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. 12, 2020
An Easter Tradition dating back to the First Crusade at the foot of the cathedral, thousands celebrate the famed Explosion of the Cart.
Chianti’s ancient wine culture is brought to life with entertaining reenactments, historical parades, and local tastings of food & wine.
Jun. 16, 2020
On a magical night in Pisa, over 70,000 lit candles reflect along the riverbank, highlighting the city’s architecture and the Leaning Tower.
Jun. 13 – July 27, 2020
Lucca Summer Festival draws renowned artists to the stage, this year’s lineup includes Paul McCartney, Celine Dion …and more to be announced
Jun. 24, 2020
Florence celebrates the feast of its patron, San Giovanni, involving the entire city with parades, sporting events, and fireworks.
Jul. 2 – Aug. 16, 2020
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. 17 – Aug. 23, 2020
The Puccini Festival welcomes great stars of opera and conductors in a stunning open-air amphitheater on the Lake of Massaciuccoli.
Aug. 9 & 16, 2020
One of the Italy’s most entertaining and admired reenactment festivals revisiting the Middle Ages in a series of shows, markets, and events.
For one night, the heart of Florence is lit with paper lanterns and years of tradition celebrating the Birth of Virgin Mary.
Oct. 4, 2020
Reconnecting the heritage of cycling and the Tuscan countryside- racers restore vintage bikes and ride the hillsides through Gaiole in Chianti.
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. 14 – 29, 2020
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. 23 – Dec. 22, 2020
One of the most recognized holiday markets in Tuscany, shop local products from mulled wine to handmade gifts.
Dec. 5 – 6, 2020
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.
Florence’s internationally recognized event for menswear, designer collections, and the launching of fashion projects.
Children’s fashion takes the spotlight in Florence presenting new trends in kids wear, thousands of buyers and visitors join the spectacle.
More than 600,000 spectators flock to the carnival celebrations as masked parties take over the city of Viareggio.