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Tuscany January 2010

Events in Tuscany in February:

Tuscany, as every month, is still full of events and popular fiestas and festivals, among which it is necessary to highlight the end of the carnival celebrations in the following weeks. Gastronomic events, little markets, expositions and concerts, etc. are other options in which the traveller choosing to stay in Tuscany will be able to relish:

Below we have selected, among others, the following events:

Carnival fiestas on 21st February:

Medieval Carnival of Calenzano (Florence)
Carnival of Follonica (Grosseto)
Carnival of Foiano della Chiana (Arezzo)
Carnival of Viareggio (Lucca)
Carnaval of San Gimignano (Siena)
Besides the end of the carnival celebrations we also highlight the following events:

Chocolate Festival in Scandicci- On 27th and 28th February the Chocolate Festival is celebrated in Piazza Matteotti de Scandicci (Florence). Ten chocolate masters will be present at it. A sweet and festive outing for all the family. More information in
On Sunday 28th February in Le Piastre in the province of Pistoia the “Sagra della Polenta Dolce is held. This gastronomic events dedicated to the delectable local typical sweet polenta of chestnut flour is organized in the square of the church of Le Piastre.

Spandau Ballet’s concert in Florence on 3rd March- The famous English band that play again for the first time in 20 years will celebrate a concert in the Mandela Forum of Florence in which they will play the great hits with which they rose to stardom in the 80s. More information and tickets in

On Friday 12th March the town of San Gimignano celebrates its patron’s fiesta- A day in honour of Santa Fina, the patron of this ravishing Tuscan town. Another occasion to relish one of the most varied and visited towns of Tuscany.

On 13th March medieval market in Siena- The majestic Piazza del Campo shows its best face for the market to take place.
It is a re-enactment that emulates and honours those markets of the Middle Ages, 7 centuries ago. A truthful reconstruction of medieval trade. The square will take the style it used to have in the 13th century offering an altogether unusual aspect and which will be very attractive and surprising to all those who can come to Siena on that day.

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