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The spring brings new seasonal happenings to the Chianti territory. The townships of Barberino Val d’Elsa and San Casciano welcome traditional and elegant events.

On Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, there will be a rich program featuring the perfume of flowers, artisan mastery and gastronomic culture featuring recipes which bring us back to traditional “poor” Tuscan cuisine.


In the village of Vico d’Elsa, flavor and respect for the environment intertwine, when the town prepares for a special Sunday, celebrating traditional food, tied to “poor” cuisine and the use of leftovers, a theme that harmonizes with that of reuse and recycle.

From 10 AM to 8 PM on Sunday, piazza Torrigiani will set the table and propose some typical dishes of Tuscan cuisine, like lampredotto and porchetta. At the same time, the market “Empty the attic”, will take place, an occasion for townspeople to sell unused or slightly used items that no longer are needed.

The initiative is promoted by the Township of Barberino Val d’Elsa. In order to participate, you need a table for the items.

The space is offered gratis by the township. You must sign up by contacting the “Ufficio Ambiente”, at the site or by calling 055 8052207. You can also just show up.

Festa2021maggioIt is time for roses and seasonal plants in San Casciano.

“Profumi e sapori del Chianti”, is promoted by the township and the ProLoco of San Casciano. Piazza della Repubblica will have workshops for children and many types of entertainment.

The date is set for Saturday, from 4 PM to 7 PM and Sunday, from 3 PM to 7 PM. MIlk to cheese, seed to plant: all children can participate in the workshop and in the activities.

Toscana Barni nursery of Pistoia will decorate the town with a carpet of roses and other flowers.

The local butchers will propose a barbecue near the town walls. Farm animals and a race among grass-cutting tractors will fill the town with the gaiety of rural culture.