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The rich season of events in Valdichiana Senese is back!

Summer events return to Valdichiana Senese

Valdichiana Senese is not only a land of culture, wellness, and gastronomy but also a place rich in events. This year, each municipality presents its program, ranging from traditional cuisine to music, and insights on current issues. If you're curious to discover more about this fascinating area and experience something unique, don't forget to check out our offers!


Corsa delle Brocche di Cetona

The Corsa delle Brocche is a race requiring synchronization, endurance, and physical strength. It starts with a historical parade followed by two races symbolizing the inhabitants' efforts to fetch water. In the women's race, participants carry pitchers on their heads around Piazza Garibaldi, while in the men's race, the challenge is to carry heavy containers in a relay around the town walls. Don’t miss the chance to visit Cetona and enjoy this beautiful village during this traditional event, enriched by flag-waving and drumming performances.

Sagra del Bico

Bico is a typical flatbread from Piazze, a hamlet of Cetona, made with flour, water, yeast, oil, and salt, and baked in a wood-fired oven. This humble and ancient bread, originally cooked under ashes, is celebrated annually with a festival. For two weekends from late June to early July, you can taste traditional Bico, handmade and baked as in the past. The festival, organized by the "A Toscanini" municipal band, involves the entire community, with young and old working together to keep this tradition alive.

Chianciano Terme

Du’ Pici sotto le Stelle

At the 9th edition of "Du’ Pici sotto le Stelle", you can savor traditional pici, made with the simple ingredients of flour and water. The festival menu includes pici served with Chianina ragù, duck ragù, and a unique Valdichiana garlic sauce. Each dish is prepared with passion and dedication by the association’s members and volunteers, ensuring an authentic and unforgettable culinary experience.

Festa della Musica

Set in the scenic Parco Termale dei Fucoli in Chianciano Terme, the festival celebrates its 22nd edition. In addition to excellent food and music, featuring artists like Mondo Marcio, Giuliano Palma, and Bowland, the festival welcomes you with a unique atmosphere enhanced by the park's beauty. Don't miss the chance to enjoy the perfect blend of nature, music, and good food!


Lars Rock Fest

Lars Rock Fest is back, offering high-quality independent music accessible to all. Organized by the GEC - Gruppo Effetti Collaterali, the event is free this year as well. Notable artists include Fantastic Negrito with his album "White Jesus Black Problems," a homage to the '70s. On Saturday, July 6th, DITZ and Gilla Band, with their album "Most Normal," a mix of post-punk and noise, will perform. The festival, spanning three days, presents a diverse selection of national and international artists, promoting artistic diversity and innovation to engage a wide audience, from young people to families.

Tria Turris

The Tria Turris, a festival of medieval street artists, is an annual event organized by the Terzieri Association of Chiusi. Usually held on the last weekend of June, coinciding with the feast of the patron saint, Santa Mustiola, the festival offers three intense days of traveling performances, with jesters, acrobats, stilt walkers, musicians, and more, immersing visitors in the past. The program also includes tournaments, battles, craftsmen, and a grand historical parade. The highlight of the event is the Palio delle Torri, an ancient tradition held on the last Sunday of June for over thirty years.


Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte

The 49th Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte, artistically directed by Mariangela Vacatello and musically by Michele Gamba, will be held in Montepulciano and the Valdichiana Senese from July 12 to 28, 2024.

This year’s theme, "Homenajes Errantes - Hommages Errantes - Wandering Homages," focuses on the movement and aesthetics of the female figure and its iconography. The event will feature artists from various disciplines, including music, theater, dance, performance, research, cinema, and light installations, enlivening the cultural life of the area with a rich program of events.

Calici di Stelle

If you’re looking for events during the night of San Lorenzo, don’t miss Calici di Stelle in Montepulciano. Organized by the Strada del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano e dei Sapori della Valdichiana Senese, this event has become a classic among local festivals.

This celebration, beloved by wine enthusiasts both nationally and internationally, offers tastings of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and Rosso di Montepulciano DOC in the picturesque streets of the historic town, along with musical entertainment, children's shows, exhibitions, and more!

Bravio delle Botti

On the last Sunday of August, Montepulciano hosts the traditional Bravìo delle Botti, a historical reenactment where the eight town districts compete by pushing barrels up a 1800-meter uphill course to the Duomo’s steps in Piazza Grande. This competition, replacing the old horse races, is brought to life by the districts’ "pushers." The final day is preceded by a week full of events, providing an immersion into the vibrant life of Montepulciano.

