy a great wine from the Motalcino area, Brunello di Montalcino 2007 - Silvio Nardi.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31,  (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Patti Smith in concert - Piazza del Campo Siena
8:00-11:45 pm

Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith is an American singer/songwriter, poet and visual artist  who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock  movement, became in the time one of the most source of ispiration of others big artists, like Madonna.

The town of Siena hosts this incredible artist for a great concert from 8 pm to 11 pm in centre of Piazza del Campo, the square of the famous Palio.

Free entrance.

 


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can enjoy a great wine, the Chianti Classico reserve, an historical wine from the hearth of Siena Chianti Area.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31,  (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can enjoy a great wine, the Montepulciano Noble wine, an historical wine from Val d'Orcia area.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31,  (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can enjoy a great wine, the Chianti Colli Senesi wine, an historical winery in the hearth of Siena Chianti Area.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31,  (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Pizza & Bubbles
7:30-10:30 pm

Please, join us for a very special event on Tuesday night, Pizza & Bubble Party.

After our traditional Welcome Cocktail, enjoy sparkling wine, tasty and savory Pizza at Pazzia Pizzeria.

We will take care of everything for you... enjoy your Pizza!

 

Euro 30 per person

Bubbles Included

 

For more information and reservations please, contact the Front Desk - ext 805 - 0577,961501 - or your dedicated Villa Concierge

 

 


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can enjoy a great wine, Brunello od Montalcino -  produced by Tenimenti Angelini, an historical winery of Tuscany.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31,  (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Wonderful mushroom fair - Pievescola (Casole d'Elsa)
5:00-11:00 pm

In the first 2 weeks of September, Pievescola organizes a favourite local event, the Sagra del Fungo, or rather a culinary celebration dedicated to the wonderful Porcini mushroom found in the area. Dancing, local and wine and mushrooms in more ways you can imagine. As a joyous and bizarre extra, there is a statue to the wonderful cep mushroom in the main square!

September 7th-8th-9th

September 14th-15th-16th

From 5 pm

 

 


Cocktail Party "Lo Straniero"- Bar Visconti - from 7 to 8 pm
7:00-8:00 pm

Join us as we go back 60 years, to the time when Mr.Luchino Visconti, was producing the film LO STRANIERO (The Stranger).

Mr. Visconti would host magnificent cocktail parties here at Castello di Casole, whose guest list would included the most famous movie stars and starlettes, of the time.

Please, join us for a special CUCUMBER inspired cocktail party, in this spirit.

The first round is on Mr. Luchino Visconti... Salute!


From 7 to 8 pm at Bar Visconti.

 


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can enjoy a great wine, Chianti Classico Reserve Vigna del Capannino, an historical wine from Chianti Classico area.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31,  (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Wonderful mushroom fair - Pievescola (Casole d'Elsa)
5:00-11:00 pm

In the first 2 weeks of September, Pievescola organizes a favourite local event, the Sagra del Fungo, or rather a culinary celebration dedicated to the wonderful Porcini mushroom found in the area. Dancing, local and wine and mushrooms in more ways you can imagine. As a joyous and bizarre extra, there is a statue to the wonderful cep mushroom in the main square!

September 7th-8th-9th

September 14th-15th-16th

From 5 pm

 

 


Andrea Boccelli in concert - Florence
7:30-11:59 pm

Andrea Boccelli will give a free concert of sacred music in honor of the Virgin Mary in the Cathedral of Florence, which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. People who wish to attend have to make advance reservations. The link below has a phone number you can call to reserve a place. Andrea will be accompanied by the world-famous opera chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Carlo Bernini will conduct. There will also be a mezzosoprano singing. The Archbishop of Florence will be present. The program is entitled “Inno al Paradiso”/ Hymn to Paradise.

September 8th, at 7.30pm - Cathedral of Florence

For reservation: 055.26524222.


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can enjoy a great wine, Noble of Montepulciano Canneto 2008, a great vintage!

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31,  (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Donkey palio in Mensano
2:00 pm

A very old and funny donkey race will be held in Mensano, the cute hiltop village on the borders of the Castello di Casole estate.

Countryside and traditions will melt in a very funny experience


Wonderful mushroom fair - Pievescola (Casole d'Elsa)
5:00-11:00 pm

In the first 2 weeks of September, Pievescola organizes a favourite local event, the Sagra del Fungo, or rather a culinary celebration dedicated to the wonderful Porcini mushroom found in the area. Dancing, local and wine and mushrooms in more ways you can imagine. As a joyous and bizarre extra, there is a statue to the wonderful cep mushroom in the main square!

September 7th-8th-9th

September 14th-15th-16th

From 5 pm

 

 


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can enjoy a great wine, Chianti Cercignano 2008, an historical wine from Chianti Classico area in Siena.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31,  (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Evening opening of Archeological and Collegiate Church in Casole D 'Elsa
9:00-11:00 pm

Extraordinary evening opening of the Archeological Museum and Collegiate Church of Santa Maria in Casole d'Elsa, fascinating archeological findings as well as some interesting artistic works.

This collection brings together under one roof objects belonging to the historical-artistic patrimony and archaeological findings recovered around the country. It is also possible to visit the adjacent collegiate church to admire the masterpiece of the fourteenth-century sculptor Marco Romano ('Il Sepolcro di Messer Porrina'), the funerary monument in honour of the bishop Tommaso Andrei by Gano di Fazio, three canvases of Rutilio Manetti and 'la Maestà duccesca' commissioned by Beltramo and Ranieri Aringhieri, housed in the family chapel.

Two guided visits during the opening, at 9.15 pm and 10.15 pm.

Ticket prices
Adult - € 3,00
Children - € 2,00
Children under 6 - free

Calendar: 

Thursday, September 6th

Tuesday, September 11th

Tuesday, September 18th

Tuesday, September 25th


Wine Tasting - Colle Val d'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can enjoy Chianti Classico 2009 - Dievole, historical Tuscan winery.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Jazz DiVino - Osteria Caffè Casolani - Casole d'Elsa
9:30 am-11:00 pm

 

Moon Rays, the title of this great event on Casole d'Elsa, lovely sound dedicated to the Jazz Culture, Italian and Brasilian music. 
The singer, Maria Laura Bigliazzi will enchant you by her sophisticated and elegant voice. 

Moon Rays, the title of this great event on Casole d'Elsa, lovely sound from the Jazz Culture, Italian and Brasilian music. 
The singer, Maria Laura Bigliazzi will enchant you by her sophisticated and elegant voice. 

 

From 9.30 pm at Osteria Caffè Casolani - Casole d'Elsa

Via Casolani, 41

Dinner and Concert: Euro 30 per person, beverage excluded 

Concert - free entrance 

For reservations: tel 0577/948733

 


Wonderful mushroom fair - Pievescola (Casole d'Elsa)
5:00-11:00 pm

In the first 2 weeks of September, Pievescola organizes a favourite local event, the Sagra del Fungo, or rather a culinary celebration dedicated to the wonderful Porcini mushroom found in the area. Dancing, local and wine and mushrooms in more ways you can imagine. As a joyous and bizarre extra, there is a statue to the wonderful cep mushroom in the main square!

September 7th-8th-9th

September 14th-15th-16th

From 5 pm

 

 


Wine Tasting - Colle Val d'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can enjoy Chianti Classico Reserve 2008, Castello di Volpaia.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Wonderful mushroom fair - Pievescola (Casole d'Elsa)
5:00-11:00 pm

In the first 2 weeks of September, Pievescola organizes a favourite local event, the Sagra del Fungo, or rather a culinary celebration dedicated to the wonderful Porcini mushroom found in the area. Dancing, local and wine and mushrooms in more ways you can imagine. As a joyous and bizarre extra, there is a statue to the wonderful cep mushroom in the main square!

September 7th-8th-9th

September 14th-15th-16th

From 5 pm

 

 


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can enjoy a great wine, Noble of Montepulciano Tre Rose 2009, a great vintage!

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Wonderful mushroom fair - Pievescola (Casole d'Elsa)
5:00-11:00 pm

In the first 2 weeks of September, Pievescola organizes a favourite local event, the Sagra del Fungo, or rather a culinary celebration dedicated to the wonderful Porcini mushroom found in the area. Dancing, local and wine and mushrooms in more ways you can imagine. As a joyous and bizarre extra, there is a statue to the wonderful cep mushroom in the main square!

September 7th-8th-9th

September 14th-15th-16th

From 5 pm

 

 


Wine Tasting - Colle Val d'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can enjoy Chianti Reserve 2007,  colombaia winery (organic wine).

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Vogue Fashion's night out
7:00-11:30 pm

Vogue Fashion's Night Out

After Milan (6 September) and Rome (on September 13), for the first time, on September 18, Vogue Fashion's Night Out will conquer the crib of the Renaissance Italiano: Florence.
The night of September 18th , Florence will become the protagonist of the shopping. All the shops will be open and they will be protagonists of events, parades and parties with new creations on purpose realized for the occasion.

In this particular edition the result of the products on purpose realized for this evening will be devolved to the countries struck by the earthquake.

An excellent night in Florence!

http://vfno2012.vogue.it



Expo Rurale 2012 - Florence
2:00-8:10 pm

Festival of the Tuscan Agriculture, at th roots of the future. Lectures, activities for children and wine & food tastings.

Parco delle Cascine - Florence

For more infomration please contact, 0039 055/570627

 


Wine Tasting - Colle Val d'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can taste Brunello di Montalcino Val di Suga 2006, one of the most famous wine of Tuscany.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Wine Town - Florence
3:00-11:00 pm

At the third edition Wine Town, is one of the most important wine event in Italy and only in this occasion you can visit the historical residences of the most popular noble Tuscan families from Florence... everything, drinking a glass of wine! 

More than 100 different wineries will be present in Florence for this special occasion. 

History, tradition, art, food and wine... in only one event!

 

Wine tasting: from 3 pm to 11 pm (Friday and Saturday) 

To see the map of the event: http://www.winetown.it/it/mappa

For more information about all art exibitions: http://www.winetown.it/sites/default/files/field/WT_programma-spett.pdf


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can taste Chianti Classico Reserve "Il Grigio" 2008, a great wine!

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Wine Town - Florence
3:00-11:00 pm

At the third edition Wine Town, is one of the most important wine event in Italy and only in this occasion you can visit the historical residences of the most popular noble Tuscan families from Florence... everything, drinking a glass of wine! 

More than 100 different wineries will be present in Florence for this special occasion. 

History, tradition, art, food and wine... in only one event!

 

Wine tasting: from 3 pm to 11 pm (Friday and Saturday) 

To see the map of the event: http://www.winetown.it/it/mappa

For more information about all art exibitions: http://www.winetown.it/sites/default/files/field/WT_programma-spett.pdf


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can taste Nobile di Montepulciano "Tre Rose" 2009, a great wine!

