SPECIAL EVENTS IN MONTEPULCIANO

Montepulciano Events and Festivals Calendar 2021

Festivals, theater, and concerts – Immerse yourself in the Italian culture by experiencing the many events and festivals in Montepulciano. Our suggestions below contain just a few of our favorites. During your stay at Fonte Martino Bed and Breakfast, we will happily update you on current local events.

montepulciano events and festival calendar 2021

FEBRUARY 2021 Montepulciano Events

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Carnival di Montepulciano

Sunday before Mardi Gras

Piazza Grande & the Fortress of Montepulciano

Celebrate Carnival in Montepulciano by experiencing a costume procession through the ancient streets leading to the historic Piazza Grande.

MARCH 2021 Montepulciano Events

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Gran Fondo New York Italy

March 27-28, 2021

Montepulciano and Torrita di Siena

Montepulciano is pleased to host the “Gran Fondo New York Italy”. This is an international cycling competition that is 110 km in length and takes place throughout the scenic province of Siena.

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APRIL 2021 Montepulciano Festivals

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Cioccolando in Montepulciano: Chocolate Festival in Montepulciano

To be announced

Piazza Grande & the Fortress of Montepulciano

Cioccolando in Montepulciano is a chocolate lover’s dream!  This 2 day chocolate festival includes chocolate workshops, recipe and cooking presentations, and additional shows and attractions.  Best of all, visit the many vendors selling their handcrafted chocolates to indulge your sweet tooth!

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Easter Festival in Montepulciano

To be announced

Montepulciano

This annual event celebrates the Easter season with enchanting music concerts held in the picturesque churches and theaters of Montepulciano.

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MAY 2021 Montepulciano Events and Festivals

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Preview of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2021

L’Anteprima del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2021

May 18, 2021

Piazza Grande & the Fortress of Montepulciano

More than 40 local Montepulciano wineries offer a preview of the most recent vintage (2018) of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Discover why wine is rooted in the Italian culture at this important wine tasting event with visitors from all over the world.

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Fiera di Sant’Agnese

To be announced

Montepulciano

Witness this annual historic procession through the ancient streets of Montepulciano in honor of Sant’Agnese.  Afterwards, enjoy the local festival where you can indulge in tasty street food.

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Cantine Aperte

To be announced

Montepulciano

Held in late May, this weekend event is dedicated to wine. Visit numerous wine cellars, let the winemakers share their secrets, and taste the incredible locally-made wines.

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Giostra del Saracino

To be announced

Held at San Biagio

Held at San Biagio church just below Montepulciano, this festival includes local cuisine and events throughout the day. In the evening, witness jousting competitions that will remind you of days past.

JULY 2021 Montepulciano Events

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Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte

To be announced

Historic Center of Montepulciano

The prestigious Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte (International Art Workshop) is the spotlight of July. This month-long event is a feast of music, art, theater, and dance.

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AUGUST 2021 Montepulciano Events

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Montepulciano Calici di Stelle 2020

August 10, 2021

Piazza Grande, Montepulciano

Calici di Stelle, or “Chalices of Stars”, is an annual event to celebrate the night of St. Lawrence. The cobbled streets of Montepulciano will be lined with a market of art and antiques.  There will also be live concerts under the stars as well as exhibitions by the Flag Throwers and Drummers of Montepulciano.

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Bravio delle Botti – Montepulciano Wine Barrel Race

August 29, 2021

Montepulciano

This incredible festival occurs in August in honor of the patron saint of Montepulciano, San Giovanni Decollato. The 8 Contrada (districts) of Montepulciano compete by rolling 176 pound wine barrels up the steeply inclined streets. They race to be the first to claim the coveted Bravio, a painted cloth, the pride of their Contrada.

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OCTOBER 2021 Montepulciano Events and Festivals

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Montepulciano Run

October 1-3, 2021

Montepulciano

The Montepulciano Run is a three-day sporting event includes competitive and non-competitive events for everyone set in the beautiful landscape of the Tuscan countryside.

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Olive Oil and Autumn Flavours Festival

To be announced

Montepulciano

October brings the harvest of oil-rich olives used to make the highest quality extra virgin olive oil. What better way to celebrate the annual harvest than with the Olive Oil and Autumn Flavours Festival.

CHRISTMAS MARKET 2021 Montepulciano Christmas Village

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Christmas Market in Montepulciano

November 26, 2021 – January 6, 2022 (Every weekend, Weekday Schedule Varies)

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Starting late November and lasting through the first week of January, Montepulciano turns into a festive Christmas Market. With the streets lit by endless hanging lights, you will think you stepped back in time. Piazza Grande magically transforms into an outdoor market full of wonderful treasures and delicious treats. Enjoy being entertained by the angelic carolers and of course Santa’s Castle shouldn’t be missed!

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