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Events and concerts in Tuscany in July

The arrival of winter multiplies the offer of cultural events that take place in Tuscany all throughout the year. There is a varied and considerable number of cultural events, concerts, shows, popular celebrations, etc. that take place in every corner of Tuscany.

These events exert an added attraction for all those who have chosen this unique land to enjoy their summer holidays. Below we provide details of some of the most outstanding events that are held in July:

On 1st July Julio Patti Smith will perform at of Play Arezzo Art Festival that is celebrated in this Tuscan town throughout July. This festival which themes on music, culture, art and gastronomy will also welcome of Tracy Chapman on 22nd July. It also has a busy and interesting calendar of activities. To find out more information about it in the following link:

On 2nd July the first of the Palios of Siena is run. It is a celebrated horse race that takes place in Piazza del Campo in the city. It is a must-go for those who are in the area on 2nd of July (Palio di Provenzano) and 16th August (Palio dell’Assumpta). Three laps around Piazza del Campo make a unique and passionate experience that “seneses “ await all year long and that foreigners enjoy with the typical emotion of the most exciting sport competitions.

Throughout July, on 3rd , 4th , 5th, 10th, 11th and 12th the wonderful Monteriggioni is held. It is a singular medieval festival that perfectly recreates the rural ambience of 13th and 14th century. A medieval market, parades, military camp, musical shows, plays and entertainment turn this celebration into a must-visit for adults and children who will relish this beautiful and small Tuscan gem. For more information and the programme please refer to:

“Aspettando la Battaglia”(Waiting for the battle) is celebrated in Cascina in the province of Pisa on 11th and 12th July. This popular celebration commemorates the battle that took place in Cascina 645 years ago. For two days this precious town in Pisa will be catapulted into the past by means of a great number of celebrations, commemorative parades and a well tended set stage that will transport all participants of the festival to the past. For more information and the programme of the event please refer to:

On 11th July the great American artist Jenny Kravitz will stage his concert at Lucca Summer Festival in the marvellous Piazza Napoleone. It is a unique opportunity for Lenny Kravitz’s following to enjoy the unforgettable concert in such a magnificent setting. For more information and tickets purchase please refer to:

From 10 to 11 of July, the Umbria Jazz 2009 in Perugia.

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