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can taste Morellino di Scansano Bronzone 2008, produced by one of the most historical winery in Tuscany, Marchesi Mazzei.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can taste Chianti Rufina Reserve Castello di Nipozzano 2008, produced by one of the most historical winery in Tuscany, Marchesi de' Frescobaldi.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Evening opening of Archeological and Collegiate Church in Casole D 'Elsa
9:00-11:00 pm

Extraordinary evening opening of the Archeological Museum and Collegiate Church of Santa Maria in Casole d'Elsa, fascinating archeological findings as well as some interesting artistic works.

This collection brings together under one roof objects belonging to the historical-artistic patrimony and archaeological findings recovered around the country. It is also possible to visit the adjacent collegiate church to admire the masterpiece of the fourteenth-century sculptor Marco Romano ('Il Sepolcro di Messer Porrina'), the funerary monument in honour of the bishop Tommaso Andrei by Gano di Fazio, three canvases of Rutilio Manetti and 'la Maestà duccesca' commissioned by Beltramo and Ranieri Aringhieri, housed in the family chapel.

Two guided visits during the opening, at 9.15 pm and 10.15 pm.

Ticket prices
Adult - € 3,00
Children - € 2,00
Children under 6 - free

Calendar: 

Thursday, September 6th

Tuesday, September 11th

Tuesday, September 18th

Tuesday, September 25th


Yoga Class
9:30-10:30 am

 

Every Thursday morning
YOGA MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD!
 
Every Thursday morning in October at the St. Tommaso Church, join us for a special YOGA class!
 
One hour of Yoga class with our specialized teacher like a perfect antidote to the stress of modern living.
Strengthening and toning the body, the practice also works to reduce stored physical and mental tension, and centres on bringing some much needed balance to busy lives.
Our Yoga class like a complimentary to your lifestyle, your body and your overall wellness.
 
 Thursday, October 4th from 9.30 to 10.30 pm
 Thursday, October 11th from 9  to 10  pm
Thursday, October 18th from 9 to 10 pm
Thursday, October 25th from 9 to 10 pm
 
At the St. Tommaso Church 
Euro 25 per person
It will be possible to delete the lesson until 5pm of the day before.

YOGA MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD!
 
Every Thursday morning in October at the St. Tommaso Church, join us for a special YOGA class!
 
One hour of Yoga class with our specialized teacher like a perfect antidote to the stress of modern living.
Strengthening and toning the body, the practice also works to reduce stored physical and mental tension, and centres on bringing some much needed balance to busy lives. 
Our Yoga class like a complimentary to your lifestyle, your body and your overall wellness. 
 
Thursday, October 4th from 9.30 to 10.30 pm
Thursday, October 11th from 9  to 10  pm
Thursday, October 18th from 9 to 10 pm
Thursday, October 25th from 9 to 10 pm
 
At the St. Tommaso Church 
Euro 25 per person
It will be possible to delete the lesson until 5pm of the day before.

For reservation, please contact the front desk - ext 805 or your dedicated Villa Concierge

 


Jazz Concert - Un Tubo Club - Siena
8:00-11:00 pm

A new Club in Siena, to enjoy incredible events all week, UN TUBO!

Deborah Matarrese will be the special voice of the first Jazz concert at IL TUBO Club.

The Tubo Club was in origin an ancient winery under the famous restaurant Le Logge, now is a new great Club in Siena!

 

UN TUBO Club

Via Lupariello,2 

Siena 

+39 0577 271312 

http://www.untubo.it/

Opening every day from 6 pm to 2 am

 


Piano Bar - Un Tubo Club - Siena
8:00-11:00 pm

A new Club in Siena, to enjoy incredible events all week, UN TUBO!

Fir this evening Deborah Matarrese will be the perfect voice for a special Piano Bar.

The Tubo Club was in origin an ancient winery under the famous restaurant Le Logge, now is a new great Club in Siena!

 

UN TUBO Club

Via Lupariello,2 

Siena 

+39 0577 271312 

http://www.untubo.it/

Opening every day from 6 pm to 2 am

 


Harvest party - Mensano
3:00-8:00 pm

Like every year, the little town of Mensano, celebrate the harvest with a special weekend dedicated to the wine! 

From Saturday, October 6th at 3 pm to Sunday, October 7th at 8pm, many different events enjoying good wine and local food.

Saturday: 

3 pm: opening of the wine festival; 

8 pm: dinner at the old barn of the town;

Sunday

10 am: opening of the wineries to taste the wine; 

1 pm: lunch at the Osteria of Mensano;

3 pm: festival around the town, music, ballet and tasting of local products;

 

For any further information: 0577.963913

 

 

 

 


Pizza & Bubbles
7:30-10:30 pm

Please, join us for a very special event on Tuesday night, Pizza & Bubble Party!

A  funny dinner enjoying sparkling wines and savory pizza.

We will take care of everything for you... enjoy your pizza!

For reservation, please call the front desk - ext 803 - 0577 961501, or your dedicated villa concierge

Euro 40 per person (Bubbles included)


Yoga Class
9:00-10:00 am

YOGA MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD!

Every Thursday morning in October at the St. Tommaso Church, join us for a special YOGA class!
 
One hour of Yoga class with our specialized teacher like a perfect antidote to the stress of modern living.
Strengthening and toning the body, the practice also works to reduce stored physical and mental tension, and centres on bringing some much needed balance to busy lives. 
Our Yoga class like a complimentary to your lifestyle, your body and your overall wellness. 
 
Thursday, October 4th from 9.30 to 10.30 pm
Thursday, October 11th from 9  to 10  pm
Thursday, October 18th from 9 to 10 pm
Thursday, October 25th from 9 to 10 pm
 
At the St. Tommaso Church 
Euro 25 per person
It will be possible to delete the lesson until 5pm of the day before.

For reservation, please contact the front desk - ext 805 or your dedicated Villa Concierge.

 


Chef Dinner at Tosca - White Truffle
7:30-10:30 pm

In addition to our traditional Tosca menu, please join us for a special Tuscan dinner celebrating the delicious White Truffle, treasure of our earth.

Enjoy the flavors of Tuscany! 

 

For reservation, please call the front desk ext 801 - 0577.961501 or your dedicated Villa Concierge.

Four courses dinner: Euro 125 per person

Beverage excluded


La Boccaccesca - Certaldo (Siena)
12:00-10:00 pm

La Boccaccesca is one of the most characteristic festival of old traditions in Tuscany, also Certaldo is a very quaint little town (only twenty minutes from Castello di Casole).

Great local food, fine wines and history... please, don't miss it!

For further infomation, here is the program: http://www.boccaccesca.it/it/frameset.htm


Festival of Mushrooms and chestnuts in Vivo d'Orcia
1:00 pm

A very popular and casual festival in the beautiful and green village of Vivo d'Orcia, on the Monte Amiata, south from Castello di Casole and Siena.Approx. 1.5 hours driving from the estate, and still worth a visit!

The festival takes place every year on the second and third week end of October.

Chestnuts from the woods which embrace the town are roasted on big fires. Fresh porcini and grilled meat will be the base of your lunch.

 


Exploring the Montagnola Senese - Monteriggioni
10:00 am-12:30 pm

Walk through churches and castles with medieval entertainment and falconry show. The excursion will lead you to some of the most important places of Monterggioni's territory, like the Chiocciola Castle and the Colle Ciupi's Church - that houses fresco paintings of Duccio School.

Along the way chaacters in medieval clothes will enternain you; the event will go on with a falconry demonstration.


Walk through the history of Monteriggioni
10:00 am-1:00 pm

EXPLORING THE  MONTAGNOLA SENESE  

Walk through churches and castles with medieval entertainment and falconry show. On the occasion of the “1st National Walking Day”, the Municipality of Monteriggioni -in cooperation with the Monteriggioni AD 1213, the Association Agresto of Monteriggioni and the King’s Falconers- will organize a walking tour. The excursion will lead you to some of the most important places of Monteriggioni’s territory, like the Chiocciola Castle and the Colle Ciupi’s Church -that houses fresco paintings of Duccio School-.

Along the way characters in medieval clothes will entertain you; the event will go on with a falconry demonstration.

At 10 a.m. departure from the Chiocciola Castle

-Walk to Riciano where you can freely visit the church

-Continuation of the walk to Colle Ciupi

-Stop  in Colle Ciupi -where a small refreshment will be available- and free visit to the church -with fresco paintings of  Duccio School-
-Continuation to the medieval settlement La Costa; along the way, that preserves stretches of the ancient paving, you will meet characters in medieval clothes -by Agresto Association-

-Continuation of the walk to Fungavecchia with panoramic stop on the Montagnola and meeting with The King’s Falconers

-Return to the starting point

Length of the itinerary: about 6.5 km

Difficulty: medium

Duration: about 2 hours and a half

Price: € 5 p.p.

Reservation is required by October, 12th

Itinerary suitable for children over 8 years old

 

The tour will take place along country roads. We suggest to wear suitable shoes and clothes.

In case of rain the event will be postponed.

Info e and reservations:
TURIST OFFICE OF MONTERIGGIONI
tel/fax +39 0577/304834 


 


Chestnut Fair - Pievescola
10:00 am-7:00 pm

It's time to taste Chestnuts at Pievescola!

One of the oldest agricultural fair at this little corner of Tuscany, all day long from 10 am with the opening of the food market to 7 pm for the dinner. 

For further information, please contact 0577/909076

In case of rain is confirmed only the dinner.

 

 


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can taste avery important Tuscan wine Brunello di Montalcino Val di Suga 2006, produced by one of the most historical winery Tenimenti Angelini.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can taste Morellino di Scansano Bronzone 2008, produced by one of the most historical winery in Tuscany, Marchesi Mazzei.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Yoga Class
9:00-10:00 am

YOGA MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD!

Every Thursday morning in October at the St. Tommaso Church, join us for a special YOGA class!
 
One hour of Yoga class with our specialized teacher like a perfect antidote to the stress of modern living.
Strengthening and toning the body, the practice also works to reduce stored physical and mental tension, and centres on bringing some much needed balance to busy lives. 
Our Yoga class like a complimentary to your lifestyle, your body and your overall wellness. 
 
Thursday, October 4th from 9.30 to 10.30 pm
Thursday, October 11th from 9  to 10  pm
Thursday, October 18th from 9 to 10 pm
Thursday, October 25th from 9 to 10 pm
 
At the St. Tommaso Church 
Euro 25 per person
It will be possible to delete the lesson until 5pm of the day before.

For reservation, please contact the front desk - ext 805 or your dedicated Villa Concierge.

 


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can taste Chianti Classico 2008, produced by Castello di Bossi winery.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can taste Chianti Classico Castello di Monsanto 2009, a great vintage!

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Volterragusto - Truffle Festival at Volterra
11:45 am-7:45 pm

At Volterra, the famous Etruscan Tuscan town, an unique Festival celebrating a delicious treasure of earth, the White Truffle.

