Events in Tuscany in October and November:
October and November are perfect months to travel around Tuscany; as the flood of tourists subsides in these months, it makes the tourist who chooses this period discover this region and be able to relish the beauties of Tuscany with extreme tranquillity without , for example, the queues of the cultural attractions of the art cities in the area.
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The weather in these months, without being excessively cold, announces the imminent arrival of winter, and sometimes some warm days intersperse with fresh sun downs in which we thank to have a warm inviting fireplace to spend moments of relaxation.
As always throughout the year, the calendar of these months provides a varied offer of events in the region for the traveller to relish not only the beauty and cultural and artistic attraction of Tuscany, but also important concerts and celebrations, which are the best way to immerse in the culture of the region.
Below we have collected information about some of the most outstanding events of the month:
On Sunday 18th October the Wine Festival is celebrated in Fosciandora in the province of Lucca. From 11.00 am the streets of this town become festive and the visitors will be able to enjoy its specialities such as cornflour dishes, grilled cornflour, fadge, cheese and regional sausages, homemade jams and endless number of specialities of Tuscany, wined hosted by the best wines of the region, an indisputable main character of the festival. Also, the participants will be able to do excursions around the vineyards and wine cellars of the town.
On Thursday 22nd October at 9 pm the pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto plays in the Teatro Comunale de Firenze. The celebrated Japanese pianist will play his last composition “Out of Noise” in this expected concert which takes him back to the Tuscan land for the lucky ones who will be able to enjoy him performing alive one of the most famed pianists of the international musical world. The scheduled program includes besides his best cinematographic compositions together with works by Satie, Bach and Mompou.
For more information: www.maggiofiorentino.it
On Sunday 25th October the Sagra del Tordo is celebrated in Montalcino (Siena). “La Sagra del Tordo” has taken place in the beautiful and famed town of Montalcino since 1957 on the last Sunday of October This event gathers neighbours representing the four neighbourhoods of the town, who enter an intense archery competition in a friendly and cordial rivalry. The competition is the core performance of a great popular festival which offers parades, music and dancing, as well as tasting of specialities of the area, such as pappardelle with wild boar, pici al sugo, grilled meat and endless typical dishes perfectly accompanied by the celebrated and unsurpassed wine of Montalcino.
On 1st November “Mercatino di prodotti biologoci e tradizionali della Val d’Orcia” takes place. On the first day of November a new edition of the market of local biological products comes back to the marvellous town of Pienza for the visitors to taste the typical and unique flavours of this fascinating area of Tuscany. This market of biological and traditional products is accompanied by the attraction of seeing on the spot the work of various artists who will paint and exhibit their works in the beautiful Via dell’Amore of the town. For more information and details link:: http://www.comunedipienza.it/index.html
The town of Volterra hosts the Festival of Chocolate on the weekend of 7th and 8th November. In the background of the events organized by Volterra Gusto, on the second weekend of November, the Festival of Chocolate will be celebrated. It is a unique event for the most sweet-toothed who no doubt will enjoy the sweetest and most exquisite creations made with cocoa. The performances and tasting will be celebrated on Saturday between 4 pm and 8pm and on Sunday between 10 am and 8 pm. More information about the beautiful Tuscan town in: http://www.comune.volterra.pi.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/1