Events 2015

Sarteano - Giostra Del Saracino

The Giostra of Saracino is an equestrian game reminiscent of the struggle against the marauding Arab horsemen (the Saracen). It takes place in Sarteano August 15 of each year. In this representation, the enemy is made ​​up of a typical statue of wood, half-length, arranged on a support, hence rotating. The Knights of 5 Contrade gallop against it trying to slip a ring with the shaft diameter of 7 cm placed on the shield.

Montepulciano - Bravio Delle Botti

In an atmosphere full of charm and magic takes place this year August 31 in Montepulciano an arduous uphill marathon: a race called Bravìo barrels. The Bravìo of the barrels is the challenge between eight districts that compete for a painted cloth, rolling barrels of about 80 kg each, along a path to climb over 1km. The names of the districts are Cagnano, Collazzi, Le Coste, Gracciano Poggiolo, San Donato, Talosa and Voltaia, all located along the historical centre.

Montepulciano - Calici Di Stelle

Every year on August 10, tasting tour of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and Rosso DOC in the old town. Lively and entertaining evening dedicated to tasting wines and enlivened by the performance of live music groups of various kinds. Typical dishes of local cuisine, the Arts and Antiques Market, exhibition of Flag-Wavers of Montepulciano


Cortona - Giostra Dell’Archidado

On June 2014, in the beautiful Piazza Signorelli of Cortona, is held, as every year, "Tournament of Archidado", a medieval re-enactment focused on celebrating the marriage of Lord of Cortona with a noblewoman of Siena in 1300. The tournament crossbow is preceded by costume parades, flag games, live music and medieval ceremonies.