Exibition, lecture, tasting... White Truffle for all your desire! 

For more information: +39 058887257

http://www.volterragusto.com 

 


Chestnut Fair - Pievescola
10:00 am-7:00 pm

It's time to taste Chestnuts at Pievescola!

One of the oldest agricultural fair at this little corner of Tuscany, all day long from 10 am with the opening of the food market to 7 pm for the dinner. 

Special "FIAT 500" rally and exposition at 9am.

For further information, please contact 0577/909076

 

 

 


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can taste a great wine Nobile di Montepulciano 2009, produced by Caterina Dei.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can taste a great Superr Tuscan wine, produced by the famous winemaker Jacopo Biondi Santi.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can taste a great Tuscan wine, Morellino di Scansano 2011, produced by the noble family Guicciardini Strozzi. 

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm  / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Yoga Class
9:00-10:00 am

YOGA MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD!

Every Thursday morning in October at the St. Tommaso Church, join us for a special YOGA class!
 
One hour of Yoga class with our specialized teacher like a perfect antidote to the stress of modern living.
Strengthening and toning the body, the practice also works to reduce stored physical and mental tension, and centres on bringing some much needed balance to busy lives. 
Our Yoga class like a complimentary to your lifestyle, your body and your overall wellness. 
 
Thursday, October 4th from 9.30 to 10.30 pm
Thursday, October 11th from 9  to 10  pm
Thursday, October 18th from 9 to 10 pm
Thursday, October 25th from 9 to 10 pm
 
At the St. Tommaso Church 
Euro 25 per person
It will be possible to delete the lesson until 5pm of the day before.

For reservation, please contact the front desk - ext 805 or your dedicated Villa Concierge.

 


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can taste a great Tuscan wine, Brunello di Montalcino 2007 Terre Nere, produced by Campigli Vallone Winery.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can taste a great Tuscan wine, Castello di Verrazzano 2009, produced by Cappellini winery.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Volterragusto - Truffle Festival at Volterra
11:45 am-7:45 pm

At Volterra, the famous Etruscan Tuscan town, an unique Festival celebrating a delicious treasure of earth, the White Truffle.

Exibition, lecture, tasting... White Truffle for all your desire! 

For more information: +39 058887257

http://www.volterragusto.com 

 


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can taste a great Tuscan wine, Nobile di Montepulciano 2009 Tre Rose, produced by Angelini winery.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can taste a great Tuscan wine, Morellino di Scansano Belguardo 2008, produced by the historical noble family, Marchesi Mazzei.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Volterragusto - Truffle Festival at Volterra
11:45 am-7:45 pm

At Volterra, the famous Etruscan Tuscan town, an unique Festival celebrating a delicious treasure of earth, the White Truffle.

Exibition, lecture, tasting... White Truffle for all your desire! 

For more information: +39 058887257

http://www.volterragusto.com 

 


Yoga Class in the Chapel
9:00-10:00 am

One hour of Yoga Class like a perfect antidote to the stress of modern living.

Strengthening and tonic the body, the practice also works to reduce stored physical and mental tension, and centres on bringing some much needed balance to busy lives.

Yoga makes you feel good!

Euro 25 per person.

In the Chapel close to our wellness centre ESSERE SPA.


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can taste a great Tuscan wine, Chianti Classico 2009 produced by Bianchi winery.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Chef Dinner at Tosca - Hotel Castello di Casole
7:30-10:00 pm

In addition to our traditional Tosca menu, please join us for a special four course dinner, celebrating Pumpkin and Chestnuts.

Enjoy the flavors of the Autumn in Tuscany!

 

For reservations, please call the Front Desk  - ext 805 or 0577.961501 or your dedicated Villa Concierge

Euro 70 per person beverage excluded.


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can taste, Brunello di Montalcino "Il Poggione" 2007, a great vintage!

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Winter Jazz Night - Radicondoli, La Pergola
7:00-11:30 pm

La Pergola, located in the centre of the historical town of Radicondoli, invite you for a special "bubbles tasting" with the Italian Spumante Ferrari, for a pleasant aperitif with Jazz Music.

From 10 pm: Jazz concert

 

Reservation: 0577/790717

www.lapergoladiradicondoli.it


Wine Tasting - Colle Val D'Elsa - Winebar Il Salotto
10:00 am-8:00 pm
The Wine Bar Il salotto in Colle Val d'Elsa, inivtes you for a special wine tasting of only fine Tuscan wines.

In this special occasion you can taste a great Tuscan wine produced by the historical winery of Monsanto, Chianti Classico 2009.

The wine tasting will take place during normal opening hours: from 10 am to 1 pm / from 3.30 to 8 pm 

Enoteca IL SALOTTO - Via G. del Secco 31 (at the highest part of the town Colle Val d'Elsa)


Museum Visits - San Gimignano
11:00-6:00 pm

An extraordinary opening of the San Gimignanoof Museums:

  • San Gimignano Museum
  • Palazzo Comunale
  • Pinacoteca
  • Torre Grossa

The visits will be planned starting from November 1st.

To reserve your visit, please call: 0577 940008 or your dedicated Villa Concierge.

Enjoy the Italian art!

 


Chef Dinner at Tosca - Hotel Castello di Casole
7:30-10:00 pm

In addition to our traditional Tosca menu, please join us for a special four course dinner, celebrating Pumpkin and Artichoke.

Enjoy the flavors of the Autumn in Tuscany!

 

For reservations, please call the Front Desk  - ext 805 or 0577.961501 or your dedicated Villa Concierge

Euro 70 per person beverage excluded.


Truffle Festival - San Giovanni d'Asso
11:00-6:00 pm

San Giovanni d'Asso, as a perfect place for the wooderful truffle festival, the second and third weekends of November.

San Giovanni d'Asso is located about 80 km southeast of Florence and about 30 km southeast of Siena in the picturesque area known as the Crete Senesi.  It's a small village dominated by a large castle which now houses the truffle museum.

A full program for all weekend to enjoy all flavors of the White Truffle!

Here the plan:

http://www.museodeltartufo.it

 


Chef Dinner at Tosca - Hotel Castello di Casole
7:30-10:00 pm

In addition to our traditional Tosca menu, please join us for a special four course Game dinner.

For this special occasion, Brunello di Montalcino wine, produced by Mastrojanni winery to accompany your dinner.

Enjoy the flavors of Tuscany!

 

For reservations, please call the Front Desk  - ext 805 or 0577.961501 or your dedicated Villa Concierge

Euro 70 per person beverage excluded.


Paolo Conte's Concert - Teatro Verdi - Florence
9:00-11:00 pm

Poolo Conte in concert at Teatro Verdi in Florence at 9pm.

Tickets on line:www.teatroverdionline.it
I area: 80,00 euro
II area: 70,00 euro
III area: 50,00 euro
IV area: 45,00 euro
V area: 33,00 euro
VI area: 22,00 euro 
 
For more information
www.bitconcerti.it/evento/paolo-conte.html?evid=746

Teatro Verdi - Via Ghibellina, 101 - 50122 Firenze
Phone: 00 39 (0)55 212320
Email: info@teatroverdionline.it
Web: www.teatroverdionline.it


Truffle Festival - San Giovanni d'Asso
11:00-6:00 pm

San Giovanni d'Asso, as a perfect place for the truffle festival, the second and third weekends of November.

San Giovanni d'Asso is located about 80 km southeast of Florence and about 30 km southeast of Siena in the picturesque area known as the Crete Senesi.  It's a small village dominated by a large castle which now houses the truffle museum.

A full program for all weekend to enjoy all flavors of teh White Truffle!

Here the plan:

http://www.museodeltartufo.it

 


Chef Dinner at Tosca - Hotel Castello di Casole
7:30-10:00 pm

Give thanks at Hotel Castello di Casole, with a special dedicated menu!

 

Welcome Cranberry  Cocktail

Savoury roquefort cheese tart

Pumpkin soup

Chestnut and prune stuffed turkey, mashed potatoes

With apple sauce and sweet potatoes

Dessert trolley with peas and… sweet surprise

 

Euro 80 per person, beverage excluded

For reservations, please call the Front Desk  - ext 805 or 0577.961501 or your dedicated Villa Concierge

 


Classical Music Concert - Teatro dei Rozzi, Siena
9:00-11:00 pm

If you are passionate of Classical music, don't miss this great occasion to enjoy a concert in one of the most beautiful Theatre in Siena.

Haydn Symphonie n. 44 - "Trauer Symphonie"

Concert n.1 in DO major for Violin and Orchestra

Concert n.3 in  LA major for Violin and Orchestra

Mozart Symphonie n. 29 in LA major K 201

Teatro dei Rozzi

Piazza Indipendenza, 15
53100 SIENA

For reservation Tel. 0577/22091 

Euro 25 (stalls)

Euro 18 (theatre balcony)


Haydn Orchestra from Bolzano - Teatro Verdi - Florence
9:00-11:00 pm

Director: Alain Lombard

Piano: Michail Lifits

RAVEL PAvane pour un infante défunte

SAINT - SAENS Concert n. 2 for Piano and Orchestra op. 22

SCHUMANN Symphony n.4 op. 120

 

Teatro Verdi

Via Ghibellina, 99

50122 Firenze

Ticket on line:

17 € per person

http://ticka.teatroverdionline.it/dettaglio-spettacolo.php?negozio_spettacolo_id=191

 

 


The new oil at Carmignano - Carmignano (Prato)
10:00 am-8:00 pm

Carmignano is a very famous area in Tuscany for great wines but for this special occasion will be the town of the new extra virgin olive oil!

At the historical center of Carmignano for the entire day you can taste wine, food and delight Tuscan recipes.

 

 

 

 


Christmas Market - Florence
10:00 am-10:00 pm

The famous square of Florence, Piazza Santa Croce holds a popular German-style Christmas market with many booths from November 28 to December 16.

In this special occasion you can find a lot of decorations, tasty food and gifts for all your friends and family.

Every day, from 10 am to 10 pm.

Have a great day in Florence!


Classical Music Concert - Teatro dei Rozzi, Siena
9:00-11:00 pm

If you are passionate of Classical music, don't miss this great occasion to enjoy a concert in one of the most beautiful Theatre in Siena.

Violin, Cello and Piano.

Teatro dei Rozzi

Piazza Indipendenza, 15
53100 SIENA

For reservation Tel. 0577/22091 

Euro 25 (stalls)

Euro 18 (theatre balcony)


Traditional Christmas Market at Radicondoli - Belcanto B&B
10:00 am-8:00 pm

The Agriturismo Belcanto will host for the weekend, a traditional little market dedicated to the handmade manufatures, wine & food tasting and... many ideas for your Christmas gifts!

www.belcanto-beb.it

Podere Casanova, 10

Radicondoli (SI)

Phone: + 39 (0)577, 793165

Mob: + 39 335,6631123

 

 


Chef Dinner at Tosca - Hotel Castello di Casole
7:30-10:00 pm

In addition to our traditional Tosca menu, please join us for a special four course "species" dinner, celebrating Saffron from Casole d'Elsa. For this special occasion accompany your dinner with the Bolgheri wine,  produced by the historical and famous winery, Podere Grattamacco.

