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Mercatale is getting ready for a feast of events, from the recent Campionato della Bistecca (Steak Championship), to the traditional Feast of Santa Gennara on 23rd July and the one for the Liberation of Mercatale on 25th July. Finally, the tasty “dinner under the stars” will take place at the beginning of August.

Once again this year the Mercantiere d’Estate offers a range of events organized by the Pro Loco of San Casciano, with the contribution of ChiantiBanca and the patronage of the Municipality.

Wednesday, July 11rd “Alice attraverso il Mercante in Fiera” childrens’ party. At 6pm puppet show, at 7pm games in the piazza, at 9pm Clownmania in piazza Vittorio Veneto.

Thursday, July 12th “CircolinOlè”, music and flavours from Spain (from 8pm in the club Mcl Don Giovannni).

Friday, July 13th the evening will be dedicated to the memory of father Ernesto Balducci: screening of the film “Pianeta Terra e casa comune”, and book launch of “Il futuro presente” (at 9.15pm).

Tuesday 17th July: from 9.30pm “La briscola in piazza”, card games in the square; Wednesday 18th July “Nuove Trasparenze” in concert.

On 20th, 21st and 22nd July the Cava Wave is back at the sports field; Sunday, July 22nd Solemn Vespers in occasion of the presentation of the new Santa Gennara icon (at 6pm); violin and piano concert will be held in the church from 9.15pm.

Monday 23rd July: Solemn Vespers and Holy Mass on occasion of the festival in honour of the village’s patron saint: from 9am to 10pm there will be various shows in and around the town’s streets; at 11.15pm fireworks; at 6pm blessing of the village in the main church.

Wednesday, July 25th: Mercatale Liberation Day, organised by ANPI in Piazza Vittorio Veneto.

Friday, August 3rd: “Dinner Under the Stars”, organised by the Coop of Mercatale.