Montepulciano Events and Festivals Calendar

Festivals, theater, and concerts – Montepulciano has too many events to list! The main pillars of life in Montepulciano are the Arts and Culture, and this town knows how to celebrate them.

Each month, there are many events in Montepulciano that must be experienced. The list below contains only a few of our favorites. During your stay at Fonte Martino Guest House & Estate, we will happily update you on current local events.


February Events in Montepulciano

Anteprima Vino Nobile

A wine lover?  This event takes place in February and is dedicated to all wine enthusiasts, from beginner to advanced.

Carnival di Montepulciano

Carnival is celebrated in Montepulciano complete with a costume procession through the ancient streets leading to the historic center of town. This event occurs on the Sunday before Mardi Gras.

March Events in Montepulciano


cioccolando chocolate festival montepulcianoLove chocolate? Indulge in this amazing chocolate fair with handcrafted chocolates, aperitifs, workshops and guided tastings by expert pastry chefs and chocolatiers.

Easter Festival in Montepulciano

What better way to celebrate the Easter season than with enchanting music concerts held in the picturesque churches and theaters of Montepulciano.

More Information about the Easter Festival

May Events in Montepulciano

Fiera di Sant’Agnese

Witness this annual historic procession through the ancient streets of Montepulciano in honor of Sant’Agnese.

Cantine Aperte

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.

Giostra del Saracino

Held by San Biagio just below the towering town of Montepulciano, this festival includes amazing food and displays throughout the day. In the evening, witness jousting competitions that will remind you of days past.

July Events in Montepulciano

Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte

Montepulciano cantiereThe 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. This is not to be missed!

More Information about the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte

August Events in Montepulciano

Bravio delle Botti

Bravio delle bottiThis amazing festival occurs on the last Sunday 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.

More Information about the Bravio delle Botti

September Events in Montepulciano

Montepulciano Run

This three-day sporting event takes place at the end of September. There are competitive and non-competitive events for everyone set in the beautiful landscape of the Tuscan countryside.

More Information about the Montepulciano Run

October Events in Montepulciano

Olive Oil and Autumn Flavours Festival

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

Christmas Village in Montepulciano

Christmas Village in Montepulciano Tree 2018.jpgStarting late November and lasting through the first week of January, Montepulciano turns into a festive Christmas Village. 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 skating on the ice rink all while being entertained by the angelic carolers, and of course Santa’s Castle shouldn’t be missed!

More Information about the Christmas Village


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