Festivals in Tuscany

Tuscany is a region rich in sagre and popular festivals , which take place throughout the year. January is a special month, in which some of the most important festivals in the region are celebrated, linked to the peasant tradition and local folklore.

Pancake Festival

The pancake festival is one of the oldest and most popular festivals in Tuscany. It takes place in San Donato in Collina, a hamlet located between the municipalities of Bagno a Ripoli and Rignano sull’Arno, from 13th to 17th March.

The festival is dedicated to fritters, a typical Tuscan dessert made with flour, water and yeast, which are fried in boiling oil and served with sugar or honey. During the festival, the fritters are prepared and served in the square, accompanied by other typical Tuscan dishes, such as cured meats, cheeses and wine.

Feast of St. Anthony

The Feast of Sant’Antonio is a religious festival that takes place in Cercina, a hamlet of Sesto Fiorentino, on January 14th.< /p>

The festival is dedicated to Saint Anthony the Abbot, patron saint of animals. During the festival, a procession of animals takes place through the streets of the town, accompanied by knights and the musical band. In the square, the traditional blessed breads are then distributed.

Other festivals

In Tuscany, other January festivals linked to peasant tradition and local folklore also take place. Among the most important are:

  • Onion festival in Certaldo Alto (FI)
  • Chestnut festival in Palaia (PI)
  • Bread festival in Chiusi (SI)
  • Nougat festival in Massa Marittima (GR)

These festivals are an opportunity to learn about Tuscan traditions and culture, and to taste the typical products of the region.