Since 1998 “Memories of the Past” recalls each year arts, crafts, scenes of daily life from a bygone era (late ‘800, early ‘900) far from nowadays life! Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September, artists, tradesmen, etc. storyteller. all in costumes will lead us in a ancient time through scenes of daily life, arts, crafts, dancing, singing, music and tastes of the time. Along the streets of the village will reopen workshops that will revive the crafts of that time while commoners, peasants and lords will recreate the colorful and noisy atmosphere of the holidays. Jugglers, musicians, artists of various kinds alive every corner of the village. Stalls taverns restaurants we delight of aromas and flavors that now belong only to the past! You can take part to this event booking your stay on www.chiantiferie.net
In the heart of Terra di Siena you find a perfect, essential landscape consisting of hills, erosion furrows, the winding course of the river and cypresses which, in isolation, crown the high ground or, in ordered rows, follow the progression of the roads. On the hills, hamlets and isolated monuments of extraordinary charm overlook oak woods, olive groves and vineyards where Brunello di Montalcino and Nobile di Montepulciano are produced. And close to Montepulciano and the Sensory SPA in Chianciano Termel’Agriturismo Pratovecchio is waiting for you also for a 2 nights stay with a special 10% discount from 14th April to 17th June.
To treat yourself to a short break visit http://www.chiantiferie.net/inglese/last-minute.php
If you are going to plan a holiday during the end of April and coming month of May, there is a nice culinary surprise you might not have taken into consideration, but really worth taking part to. After several years of success, starting with the long weekend of April 25, the Flavors of Crete Senesi enogastronomic fair near Siena will be back to promote and let you discover the delicious artichokes of Chiusure, the Pecorino cheese of Asciano and the Patron Saint Isidoro of Arbia. The town of Asciano is the one that most promotes and sponsors the event, due to its long lasting cheese making tradition.
There will be four week-ends starting from early April until mid-May to taste these Tuscan delicacies and experience true folkloric fairs. Open street markets will also enrich each weekend. Asciano will also propose wine tastings, shows and exhibitions, folk games of ancient origins, poetry corners, live music entertainment and excursions in the area.
The very first weekend will be in Chiusure to celebrate the taste of its renown artichokes, with traditional Tuscan folk singers roaming the streets of town performing their music, like it used to be in the past. On the same week-end bike lovers will be able to enjoy a friendly ride through the Crete Senesi, in one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. The stroll will go from Chiusure and Torrenieri. On that Sunday a trek out for children will also be organized.
On the first weekend of May the event moves to Arbia to celebrate the town’s patron, Saint Isidore. On the following weekend Asciano will celebrate in the square with its delicious local Pecorino cheese and other cheeses of Crete Senesi and from the Val di Chiana, paired with local wines. On this occasion there will also be demonstrations and workshops on cheese making and guided tastings.
The Nature Train, Treno Natura, will be available on the first and the last days of celebration. The train employs vintage cars on formerly used, but well kept, railroeads to visit the picturesque area of the Crete Senesi.
You should not miss this event. It is an important folkloric fair giving you a special opportunity to appreciate the Crete Senesi with all its flavors, aromas and colors, culture and hospitality.
In the tiny medieval village of Montisi, municipality of San Giovanni d’Asso, near Siena, in the middle of the Crete Senesi the 12th edition of “The First Oil and more” will be held from October 29 to November 1, 2011. This event is part of “Going for Crushers and Markets“organized by the National Association of Oil Cities and Crete d’Autunno 2011: Festival of Food of the Crete Senesi.
A long weekend full of culinary heritage, where you can taste in the Contrade or restaurants the new oil pressed in this part of the Crete Senesi together with the other typical products of this area (white truffles and Wine Orcia DOC) .
There will also be guided tours of the village oil mill and oil and wine tasting courses, as well as visits to the districts of the Tournament of Simon, the Museum of the Compagnia, the Little Theatre of the Grange that has been recently renovated.
There will be flea markets and craft shows throughout the village and street shows. To “taste” this event you can reserve a 2-3 days break in one of the Chiantiferie farmhouses around Montisi (Agriturismo Pratovecchi, Agriturismo Molinello,Podere Pereto, Agriturismo Casanova, az agr Cepina) by visiting www.chiantiferie.net