Enjoy the flavors of Tuscany!

 

For reservations, please call the Front Desk  - ext 805 or 0577.961501 or your dedicated Villa Concierge

Euro 70 per person beverage excluded.


Classical Music Concert - Palazzo Chigi Saracini, Siena
9:00-11:00 pm

If you are passionate of Classical music, don't miss this great occasion to enjoy a concert in the historical residence in the centre of Siena.

String Artemis Quartet

Mendelsshon, Beethoven and Shubert

 

Palazzo Chigi Saracini

Via di Città, 89

53100 SIENA

Reservation starting from November 19: Tel +39 333 9385543 - 0577/22091 

Euro 18 per person


Christmas At Castello di CasoleChristmas Tree Lighting
3:00-10:00 pm

Come see the lighting of our 13ft Christmas tree at the Hotel courtyard. Enjoy mulled wine and a selection of desserts as we celebrate our first Christmas at Hotel Castello di Casole.


Classical Music Concert - Palazzo Chigi Saracini, Siena
9:00-11:00 pm

If you are passionate of Classical music, don't miss this great occasion to enjoy a concert in the historical residence in the centre of Siena.

Artist: Enrico Pace (Piano)

Beethoven, Shumann, Wagner, Mozart

Palazzo Chigi Saracini

Via di Città, 89

53100 SIENA

Reservation starting from November 19: Tel +39 333 9385543 - 0577/22091 

Euro 18 per person


Christmas Concert - Casole d' Elsa
9:15-11:30 pm

Like every year, the St Maria Assunta Church of Casole d'Elsa will host the Christmas Concert. 

A special repertory celebrating the old traditional songs of Tuscany. 

Choir: Orchestry from Junior High School of Casole d'Elsa. 

 

Piazza della Libertà, 5  - Casole d' Elsa 

Tel. 0039 0577/948705

email: museo@casole.it

 


Boccaccio Fair - Certaldo (SI)
10:00 am-7:30 pm

Boccaccio's Fair, an extraordinary Christmas market and antiques fair, takes place throughout the medieval town of Certaldo.  

Certaldo is just 30 minutes by car from Castello di Casole. 

 

 


Christmas Market - Impruneta (Florence)
10:00 am-7:30 pm

Enjoy the Christmas atmosphere at Impruneta, a special holiday market to source last minute gifts for your friends and family, or simply enoy a pleasant stroll through the stands. 

Impruneta is located between Siena and Florence, just 50 minutes by car from Castello di Casole. 


Christmas Eve Dinner
7:30-10:00 pm

Tosca restaurant as the perfect and elegant setting for Christmas festive celebrations.

 

Benvenuto dello Chef

Flute of Franciacorta Rose’

Seared red prawns infused with passion fruit, almond and yogurt oil granita

Millefoglie of baked scabbord fish parmesan style

Whole baked seabream with potatoes, artichokes and mint

Warm chestnut souffle’

 

Euro 95.00 per person

Wines are excluded.


Christmas Day Dinner
7:30-10:00 pm

Tosca restaurant as the  perfect and elegant setting for Christmas festive celebrations.

Christmas Dinner Menu

Benvenuto dello Chef

Flute of Franciacorta Rose’

Culatello with fried panzerotti stuffed with stracchino cheese e assorted vegetables

Cream of pumpkin and pistachio with fried breaded beef meatballs

Cotechino with Lambrusco red wine sauce, pureed potatoes and stewed lentils

Homestyle “Mont Blanc”


Euro 85.00 per person, vat included

Wines not included  


Living Nativity Scene - Casole d' Elsa
3:30-6:30 pm

At the historical town of Casole d'Elsa, in a magical Christmas atmosphere, you can admire the evocative Living Nativity Scene.

During the four days of the Live Nativity (December 26,29,30 and January 6) the entire town will be completely transformed. Visitors encounter a bustling Roman Village just as it would have appeared 2,000 years ago. Throughout streets and piazzas and tucked inside its cellars, more than 250 men, women and  children from the area dressed in original garb brave the winter weather for hours at a time to reenact scenes from daily Roman life. In one scene, an elaborately cloaked king and queen hold curt while a musician strums a lute. In another, burlap-clad peasants at a straw-covered campsite boil soup ina a massive iron cauldron and grill meat on a huge spit over a roaring fire. Men tan hides and forge metal into tools, and in the cellars families dye wool, women pin yarn, grind grains into flour make bread and cheese.

5 Euro per person. 

 


Christmas Concert - Florence
9:00-11:00 pm

Discover the magical atmosphere in Florence during the holiday season! 

Christmas Concert at the Auditorium of St. Stefano 

Soprano: Cristina Ferri, Simonida Miletic and Polina Volfson  

Tenor: Mattia Nebbiai   
 
Orchestra Nuova Europa  
Orchestra Leader: Simone Maria Marziali   
Repertory: Bach, Franck, Bellini, Strauss, Verdi, Puccini
Auditorium S.Stefano - Ponte Vecchio (St. Stefano Square) 
Ticket € 13 per person. For reservations: tel 0039 377 9893992

Living Nativity Scene - Casole d' Elsa
3:30-6:30 pm

At the historical town of Casole d'Elsa, in a magical Christmas atmosphere, you can admire the evocative Living Nativity Scene.

During the four days of the Live Nativity (December 26,29,30 and January 6) the entire town will be completely transformed. Visitors encounter a bustling Roman Village just as it would have appeared 2,000 years ago. Throughout streets and piazzas and tucked inside its cellars, more than 250 men, women and  children from the area dressed in original garb brave the winter weather for hours at a time to reenact scenes from daily Roman life. In one scene, an elaborately cloaked king and queen hold curt while a musician strums a lute. In another, burlap-clad peasants at a straw-covered campsite boil soup ina a massive iron cauldron and grill meat on a huge spit over a roaring fire. Men tan hides and forge metal into tools, and in the cellars families dye wool, women pin yarn, grind grains into flour make bread and cheese.

5 Euro per person. 


Living Nativity Scene - Casole d' Elsa
3:30-6:30 pm

At the historical town of Casole d'Elsa, in a magical Christmas atmosphere, you can admire the evocative Living Nativity Scene.

During the four days of the Live Nativity (December 26,29,30 and January 6) the entire town will be completely transformed. Visitors encounter a bustling Roman Village just as it would have appeared 2,000 years ago. Throughout streets and piazzas and tucked inside its cellars, more than 250 men, women and  children from the area dressed in original garb brave the winter weather for hours at a time to reenact scenes from daily Roman life. In one scene, an elaborately cloaked king and queen hold curt while a musician strums a lute. In another, burlap-clad peasants at a straw-covered campsite boil soup ina a massive iron cauldron and grill meat on a huge spit over a roaring fire. Men tan hides and forge metal into tools, and in the cellars families dye wool, women pin yarn, grind grains into flour make bread and cheese.

5 Euro per person. 


New Year's Eve Celebration
7:30-11:30 pm

New Year's Eve Menu presented by Executive Chef Daniele Sera

Start the evening at Bar Visconti with Champagne and Live Music followed by a Gala Dinner at Tosca Restaurant

Oysters in champagne, served with caviar

Lobster two ways, with cream of artichoke

Orzo with porcini mushrooms and stewed ossobuco

White truffle-stuffed turbot with vegetables and tomato bread sauce

Foie-gras-stuffed candied pigeon

Pineapple Sorbet

Black, melodies of chocolate

After dinner, the celebration continues at Bar Visconti with Champagne and live music to ring in the New Year!

Children are welcome and, upon request, can be accommodated to suit their dinner preference. The dinner menu is reduced by 50% for children or they can choose directly from the children's menu.

Euro 175  per person, beverages not included.


New Year's Day Brunch
11:00 am-2:30 pm

Please join us for a delicious brunch on January 1st, at Ristorante Tosca.

Fresh vegetables, an assortment of hot and cold dishes, and traditional Tuscan desserts and delights.

 

Euro 65 per person, wines are included


Siena Guitar Festival 2013
7:30-11:00 pm

The Siena Guitar Festival brings together 5 top musicians with their instruments.
A special evening celebrating a range of genres where it goes from intense acoustic sounds of matrix blues, folk, classical and Latin to those jazz. A tribute to the artful guitar, that will leave a mark in the hearts and memories of the participants.
7.30 pm: Wine tasting and aperitif
9.00 pm: Concert

Michela D’Alessandro, Artistic Director
Phone: +39 3398125729
Email: m_dalessandro1@yahoo.it
http://sienaguitarfestival.blogspot.com/
Ticket: Euro 15 per person, aperitif included


Wassily Kandinski Exibition - Pisa (Art Palace)
10:00 am-7:00 pm

Francis Bacon Exibition - Florence
10:00 am-8:00 pm

Masterpieces of investigating the issue of existence. At Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, the exhibition “Francis Bacon and the existential condition in contemporary art”, compares the works of the Irish painter with those of five contemporary artists.

Opening Hours:

From Tuesday to Sunday 10am/8pm (ticket Euro 5 per person)
Free entrance on Thursday from 6pm to 11pm
Monday closed. Last admission to visit the exhibition one hour before closing.

For further infomation +39 055 2645155 - www.strozzina.org - Palazzo Strozzi - Piazza Strozzi (Florence)


Living Nativity Scene - Casole d' Elsa
3:30-6:30 pm

The charming town of Casole d'Elsa offers a magical Christmas atmosphere with lights, decor and a Living Nativity Scene.

During the four days of the Live Nativity (December 26, 29, 30 and January 6) the entire town will be transformed. Visitors will encounter a bustling Roman Village in the same style as 2,000 years ago. Throughout streets, piazzas and tucked inside its cellars, more than 250 men, women and children from the region will be dressed in original garb to brave the winter weather as they reenact scenes from daily Roman life. In one scene, an elaborately cloaked king and queen hold court while a musician plays classical Christmas melodies. In another, burlap-clad peasants are gathered at a straw-covered campsite as they boil soup in a a massive iron cauldron and grill meat over a roaring fire.

