Summer Medieval Fairs in Tuscany

By Philippa Burne, UK, April 2012

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If you’re traveling the towns and villages of Tuscany this summer and feel like you’ve just walked into a time warp, you’ve probably lucked out and hit upon a Medieval Fair. Every year a few towns throw themselves wholeheartedly into days-gone-by and dress up in medieval costumes,  entertain with storytellers and wandering minstrels, showcase ancient arts like blacksmithing and candlemaking, and generally celebrate the things that made their towns what they are. Here’s a brief list of where and when you can find some of these events:


This month, the people of San Gimignano (near Siena) ride out as the Knights of Santa Fina, their co-patron saint who died in 1253. Historic equestrian events take place in full medieval regalia.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Tuscany Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Tuscany.

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