Events in Chianti

Pentecoste a Castellina
  • the famous wine festival in Castellina will again take place during the Pentecoste week-end 14 to 16 May 2016
Siena Palio
  • Italiy's most famous traditional horse "race"
    Each year, the schedule for the palio remains exactly the same, with dates for tests and final race for the first Palio always from June 29th
    July 2nd, and dates for the second Palio always from August 13th - August 16th.
Open air opera festivals
  • in July and August open air opera festivals are at
    - Torre di Lago on a lake stage (1,5 hrs. drive) with operas from Puccini
    - Verona (2 hrs. drive) in the arena with operas from Verdi
    - Siena and surrounding area (from 25 min to 1hrs. drive) - concerts and operas
    - San Gimignano (45 min) - concerts and operas

    from may to end of sept in the surrounding towns and cities:
    - weekly small classical concerts and chamber music in churches and market places
    - open air concerts of modern music and jazz
  • the road race "L'Eroica" for oldtimer bicycles will take place 2 Oct. 2016 in Gaiole in Chianti