Important Dates in Panzano - fairs and festivals - 2019 - Vino al Vino

Panzano is located mid-way between Florence and Sienna on the scenic Chiantigiana highway, and has a beautiful hill-top location with some of the most attractive views of rural Tuscany. These are the main festivals and fairs taking place in Panzano and nearby.
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Sunday market in Panzano

Every Sunday morning until 1 pm there is a market on the main square or the nearby parking area (flowers, vegetables, cheese, fruit, roasted chicken, shoes, clothes, hardware ...). All the shops in Panzano are open on Sunday until 1 p.m.

Fritelle Festival (Montefioralle)

Frittelle festival on the Sunday following St Joseph's day in nearby Montefioralle - visit the walled village and enjoy fried rice cakes.

Festa della Stagion Buona

25 April (Italy's National Holiday) - Festa della Stagion Bona, the beginning of the "good season" with a procession in historical costumes of the Renaissance, a mediaeval play and plenty of stands with ready-cooked food.

Vino al Vino

This is a wine festival held on the third weekend in September and the preceding two days (13 to 16 September 2018) in the main square of Panzano (Piazza Bucciarelli). Wine from many of the Panzano wineries is available to be sampled. The procedure is to buy a tasting glass for 12 euros. This is your "ticket" to taste the wines on display at the booths of about 19 wineries. There is sometimes music and fine festive atmosphere. Food stands are also usually available.

With live music on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Grape harvest :: Vendemmia

The date varies from year to year depending on the ripeness of the grapes, but the vintage usually takes place in late September or early October. An extremely interesting time to be around.

Chianti Classico 2010 vintage.

Chianti Classico vendemmia 2011 :: Chianti Classico grape harvest 2011.

For other traditional festivals, fairs, carnivals and regattas throughout Tuscany, please consult:

http://www.tuscanyitaly.info/eventsintuscany/eventsintuscany.htm