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Photo © Danilo Puccioni
Photo © Danilo Puccioni

Kite Festival and Flower Exhibition-Market


In San Miniato a festival celebrating the arrival of spring

On Sunday, April 7, elegant brightly handcrafted colored kites will soar in the sky above San Miniato, following the ancient Tuscan tradition: river reeds dried in the open air, twine, glue made from water and flour, and greaseproof or tissue paper.

It is a festival celebrating the arrival of spring, flanked by the Flower Exhibition-Market and the Borgo Fiorito initiative, which transforms the entire town into a fragrant garden.

The squares will also feature the Local Zero-Kilometer Products Market, with delicious marzuoli truffles and other products of the earth. Stands will also include antiques and the creations of local artisans.

The program:

  • from the morning, on the lawn of the fortress
    54th Kite Festival
  • from 9 to 10 a.m.
    Piazza del Seminario - Loggiati San Domenico - Corso Garibaldi - Loggiati Piazza Dante
    28th Arts and Crafts Market Exhibition
    2nd Borgo Fiorito
  • from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Piazza del Seminario
    Earth Market
  • 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., with meeting in Piazza del Seminario
    Treasure hunt for young and old. Discovering food.
  • 10 a.m., with meeting in Piazza del Seminario
    Discovering marzuolo truffle and discovering the charcoal alleys of San Miniato
  • from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
    in the rooms of the seminary refectory
    Agriristoro d'autore, with products from the earth market and marzuolo truffle of truffle association
  • 3:15 p.m. 
    Historical Parade, with the participation of the company of musicians and flag-wavers of Porta Fiorentina of the Palio del Cerro of Cerreto Guidi
  • 4:30 p.m.
    Piazza Bonaparte
    Project San Miniato: San Miniato cardio-protected city. Defibrillator inauguration.
  • 5:15 p.m.
    Piazza Duomo
    Launch of three hot air balloons
  • 5:30 p.m.
    Palazzo Roffia
    Auction of painted kites and awarding of the most distinctive kites