Don’t miss the 2024 edition, starting with the Gonfaloniere's Proclamation on August 17.

San Casciano

Sagra dei Pici di Celle

For nearly 50 years, the Sagra dei Pici in Celle sul Rigo has been renowned not only for its delicious pici but for the teamwork of its residents. Every picio served during the festival is hand-made, thanks to the collaboration of everyone in the days leading up to the event in the kitchen of the Società Filarmonica. This small town festival has become increasingly famous, attracting hundreds of Italian and international visitors to the Tuscan village near the Lazio border.

La Terrazza

La Terrazza is a must for lovers of culture and current affairs discussions. The event, held throughout the summer, features prominent national and international figures discussing the past, present, and future. If you're curious to join these "pop" conversations with free admission, don't miss the chance to visit this charming village in the Valdichiana Senese.


Giostra del Saracino

The Giostra del Saracino in Sarteano is an equestrian game commemorating the battles between Christian knights and Saracen raiders.

The celebrations begin with the "Tratta dei Bossoli," a night event with water, fire, flags, and drums, where the order of the five districts' competition is drawn. After presenting the Palio, mid-August hosts "La Provaccia," where jousters test the field and perfect their techniques. The celebration culminates with a grand historical parade and the actual Giostra del Saracino, an event engaging for both the local community and visitors.

Sarteano Jazz & Blues

Since 2001, the "Sarteano Jazz & Blues" festival has become a major event in the Valdichiana Senese, spreading the passion for Jazz and Blues and fostering new local talents making their mark on the national music scene. With marching band parades, improvisation workshops, jam sessions, art exhibitions, and big band concerts, entertainment is guaranteed!



L'Incantaborgo is a Street Arts Festival featuring a varied lineup of musical, theatrical, and artistic performances. Besides shows, it offers side events like artistic markets, photographic exhibitions, street food, and guided tours of the town's attractions. Over the years, the festival has gained an international dimension, hosting artists from various nationalities and becoming a moment of cultural and gastronomic exchange with the twin cities of Aÿ Champagne and Dorking.

Birranthology (Scrofiano)

The extravaganza festival in Scrofiano, a village near Sinalunga, offers three unforgettable evenings of live music, complemented by a rich variety of craft beers from the area. It’s a unique experience where the passion for music meets the discovery of the best local and international beers.

Torrita di Siena

Torrita Blues

Torrita Blues celebrates its 35th anniversary with a rich concert program.

On Friday, June 28, Edoardo Bennato will perform, continuing the series of illustrious Italian artists who have graced this stage. Saturday, June 29, will mark the return of Fabio Treves with the Treves Blues Band, a legendary musician in the Italian blues scene and a longtime friend of the festival. Various other artists will enrich the evenings of this event, guaranteeing entertainment for all.

The Thursday dinner, with bands selected from the "Effetto Blues" contest, is also confirmed, promising a high-impact festival.

Torrita Biodiversità – Festa dell’Agri Cultura

Torrita Biodiversità is an event dedicated to promoting a lifestyle respectful of animal and plant varieties, highlighting the importance of local species and short supply chains. Over two days of conferences, exhibitions, and initiatives, the value of biodiversity will be explored as a foundation for sustainable development and cultural heritage preservation. The event offers an opportunity to meet producers, experts, and scholars in the agro-food sector, showcasing the traditional excellences of the area and ancient crops.


Tre Gotti al Campino

The beer and independent music festival at Parco Ornella Pancirolli in Trequanda offers a lively mix of culture and entertainment. In addition to performances by emerging local bands and established artists from the Italian independent scene, guests can enjoy the event's food stand with the best typical products of the region. A lively and welcoming atmosphere fills the park every evening, making it a meeting point for lovers of craft beer and good music.

Festa dell’Olio Novo

The Festa dell’Olio Novo in Trequanda and Castelmuzio is the first event in Tuscany dedicated to new oil, kicking off a series of regional events. Organized by the Proloco, the festival includes meetings, conferences, markets, and tastings. This event brings the villages of Trequanda and Castelmuzio to life each year, offering the perfect opportunity to taste excellent local oils and visit these charming villages in the Valdichiana Senese.

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