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Save the date! Plan your trips with San Gimignano's Calendar of events in mind.

1st JANUARY

New Year's Concert. Teatro dei Leggieri - Organized by the Accademia dei Leggieri.


31st JANUARY

Festival of the City's Patron Saint: San Gimignano, Bishop of Modena, deceased in 387 A.D. Liturgical ceremony in the Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta with the participation of the Municipal authorities. Traditional fair in Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Cisterna .Organized by the Basilica Santa Maria Assunta, Commitee for patronal feasts - Tel. +39 0577 940316


JANUARY - FEBRUARY

Carnival of San GimignanoParades of giant allegoric Carnival floats created in papier-mâché with music, confetti and masked groups. Organized by the Associazione Carnevale di San Gimignano


12nd MARCH

Festival of Santa Fina (City's Patron Saint, venerated since her death on 12th March 1253): liturgical ceremony in the Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta with the participation of the Municipal authorities. Traditional fair in Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della CisternaOrganized by the Basilica Santa Maria Assunta, Commitee for patronal feasts - Tel. +39 0577 940316


GOOD FRIDAY

Traditional procession of the Holy Cross: ed by the Brotherhood of the Misericordia wearing their traditional hooded capes. Through the town's streets and squares.Organized by the Basilica Santa Maria Assunta, Commitee for patronal feasts - Tel. +39 0577 940316


JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

" Accade d’ Estate":A series of performances and events including opera, theatre, ballet and classical concerts in Piazza del Duomo.Organized by the Municipality of San Gimignano, Council for Cultural Affairs.


JUNE – OCTOBERSan Gimignano Musica:Lyric, instrumental  and Baroque  concerts,  every Tuesday and Thursday .Organized by: Accademia dei Leggieri, Il Pentagramma, Konzert Opera Florence


THIRD WEEK END OF JUNEFerie delle Messi: Historic Medieval Festival through the town's streets and squares with markets of medieval arts and crafts.Storytellers, actors and musicians, medieval performances and competitions between the four contradas (tonw districts). During the Sunday afternoon: historical parade and horse tournament.Organized by the Associazione Cavalieri di Santa Fina.


LAST SATURDAY OF JUNENottilucente: the “white night” of San San Gimignano: from the evening till late at night, events, and various shows in the squares and streets of the town. Free entrance.


FIRST SUNDAY OF AUGUST

Festival of thanks from the citizens of San Gimignano to their Patron Saint: Saint Fina, born in 1283 at San Gimignano in a house located in a little lane which is named after the Saint. Liturgical ceremony in the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta with the participation of the Municipal authoritiesOrganized by the Basilica Santa Maria Assunta, Commitee for patronal feasts - Tel. +39 0577 940316.


FIRST MONDAY OF AUGUST

SANTA FINA'S FAIRStalls and stands in Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Cisterna and Piazza delle Erbe .Organized by the Municipality of San Gimignano. 

10th AUGUST - Saint Lawrence's night

"Calici sotto le stelle": An open-air tasting of local wines with the participation of the local wine producers at the park of “La Rocca”.Organized by the Consorzio del Vino Vernaccia di San Gimignano.


28 AGOSTOFestival of  Sant’Agostino:  liturgical ceremony in the Church of Sant’Agostino.Organized by the Church of Sant’Agostino. 


29th AUGUST

Fair of Sant'Agostino, in the central town's squares.Organized by the Municipality of San Gimignano


END OF AUGUST – BEGINNIG OF SEPTEMBER

"Sagra del buongustaio": Gastronomic fair at "IL CAMPINO". Organized by the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, Tel. +39 0577 940316


8th SEPTEMBER

Festival of the “Madonna di Pancole”Liturgical ceremonies at the Sanctuary of Pancole (built in 1670), 6 Km far from San Gimignano. Food stands and fireworks.Organized by the Santuario di Pancole,


SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER

Festival Barocco di San Gimignano: Baroque concerts in the Town Hall, “Sala di Dante.Organized by the Accademia dei Leggieri.


SEPTEMBER - (2nd or 3rd SUNDAY)

Volterra - San Gimignano: National foot race km 30 valid for "Il Podista Toscano"Organized by the Municipalities of San Gimignano and Volterra.


DECEMBER – FEBUARYAccade d’Inverno: A series of performances, concerts, exhibitions, guided tours, children’s workshop.Organized by the Municipality of San Gimignano, Council for Cultural Affairs and local Associations.


DECEMBER - APRIL

Leggieri d'Inverno: Theatre and ballet performances in various locations of the town.Organized by the Associazione Teatro Corsaro - Compagnia Giardino Chiuso


31st DECEMBER

San Silvestro tra le torri: New Year's Eve party.Piazza del Duomo from 10.00 p.m.Organized by Associazione Pro Loco, Associazione Controcultura, Municipality of San Gimignano.


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