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Events in Maremma

Events and traditional festivals in Maremma: brief introduction to the main events across Maremma that take place every year, traditions, folklore, traditional cuisine, music, sports, historical reenactments.

Pitigliano

Torciata di San Giuseppe

Torciata di San Giuseppe, Photo courtesy of: Ufficio Informazioni e Accoglienza Turistica Pitigliano

March 19 of each year, commemorates an ancient ritual. Traditional evening procession which culminates with an impressive “Rite of Fire”, In the central square of the village the whole community can be found around the fire of “invernacciu” dying and greeted the new season with the hope that bring wealth and abundance of fruits.

Porto Santo Stefano

Pasquavela

Pasquavela

In Easter week Yacht Club Santo Stefano organizes the traditional sail race in front of the sea of Porto Santo Stefano. For full information: Yacht Club tel. + 39 0564 814002 - www.ycss.it

Porto Ercole

La Notte dei Pirati

La Notte dei Pirati

The night of the pirates is a gaming and folk event organized every year in Porto Ercole in April or May. The village is invaded by pirates who land from the sea among screams, the light of torches and colored smoke; the night goes on until dawn with music, dances and parties.

Massa Marittima

Balestro del Girifalco

Balestro del Girifalco

Twice a year, in May and August, Massa Marittima comes back to the medieval times with the centuries-old crossbow competition organized by the Association of Terzieri of the old town. At the opening show there is the medieval costumed parade and the show of the “Sbandieratori”, (flag wavers.) For information and the full program please write to: Società dei Terzieri Massetani e-mail info@societaterzierimassetani.it tel. + 39 0566 903908

Porto Santo Stefano

Argentario Sailing Week

Pasquavela

In June takes place the Classic boats meeting, it’s a very delightful sensation watching these jewels of the marine art cutting through the waves, but, at the same time, it’s charming to walk along the wharf admiring them when they are moored side by side. For information and the full program please write to: www.argentariosailingweek.it

Scansano

Morellino Classica Festival Internazionale

Morellino Classica Festival Internazionale presso Sasseta Alta

In the summer season, International Music Festival in various places of Maremma: nature, churches and historical sites. Concerts with musicians of great importance, known in Italy and abroad. For information and program please write to: direzioneclassica@gmail.com

Roccatederighi

Middle ages at the Village

In August the village of Roccatederighi and its inhabitans turn back to century till the middle ages. At the entrance of the village you will be able to change you current money with the ancient coins called "fiorini rocchigiani", useful to buy all kind of stuff at the medieval stands: cermics, fruits, sweets, potions. Many inns are set up like old times and offer the traditional local recipes. For information and calendar: Proloco roccatederighi proloco_rocca@hotmail.it

Massa Marittima

Lirica in Piazza

Opera square

In August in the setting of the beautiful medieval square there is the annual summer event dedicated to Live Opera on square. For all the information, concerts and calendar: lirica@comune.massamarittima.gr.it

Rispescia (Grosseto)

Festambiente - Festival of Ecology and Solidarity

Festambiente

Every year in August Rispescia. Ecological Kermesse with typical mediterranean dishes, concert, cinema, theatre, new age area, political events. For further information, contact offices in: Enaoli - Rispescia (Grosseto) email: info@festambiente.it

Grosseto

Traditional Procession in honour of the Patron Saint Lorenzo

Traditional Procession in honour of the Patron Saint Lorenzo

On August 9, at 21:00 in the streets of the historic center of the city, Butteri on horseback accompany the relics and the image of the Patron Saint.

Alberese

Rodeo of the Rose

On August 15, singular competition of the Butteri of Maremma, divided in two teams of horsemen, who contend themselves the Rose that each one has affixed on their shoulder.

Argentario

Palio dell'Argentario

Palio dell'Argentario

Every year 15 August Porto Santo Stefano Traditional boat race between the four Rioni (Croce, Fortezza, Pilarella, Valle) of Porto S. Stefano. For more informations www.palioargentario.it

Cinigiano

Amiata Piano Festival

Amiata Piano Festival

In the summer it's organized the annual Amiata Piano Festival, an eminent international music event. For information and the full program please write to: info@amiatapianofestival.it

In Museums of Maremma

Summer at the Museum

Summer at the Museum

Every summer museums of Maremma open their doors to events, concerts, performance, exhibitions, activities for kids, guided tours and much more. For information and the full program please write to: musei@museidimaremma.it

Argentario

Torneo Internazionale di Polo

Argentario Polo Club

Every summer Argentario Polo Club (Le Piane) hosts international polo tournaments. For info and events calendar: info@argentariopoloclub.com

Archaeological Sites in Maremma

Il Fascino delle Rovine - Theatre and Archeology

Il Fascino delle Rovine - Theatre and Archeology

In summertime many archaeological sites become the stage of theatrical performance based on Greek classics. For information: teatrostudio@gmail.com

Roselle (Grosseto)

Butteri of Maremma

Roselle Butteri of Maremma

In summertime, at the historical Fattoria del Marruchetone, you can see the performance of Butteri (we can say a sort of cowboys of Maremma), who give evidence of their dexterity in equestrian shows, such as the traditional cattle work. It is an outstanding performance of the ancient traditions in Maremma. For information and the full program please write to: info@cavallomaremmano.com

Magliano

Vinellando

Vinellando - Magliano

At the end of August, the wine and food event dedicated to the Morellino di Scansano with tastings of wine, local products and wine awards for the best Morellino di Scansano. The most important event of summer in Magliano, unmissable event for lovers of wine and Maremma. For information and calendar: info@comune.magliano-in-toscana.gr.it

Orbetello

Gustatus – Il senso del gusto

Vinellando - Magliano

During the end of October and the beginning of November returns Gustatus “The Sense of Taste” a traditional wine and food festival to celebrate the typical genuineness of Maremma Tuscany: street restaurants, tastings, market of local producers, show-cooking, meetings, activities for kids, exhibitions ecc

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