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Food events in August 2013

Summer in Tuscany means..."aperitivo" on the beach, folk music, dinners in the squares, t-bone steak festival, wine under the stars and summery specialties at the many food fairs. Here are the  6 great food events in August that you can't miss:
Arcobaleno d'Estate [Photo credits: Arcobaleno d'estate]
Arcobaleno d'Estate [Photo credits: Arcobaleno d'estate]

August 24 Arcobaleno d'Estate (Summer rainbow)

On August 24, an aperitivo and lot of special events will unite the whole Tuscany region in a big party! Here are some of the most important dates:

Aperitivo at Fort Belvedere, music and open museums (Florence) Info in Italian

Aperitivo and a collective dive into the Tuscan sea (Tuscan coast) Info in Italian

Slow Folk, 2013: slow food and popular music (Scandicci) Info in Italian

 
[Photo credits: Movimento Turismo Vino Toscana]
[Photo credits: Movimento Turismo Vino Toscana]
  August 10 Calici di stelle (Goblets of stars) Enjoy wine tastings, music, shows and San Lorenzo shooting stars with a glass of Tuscan wine at many cellars and piazzas across the region.
Tovaglia a quadri [Photo credits: intoscana.it]
Tovaglia a quadri [Photo credits: intoscana.it]
August 10-19 Tovaglia a quadri (Checkered tablecloth), Anghiari (Arezzo) Special dinners in the magic square of Anghiari, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
[Photo credits: Baviera Fest]
[Photo credits: Baviera Fest]
August 1–11 Baviera Festa, Castelnuovo di Garfaganana (Lucca) An Oktoberfest corner in Castelnuovo Garfagnana (Lucca), with specialties such as pork knuckle, pretzels and strudel.
Sagra della Bistecca [Photo credits: j1likeno1 su Instagram]
Sagra della Bistecca [Photo credits: j1likeno1 su Instagram]
August 14 - 15 Sagra della Bistecca (T-bone steak fair), Cortona (Arezzo) On a 14-square-meters grill some chefs prepare succulent T-bone steaks of Chianina race.
[Photo credits: Festa del Mugello]
[Photo credits: Festa del Mugello]
Until August 10 Festa del Mugello - Florence A daily summer BBQ in Florence. Every evening from 7pm, the outdoor area of the ObiHall Theatre come alive with games, live music, and traditional food from the Mugello area For more summer events, please check this post: 10 great summer food festivals in Tuscany