People in Tuscany like to celebrate. Magnificent historical spectacles, in addition to religious and traditional festivals bring excitement to the yearly cycle. Unusual historical contests are especially popular.
Tuscans are very enthusiastic about the traditional contests and take part with heart and soul.
During the traditional competitions, selected young men represent the individual city districts against each other in horse races, barrel rolling and jousting, for the honour of their district.
Bright and impressive, the famous carnival in Viareggio attracts many visitors. The numerous local festivals, often with a mediaeval theme, are well worth a visit!
Twice yearly, the areas of town compete in one of the most difficult races in Europe. more
Tuscany's festival calendar is colourful and multifaceted. National, local and Christian holidays, as well as historical spectacles, concerts and wine festivals dominate the year. Don't miss out on experiencing a festival for yourself! more
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