5 Euro per person. 


Don Giovanni Opera - Florence
8:30-11:00 pm

Don Giovanni - Wolfgangc Amadeus Mozart

Director: Zubin Mehta

Choir and Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Teatro Comunale - Florence - Corso Italia, 16
Reservations: http://www.vivaticket.it/index.php?nvpg[evento]&id_evento=1009278

Ticket from € 80.00 to € 110.00


Yoga Class
9:00-10:00 am

One hour of Yoga with our instructor, a perfect antidote to the stress of modern living, 

"Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame" B.K.S. Iyengar

Meeting Point at our Wellness Centre, Essere SPA.
Cost: € 25 p.p.
Reservation required one day in advance 


Don Giovanni Opera - Florence
8:00-11:00 pm

Don Giovanni - Wolfgangc Amadeus Mozart

Director: Zubin Mehta

Choir and Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Teatro Comunale - Florence - Corso Italia, 16
Reservations: http://www.vivaticket.it/index.php?nvpg[evento]&id_evento=1009278

Ticket from € 80.00 to € 110.00


Carmina Burana - Florence
8:30-11:00 pm

"CARMINA BURANA"  Carl Orff

Director: Zubin Mehta

Choir and Orchestra: Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Info and reservations: Tel +39 055 287222

http://www.vivaticket.it/index.php?nvpg[sell]cmd=tabellaPrezzi&wms_op=maggiofiorentino&pcode=1856986&tcode=tl014323

Ticket from €15 to €55

At Mandela Forum - Florence - Viale Paoli nr 3 -Florence
 


Visconti Cocktail Party
7:00-8:00 pm

Going back 60 years, to the time when Mr Luchino Visconti, was producing famous films and hosting magnificent cocktail parties here at Castello di Casole. A special occasion to celebrate the famous filmaker and to introduce you to the weekly mixology, presented by our Barman.

Join us at Bar Visconti for a special cocktail party in this spirit.  We are delight to offer you a sample of the weekly mixology. 



 

 


Pilates Class
9:00-10:00 am

One hour of Pilates workout adapted to individual needs to ease tension and relax the body and mind.

Meeting point at our wellness centre, Essere SPA. 

Cost: € 25.00 p.p.
Reservation required one day in advance.


Olfactory Meeting & Tea Time
4:30-6:00 pm

An unforgettable event dedicated to the precious Tuscan fragrances, an exclusive olfactory experience with Tuscan perfumery, Vincent Gambino.  
To complete this experience, enjoy a selection of teas, freshly baked sweets and delectable pastries.

Meeting point: Library
Cost: € 10 p.p.

 

 

 


Children Pizza Class
5:30-7:00 pm

At Pazzia Pizzeria a funny event dedicated to your children: pizza making class with our Chef learning all secrets of Italian pizza, followed by Ice Cream tasting. 

Certificate and outfit. 

Meeting point: Pazzia Pizzeria
Cost: € 20 p.p. 
Resrevation required one day in advance


Pazzia Pizza Dinner
7:30-10:00 pm

Out of the ordinary events, enjoying tasty and savory Pizza, made with only fresh ingredients. On this occasion you will taste a variety of different flavors of Pizza, selected for you by our Chef.

Leave everything to us and... enjoy your Pizza!

Meeting point: Pazzia Pizzeria.
Cost: € 25 p.p. (beverage excluded)
Reservation is required two days in advance.

 


Chocolate Festival: Ciocosi - Siena
10:00 am-8:00 pm

Dedicated to the Chocolate lovers, a delicious three days event in Siena to enjoy different varieties of Chocolate.
Every day from 10 am to 8 pm, special tastings, lessons and Chocolate making demostrations, in the main square of Siena, Piazza del Campo.

A tasty idea for a sweet weekend. 

 


Tuscan flavorsChef Themed Dinner - Ristorante Tosca
7:30-10:00 pm

Join us for a delicious four courses dinner presented by our Executive Chef Daniele Sera, celebrating only fresh seasonal ingredients. 

Cost: €60.00 p.p. (beverage excluded)

Reservation is required one day in advance.
For info and reservation, please call the front desk ext 805 or 0577,961501

 


Art exhibition: The Springtime of the Renaissance - Florence
9:00 am-8:00 pm

A special exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence: sculpture and the Arts in Florence 1400-1460.
The exhibition proposes to illustrate the "miracle" of the Renaiisance in Florence, doing so principally through masterpiece and sculpture, the branch of figurative art in which that new season first saw the light of the day.

Organised by: Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and Musée du Louvre
From March 23rd to August 18th, 2013.

Info and Reservations:
Tel: 00 39 055 2469600

Opening Times:
Daily, from 9am to 8pm
Thursday: from 9am to 11pm

Ticket price: €12.50

 


Medieval Carnival - San Casciano (Florence)
11:00 am-7:00 pm

San Casciano Val di Pesa wears its Medieval masks. Don't miss an extraordinary event, celebrating the historical folklore of the town.

For more information: +39 055 8256235

 


Antiques Fair - Impruneta (Florence)
9:00-6:00 pm

Antiques Fair through the streets of Impruneta. 

The map: https://maps.google.it/maps?q=Impruneta&hl=it


Orcia Wine Festival
11:00-8:00 pm

Orcia Wine Festival to promote all excellence of Val d'Orcia wine production!
Wine tasting, wine exibition, special aperitif at the Sunset at Bagno Vignoni - Loggiato Santa Caterina, a variety of incredibile events celebrating Tuscan wines.

From 11am to 6pm: Wine Exibition and Wine Tasting.
From 6.30pm: Special aperitiv at Bagno Vignoni - Loggiato Santa Caterina

Info and wine tasting reservation, please call +39 0577,899724.
www.comune.sanquiricodorcia.si.it

 

 

 


Flower Festival - Pienza
11:00 am-7:00 pm

Have you ever seen the little town of Pienza decorated by millions of fresh flower petals?

The second weekend of May don't miss the spectacular Flowers Festival at the historical centre of Pienza.

 


Profumi di BoboliBoboli's Fragrances - Florence
10:00 am-6:00 pm

Scents, essential oils, herbs and other nature-inspired products revive Florence's Reinassance tradition of perfumery at Boboli's Fragrances, offering visitors a pleasant olfactory experience. Held in the Boboli Gardens, the event is complemented by an exibition on the study of plants. 

Tel. +39 055240085 - Boboli Gardens: Via Mannelli, 83 - Florence - http://www.profumidiboboli.org 

 


Wine Town - Florence
11:00 am-8:00 pm

Taste Florence, discovering its palaces and hidden corners. 

The event is made up of wine-tasting, typical produces from Tuscany and amazing food-show, starred by 18 from the most famous Italian chefs. WineTown is based in the Florence historical centre, and hosted inside the most famous ancient palaces and cloisters of the city. Such location like Palazzo Pitti, Palazzo Vecchio,Bargello and Palazzo Antinori will open their doors to both tourists and Florentine citizens for free.

For more information: http://www.winetown.it/ 


Ice Cream Festival - Florence
12:00-11:00 pm

It is not a coincidence that the Firenze Gelato Festival came into being in the capital of Tuscany. Indeed it was here that in 1536 Bernardo Buontalenti was born. Eclectic artist, painter, sculptor, architect, stage designer and military engineer, when he was at the service of the Medici family he also dealt with organizing the court festivals. Appointed by Cosimo I to prepare the banquet to inaugurate the Fortezza Belvedere, in 1559 Buontalenti bowled over guests with a cold cream made from a base of milk, honey, egg yolks plus a splash of wine, aromatized with bergamot, lemons and oranges. So the Florentine noblemen’s international guests tasted and savoured the tasty cold dessert and made haste to publicize and offer it on returning to their countries. In a few decades, Florence became famed as the birthplace of gelato, laying the foundations for a tradition that still boasts success in the culinary field today.

Where: Piazza della Repubblica, 
Piazza Santa Maria Novella and Piazza Strozzi
For more information: http://www.italiagelatotour.it/il-programma/


La Fiorita - Florence
9:00 am-1:00 pm

With its annual Flower Display, Florence sees a carpet of flowers covering the main square, Piazza della Signoria, and the area around the neighbouring Uffizi. Perfectly arranged and meticulously tended, the display provides a riot of colour.
For more information: +39 055 2616050



Aperitif and Art with Caravaggio - Siena
7:00-9:30 pm

Siena is organizing for wine and art lovers "Aperitif and Art with Caravaggio". Every Friday until May 24th, enjoy an outodoor aperitif in front of the Duomo's Crypt followed by a guided visit to Caravaggio masterpiece "San Giovanni Battista".


Special opening of gardens and courtyards - Florence/Tuscany
10:00 am-7:00 pm

Extraordinary opening of private gardens and courtyards all around Tuscany.

News on the hills of Fiesole and the surrounding areas: garden designed by Peter Porcinai home Mazzi, the beautiful nineteenth-century gardens of Villa La Fonte in which, between plants, flowers, bushes and trees, this is the first tennis court created in Florence; the garden where he walked and was inspired by the architect Giovanni Michelucci Foundation of Villa Il Roseto and frescoed room at Villa Camerata.

In Florence are the courtyard of the Palazzo Magnani Feroni, animated by airy and delightful sculptures (via dei Serragli), the elegant courtyard Ricasoli (Piazza Goldoni) and a large garden Capponi (Via Capponi), as well as veterans such as, among others, the gardens Classes Annalena, Torrigiani, Antinori, Frescobaldi and Corsini.
In Lucca instead open the gardens of the palaces Guinigi Magrini, Busdraghi, Freemasons, and the gardens and Elisa Fumbling Pantera.
Pisa opens the parks of the Medici villas and Camugliano Admiral, the palace gardens of the villa Pancani and Gentiles, and, for the first time, the rooftop garden dell'Ussero on Lungarno Pacinotti. In San Giuliano Terme open the park of the villa of Corliano, villas Poschi, Roncioni and Alta, a wholly also be visited inside.

Finally extraordinary innovations in Siena: to see the castles of Apple Orchard, Montalto and Sovicille, the gardens of the Agricultural Institute "Bettino Ricasoli" and Flora villa in Siena, the gardens of the villa of Cavaglioni in Sovicille and Villa Il Colle Monteroni d'Arbia. Spectacular formal garden and the park of Villa Cetinale Sovicille adorned with statues, rustic, woodland and sculpted hedges, also open them for the first time exclusively for the event.
www.adsitoscana.it


"Cantine Aperte" - Wine Cellars Festival
3:00 pm

On May 26th a very interesting festival will take place in Tuscany, as well in all Italian regions.

This is the most important wine event which will be run all over Italy.

Since 17 years, the last sunday of May the cellars which are member of the Italian Wine Association will be open to whom who love wine, to conaisseurs or simply to people who iare interested in it.

Year by year Cantine Aperte is involved in an event which attract a number even bigger of wine tourists, reaching the incredible number of one million of visitors during the 2010 edition.

Due to this astonishing result, the current edition is expecting to be even more rich of performances and exhibitions. From the simple tastings of the entire range of the Italian wines to special specific ones, Cantine Aperte will offer you a great experience you cannot miss!


Radda nel bicchiere - Chianti
9:30 am-10:30 pm

"Wine is served"! Don't miss an extraordinary event celebrating Chianti wine. In Radda in Chianti is taking place the 18th edition of  "Radda nel Bicchiere” (Radda in a glass), an event completely dedicated to the famous "Gallo Nero", symbol of the renowned Chianti Classico, with wine tasting, cellars and wineries visits, shows and special exhibition.

