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Tuscany and Umbria in August 2018

umbria tuscany review August in Tuscany and Umbria - photo of Fontegirasole
umbria tuscany review August in Tuscany and Umbria - photo of Fontegirasole
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Guide to Tuscany and Umbria in August 2018:

things to do, festivals and more! Places to visit. Best month. Things to do. What to do. What to see. Best events.  Check them out on our list below.



Castiglioncello del Trinoro

August 4th – Music Concert from “Incontri Terre di Siena” at 8.00 PM

Chiusi Chianciano  

Ruzzi della Conca every last week of August


Città della Pieve 

Palio dei Terzieri –  August 8 to 19 –


August 27 to 27 – Furious Opera lirica in due atti  – teatro comunale degli Avvalorati – 9.30 PM




T-BONE steak festival – 14th to  15th of August from 6.00 PM.

Porcini mushrooms festival August 18th and 19th  from 6.00 PM.Info: +39 0575 630352 Email:

Antique fair from August 19th


Lake Trasimeno

Trasimeno Blues  up to August 4



August 10th – Calici sotto le Stelle wine festival –

Palazzo Ricci concerts:

Leonardo da Vinci , a major exhibition held in the Fortezza di Montepulciano (Medici Fortress). An exhibition that aims to highlight one of the most innovative aspects of the work of the genius Leonardo, in which machines, the human body and nature are governed by the same universal laws. Open every day from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission: € 5.00.

Info tel.: +39 0577286300 –


August 18th to 26th – BRAVIO DELLE BOTTI – the historical barrel race of Montepulciano.


Mosaico sonoro every Thursday night free concerts at the main pizzetta “square” at 9.30 PM



Cheese Festival, la fiera del Cacio di Pienza,  Every year at the and of August


San Casciano dei Bagni 

August 10 –  Calici di Stelle preview – A very special and big local wine event with wine producer from the area.

August 13 – “Palio di San Cassiano”: the four districts of Campanile, Gattineto, Porticciola
and Pozzo challenge and popular games before the spectacular  run with the wheelchairs on which a frog is positioned.
The week before the show is a week full of events, from the “Launch of the Challenge”  to the Renaissance Dinner.

And of August – Cinta senese pork festival – “Sagra della cinta senese e del maiale brado” – at Stadio Comunale every night.



Sarteano Jazz and Blues – 5th of August – Preview at the historical centre. At Nuova Accademia degli Arrischiati. More info at

10th of August – Fiera di San Lorenzo (Market)

12th and 19th of August Democratic party festival at zona Palazzetto delle Sport (Stadium)

14th of August historical centre GIOSTRA DEL SARACINO PREVIEW

15th of August 3.00 PM GIOSTRA DEL SARACINO – The Joust of the Saracen is a revival of an ancient chivalrous duel. It has its origins in the distant past, it is dated back to XIV century.

August 19th street market

August 24th to 26th festa della Contrada di San Bartolomeo

August 24th to 26th also Sarteano Jazz and Blues


San Feliciano (lake Trasimeno area) 

Giaccio Festival, a traditional food festival and celebrations from the last week and of August. The Giaccio is a traditional fishing net. And every day are organized social local fish dinners. Every night from 9.30 PM music and events . More info at:



THE PALIO! August 16 –


Todi Festival – 32° Edition from August 25th to September 2nd –




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