Summer in Tuscany means… aperitivo on the beach, wine under the stars, watermelon parties and dinner at many local food fairs or sagre!
From August 1 to 10 it is time to celebrate San Lorenzo and to enjoy the Perseids’ yearly falling stars while sipping a glass of wine. Look for special dinners, shows and concerts(with wine tastings) organized by Movimento Turistico Città del Vino. Many towns celebrate summer with great watermelon festivals (cocomerate). Ferragosto (mid-august) in Prato for example means a cocomero party in Piazza del Comune. Every August 10, the feast day of San Lorenzo, Florentines gather around the outside of the church of San Lorenzo for free concerts, and free lasagna and watermelon.
But there is much more...don’t miss the many fish festivals along the coast, steak feasts (Sagra della Bistecca) as well as the potato and spelt fairs celebrated up in the Tuscan mountains or in the countryside.