Events in Tuscany

The paths of the water at the Santa Maria della Scala

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From this year, every Saturday morning at 10.30 am it will be possible to make a special visit at Santa Maria della Scala Museum of Siena

It is a tour that will show you some great places and environments related to water, primary asset at all times, inside the ancient hospital complex.

Considering the difficulty of finding such a city, like Siena, that does not have any major river that run here it is already a matter of interest to join the initiative.

The tour will be illustrated by the Guides Association Diana which has always worked for the city of Siena. You will visit the places and monumental remains of tanks, wells hidden (like the well known as the ‘Rotone’) and wash normally not open to the public.

Booking required within Thursday before the visit by telephone from 9.30 to 17.30 the following numbers 0577 / 534511-0577 / 534501-0577 / 534502-0577 / 534504-0577 / 534505 -0577/534507

The cost is 4 euros per person.

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PIENZA AND FLOWERS from 29 April to 13 May

“Pienza and flowers” is a traditional festival starting the second weekend of May and includes an exhibition of plants and flowers along the streets of this beautiful village.

It was initially created as a selling exhibition of high quality to enhance the architecture of the square Pio II and the Papal Palace and enhance the floral character already present in the city classical style. ‘Pienza and the flowers’ presents itself as a celebration of Spring canon, a sort of floral jubilation, a hymn to the arrival of summer, the new fruits, a some kind of flower ritual of farming year.

. During this event there you could have the chance to visite some of the most beautiful garden of Val d’Orcia area,  as for example  the rooftop garden of the Palazzo Piccolomini and Sant’Anna in Camprena both located in Pienza; the public park Bosco Isabella in Radicofani, Leonini Garden and the Rose Garden in San Quirico d’Orcia.

For more information please contact Hotel Borgo Grondaie office

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Crafts Exibition – Firenze 2012

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A must for all craft enthusiasts. Exhibitors from all over the world will meet at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence.

Among the made in Italy and multiculturalism.
Sensory pathways, devided by regions for Italy and by Area World to soak in the atmosphere of each country. The International Exhibition of Crafts is the meeting point between producers and consumers where to shop and sample local and traditional products.

Time: from 10.00am to 11pm; last day closing at 8.00 pm Admission: Adults 3.00 (Monday to Friday); € 5.00 (Saturday and Sunday) – Affiliated € 2.00 (from Monday to Friday); € 4.00 (Saturday and Sunday)
INFO: Tel.055 49721 – Fax 055 4972244;;

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Gaiole in Chianti Siena Easter Monday Ceramic Fair 2012

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Gaiole in Chianti (SI) – Piazza Ricasoli
from Monday, April 9, 2012 to Monday, April 9, 2012
Easter Monday in Gaiole in Chianti with Contemporary Ceramics
The Market of master potters will be held Monday, April 9, from 10 to 19 hours, in Piazza Ricasoli.A chance to admire and buy precious ceramics, but also an opportunity for young people, to create an object with their hands.The event, sponsored by the municipality of Gaiole, with the cooperation of the determinant of potters “Ceramic Art”, will participate in approximately twenty-five exhibitors from various parts of Tuscany, but also from France and Germany.
During the Market – 10 am to 12 am and from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm - will run a workshop for kids of all ages, assisted by master potters. They will be able to work the clay from the creation to a finished product ready for cooking.
Those interested can receive all  information about the process of making ceramics!
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Monteriggioni Siena Monday 9th April 2012


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Monteriggioni Castello

9th of April 2012

Welcoming  the New Season

Free entrance


10 am – Market of spices

- learning activities to know about the use of herbs in the ancient times for the preparation of herbal teas and ointments

- drysalters, herbalists, barkers, alchemists to remember the old habits

- poets, jesters and friars for telling stories


12 am – Welcoming the new season

- parade of all the noble men and the lord of the castle, together with the drummers and the garrison of the castle

- performance of the drummers to welcome the new season


3 pm – Workshop of the enchantments

- entertainment for the small guests with ‘il Giullarjocoso and Ygraine’ (jestlers / clowns)


4 pm – The historical group of Monteriggioni  holding court

- gathering in the main square in presence of the lord of the castle, involving the public in funny games


5 pm – Closing of the festival activities

- performance of dancers and drummers

- procession of closure


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Buonconvento 2 ANTIQUE FAIR near SIENA


XXX Antique fair -  things from the past


Beginning date:6th April 2012  Ending date: 9th April 2012

The antique fair that usually takes place in Bounconvento over Easter weekend this year comes to it’s XXX edition. Closely linked to our cultural artistic and ethnic traditions, this fair was born with the aim to introduce and promote ancient and modern furnishings, books, pottery, jewelry, carpets etc.

Some of them, the most particular and decorated, are greatly appreciated by antique lovers and dealers, who had collected and restore them giving back their quality and value.

These pieces represent fantasy, talent, and creativeness of craftsmen work.

Buonconvento town council together with traders and craftsmen want to promote this fair as an exhibition, where both foreign tourists and local people could admire our beautiful antiques and make an acquaintance with Siena territory and  taste the best  Val d’Orcia vines as well.

Borgo Grondaie main office will be available for more information


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FAI-Fondo Ambiente Italiano

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Hotel Siena Borgo Grondaie want to promote this event:

Fai’s daily activity is to protect and promote a unique heritage that belongs to each of us.
For this reason they organize special events in order to:
-take care of the wonderful places that are entrusted
-take care of Italian landscape at risk and threatened
-organize awareness-raising activities for all citizens

On 24th and 25th March 3 historic buildings will be open to public

Indirizzo: Via Banchi di Sotto, 55, 53100 Siena (SI)
Orario: Sabato 24, ore 11.00 – 17.30; Domenica 25, ore 10.30 – 17.30

indirizzo: Via Montanini, 118, 53100 Siena (SI)
Orario: Sabato 24, ore14.30 – 17.30; Domenica 25, ore 10.30 – 17.30

Indirizzo: Via della Cerchia, 5, 53100 Siena (SI)
Orario: Sabato 24, ore14.30 – 17.30; Domenica 25, ore 10.30 – 17.30

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