Best Events of July 2013 in Tuscany

mccurry exhibition sienaSteve McCurry “Journey around the Man”

June 15 – November 3
Siena, Museum Complex Santa Maria della Scala

Steve McCurry, a veteran of the National Geographic, is not only one of the greatest masters of photography of our century, awarded several times with the World Press Photo Awards, which can be considered as a kind of ”Nobel Prize” of photography, but is a point of reference for a wide audience, especially young people, who in his photographs recognize a way of looking at our time and, in a sense, “recognize they”.

La Notte Blu nella Costa degli Etruschi

La-Notte-Blu-della-Costa-degli-Etruschi6 July
Livorno, Cecina, Bibbona, San Vincenzo, Piombino, Castiglioncello, Vada, Baratti – Populonia, Marina di Bibbona, Cecina Mare, Quercianella, Rosignano Solvay, Donoratico, Marina di Castagneto

All along the Etruscan Coast you will find Blue Flag towns and many things to do during the „Notte Blu nella Costa degli Etruschi“ (english: The Blu Night of Etruscan Coast): shows, sports, cultural events, food and wine tastings, markets, visits to museums, concerts, shopping and much more.

Mercantia di Certaldo

mercantia17-21 July
Certaldo, City Center

International festival of street theater. International shows, touring bands, circus, master craftsmen, exhibitions, installations, museums, theater and lots of street art. Gardens and secret warehouses, prisons, cellars and other shelters, towers and balconies.

Monteriggioni di torri si corona

monteriggioni festival12-14 July
Monteriggioni, City Center

The Medieval Festival is an unmissable summer Monteriggioni Tuscany. Fairness in the walls of Monteriggioni for two weekends re-creating the atmosphere and the atmosphere of a medieval village with its military garrisons, artisans, nobles and commoners.

Giostra dell’Orso

giostra dell orso25 July
Pistoia, City Center

Giostra dell’Orso – is an ancient horse-racing in the cathedral square covered in ground, which takes place between four districts of the city (rioni). The name of the event arose from the city’s coat of arms, featuring a bear, also known as ‘micco’. During the festival, the city dramatically changes – a huge procession of city dwellers adorned in ancient costumes stretches over the streets in the morning of July 25th, followed by the Mass, during which the relics of St. Jacob are exhibited in the cathedral, and finally horse race in the evening.

Festa dell’Unicorno

Unicorno-Festa27-28 July
Vinci, City Center

The village of Vinci will become a great city lost in time and space, peopled by ladies, knights, elves, archers and mages.

Jazz & Wine twinning

Montalcino by Wikipedia16-21 July
Montalcino, City Center

Jazz & Wine 2013: quality music and good wine in Montalcino for the sixteenth consecutive year. Confirmed the partnership with the jazz festival in three areas: Tuscany, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Emilia, joined by the striking beauty of the landscapes and the production of wines appreciated all over the world.

Bolgheri Melody

Bolgheri-Melody18 July – 18 August

Thanks to the Festival of the Etruscan Coast there will be Music, Dance, Theater, Conversations and Art – all set near the most famous cypress trees of the world – in the Arena Mario Incisa della Rochhetta, also known as Melody. The main goals of the festival are to promote the Bolgheri area through the arts and foster knowledge of the territory and its fine wines.

Chianti Festival

chianti festival20 Giugno – 16 Luglio
Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Gaiole in Chianti, Radda in Chianti

Chianti Festival will be in the heart of Chianti region: Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Gaiole in Chianti, Radda in Chianti. The partecipantes of the festival: Bruscello Storico, Frank Raya, Gabin Dabiré Group, Vércia, Demuru – Mangalavite, Mambì, Yabalala, Whisky Trail. Entrance is free (only for Bruscello Storico you need a ticket, € 10,00)

Pistoia Blues

pistoia blues3-7 July
Pistoia, City Center

Stars of the Pistoia Blues Festival: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, The Black Crowes, Steven Wilson, Beady Eye, Robert Cray Band and others.

Tutto Dante

tutto dante20 July – 6 August
Florence, Piazza Santa Croce

Tutto Dante is a performance by Roberto Benigni. From 20 July to 6 August, the tuscan actor conclude his personal narrative of Dante’s Inferno and will accompany the audience on an exciting journey through the past twelve songs, also accompanied by more current topic of satire.

Chianti Star Festival

chianti_star_festival29 June – 11 August
San Donato in Poggio

The first edition of the Chianti Star Festival will take place in the historic building, Palazzo Malaspina in San Donato in Poggio. The union of art and science, the dissemination of scientific culture and the promotion of the Chianti area are the main aims of this event and its highlights will lie in the meeting of OpenLab professors and researchers who are dedicated to this relationship between art and science, and an exhibition of contemporary artists from all over the world. A mini film festival will also explore the relationship between cinema and science.

Estate Fiesolana

estate fiesolana21 June – 31 July

The Estate Fiesolana is the oldest open-air festival in Italy. Ninety years of history, from 1911 – the year of the first theatrical performance at the Teatro Romano di Fiesole. Enjoy best performances and concerts in different places of Fiesole.

Arezzo Wave Love Festival

Arezzo-Wave-Love-Festival11-14 July
Civitella in Valdichiana, Arezzo

This year Arezzo Wave changes its face and urban festival becomes “country” festival. The festival will be staged in a large green area with a stage, children’s play area, market, and many other areas … and of course the good music! Among the guests of this edition: Max Gazzè, Marta sui Tubi, Ministers, Fedez, the night of Luca Agnelli, the show “30 years of Orthodoxy” with Massimo Zamboni, flute Roberto Fabbriciani. From Europe: 77 Bombay Street, Grimus, Rangleklods and then extra-musical guests the highest level, by Fabrizio Barca to the journalist Tommaso Cerno the writer Eraldo Pecci.

Palio di Siena

Palio di Siena 32 July and 16 August
Siena, Piazza del Campo

A competition of clear historical medieval mold, which takes place 2 times a year and attracts thousands of tourists from around the world, uniqueness and make this spectacular event the most important historical event in Italy. The Palio has a duration of 4 days of preparation, allocation of horses and jockeys, the race and festivities. Here we provide the dates and times of the event on July 2 and August 16. More opportunity in order not to miss this great event. Read more here and here.