Salute!

For more information, click here http://www.raddanelbicchiere.net/


Pilates Class - Essere SPA
9:00-10:00 am

One hour of Pilates workout adapetd to individual needs to ease tension and relax body and mind.
Reservation required one day in advance.

For information
email: essere@castellodicasole.com 
tel: +39 0577,961501


Yoga Class - Essere SPA
9:00-10:00 am

One hour of Yoga Class with our instructor, a perfect antidote to to the stress of modern living.
Reservation required one day in advance.

For information
email: essere@castellodicasole.com 
tel: +39 0577,961501


Wine Tasting
6:30-8:00 pm

Join us for an exclusive wine tasting dedicated to you! 
Federico, our Food & Beverage Director will guide you through different varietals of wine. A true Tuscan delight for your taste buds.

"Chi beve solo acqua ha un segreto da nascondere".
"Who drinks only water has a secret to hide" C. Baudelaire

For information, please call the front desk at +39 0577,961501. Reservation is recommended. 


Tosca Themed Dinner: La Tradizione
7:30-10:00 pm

Join us tonight for a delicious 4 course dinner presented by our Executive Chef, Daniele Sera, celebrating the old tradtions of Tuscan cuisine.  
Buon appetito! 

For information or reservation: tel 0039 0577,961501
€ 70 per person, beverage excluded  

 


Tosca Themed Dinner: Asparagus
7:30-10:00 pm

Join us tonight for a delicious 4 course dinner presented by our Executive Chef, Daniele Sera, celebrating only seasonal fresh ingredients . For this special occasion we are delighted to introduce you, Mr Asparagus!   
Buon appetito! 

For information or reservation: tel 0039 0577,961501
€ 70 per person, beverage excluded  

 


Tosca Themed Dinner: Mollusc!
7:30-10:00 pm

Join us tonight for a special 4 course dinner presented by our Executive Chef, Daniele Sera, celebrating delicious flavors from the Tuscan Arcihpelago. One of the most prestigous Maison de Champagne from France, Vranken- Prommery, will accompany the event. Don't miss it!

For information or reservation: tel 0039 0577,961501
€ 70 per person, beverage excluded  

 


Buon Compleanno Castello di Casole!
7:00-8:30 pm

Hotel Castello di Casole first anniversary!

Join Castello di Casole team, meet fellow owners and guests for a glass of wine and… A slice of cake! For this special occasion we will host local artisans and producers, celebrating Tuscan excellences and tasty food. 

Come, and together we blow out the candles


Palio Horse Race - Siena
4:30-8:00 pm

The Palio di Siena is one of the most popular horse races in the world. The Palio di Siena is more than a horse race, it is a unique life experience in the charming medieval town of Siena. The Palio is a tradition which has been taking place for hundreds of years in which the residents look forward to since the middle age.  

Enjoy the Palio di Siena!


For information and tickets, please call our front desk at ext 805 or 0577,961501.


White Night - Casole d'Elsa
7:00-11:00 pm

Are you looking for an original way to celebrate the Summer?
The White Night in Casole d'Elsa is a very special moment to celebrate Summee season. The event will start at 7.30pm and will take place all around the town,
 throughout the streets: dj sets, live concerts of marching bands and dance shows.

Enjoy your Tuscan holiday in Casole d'Elsa. 


Tosca Themed Dinner: La Pasta!
7:30-10:00 pm

Join us for a delicious four courses dinner presented by our Executive Chef Daniele Sera, celebrating delicious fresh Italian Pasta! A special menu dedicated to our traditions, tasting old recipes  of Pasta, like Cannelloni, Tortelli or Agnolotti, combined with creative touch of our Chef.
Buon appetito!

For information or reservation: tel 0039 0577,961501
€ 70 per person, beverage excluded  

 


God Save the Wine
8:00-10:00 pm

God Save the Wine is a series of appointments dedicated to wine lovers. The wine will be the undisputed protagonist of this special evening at "La Fattoria di Maiano". Great wines, delicious food, for a special night under the Tuscan stars. 

Salute!

www.fattoriadimaiano.com
Fattoria di Maiano
Via Benedetto da Maiano  
50014 Fiesole Firenze


monteriggioni festivalFestival in the Courtyard - Monteriggioni
5:00-10:30 pm

Magicians, jugglers, acrobats, improvisational theatre and rhyme groups, noble maidens and comely wenches, an apothecary and a medieval hospital to restore your health, sword swallowers, snake charmers and the most representative artists of Tuscan popular traditions all await you at the Castle of Monteriggioni, decked out for the festivals of lords and commoners. There is also a children's medieval space and other countless fantastic surprises.

Buon divertimento!

To see the program: http://www.monteriggionimedievale.com/en/programme/


Tosca Themed Dinner: La Melanzana!
7:30-10:00 pm

Join us for a delicious four course dinner presented by our Executive Chef Daniele Sera, celebrating the queen of the vegetables, Melanzana (eggplant). For this special occasion we are delighted to introduce to our guests fine Sicilian wines from, produced by our winemaker, Paolo Caciorgna.
Buon appetito!

For information or reservation: tel 0039 0577,961501
€ 70 per person, beverage excluded  

 


Medieval Festival - Monteriggioni
11:00 am-9:00 pm

The Medieval Festival of Monteriggioni is one of the best costume exibition in Italy. History has never been so much fun: people dressed up in historical costumes, the possibility to watch a challenge tournament between thirteenth century knights, infantrymen and harquebusiers. The fortress of Monteriggioni will be animated by jesters, street artists, jugglers, men on stilts musician and minstrels.

For more information: Phone +39 0577304305 - email: info@monteriggioniturismo.it


Bocelli Concert Lajatico Bocelli Live Concert - Lajatico
8:00-11:00 pm

The magical setting of the Teatro del Silenzio at Lajatico, the Tuscan countryside home town of the famous Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, will host an extraordinary event. This is a truly unique experience to admire one of the best performances of the Italian tenor, in his birth place. The concert will be performed at an open air amphiteatre.
The concert does not have a dress code but we would suggest smart casual dress. 

Lajatico is located 95km from Florence, 45km from Pisa and 40km from Casole d'Elsa. 
For more information and to reserve your tickets, please contact our Hotel Concierge at +39 0577,961501.


Palio - Casole d' Elsa
4:00-10:00 pm

Like every year, on the second Sunday of July, the little town of Casole d'Elsa will host an exciting and colorful event, the Palio horse race. The competition is preceeded by a pageant in medieval costumes. In each of the six contrade, or town quarters, celebrations spill into the streets. Local villages all participate and there is dancing, eating and drinking over the weekend. Come and enjoy the party. 

www.casole.it 

 

 


Tango Argentino por Dos - Siena
9:00-11:00 pm

Several great artists like Daiana Gusper, Pablo Moyano, Roberto Beccarini, Neri Piliu and Yanina Quinones, to celebrate the magic of Tango in a special setting like Piazza del Duomo in Siena. 
Lores del Alma Minimal Orchestra.

Ticket price from €15 to €25 per person.
For reservations click here: http://www.boxol.it/eventi/2013/07/14/tango-con-miguel-zotto-piazza-duomo-siena/


Montalcino Jazz & Wine - Montalcino
7:00-10:00 pm

Some of the greatest performers of Italian and international jazz music find the ideal setting for their exhibitions in the 14th century Fortress of Montalcino. The spectators will thus be able to listen music while enjoying this land's most prestigious wines.  

For more information: 

http://www.prolocomontalcino.com/en/events/item/1114-jazz-wine or dial 0577,22091


Mercantia - Certaldo
8:00 pm-1:00 am

It’s summer and the annual return of the International Festival of Street Artists in Certaldo is one of the most famous event. From July 17 to 21, Certaldo will host thousands of artists coming from all over the world: actors, clowns, acrobats, fire-eaters, musicians, circus’ artists, magicians and much more.

Every night from 8 pm to 1 am the Medieval center of Certaldo, birthplace of Boccaccio, will be animated and colored by lots of different live shows both for adults and children. The ticket costs are: €10.00 on Wednesday and Thursday, €15.00 on Friday and Sunday, €20.00 on Saturday. If you are planning to visit Mercantia more than once, we suggest you buy the 5-day pass for €35.00.

For more information: 
http://www.mercantiacertaldo.it/php/programma.php?lang=it or dial 0571,661259.   


Tosca Themed Dinner: Valdarno Chicken
7:30-10:00 pm

A delicious four courses dinner prepared by our Chef Daniele Sera celebrating the ancient traditions of Tuscany and special flavors like Valdarno Chicken. Don't miss it!

For information and reservations: tel +39 0577,961501
€70 per person - beverage excluded.


Tosca Themed Dinner: Cinta Senese!
7:30-10:00 pm

Join us for a delicious four course dinner presented by our Executive Chef Daniele Sera, celebrating traditional Tuscan genuine flavors, like Cinta Senese, a rare and ancient pig race from Siena. 

For information or reservation: tel 0039 0577,961501
€ 70 per person, beverage excluded  

 



27° Festival of "Estate a Radicondoli" (Summer in Radicondoli)
7:00-10:00 pm

This year, the event is titled "Other Glances". This edtition of the Summer Festival in Radicondoli will take place from July 27 to August 3 with concerts, theatre performances and sculpture exibitions. 

For more information: +39 0577,790800 or www.radicondoliarte.org.
 



Steak festival Steak on the square - Casole d' Elsa
7:00-10:00 pm

 

Casole d'Elsa has plenty of traditional festivals, fairs, markets, exibition and concerts. One of the most popular event of the Summer is the Steak Festival at the main square. In a giant barbeque, steaks rigorously "Fiorentina" style are cooked as it wants the ancient Tuscan tradition.  Salads, beans and wine, to complete the menu of this special dinner. 

Enjoy it! 

 


Calici di Stelle - Colle Val d'Elsa
8:00-11:00 pm

The magic night of San Lorenzo is back again next August 10th and in Colle Val d'Elsa everything  is ready to celebrate this night with fine Tuscan wines, music, delicious food and exibitons. The night of falling stars at Colle Val d'Elsa, will be an unique experience to enjoy the Tuscan Summer!  



I pagliacci Opera - Casole d'Elsa
9:00-11:30 pm

In the magical setting of Casole d'Elsa an unique experience to enjoy Tuscan Summer. In the main square of the little town, a great concert will be attended, the lyiric Opera "I Pagliacci" introduced by ballets. I  Pagliacci is one of the most famous Italian Opera with music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo. 

Tickets cost: 1^area € 30 - 2^ area €25. Under 18 and over 65: 1^area € 25 - 2^ area €20.
For more information or to buy your ticket, please call our Concierge office at 0577,961501. 

