Exhibition & market for Val di Chiana beef -
Piazza Chateau Chinon, Camucia (April 6, 2013)
Good Friday - evening procession from Spirito
Santo at ~21:00 (March 29, 2013)
Easter Tuesday - procession at Duomo at ~17:00
(April 2, 2013)
Antique auto race up the hill from Camucia to Pza. Garibaldi
in Cortona. - (April 19-21, 2013)
Tulip Festival - Castiglione del Lago (PG). - (April 10-14, 2013)
Open Exhibition of works by student artists in the University of
Georgia's Cortona Program - Palazzo Vagnotti (April
& artistic craftwork (artigianato) festival -
in nearby Foiano della Chiana (April 20 & 21, 2013)
Copperwork exhibition - Palazzo Casali &
Cloister of S. Agostino
(April 26 - 28, 2013)
Flower and ornamental plant exhibition - Piazza Signorelli &
Piazza della Repubblica (April 27, 2013)
Air Show (Planes & Hot Air Balloons) Castiglione Airport - Castiglione del Lago (PG). - (April 19 - 22, 2013)
Kite Meeting Castiglione Airport - Castiglione del Lago (PG). - (April 26 - 30, 2013)
May / June
Colata dei Ceri (May 3 at 21:00 in Piazza
della Repubblica) e Offerta dei Ceri (May 4 at 16:00 in
Piazza della Repubblica) a S. Margherita - period (medieval) costume
processions (based on a Cortona Statue dated 1325) on the weekend
evenings preceeding the feast of Santa Margherita (May 5, 2013).
Friday & Sat. preceeding Ascension; usually the Saturday & Sunday prior to the Giostra. (June 7 & 8, 2013).
Festival of May - Castiglion Fiorentino May 1 - May 31, 2013)
Calendimaggio Festival - in nearby Assisi [Umbria].
Locals in Medieval costumes with minstrels strolling the streets.
(May 3-5, 2013)
Spring Festival - Farneta
Festa Primavera - in Farneta.
(May 16-19, 2013)
(June 9, 2013) - historical recreation of AD 1397 archery
contest between the quintiere of Cortona in celebration of the
wedding of Francesco Casali & Antonia Salembeni in that year. The
recreation of the wedding will be at 21:15 on June 8 in Piazza
Signorelli and the Giostra (typically the Sunday after Ascension) is at 16:00 on
June 9 in Piazzi Signorelli. An additional event during this
period: On June 6 at 21:00 in Pza. Signorelli
an exhibition of Flagthrowers from Cortona & surrounding communities.
Wild Boar Festival - Castiglion Fiorentino (May 10-12 & 17-19, 2013)
Corsa dei Ceri (each May 15 in Gubbio [Umbria]). A race with giant candles to Chiesa Sant'Ubaldo.
On the eve of Sant'Ubaldo's Feast Day (St. Ubaldo is Gubbio's patron saint).
Umbria Jazz Festival
- Perugia [Umbria] (July 6-14, 2013)
Folklore Festival - Ronzano (July 19-21, 2013)
Tuscan Sun Festival - music, film, & art festival (Impresario Arts of New York).
Note: Most of the festival has been moved to Florence due to financial difficulties [click for story]; check the website later for 2012 update.
(prob. ca. June 8 - 15, 2013) Sidenote: The Mayes' have placed one of their Cortona properties
"Fonte delle Foglie" on the market.
Beefsteak festival for Val di Chiana beef - in
the public park [Giardino pubblico] (Aug. 10-11, 2013)
Festival for Porcini mushrooms - Giardini del
Parterre (August 17 & 18, 2013)
Antique furniture exhibition & market - Pal.
Casali & Pal. Vagnotti (August 23-25, 2013)
Festival of Autumn - Fraz. Fratta S. Caterina (September 14-15, 2013)
October / November
Antique Farm Cart Exhibition - Fraz. Fratticiola di
Cortona (September 27-29, 2013)
Chestnut Festival - Fraz. Teverina di Cortona
(October 5-6, 2013)
Also Oct. 11-20, 2013 is the EuroChocolate
Festival in nearby Perugia (Umbria)
Olive Oil Festival - Castiglion Fiorentino (October 18 - 21, 2013)
Frantoi Aperti (Olive Oil Mills Open) - Trasimeno Area (October 26 & 27, 2013)
Chestnut Festival - S. Martino a Bocena
(November 4, 2013) -->
December 2013 / January 2014
"Ciaccia Fritta" Festival (& Poetry Prize Award at 15.30) - Località S. Pietro a Cegliolo.
(December 8, 2013- 09.00-19.00)
Nativity scenes at various churches - Le Celle, S. Margherita, S.
Filippo, S.Pietro a Cegliolo, Fratta.
(December 24 , 2013 - January 6, 2014)
Living Nativity at Località Pietraia (holidays only)
Osteria del Teatro - TBD
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send email to: Osteria_del_Teatro@inwind.it
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Antique car race - Cortona
Tulip Festival - Castiglione del Lago
Kites - Castiglione del Lago
Air Show - Castiglione del Lago