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Dressed with the colors and scents of the hottest season, summer arrives on the natural stages of San Polo, Poggio alla Croce, Panzano and Strada in Chianti.

There are many occasions to hang out together and have fun:  “Tempo d’estate”, the billboard of events created by the Township in collaboration with local associations and Pro Loco gives it their best in the villages of Chianti.

Excellent programs alternate with night walks, live music, theatre performances and shows for children, in addition to events which shine the spotlight on typical products and traditions of local food and wine. On Sunday, July 8, at Poggio alla Croce the organization has set up a night walk on Sunday, July 9, on Monte Citerna, accompanied by the magic of a singing storyteller.

The events will continue on July 15, 21, 22 and 29 with shows for children and live music. There will be more live music on August 5 and 26 and a theatre spectacular in September with the Company of the Improvvisati (Saturday, September 9 at 8 PM).

A dinner enriched with popular offerings of Tuscan gastronomy, like tripe and lampredotto, will take place on Saturday, September 16, at 8 PM.

In San Polo in Chianti, the Tuscan capital of the iris, farm tradition and culture unites with a sense of community. The activities and events proposed by the tourist committee during the fair, “R…Estate a San Polo” are fruits of collective hard work and dedication, months in the planning.

On Tuesday, July 11, at 6:30 PM, an evening dedicated to puzzles begins. Townspeople are invited to participate in a giant crossword and hangman. It is a challenge among teams which will last to the last word.

On Thursday, the 13th, the colors of India will appear on the white t-shirts of children and adults. The Holi Music Festival with DJ music and sprays of natural colored dust inspired by Indian tradition.

On Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16, from 4 PM to 11 PM, the public gardens will transform into a “calcio balilla” playing field with human players in the senior and junior categories.

The last appointment for the festival, opened since mid June, is the Grand Finale “a tavola” under the stars in via Rubbiana. The event is scheduled for Sunday, August 27, at 8 PM.

In Panzano in Chianti, events will run from July 25 to August 16. The “Sere d’Estate” will entertain with live music and concerts by the Filarmonica Giuseppe Verdi. One of the main events is the Festa della Panzanella, scheduled on July 26 in piazza Bucciarelli.