At 7pm guided visit to the Etruscan Museum of Casole d'Elsa, followed by a rich apertif, with Tuscan food deligths and local wines (cost €12 p.p. - reservation required)


Sagra della bistecca (Steak Festival) - Cortona
7:00-10:00 pm

One of the most popular event of the Summer of Cortona is the Steak Festival at the main square. In a giant barbeque, steaks rigorously "Fiorentina" style are cooked as it wants the ancient Tuscan tradition. Stands with typical Tuscan products and live music for a special night under the Tuscan stars. 


Palio Horse Race - Siena
4:30-8:00 pm

The Palio di Siena is one of the most popular horse races in the world. The Palio di Siena is more than a horse race, it is a unique life experience in the charming medieval town of Siena. The Palio is a tradition which has been taking place for hundreds of years in which the residents look forward to since the middle age.  

Enjoy the Palio di Siena!


For information and tickets, please call our front desk at ext 805 or 0577,961501.


A.D. 1938 Medieval Pageantry - Volterra
11:00 am-11:00 pm

The alabaster Etruscan town of Volterra, is turning a medieval village on 18th and 25th of August. In this special occasion Volterra will be animated by fiery warhorses, fearless knights, noblemen and ladies, artisans and merchants, common people and peasants, flag-wavers and crossbowmen, musicians and jesters. The climax of the programme is the Festival Day of AD 1398

The program: http://www.volterra1398.it


Steak festival Steak on the square - Casole d' Elsa
7:00-10:00 pm

Casole d'Elsa has plenty of traditional festivals, fairs, markets, exibition and concerts. One of the most popular event of the Summer is the Steak Festival at the main square. In a giant barbeque, steaks rigorously "Fiorentina" style are cooked as it wants the ancient Tuscan tradition.  Salads, beans and wine, to complete the menu of this special dinner. 

Enjoy it! 


A.D. 1938 Medieval Pageantry - Volterra
11:00 am-11:00 pm

The alabaster Etruscan town of Volterra, is turning a medieval village on 18th and 25th of August. In this special occasion Volterra will be animated by fiery warhorses, fearless knights, noblemen and ladies, artisans and merchants, common people and peasants, flag-wavers and crossbowmen, musicians and jesters. The climax of the programme is the Festival Day of AD 1398

The program: http://www.volterra1398.it


L'alberaia Fair - Pievescola (Casole d'Elsa)
11:00 am-10:00 pm

Fiera dell'Alberaia (Village Fair), will take place at Località Molino d'Elsa, hamlet of Pievescola. This is an exhibition of agricultural tools and livestock but you can also savour the many varieties of Cinta Senese salami and cold pork meats, different types of cheeses, honey and excellent wines.  


Porcini Mushrooms Festival - Pievescola (Casole d'Elsa)
4:00-11:00 pm

This highly esteemed September festival brings one of the season’s most distinctive produce to the table: porcini mushrooms. Local women prepare porcini dishes according to ancient recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. Not only delicious food but also gathering of vintage cars and motorcycles, horseback riding, entertainment and animation.

At only 5 minutes from Hotel Castello di Casole, don't miss this unique event dedicated to the Tuscan excellences.   


Palio dei Ciuchi (Donkey Race) - Mensano
4:00-8:00 pm

It is finally time for the Palio dei Ciuchi of Mensano, the historical donkey race. Fun, wine, food and live music for a really unique event.
Don't miss it! 


Ruralia - Florence
10:00 am-10:00 pm

Ruralia, the most famous agricultural festival in Tuscany, will be attended this year from 12 to 15 of September at the "Fortezza da Basso" in Florence.  
A rich program dedicated to agriculture, food and wine, artisans and native animals. An unique experience surronded by the authentic traditions of Tuscany.   

For more information: www.exporurale.it - email visitatori@exporurale.com 



"Vino al Vino" Wine Festival - Panzano in Chianti
4:00-7:30 pm

"Vino al Vino" is a wine festival held on the third weekend in September and the preceding two days (12 to 15 September 2013) in the main square of Panzano (Piazza Bucciarelli). Wine from many of the Panzano wineries is available to be sampled. The procedure is to buy a tasting glass for 12 euros, this is your "ticket" to taste the wines on display at the booths of about 19 wineries. There is sometimes music and fine festive atmosphere. Food stands are also usually available.

With live music on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Thursday, 12 September 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, 13 September 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday, 14 September 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, 15 September 11:00 am – 7:30 pm
Live Jazz on Saturday & Sunday from 6-8 pm


Porcini Mushrooms Festival - Pievescola (Casole d'Elsa)
4:00-11:00 pm

This highly esteemed September festival brings one of the season’s most distinctive produce to the table: porcini mushrooms. Local women prepare porcini dishes according to ancient recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. Not only delicious food but also gathering of vintage cars and motorcycles, horseback riding, entertainment and animation.

At only 5 minutes from Hotel Castello di Casole, don't miss this unique event dedicated to the Tuscan excellences.   


Grand Opening "Dancing Transparencies"
5:30-7:30 pm

We are pleased to invite you at the grand opening of the exhibition “Dancing Transparencies”, an exclusive installation dedicated to Hotel Castello di Casole, by Davide Dall’Osso.
From 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the Tosca Garden, join us for a toast with Italian Prosecco and delightful snacks prepared by our Executive Chef, Daniele Sera. 

Don't miss it! 


La Boccaccesca - Certaldo (Florence)
10:00 am-10:00 pm

Boccaccesca is the “enogastronomic” festival of Certaldo, that takes place during two weekends. During Boccaccesca you can enjoy delight food at the open Osteria in the streets of Certaldo Alto, where is possible to have the famous “caldarroste” – roasted chestnuts and, obviously, delicious wine. All restaurants of Certaldo offer full Tuscan menus, specially prepared for the event with reasonable prices and good quality. Besides, not only food stands, but also artisans to promote the traditional local handicrafts. Art performances like dance, music and medieval jugglers shows all around the streets of the medieval town, reviving a fantastic Middle Age.

Boccaccesca is organized in partnership with the Slow Food movement and the Italian Association of Sommelier.
For more informatio: http://www.boccaccesca.it


Word Cycling Championship 2013 - Florence
10:00 am-7:30 pm

The World Championships Florence 2013 will take place in Florence, in Tuscany, between 22 and 29 September 2013. The Championships will consist of 12 events for elite, under-23 and junior cyclists. It will be the 86th Road World Championships, the 13th in Italy and the first time that the event will take place in Tuscany. The finish of the different events will be in Florence. The near towns of Lucca, Montecatini Terme and Pistoia will host the start of the event.

For more information and to see the program, visit http://www.florence2013.com


Bandiera Arancione Celebration
11:00 am-8:30 pm

The Touring Club Italiano selects and certifies the small inland townsbased on rigorous touristic and environmental parameters and they assign the "orange flag" when the towns are not only historical and cultural destination but also are distinguished for excellence offering tourists a quality welcome. 

Casole d'Elsa is one of these unique towns and on Sunday, October 13th will celebrate with everybody offering to the guests many incredible events.

 


Truffle Festival Mostra Mercato del Tartufo - San Giovanni d'Asso
10:30 am-7:00 pm

An historical Festival dedicated to the delicous treasure, White Truffle. From Saturday morning to Sunday evening, an incredible variety of events for your pleasure, Truffle Tasting, Cooking Show, Truffle Hunting, Farm Visit and not only. 

A truly unique Festival!

http://www.comune.sangiovannidasso.siena.it


Truffle Festival - San Miniato (PISA)
12:00-8:30 pm

Every year the town San Miniato, located halfway between Pisa and Florence, celebrates th National Festival of the White Truffle, an event that attracts truffle lovers from all the world. The protagonist of the festival is the extraordinarily perfumed white truffle of San Miniato, along with a large number of other local specialities like excellent wines, extra virgin olive oil, pecorino cheese, honey, hams, salamis and other cold cuts, chocolate, bread & focaccia, pickles, preserves, cakes and many other curiosities.

On 3 Saturdays and Sundays in November every year you can taste and buy fresh white truffle and browse through the stands discovering an unnumbered series of truffle-based products like truffle oil, pastes and sauces, truffle salt and other preserves.

http://www.san-miniato.com/ 


Truffle Festival Mostra Mercato del Tartufo - San Giovanni d'Asso
10:30 am-7:00 pm

An historical Festival dedicated to the delicous treasure, White Truffle. From Saturday morning to Sunday evening, an incredible variety of events for your pleasure, Truffle Tasting, Cooking Show, Truffle Hunting, Farm Visit and not only. 

A truly unique Festival!

http://www.comune.sangiovannidasso.siena.it


Market in Piazza del Campo - Siena
8:00 am-8:00 pm

In December a modern market takes place in the wonderful square  bringing back to life the tradition of excellence in food & art crafts as it used to be since the times of the Sienese Republic.

After the successful markets of the past editions, Siena is going to host again in December “Il Mercato nel Campo”, a modern version of the weekly event that brought together all citizens of the Repubblica di Siena

With more that 100 stalls placed around the shell shaped square, the Piazza del Campo will become once again for 2 days ,the heart of the city   All goods displayed for sale are going to have a link with the old times and all decorations will be done accordingly to the square style. Some of the artisans will enrich the market with live demonstrations of their work and and for the entire duration of the event, various entertainments will animate the square and the audience.

Program: November 30 - December 1 


Christmas Market - Volterra
10:00 am-7:30 pm

A unique experience to celebrate wine and food from Tuscany and... for your Christmas gifts! 
Under the lodges of Praetorian Palace in the beauty of the Etruscan town, Volterra. 

 


Pane, Olio e Tartufi (Bread, Oil and Truffle) - Asciano
10:00 am-6:00 pm

Go back to the old traditions of Tuscany. Cooking class, trekking on the hills, bread making class, exibitions, market, tastings and "merenda" for children (afternoon break).

See the program: http://bit.ly/19ZfB7K

 

 


Florence & Venetian Artists of early twentieth century
All Day
On show a selection of 66 works from the Department of Prints and Drawings of Uffizi, dating from the early decades of the twentieth century, documenting the graphic production of a group of artists from the Italian regions of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto and Trentino. Admission to the Exhibition Room of the Department of Prints and Drawings of Uffizi with ticket to the Uffizi Gallery.
Santa Lucia Siena Santa Lucia Market - Siena
10:30 am-8:00 pm

From early afternoon to 8 pm, people have time to discover the so called “path of light”. “Surprises” will be located in various city’s spots and the fair is mainly dedicated to children. They can listen to stories, watch street artists and buy their favourite cake , while grownups can buy local crafts (pottery, glass, wood) as well as Christmas presents, cakes and sweets.The roads mainly touched by the event are going to be Via dei Pellegrini, Piazzetta Luigi Bonelli, Piazza Duomo, Via del Capitano, Via San Pietro e Via Tito Sarrocchi. 


