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From August 18 to the beginning of September, “Monteaperti fra passato e presente” will hold a grand celebration in the village of Casetta (Castelnuovo Berardenga).

Here, where a cruel battle between the Guelphs and Ghibellines took place, there will be a festival with food and a commemoration of the battle.

Celebrations begin on Friday, August 18, with the Festival opening at 7 PM, pizza at 7:30 PM, dancing with the blue Moon Orchestra at 9:30 PM.

On Saturday, August 19, there will be a fried food dinner at 8 PM, and at 9:30 PM dancing with the Giorgio Franceschi orchestra.

On Sunday, August 20, 5:30 PM,“Monteaperti fra passato e presente” will hold a competitive walking race in contemporary with a walk opened to all (4 kilometers). At 7:30 PM, there will be a self service dinner and at 9:30 PM dancing with the Michelle Clementucci band.

On Friday, August 25, at 8 PM, a fish dinner will take place, and at 9:30 PM there will be a piano bar and karaoke.

Saturday, August 26, at 3 PM the fifth edition of “Fra Passato e Presente” pedaling will take place. At 4:30 PM there will be a tournament of human “calcio ballila”, and at 8 PM, a traditional dinner  with Chianina beef on the grill. At 9 PM the finale of the human “calcio” balilla” will occur, and at 9:30 PM dancing with Elena Emozioni Italiane.

On Sunday, August 27, at 7 AM the race for truffle dogs will start. At 9:30 AM there will be trekking on horseback and at 1 PM, lunch. 4 PM will feature the baptism of saddles, followed by a dance exhibition at 6 PM and dancing at 9:30 PM with the Francesco Barabotti Orchestra.

Thursday, August 31, at 8 PM, there will be the traditional dinner with “locio”. Friday, September 1 at 8:30 PM,”cena in pista” with the comic musical show of the ”I Toscanacci” Company.

Saturday, September 2, at 5 PM there will be games and animation with Giocolenuvole. Dinner at 8 PM with snails and grilled meats. At 9:30 PM, you can dance to the Novelli orchestra.

Sunday, September 3 at 8:30 AM the Piaggio Vespe will unite and at 9 AM there will be an exhibition of autos from Kit & Generale. Lunch will be served at 1 PM. There will be a market at 5 PM and an exhibition of the Muay Thai School of Siena at 6 PM. At 6:30 PM there will be a dance exhibition, self-service dinner at 7:30 PM and dancing with Nando and his Orchestra at 9:30 PM.

Finally, on Monday, September 4, at the Acqua Borra, there will be the Battle dinner at 7:30 PM. Fire games at 8:30 PM and torch parade at the Cippo di Monteaperti will end the festival at 10 PM.

Themed dinners require reservations by the day before the dinner at the following telephone numbers: 0577344990–36645834881. For information: