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APRIL IN TUSCANY AND UMBRIA

Country Slow Living

Here are some of our ideas of things to do and see in April here in Tuscany and Umbria around our village of Paciano.

April 16th will celebrate Ester April 17, Monday will be bank holiday (most of shops and supermarket will not be open) .

Also note that we’ll have another bank holiday on April 25th, the “Anniversario della liberazione”.

 

AREZZO

April 1 and 2, and 25th special Antique fair.

http://www.fieraantiquaria.org/

 

ASSISI

ANTIQUE FAIR – APRIL 22 TO MAY 1

http://www.assisiantiquariato.it/

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TOURS:

UMBRIA TUSCANY REVIEW APRIL 2017

 

CASTIGLION DEL LAGO – LAKE TRASIMENO

6 TO 9 OF APRIL  – TULIP AND SPRING FESTIVAL – http://www.festadeltulipano.com/

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CETONA

APRIL 23 TO 25 – CETONA FLOWE SHOW

 

CHIANCIANO TERME, PIENZA – SARTEANO 

APRIL 22 TO 25 BIKE CHALLANGE

http://www.ilgrandtour.it/

 

April 21 to 23  Water and Wine Jazz Festival  http://www.acquaevinochiancianoinjazz.com/

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CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE

EASTER MARKET – APRIL 15 TO 17

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InfoPoint – Piazza Matteotti, + 39 0578 298840 info@cittadellapieve.org

https://www.facebook.com/CittaDellaPieveIAT/ 

 

Live tableaux

On Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, many actors of Terziere Borgo Dentro perform Live Tableaux on the themes of the Passion, Death and Resurrection.  On Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, many actors of Terziere Borgo Dentro perform Live Tableaux on the themes of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ, with scenes from the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, Ecce Homo, the Flagellation, the Pietà on the Dead Christ and the Resurrection, set against the backdrop of the evocative underground vaults of Palazzo Orca.

 

FIRENZE

APRIL 22 TO MAY 1 THE INTERNATIONAL ARTISANA MARKET AT Fortezza dal basso.

http://www.firenzefiera.it/eventi/exhibition/81-mostra-internazionale-dellartigianato/7378/ 

APRIL 30 – The white night https://www.facebook.com/events/206640073133884/

 

 

MONTEPULCIANO

APRIL 13 TO 30 – EASTER FESTIVAL http://www.festivaldipasqua.it/programme.html

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ORCIA WINE FESTIVAL 

24TH   TO 26TH OF APRIL

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3 Days dedicated to the DOC wines of Orcia. 11 wineries will shows.: Campotondo – Castiglione d’Orcia, Marco Capitoni – Pienza, Donatella Cinelli Colombini – Trequanda,  Fattoria Resta – Buonconvento, La Canonica – San Giovanni d’Asso, Olivi – Sarteano,  Podere Forte – Castiglione d’Orcia,  Poggio al Vento – Castiglione d’Orcia, Santa Maria – Montalcino, SassodiSole – Montalcino, Val d’Orcia Terre Senesi – Castiglione d’Orcia.

More info at: Ufficio Turistico San Quirico d’Orcia – tel. +39 0577.899728 ufficioturistico@comune.sanquiricodorcia.si.it
www.consorziovinoorcia.it

 

PANICALE

APRIL 17 – THE CHEESE CHALLENGE

A race with cheese at the main “piazzetta” square, live music and tasting from 3.00 PM

PIETRAFITTA 

THE WILD ASPARAGUS FESTIVAL – APRIL 21 TO 30

https://www.facebook.com/Proloco-Pietrafitta-1391223421200470/?fref=ts

 

TASTE A CHIANINA BEEF MEAT AND MONTEPULCIANO TOUR

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Taste the best chianina beef in a meat farm, visit a winey in Montepulciano and discover Pienza

Here is an ideal program for you: 9.30 am Departure from il Fontanaro

10.45 am Guided tour to a prestigious Chianina beef farm and winery chianina cow gives one

of the top quality beef from which the well known florentine steak is prepared!

12.30 am Visit to the cellar and lunch with wine tasting accompanied by sliced cured meats,

mixed crostini, cheese, sample of chianina beef with seasonal vege tables, cantucci

(the famous tuscan biscotti!) with vino santo.

2.00 pm Visit to the second winery of the day with guided tour of an historical winery with tasting

of three doc and docg wines from Montepulciano, accompanied by tuscan sliced cured meats, cheese and crostino toscano.

3.30 PM Visit to the charming town of Pienza, partially redesigned in the renaissance and full

of breathtaking corners and panoramas. relax and enjoy a great homemade gelato!

6.00 PM Return to the villa driving along one of the most scenic drive in Val d’Orcia!

 

RELAX WITH A SPA TOUR

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An afternoon between the relaxing water of a spa resort and Montepulciano with its great wines

1.30 PM Depart from il Fontanaro estate.

2.30 PM Spend an afternoon at a spa resort “Theia” in Chianciano Terme,

known for its special therapeutical water.

7.00 PM Visit to an historical winery in Montepulciano with wine tasting of their DOC and DOCG wines including the great “Nobile di Montepulciano”.

8.00 PM Typical dinner in a local restaurant.

11.30 PM Return to il Fontanaro villa.

 

SARTEANO

April 29 to May 1 – Food show: Valdichiana Eating – WHERE: Piazza XXIV Giugno e Piazza Bargagli

ufficio@stradavinonobile.it   http://valdichianaeating.it/

 

TERNI 

APRIL 14 TO 17 – UMBRIA JAZZ SPRING EDITION – https://www.facebook.com/UmbriaJazz.official/

 

VAL DI CHIANA

VISIT LA FOCE GARDENS .- UNESCO PATRIMONIUM . FROM IL FONTANARO VILLAS only 40 minutes driving-

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OPENING DAYS 2017 (from March 25th to November 1st): Every Wednesday afternoon: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm – Every weekend (Sat. and Sun.) and National holiday (April 17, April 25, May 1, June 2, August 15, November 1): 11:30am, 3pm, 4:30pm
TICKETS Individuals € 10,00 Children under 12 accompanied by an adult free

The ticket includes the guide and can be purchased at La Foce office (in the courtyard of the Fattoria) in cash only.

 

TERNI

UMBRIA JAZZ SPRING – APRIL 14 TO 17

http://www.umbriajazz.com/

 

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