"Montepulciano, Town of Art" - 59th ed. Exhibition of Crafts.
All Day
The event, organized by the Strada del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and sponsored by the City, will have as its theme the quality of products, whether they are working artisans, agricultural products are wine and food.
Boccaccio Fair
9:00 am-8:00 pm

Guided Visit to Palazzo Chigi Saracini and Music Academy
All Day
Guided Tours of the historic building 4 times a day
"Montepulciano, Town of Art" - 59th ed. Exhibition of Crafts.
All Day
The event will have as its theme the quality of products, whether they are working artisans, agricultural products are wine and food.
Ferragamo, The Amazing shoemaker
All Day
The Amazing shoemaker,Fairy Tales about shoes and shoemakers in Museo Ferragamo in FLORENCE
Artisan Fair - Montepulciano
10:30 am-7:00 pm

A beautiful artisan market in the main square of Montepulciano taking place every 2nd week end in December and January.


Antiques Marquet
All Day
An antique market takes place in the gardens of Fortezza da Basso, in Viale Strozzi. The more than one hundred operators from all over Italy expose antique pieces of furniture, objects of various periods and styles, second-hand books, collectibles and everything related to the world of antiques.
Calatrava Exhibition in Rome , La metamorfosi dello spazio
All Day
Vatican hosts major Santiago Calatrava exhibition.First Vatican exhibition dedicated to living architect
The dawn of Etruscan Princes in Cortona, Florence Acheological Museum
All Day
Excavation campaigns in the Archaeological Park of Cortona have uncovered objects and intact graves dating between the end of the Seventh Century and the beginning of the Sixth Century BC that have undergone restoration. On display in the exhibition Cortona. The Dawn of Etruscan Princes, they aim at offering a journey that brings visitors 2700 years back until the dawn of the Etruscan civilization in Cortona.
Frittelle di riso in Piazza del Campo, Siena
All Day
According to an old tradition from February 1st until March 20th visitors in PIazza del Campo will be captivated by the scent of hot rice fritters cooked on the spot. A simple experience not to be missed!
CHOCOLATE Fair in Florence
All Day
The Chocolate fair in Florence, tenth edition,offers the excellent craftsmanship of the Tuscan and Italian chocolate. Numerous events will be organized , like workshops, book presentation, meetings with Italian food blogger and much more!
Verona in Love
All Day
Verona is the town where the story of Romeo and Juliet is set. "Verona in Love" honours romance during the week of St Valentine and Valentine's day with hearth-shaped red lanterns illuminating the streets. Free concerts with romantic theme at Piazza dei Signori, Torre dei Lamberti lit in red, restaurants offering romantic dinners and reduced entrances to local attractions
MiBaci? Museums open for St Valentine’s Day in Rome
All Day
Italian state-run museums and art galleries are offering couples two tickets for the price of one in honour of St Valentine’s Day on Thursday 14 February. Organised by the ministry for culture and heritage (MIBAC), the initiative is known as “MiBACi?” and is this year’s first major cultural promotion. Many venues are organising special events for the occasion.
Carnival in Venice
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According to tradition, every year, Carnival in Venice has a different and unique theme. This year's eagerly awaited Carnival of Venice will promote the importance of the fairy tale with a strong fantasy theme.The opening show on February 15th will welcome people on the banks of Cannaregio with lots of fun, music and what are said to be fantastic creatures. The next day will see a water parade of boats along the Canal Grande to Cannaregio with plenty of atmosphere and feasting. On the 22nd February, the Walking Theatre will restore the days of the Codega, a lantern-carrying servant who would regale visitors with anecdotes and stories. Visitors will be able to visit unusual, secret places in the area and discover facts about the life of the Serenissima Republic. And visitors will also be able to witness a series of Best Masked Costume Contests.
GETTING REACQUAINTED WITH MICHELANGELO, Buonarroti's sculpture in photography and painting
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As part of the celebrations the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno has coordinated to commemorate the four-hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the death of Michelangelo Buonarroti, the Galleria dell’Accademia of Florence in collaboration with Fratelli Alinari I.D.E.A. S.p.A. present an exhibition that deals with the complex theme of the renewed interest and admiration for the artist from the XIX century until today.
MUSIC. Concert by Daniel Oren- Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
8:30 pm
Daniel Oren, director Alexei Volodin, piano Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
THE GATE OF HEAVEN- Duomo in Siena
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Starting on March 1 after extensive renovation, you can see the 'sky' of the cathedral, a series of rooms never open to the public. Siena, The Cathedral
2014 SIENA Ultramarathon
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Through some of the most beautiful landscapes of Tuscany,with breathtaking views , a 50 Km Marathon (with 2 easier itineraries for non professionals) Departure from San Gimignano and arrival in Piazza del Campo in Siena
Carnival Concert with aperitif at Villa Bardini FLORENCE
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Concert by Conservatorio Cherubini.After the concert, guests can enjoy an aperitif on the terrace of the villa. At the beginning of every concert, visitors will be able to buy a reduced-price ticket to visit the current exhibitions at Villa Bardini and also enjoy a free guided tour.
Florence: Carnival Floats Parade
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In Borgo San Lorenzo, Florence, Carnival Floats parade along the city streets
Trufle Fair in San Giovanni d'Asso
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March 22nd and 23rd, San Giovanni d'Asso, in the heart of the "Crete Senesi", hosts the twelfth edition of the March Truffle Festival.A two-day exhibition-market with truffle as "special guest". Guided cheeses, trufle tastings together with spirits, chocolates and sparkling Italian wines: many opportunities to deepen your knowledge about the best flavours of the Terre di Siena in one of his symbolic places.
800th Anniversary of Monteriggioni Castle
11:00 am-8:00 pm
Celebration for the 800th anniversary of the Castle of Monteriggioni
Swing in Siena! Let's dance!
6:00 pm
ON THE AGENDA DO YOU LIKE SWING? LET'S DANCE!!! Saturday April 5th from 6 pm, Swinging in Via del Porrione! Via Porrione will go back to the 30s. The Lindy Hop band from Florence will be dancing the swing, a small orchestra is going to play live. Everybody is welcome to dance and eat in the streets with music, banquets and streetfood market in retro style '! Do NOT miss it!
FESTA di PRIMAVERA - Spring Fair
3:00-8:00 pm
In the peaceful setting of Casole d'Elsa countryside, at Agriturismo il SOLAIO, on Sunday April 6th join in for a nice Market with art and crafts and local organic products. Food and wine tasting together with children activities will take place all afternoon and evening.
CASTAGNETO a TAVOLA - Castagneto Carducci (LI)
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Food and Wine Event in the beautiful village of Castagneto Carducci(LI)
FESTA del CEDRO e Palio delle Botti in Bibbona (LI)
3:00-9:00 pm
Traditional Festival on Easter Monday with arts and crafts in Bibbona, Livorno.
Mostra Artigianato in Florence
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For a week, 800 exhibitors from 50 countries demonstrate the excellence of handmade products, arts and crafts. Great emphasis on cosmetic products, natural medicine, nutrition and garden art and regional handicrafts.
TROFEO ACCADEMIA NAVALE città di LIVORNO
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In the Porto Mediceo in Livorno, a renowned spring event started in 1981 and now key element of the sailing event calendar in Italy.
Flavours of the Crete Senesi
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A series of events linked to the territory of Asciano ( Siena) and the Crete Senesi. Trekking, food tasting, exhibitions, themed dinners, music and children activities. Not to be missed!
Artistic Glass Workshop Demonstration at Castello di Casole
6:00-8:00 pm
Anna Preziosi (Studio Silice, Rome) is coming to Castello di Casole to exhibit her glass art and to demonstrate how she brings her unique pieces to life. A fusion of classical and innovative techniques.
Mercatino al Castello
5:30-8:00 pm
We are happy to invite you to our very own artisan market. A selection of local arts and crafts, all handmade in Tuscany with creativity and love!
Cantine Aperte Bichi Borghesi
10:00 am-2:00 pm
The Bichi Borghesi Estate opens his doors to visitors for an exclusive wine tasting and guided tour of the old stables and wine cellar
Medieval Dinner in Certaldo
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A Medieval dinner in the old town of Certaldo , an historical event in a unique atmosphere.
FESTA del PESCE- SEAFOOD FAIR in Castiglioncello
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Caletta, Castiglioncello,typical seafood fair in June.
Casole Fiorita
2:00 pm-10:00 am
A few minutes away from Castello di Casole, come and join a Spring celebration in a town full of flowers, colours, photographic exhibitions, children's workshops, food and wine tastings.
Medieval Dinner in Certaldo
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A Medieval Dinner in the streets of the old town of Certaldo. An historical event in a unique atmosphere.


Site Specific Installation: Hotel Castello di Casole
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iSculpture Art Gallery of San Gimignano & Casole d'Elsa is proud to announce "Ivan Lardscheider: A Child's Play" on location at Castello di Casole.
FESTA del PESCE- SEAFOOD FAIR in Castiglioncello
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Typical seafood fair in Castiglioncello with giant frying pan in the main square , 2nd, 3rd and 4th week-end in June
Florence,“THE FORTUNES OF THE PRIMITIVES” ART TREASURES FROM ITALIAN COLLECTIONS BETWEEN THE XVIII AND XIX CENTURY
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Florence, Galleria dell'Accademia:A picture of the important cultural phenomenon concerning the history of taste and collecting in Italy between the late XVIII century and early XIX century. This phenomenon exerted a considerable influence on the formation of the major public art collections in the most important European countries.
Il Gioco del Ponte , Pisa
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The Bridge Game in Pisa, historical reenactment going back to 1000 A.D. when different parts of the city used to compete in a battle right in the city center, Piazza degli Anziani, today Piazza dei Cavalieri.
PALIO di SIENA
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PALIO Historic Horse Race in the famous Piazza del Campo and celebrations all over the old city.
NOTTE BLU sulla Costa degli Ettruschi- Blue Night along the Etruscan Coast
8:30 pm
All along the Etruscan Coast, all the villages displaying the Blue Flag are going to host special events, parties, markets, concerts, nightly shopping etc. Allin the name of the BLUE color, the color of sea, sky, night. Let's the Summer begin!
PALIO di Casole d' Elsa
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A smaller and reduced version of the famous palio in Siena. A traditional event celebrated in the village with all day activities culminating on the 13th with an Historic parade, Horse blessing and the Horse race followed by a cheerful open air dinner in the main Piazza while waiting for fireworks.
Monteriggioni Medieval Festival
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The Medieval Festival is a must-see celebration in Tuscany. Held over two weekends in Monteriggioni, the atmosphere is that of a medieval village with military garrisons, artisans, nobles and commoners.


La Bohème in Casole d'Elsa
9:00-11:00 pm
For all Opera lovers, Puccini and La Bohème in the main Piazza in Casole d'Elsa.
Volterra Medieval Festival 2014
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Step back in time and experience a magical day at the Medieval Festival in Volterra, one of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany. Replete with costumes, feasts and performances, you'll be transported back to Volterra in 1398 AD.