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Bravio delle Botti (Barrels Competition) – August 26th , 2012 – Montepulciano (SIENA)

 Bravio delle Botti (Barrels Competition)   August 26th , 2012   Montepulciano (SIENA)

In Montepulciano, a nice village near Siena, every year a tiring uphill race takes place: a race of barrels called Bravìo.
Eight districts compete for a painted cloth by rolling barrels (of approximately 80 kg each) along an uphill path for more than 1 km.
The path of the heavy barrels winds through the picturesque streets of the old town until the finish line located in the Piazza Grande square in front of the Cathedral.
The word Bravìo derives from the vulgar “Bravium” and indicates the painted cloth bearing the image of the patron saint St. John the Beheaded, in whose honor the citizens celebrate the feast.
The tradition of the past to play this race riding horses was interrupted in the seventeenth century and the inclusion in the modern era of the barrels wants to be a strong call to one of the most typical product of the town: the wine of Montepulciano.

 

At 3 o’clock p.m. : historical parade

At 7 o’ clock p.m.  race with the barrels

 

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CITTA’ AROMATICA 2012 – SIENA (FROM AUGUST,28TH TO AUGUST, 31ST)

 CITTA’ AROMATICA 2012   SIENA (FROM AUGUST,28TH TO AUGUST, 31ST)

 

Siena, the wonderful city of Palio, celebrates the twelfth edition of “CITTA’ AROMATICA”, a festival that started in 2001 to mix artists from Siena with others of international level in a sort of colorful show of different artistic expressions, in particular music and dance.
From Tuesday, August 28th  until the” grand finale” on Friday, August 31st , different shows will take place in the suggestive location of Piazza San Francesco and Piazza del Campo.

 

Admission is free.

 
Below is the detailed program:
TUESDAY, Aug. 28th  / PIAZZA SAN FRANCESCO AT 9:15 p.m.
“IL TEATRO DEGLI ORRORI ” (ITALIAN ROCK)

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29TH  / PIAZZA SAN FRANCESCO AT 9:15 p.m.
EVENING DEDICATED TO DANCE WITH THE ” FRANCESCA SELVA ‘S AND MOTUS’ COMPANIES”

THURSDAY, Aug. 30TH  / PIAZZA SAN FRANCESCO AT 21:15
ROCK NEWS (NEW ROCK IN THE CITY ) WITH:
“BLACK RAIN THEORY”
“BLUES MACHINE”
“LOKOMOTIV”
SPECIAL GUEST “MAURO PAGANI” (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR)

FRIDAY, Aug. 31ST  / PIAZZA DEL CAMPO AT 9:30 p.m.
GRAND FINALE with “PATTI SMITH”

 

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FLOOR OF THE CATHEDRAL ( DUOMO) OF SIENA

 FLOOR OF THE CATHEDRAL ( DUOMO) OF SIENA

The complex of the Cathedral of Siena includes a series of monuments of the most significant in the European art scene. The Cathedral there is definitely the centre of interest. Inside we can find many masterpieces of all time, but the work truly exceptional is definitely the floor made with the techniques of graffiti and commesso marmoreo (marble strips) .

 
For most of the year the floor of the Cathedral is almost completely covered with sheets of hardboard to protect it from traffic of worshippers and visitors, but from  August,18th to October,24th  2012, it will be possible to admire in full its surprising beauty.

 
The floor is the result of a complex work begun in the fourteenth century and ended in the nineteenth century.
The cardboards for the 56 inlays were made by famous masters of painting and sculpture as the Sassetta, Domenico di Bartolo, Domenico Beccafumi and the only Umbrian artist Pinturicchio.
The initial technique was that of making graffiti carving with a chisel a slab of white marble and filling the furrows with black stucco (filler), then, the second and more sophisticated technique was that of combining strips of colored marble together like we usually see in a wooden inlays, this technique is called “commesso marmoreo.”

 
In the nave and aisles the images reproduced on the floor are inspired by issues relating to classical and pagan antiquity; the transept and the choir tell the story of the Jewish people and the events of salvation accomplished by Christ constantly evoked but never represented in the floor, but present on the Altar towards which the religious and artistic itinerary converges.

 
For info and tickets: www.operaduomo.siena.it

Tel 0039-0577-286300

 
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San Gimignano Events – July 2012

 San Gimignano Events   July 2012

San Gimignano, the medieval city of towers near Siena, becomes a wonderful setting for numerous events to be held in July.
Here are the most important:
• On Friday, July 13th: 13th anniversary of the wine road Vernaccia di San Gimignano (wine and local products tasting).

Piazza Delle Erbe from 17 p.m. to 10 p.m.

 

• On Friday, July 27th : Aida. Piazza Duomo. At 09:15 p.m.

 

• On Saturday, July 28th: Pino Daniele in concert “La Grande Madre Tour”. Piazza Duomo. At 09:30 p.m.

