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Preparations are under way in San Casciano for the festival of the patron saint, organized by the parish and the Pro Loco in collaboration with the Township.

Solemn rites, lively happening and musical events promise a special edition of this year’s festival with a rich calendar which will involve the entire town.

The town will dedicate 4 days from August 10-13 to San Cassiano. From Thursday, August 10 to Saturday, Agusut 12, Don Massimiliano Gori, priest of the rectory of San Casciano, well celebrate Holy mass at 8:30 AM to prepare for the festival.

Saturday, August 12, at 6 PM there will be another religious appointment. Holy mass will call the faithful to remember the Monk and his work.

Starting at 7 PM on August 12, you are invited to participate in the evening with an outdoor aperitif and dinner set up in piazza Cavour.

The festival becomes more solemn on Sunday, Ausgust 13 with the celebration of holy mass at 8 AM, 11 AM and 5:30 PM. In the afternoon a traditional procession will animate the town, and at 9:30 PM there will be a concert by the “Corpo musicale Oreste Carlini.” Music was chosen to enrich the 2017 edition of the festival.

There will be a concert by the young and talented Tuscan, the pianist Giovanni Berdondini, who will give a live exhibition in the late afternoon of Sunday, August 13 in the Arena behind the walls.

It will be followed buy a tasting of local wines offered by the “Viticoltori del Chianti Classico Sancascianese”. The public will be delighted by some of the most beautiful and celebrated pages of the history of music.

The evening will conclude with a market and a spectacular fireworks show which will take place as per tradition. Admission is free.