Would you like a drop of vin santo? from 5 to 8 December 2009

vinsanto tuscanyOffering Vin Santo is one of the oldest gestures in Tuscan hospitality. A tradition that is still alive and Lo gradiresti un goccio di vin santo? Would you like a drop of vin santo? is a phrase containing a ritual that our fathers transmitted us. Vin santo means saint (or sacred) wine.

The sixth edition of Would you like a drop of vin santo? will take place from 5 to 8 December 2009 in Montefollonico in Siena Province. It’s just a few kilometers away from Torrita di Siena, positioned in the hills between Val di Chiana and Val d’Orcia. Montefollonico is a typical medieval village surrounded by ancient walls.

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“Ponte dell’Immacolata” – Markets and feasts around Tuscany

feast tuscanyImmacolata is a traditional catholic feast celebrating The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. This year there will be Ponte dell’Immacolata (Immacolata’s bridge), which means there are three days free from work for italians, from 6 to 8 december.

For tourists this is an ideal period to combine a small holiday in Italy with the possibility to visit Christmas markets and to partecipate to traditional and folkloristic events. Tuscany is waiting for you, offering a wide range of possibilities, from Spas to art shows, from new oil and wine tasting to religious happenings.

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