From July to September 2017, Tuscany offers countless food festivals in the most beautiful towns. From the seaside to the mountain, check out here some of the best options for this summer:
From August 10 to 15 it is time to celebrate San Lorenzo and to enjoy the Perseids yearly falling stars while sipping a glass of wine in a Tuscan cellar. Check out here the calendar of Calici di stelle 2017 edition. You can also join one of the many celebrations that will take place in some Tuscan towns.
Special dinners and shows in the magic square of Anghiari, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. More info here: Tovaglia a Quadri.
From August 17 to 27 the town of Pieve a Fosciana (in Garfagnana) hosts the Festa della Bistecca (the steak festival). On the menu : spelt, cold cuts and of course the best t-bone steaks!
Every year, on August 15 local people of Roccalbegna in the Maremma celebrate Ferragosto (Mid August) with a tasty bagle made with water, oil, flour, salt, yeast, and anise seeds.
From August 18 to 27 Porto Ercole (Argentario) hosts the Ficamaschia Dorata festival, the fair dedicated to the famous local bluetailed fish. Taste it fried, with potatoes or boiled.
For those who want to enjoy a very special local dish there is the Panigaccio Festival, until August 20 in Podenzana (Massa Cararra). The panigaccio is an unleavened bread from Lunigiana, squished between the testi (special cast iron baking dishes) like a crepe and filled with cheese, salami, olives and mushrooms.
From 15 to 17 September 2017 Monterchi hosts the forty-fourth edition of the Polenta food festival. Organized by the Pro Loco, it is an absolute must-attend for foodies and anyone nostalgic about old traditions, which, naturally, include great food and of course Polenta.
Say arrivederci to summer at Villaggio della Birra (Beer Village) in Buonconvento (Siena). The best craft breweries from all over Europe will meet there from September 8 to 10.