Guide to Tuscany and Umbria in August 2018:

things to do, festivals and more! Places to visit. Best month. Things to do. What to do. What to see. Best events.  Check them out on our list below.

Castiglioncello del Trinoro, la Foce  and around

From July 28th – Music Concert from “Incontri Terre di Siena” at 8.00 PM


Castiglion del Lago

August 14th from 6.00 PM events and performances at the village, all night long, free entrance

capodanno d'estate

capodanno d’estate


Castiglion d’Orcia 

Sagra del Crostino and of pici fatti a mano, food festival of oily slice of bread and home made pasta pici. August 4 and 5.

Tuscany and Umbria in August 2018

Tuscany and Umbria in August 2018


Castel Rigone

Fiera dei Barbari – Up to August 5

festa dei barbari

festa dei barbari


Chiusi Chianciano  

Ruzzi della Conca every last week of August

ruzzi della conca

ruzzi della conca

Città della Pieve 

Palio dei Terzieri –  August 8 to 19 –


August 27 to 27 – Furious Opera lirica in due atti  – teatro comunale degli Avvalorati – 9.30 PM

August 31 at Saltapicchio wine bar

saltapicchio event

saltapicchio event



T-BONE steak festival – 14th to  15th of August from 6.00 PM.

Porcini mushrooms festival August 18th and 19th  from 6.00 PM.Info: +39 0575 630352 Email:

Antique fair from August 19th


Lake Trasimeno

Trasimeno Blues  up to August 4

Every day live concerts around the lake


Lake Trasimeno area: SAN FELICIANO 

38th Edition of the Fish Festival – festa del Giaccio.  By the and of July

27th of July to August 5th.  




August 10th – Calici sotto le Stelle wine festival –

Palazzo Ricci concerts:

Leonardo da Vinci , a major exhibition held in the Fortezza di Montepulciano (Medici Fortress). An exhibition that aims to highlight one of the most innovative aspects of the work of the genius Leonardo, in which machines, the human body and nature are governed by the same universal laws. Open every day from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission: € 5.00.

Info tel.: +39 0577286300 –


August 18th to 26th – BRAVIO DELLE BOTTI – the historical barrel race of Montepulciano.



A summer full of local events from street parades to local social dinners.

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Mosaico sonoro every Thursday night free concerts at the main pizzetta “square” at 9.30 PM and from late evening street market. This is a very family friendly village and event.

August  2 ore 9.30 PM Concert for TRASIMENO BLUES.

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August 4 ore 19, Mongiovino vecchio, Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta CONCERT AT CASTLE OF  MONGIOVINO VECCHIO Sax Quartet, music from  Bach – free entrance –  to book: +39 348 312 06 42

From August 24 agosto to September  2 at  Tavernelle CORN FESTIVAL

FROM AUGUST  20 TO  30, “MUSICA INSIEME PANICALE”  XXI edition free entrance, but limited seats.  Tel. +39 075 8379531

Monday 20 of August at 9.00 PM at Santuario di Mongiovino MIRRORS, C. Giottoli, flauto e F. Dillon, Violoncello

August  22 at 9.00 PM  Panicale, Collegiata of  San Michele Arcangelo METAMORPHOSES, P. Tarling.

August 24  at 9.00 PM at Teatro Cesare Caporali …ET RAPIDA AQUA M, M. Rossi, violoncello

August 28 at 9.00 PM  Panicale, Chiesa della Madonna della Sbarra LOOKING BACK/FORWARD, E. Wirth, C. Hahn.



Cheese Festival, la fiera del Cacio di Pienza,  Every year at the and of August

pienza cheese festival

pienza cheese festival


San Casciano dei Bagni 

August 10 –  Calici di Stelle preview – A very special and big local wine event with wine producer from the area.

August 13 – “Palio di San Cassiano”: the four districts of Campanile, Gattineto, Porticciola
and Pozzo challenge and popular games before the spectacular  run with the wheelchairs on which a frog is positioned.
The week before the show is a week full of events, from the “Launch of the Challenge”  to the Renaissance Dinner.

August 23 to 26 – 11st Edition of Cinta senese pork festival – “Sagra della cinta senese e del maiale brado” – at Stadio Comunale every night.


San Savino

Fish Festival*F



Sarteano Jazz and Blues – 5th of August at 9.30  – Preview of the festival at the historical centre. “Pedro Spallati 4et”. At Piazza San Lorenzo. . More info at

10th of August – Fiera di San Lorenzo (Market)

12th and 19th of August Democratic party festival at zona Palazzetto delle Sport (Stadium)

14th of August historical centre GIOSTRA DEL SARACINO PREVIEW

15th of August 3.00 PM GIOSTRA DEL SARACINO – The Joust of the Saracen is a revival of an ancient chivalrous duel. It has its origins in the distant past, it is dated back to XIV century.

August 19th street market

August 24th to 26th festa della Contrada di San Bartolomeo

August 24th to 26th also Sarteano Jazz and Blues


San Feliciano (lake Trasimeno area) 

Giaccio Festival, a traditional food festival and celebrations from the last week and of August. The Giaccio is a traditional fishing net. And every day are organized social local fish dinners. Every night from 9.30 PM music and events . More info at:



THE PALIO! August 16 –



Green Festival

green festival



Todi Festival – 32° Edition from August 25th to September 2nd –





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