EVENTS AND FESTIVALS IN CASTELFIORENTINO
THE FRANCIGENA IN CASTELFIORENTINO
Along the Via Francigena, you can fully enjoy all the cultural opportunities, sporting and gastronomic that this ancient route offers. Every years Castelnuovo d’Elsa, a hamlet of Castelfiorentino, becomes the scene of a series of events that revolve around the enhancement of the ancient path.
Hiking and cycling, re-enactments of old games and medieval crafts, nature, entertainment and good food, to spend a weekend discovering this historic route and the most evocative local traditions.
When: the first weekend of October.
THE WAY OF THE NATIVITY (Christmas Cribs)
Every years, during the holiday season weekends, you can visit The Way of the Nativity.
In the historical center, in the upper part of town, you can admire about fifty cribs of various sizes and types, each year in a different way.
The event attracts thousands of visitors, tourists, passionate, faithful and curious. Everyone looking for the most hidden or most original Nativity. All cribs are handcrafted by local artists and town residents.
The cribs are exposed in warehouse, on window sills, in churches, in shop windows, in private places opened for the occasion. The event runs along a suggestive path that leads the visitor to discover the most characteristic streets and alleys of the historical village.
INCANTI & BANCHI (antiques fair)
A weekend in which storytellers, musicians, actors, magicians and illusionists invade the center of Castelfiorentino with innovative spectacles which are inspired by the street theater. Performances for young and old. Every year the event has a different theme, in which are involved actively the local associations. Through the streets of the village, on Sunday, the famous antique market is an opportunity for those looking for vintage inspirations, original furnishings and vintage items.
When: end of May.
CA’STELLARE: THE PALIO OF CASTELFIORENTINO
Ca’Stellare is a competition among the nine contradas of Castelfiorentino. Based on races and parades of chariots organized by each contrada, it is held annually on the last weekend of June. The games are occasion to great participation for the local community and a popular tourist attraction; the yearned “cencio” (the drape), that represents the prize for the winning district of the games, is painted every year by a local artist.
When: last weekend of June.
TNT MOTO BOMB – FMI BIKER PARTY
Every year hundreds of bikers from all over Italy invade Castelfiorentino with joy and desire to party. 24 hour party with live music, DJ sets, biker games, great beer, wine category and top-quality Tuscan cuisine.
In the afternoon there will be a motorcycle tour in the Tuscan hills to discover the most beautiful and hidden places in the district and the Valdelsa.
Music and party until late at night, and to reward the inveterate night owls, the usual bisteccata (grilled Florentine steak) 4am offered by TNT.
Open to everyone, motorcyclists and not, but come in peace or stay at home. http://www.tntbiker.it/
When: the second Saturday of September.