Luca Festival in San Gusmé is a typical tuscan Festival. San Gusmé is a tiny little village in the beautiful land of Chianti. This festival takes place every first and second weekend of September (this year from 2 to 10th september) and it is very famous in the area as it is a mix of history, traditions, good food and of course good chianti wine!
The origin of the LUCA FESTIVAL dates back to 1972 when, Silvio Gigli, rediscovered the legend of Luca Cava. In 1888 a local farmer called Giovanni Bonechi, laid in his own land a stone statue that he carved himself. The statue represented a man (the artist) who was crouching and covering the intimate parts with his hat as he was about to carry out his bodily needs. The main objective of his initiative was obviously to try to keep the country clean at a time when no baths existed, neither in public places nor in private homes.
The program of this edition stands out for the trekking day on Sunday, September 3, to the discovery of the story of St. Gusmé, an interpretation by a monologue by Paolo Hendel at 9.30 pm on September 3rd, to continue with “Playing in History” the story of street games on Saturday 10 September in the country’s streets. On the last day of the festival, San Gusmè will be entertained with the tradition of Corsa dei Botti with the historical procession with medieval clothes.
Hotel Borgo Grondaie is located only 1 km away from the Chiantigiana road 408 and thanks to its strategical position you could reach San Gusmè in only 20 minutes. Check out our website to get the best offer!
Enjoy the Festa del Luca!
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Edited by Hotel Borgo Grondaie