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Monte Pisano events

A territory full of  opportunities and places to enjoy.

A small treasure nestled in the heart of Tuscany between Lucca and Pisa. Monte Pisano is also the opportunity to participate in a rich series of cultural, artistic and sporting events linked by a strong tradition.

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March 15th Calci (PI) | Trail dei Monti Pisani - Trail running on the trails of Monte Pisano, between natural environments and historical landscapes.


5 / 7 April
Vicopisano (PI) | Festa Dèi Camminanti - Excursions, walking tours, walking conferences, books, art and conviviality .

28 April
Capannori (LU) | Marcia delle Ville - Non-competitive road race among the historic villas of the area.


1 May
Buti (PI)  | Festa dell’Aria - Kites, hot air balloons, scenic helicopter flights, food stands, snack on the lawn and shows.


5 /6 October
Vecchiano (PI)  | Walking Vecchiano - Two weekends with dedicated routes, from the mountain to the sea.


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12 / 19 Janauary
Buti (PI) | Il Palio delle contrade - inauguration on Saturday 12 with dinner in the districts. The events run until January 20 with the historical parade and the horse race. The Palio di Buti is one of the oldest horse palios in Italy, which contends among the seven districts of the country, in the suggestive scenery of the historic center of Buti.


3 / 5 August
Calci (PI) | Fiera di Sant’Ermolao - Markets, concerts, dance shows and street performers. An ancient tradition in honor of the saint moved to Calci in 1111, with three days of music, shows, churches and museums open, typical recipes to be enjoyed in restaurants, guided tours, trade markets, reuse and crafts, pictorial exhibitions, photographic and of objects of the past, solidarity, entertainment and workshops for children and young people, itineraries on foot and on horseback in the green of Monte Pisano.


San Giuliano Terme (PI) | Bagni in Luce - Events and lights for the celebration of the patron saint of San Giuliano Terme.


30 august / 1 september
Nozzano (LU) | Il Castello Rivive - Medieval re-enactment festival in the ancient fortified village of Nozzano Castello. The market, which populates the streets with ancient crafts, the people of the countryside; the taverns, with simple foods expertly reconstructed on ancient recipes; moments of leisure and light-heartedness in the streets and on the spot of jugglers, spaces dedicated to children, with ancient games.


31 August e 1 September
Vicopisano (PI)  | Festa Medievale - A union between the splendid historic center and the effective reconstruction of the medieval environment. Along the streets of the village and in the most characteristic corners, "taverns" offering frugal meals and "rubro wine", medieval dinner with dishes cooked according to criteria and recipes of the time and consumed following the "etiquette" of the period.


8 / 31 December
Vicopisano (PI)  | Presepe dell’Angelo Nativity scene in San Giovanni alla Vena.



food & environement


16/17, 23/24, 30/31 March, 6/7 April Sant'Andrea di Compito (LU) | XXXI mostra delle antiche camelie di Lucchesia -

The history and tradition of the Compitese, in a mix of visual and sensorial emotions, laboratories, markets, flavors and colors of camellias.

30 March / 1 April Vecchiano (PI) | Fiera di Primavera - The traditional fair on the theme of agriculture to rediscover the agricultural vocation of the territory through the involvement of local producers, the promotion of typical products and those with zero kilometers. In the program cultural events, entertainment and tasting of typical products.

5/7 April 2019

Lucca | Verdemura - Exhibition of gardening in the Walls of Lucca.


20 April / 1 May
San Giuliano Terme (PI) | Agrifiera -Exhibition of agri-food products and promotion of local products.


18, 19 May
Vicopisano (PI) | Vicopisano Castello in Fiore - Two days of nursery gardening and the discovery of the beauties of the Vicopisano and Monte Pisano area. A rich program of events for children, walks, meetings and debates with pharmacological experts, guided tours, shows and concerts, lunches, dinners and outdoor tastings, among unforgettable scents and colors in a real en plein air garden.


6, 7, 8 September
Lucca - Murabilia - Exhibition of quality gardening market. One of the most important Italian events dedicated to flowers, plants and gardening in the setting of the walls of Lucca on the ramparts of San Regolo, La Libertà, in the Botanical Garden and in the basements of the walls. About 250 Italian and foreign specialist nursery exhibitors with special or newly introduced plants, ancient and new cultivars, equipment and furnishings and a cultural, botanical and horticultural program, with thematic exhibitions, conferences, editorial news, workshops open to all enthusiasts and professionals of the sector with the big names of international gardening.


13 October
Calci (PI) | Sagra della Castagna - Chestnuts among cuisine, history and craftsmanship. Food stands with local products and chestnuts, Mestierando craft market, street artists, music, horses, games for children at the Via Cava Castello district in Calci.



music and entertainment


2 June, 6 october, 3 November, 1 December
San Giuliano Terme (PI) | Antiqua - Antiques market, collecting and hobbyism, every first Sunday of the month.

.7 June, 7 July 
Buti (PI) | Butique Musique - Aperitif and outdoor dinner, concerts and shows until late at night


6 July
Vicopisano (PI) | Rocca’n Roll Festival - Event dedicated to music


Calci (PI) | Review of musical bands


3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May
Calci (PI) | May in music - Event dedicated to music


1 / 30 September
San Giuliano Terme (PI) | Settembre Sangiulianese - Musical shows, plays, meetings, book present ations, exhibitions and much more

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