 

• On Sunday, July 29th : Carmina Burana “Cantata Scenica”. Piazza Duomo. At 21:15.

 

• On Monday, July 30th : Giorgia in concert “Dietro le Apparenze”. Piazza Duomo. At 21:30.

 

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July,6th /7th /8th and July 13th /14th /15th THE MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL in MONTERIGGIONI

 July,6th /7th /8th and July 13th /14th /15th THE MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL in MONTERIGGIONI

 

The XXII edition of the Medieval Festival returns to animate the historical center of Monteriggioni, a beautiful village located few kilometers from Siena.
In the first two weekends in July (6th /7th /8th  and 13th /14th /15th ) inside the enchanting city wall with its massive towers, dozen of events will take place. The theme of this year will be “Heaven end Hell”.

In the squares, in streets and gardens of the village, good and evil will fight  setting shadows of demons, witches, alchemists against  the light of angels, jugglers, storytellers and other fantastic creatures.
The festival, like every year will give hospitality to characters that seem to come directly from the past, immersed in a medieval atmosphere recreated through the markets, minstrels, dances, pubs, taverns where you can taste the delights of the medieval time.
For your shopping there will be also an exchange office to convert your currency  into“grossi”(coined for the occasion).
Do not miss this wonderful journey back in time!
For more information about the program please contact Hotel Siena Borgo Grondaie

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The Renaissance of Colle – June, 23rd and 24th – Colle di Val D’Elsa (Siena)

 The Renaissance of Colle   June, 23rd and 24th   Colle di Val DElsa (Siena)

On June 23rd and 24th  Colle of  Val d’Elsa, near Siena, dives into the past with the second edition of the historical pageant dedicated to the Renaissance.
A great show that will involve adults and children on the streets of the medieval town .

This year’s theme is “PARTIES AND GAMES ALONG THE FRANCIGENA ROAD”, then

there will street performers, clowns, jesters and storytellers, but also shops and markets and taverns where you can taste the typical products of Tuscan tradition.
The event will take place from 5 p.m to midnight.
The cost of admission is € 9.00. Children under 12 are admitted for free.
For more information please contact Siena Hotel Borgo Grondaie

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San Galgano Opera Festival – July / August 2012 (Chiusdino).

 San Galgano Opera Festival   July / August 2012 (Chiusdino).

In Chiusdino, a village located about thirty kilometers from Siena, there is the Abbey of San Galgano, an open-air cathedral without  roof and floor, so reduced as a  prestigious ruin after a massive fire broke out at the end of the eighteenth century .

The magical atmosphere of this enchanting place will live again this year through music, dance and the great opera. Inside the Abbey, in fact, a theatre will be set up, preserving the historical and architectural value of the place.

A rich program of events that will be the protagonists of this summer 2012:

- AIDA: July ,7th/  August,3rd and 4th

- VINICIO CAPOSSELA: July ,5th

- CARMINA BURANA: July, 13th/ August, 5th

- LUDOVICO EINAUDI and PAUL FRESU: July 14th

- SWAN LAKE: July,20th

- THE SEASONS: July,22th  

- THE BARBER OF SEVILLE: July, 21st and 28th

- ARISA: July, 26th

 
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Febbre da Cavallo (Horse Fever), June 15th/16th/ 17th in Sarteano.

 Febbre da Cavallo (Horse Fever), June 15th/16th/ 17th in Sarteano.

In Sarteano , a nice village  near  Siena, the ninth edition of Horse Fever will take place from June 15th to 17th.
This special equestrian event has a very interesting program as follows:

• Horseback riding tours to discover traditions and places of the territory.
• Classic equestrian shows
• Performances like Western Rodeo and Gymkhana
• Obstacle Races
• Spaces for children with pony games and others activities .

Throughout  the event, in some stands, you can taste local dishes and at the same time, on Sunday, June 17th , you can enjoy the Antique and Craft Fair.

For more information contact Hotel Siena Borgo  Grondaie
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Saturday,June 2nd and Sunday,June 24th TOUR OF ROCK STAGGIA, ABBADIA ISLAND, MONTERIGGIONI

 

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A few kilometers from Siena, on the prestigious Via Francigena, there are three significant places connected by a path and a shared history. In the day Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 24th you can discover these places through a guided tour through which to admire the beautiful fortress of Staggia with its Castle, the Towers and the walls still passable. You can visit the magnificent Abbey Island Abbey, founded in 1001 and owes its name to the environment, emerging as the edges of wetlands; the church seemed to rest on an island. The visit continues in the wonderful village of Monteriggioni, a magical place where time seems to stand still, enclosed within its walls and towers, a place that always attracts many tourists for its beauty, including Dante Alighieri. He saw  Monteriggioni  in full battle in one of his trips, and celebrated  the majesty in his most famous work, the Divine Comedy.
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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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