Month: April 2017

Nature Train 2017: vintage carriages in the Sienese countryside

Weekends on NATURE TRAIN are coming back! An exciting experience for children but also for adults who can admire quietly the landscapes of the Crete Senesi and the Valdichiana. The trains run through the old railway tracks and stop in the characteristic of the Sienese villages to taste the local products: wine, oil, truffles, mushrooms…
The two trains, one with the steam engine and the other with vintage carriages, alternating during the Sundays in the spring and fall. Every Sunday it proposes a different route departing from Siena, to discover the beauty of the territory.

April 17 – Buonconvento
Antiques Fair

April 23 – San Quirico d’Orcia
Orcia Wine Festival

April 25 – Castiglione d’Orcia
Spring in Val d’Orcia

May 01 – Montalcino
The Maggiolata

May 14 – Asciano
Market Ghiotti: cheese and pods

May 25 – Torrenieri and Montalcino
Train Festival

May 28 – Chiusi
Discovering the city of the Etruscans

October 1 – Murlo
Festival at the Castle of Murlo

October 8 – Vivo d’Orcia and Castiglione d’Orcia
Porcini Mushroom Festival

October 15 – Abbadia San Salvatore
Autumn Festival

October 23 – Trequanda
New Olive Oil Festival

October 29 – Montalcino
Festival of the Thrush

November 12 – San Giovanni d’Asso and Montalcino
White Truffle Market

December 8 – Asciano
Truffle Market of Asciano White

December 10 – San Quirico d’Orcia
Olive Oil Festival

For information and reservations www.terredisiena.it/trenonatura and www.visionedelmondo.com

Summer Music Festivals in Arezzo and Cortona

From July 2 to 9 – Cortona
FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC directed by Msgr. Marco Frisina
In the most beautiful churches of Cortona, in the Abbey of Farneta and the Hermitage of Celle.
Every evening there will be a concert, and during the HOLY NIGHT, sacred music will accompany the prayer until dawn.
www.cortonacristiana.it

From 8 July to 8 August – Arezzo
OPERA FESTIVAL
Now for over 10 years Arezzo hosts the summer program of the Oberlin Conservatory (Ohio – USA), and it is on this occasion that the city becomes an open air theater. Almost every night you can attend FREE concerts and opera productions involving the most beautiful locations in the city: Piazza Grande at  Teatro Petrarca.
www.oberlin-in-italy.com

From June 17 to August 6 – Valdichiana Outlet Village
SUMMER FEST VALDICHIANA
5 event days, each dedicated to a musical genre: CLASSIC on June 24, JAZZ & BLUES on July 8, ROCKABILLY on July 15, HIP HOP on July 22nd, SEVENTIES on August 5th. Around these events, a series of themed installations will characterize the entire Valdichiana Outlet during these 50 days of summer.
www.valdichianaoutlet.it/it/land-of-valdichiana/summer-fest

(Photo: Concert of the Oberlin Conservatory in the Cloister of the Municipality of Arezzo – Ph. Erica Andreini)

Shopping at Valdichiana Outlet Village

Only 5 minutes driving from La Lisa and here we are:

Welcome to Valdichiana Outlet Village, a suggestive and amazing outlet village located in the heart ofValdichiana, one of the loveliest spots in Tuscany.
TheValdichiana Outlet Village houses over 140 famous designer and brand shops thatoffer 30 – 70% discounts all year round and during sales periods furtherdiscounts and offers are made.
TheVillage offers a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere; it has several facilitiesand services such as the beauty centre, the playground, the library and severalfood courts where the best local food and wines are offered.
Thevisitors choose Valdichiana Outlet Village situated in Foiano for an unique“shopping experience” characterized by quality and convenience.

Where you can find us?
Via Enzo Ferrari, 5
Località le Farniole
Foiano della Chiana 52045
Contacts: Ph. +39 0575 649926 / Fax. +39 0575 642549
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday 10.00 – 20.00

Summer 2017 Country Fest in Tuscany

1ST OF MAY – MONTEPULCIANO
Saint Agnes feast with the traditional country fair

FROM THE 18TH OF MAY TO THE 4TH OF JUNE – LUCIGNANO
Traditional MAGGIOLATA (flower-car parade)

FROM THE 25TH OF MAY TO THE 4TH OF JUNE – BATTIFOLLE (AREZZO)
Feast of Macaroni

FROM THE 22ND TO THE 25TH OF JUNE – RUSCELLO (AREZZO)
Feast with GOOSE specialities

25 TH JUNE – CHIANCIANO TERME
Saint John the Baptist’s feast with horses and traditional oxen chariot parade

EVERY WEEKEND OF JUNE – SIENA
Feast of the CONTRADAS (quartiers)

FROM THE 27TH TO THE 6TH OF AUGUST – BROLIO
Feast of the FROG

THE 6TH AUGUST – MONTISI
Joust of Simone, a village tournament

FROM THE 13TH TO THE 15TH OF AUGUST – CORTONA
Feast of the STEAK

FROM THE 19TH TO THE 20TH OF AUGUST – CORTONA
Feast of PORCINI Mushrooms

FROM THE 9TH TO THE 10TH SEPTEMBER – MONTE SAN SAVINO
Feast of PORCHETTA (Roasted Pork)

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