Events and concerts in June
When fine weather comes, the open air events in Tuscany abound such as popular celebrations, concerts, folk festivals and the most significant celebrations of the region such as “Calcio Storico” or “Palio di Siena”. These are just two of the most expected celebrations not only by the Tuscans but also by the travellers coming from all around the world to participate in two of the world renowned events of the Tuscan festival calendar. We will refer to these events in the following issues.
In the following weeks travellers will be able to enjoy the events and concerts in Tuscany:
Beer Festival in Grossetto is celebrated from 22nd to 24th May. The festival lasts three days in which people sample the best regional handmade beer and international brands, too. During the festival, you will be able to learn about ways of brewing beer and enjoy popular dance by the sound of typical music for three days of uninterrupted entertainment.
On 24th May “infiorata” is held in Scarperia- Florencia. Following the tradition, once again the town of Scarperia offers a vision of the streets of its historical heart scattered with flower designs chosen specially for the celebration. A crowd of visitors gathers year after year determined not to miss this big spring feast for the eyes by any means.
On the weekend of 23rd and 24th May, Scarperia will be the venue for”Sagra del Tortello”. It is a gastronomic gathering in which everyone will be able to savour samples of specialities, the best “antipasti”, roast meat, and the excellent “tortelli”, pasta filled with potatoes with meat sauce, not to be missed at all. The celebration goers are wined with the best Chianti.
Opening times: Saturday 23rd May at 7 pm -Sunday at 12 noon and 7 pm.
For more information refer to www.prolocoscarperia.com
Celebrations in Pisa in June: Throughout June, Pisa is venue for its own celebrations of which there is certainly no shortage. Concerts, exhibitions, popular festivals, fairs, etc. take place in different parts of the city. Among the inescapable celebrations there is one which stands out: the old boat regatta held on 2nd June. For more information and programmes please refer to: http://www.comune.pisa.it/
Laura Pausini´s concert on 2nd June in Florence- Laura Pausini still goes on her world tour started on 5th May in Torino that will take her to the main European capitals and the USA, Canada, Latin America and Australia.
The concert will be held in Mandela Forum in Florence. For more information and tickets purchase please refer to: www.bitconcerti.it
Tiziano Ferro´s concert on 19th June in Marina di Carrara- The Italian singer is doing a special musical show on his fourth tour of his career, featuring his latest songs combined with special effects and spectacular staging to guarantee his following a night of pure entertainment. The concert is part of the “Tirreno Festival 2009” in which Franco Battiato will take part on 3rd June.
For more information and ticket purchase: www.orchestramassacarrara.it