La Dolce Vita literally translates to ‘the sweet life,’ but our beloved Italian amicis embody it by living life to the absolute fullest. From Tuscany’s rich history and tradition beautifully illustrated through its iconic art and architecture, to its delicious delicacies and artisanal pastas, all throughout the region you can immerse yourself in their quintessential way of living through a never-ending array of events, festivals, and daily life.
Below, Cuvée’s curated compilation of the very best of Tuscan celebrations.
Apr. 21, 2019
An Easter Tradition dating back to the First Crusade at the foot of the cathedral, thousands celebrate the famed Explosion of the Cart.
May 26 – Jun. 3, 2019
Chianti’s ancient wine culture is brought to life with entertaining reenactments, historical parades, and local tastings of food & wine.
Jun. 11 – 14, 2019
Florence’s internationally recognized event for menswear, designer collections, and the launching of fashion projects.
Jun. 20 – 22, 2019
Children’s fashion takes the spotlight in Florence presenting new trends in kids wear, thousands of buyers and visitors join the spectacle.
Jun. 24, 2019
Florence celebrates the feast of its patron, San Giovanni, involving the entire city with parades, sporting events, and fireworks.
Jun. 26 – Jul. 7, 2019
Lucca Summer Festival draws renowned artists to the stage, this year’s lineup includes Elton John, Sting, TOTO, Tears for Fears and more…
Jul. 2 – Aug. 16, 2019
Siena’s highly anticipated Palio takes over the city with two massive horse races in the Piazza del Campo as thousands of fans cheer on the jockeys.
Jul. 6 – Aug. 2, 2019
The Puccini Festival welcomes great stars of opera and conductors in a stunning open-air amphitheater on the Lake of Massaciuccoli.
Aug. 10 – Aug. 18, 2019
One of the Italy’s most entertaining and admired reenactment festivals revisiting the Middle Ages in a series of shows, markets, and events.
Sep. 7, 2019
For one night, the heart of Florence is lit with paper lanterns and years of tradition celebrating the Birth of Virgin Mary.
Oct. 6, 2019
Reconnecting the heritage of cycling and the Tuscan countryside- racers restore vintage bikes and ride the hillsides through Gaiole in Chianti.
Oct. 14 – 22, 2019
Hailed as one of the oldest livestock market & fair in Europe, Festa Di San Luca is overflowing with artisans, entertainment, and centuries-old traditions.
Nov. 22 – 30, 2019
The White Truffle is like the crown jewel of Tuscany- hunt for truffles like the locals and taste authentic recipes special to the region.
Nov. 18 – Dec. 26, 2019
One of the most recognized holiday markets in Tuscany, shop local products from mulled wine to handmade gifts.
Dec. 1 – 2, 2019
Siena’s charming reenactment of a mid eval festival with over 150 stalls showcase the best local and national culinary products, crafts, and Christmas mementos.