Are you looking to spend some time in the Chianti area during 2017? If the answer is yes, it might be good for you to find out what you will be able to see and do depending on the time of year. We are certain that you are going to have an amazing time regardless of your flight dates, but why not make it even more special? The only thing you will need to do is browse through this list of some of the most important events in Chianti for the following year! And when you have done it, either make plans depending on your preferred time of year or make sure not to miss something fun when you are there!
Antiques and Collector’s Fair
Once a year, namely on Easter Monday, tourists are given the opportunity to participate in one of the best fairs dedicated to all things old and of value. If you are into antiques and collector’s items, you will definitely love this event, for which you should visit Greve in Chianti, one of those charming places the area is famous for. There you will find not only rustic furniture and gorgeous ceramic items, but old postcards, farmhouse artifacts and much more.
Pentecostal Wine Fair
Held in the charming town of Castellina, this is one of the most appealing events for tourists who love wine. It is an annual happening that takes place 50 days or 7 weeks after Easter, which means you are going to have to look it up if you don’t want to miss all the fun. The fair gives you the opportunity to taste wines you never would have stumbled upon otherwise, since some of the vineyards participating in it make only several thousands of bottles each year.
Radda nel Bicchiere
One of the most known wine related events in Italy, successful for more than twenty years now, Radda nel Bicchiere is a "must go" for wine lovers. Usually held during the first weekend of June, this event brings together, in the amazing city of Radda in Chianti, the tastiest wines produced by local wineries, ready to be relished, and enjoyed.
In Greve in Chianti there is a little square called Piazza Matteotti that gets transformed into a field of flowers every single year. It is because the town is host to the annual Flower Festival or Festa dei Fiori, which takes place during the first weekend of the month of May. It is the ideal time for the locals to stock up on greenery for their balconies and gardens, as well as for the tourists to experience a town looking like it hasn’t been much influenced by modern times.
August Watermelon Festival
Apart from tasting their wine, locals from Castellina will make sure you have tried some of their food as well. If you are into watermelons, you should try to visit the area during the end of August, since then you will be able to taste more of your favorite fruit than ever before. And if you are not that into them, you still might like the event – the participants are local farmers who sell a wide range of delicious and healthy fruits and vegetables.
Vino al Vino
If you are into wine tastings, there is no better place for you on Earth than the Chianti area. Panzano is a particularly good place to start your wine tour, since it hosts one of the best festivals. Vino al Vino takes place during the third week of September, and since it is an important event, it is held on the town’s main square. By purchasing a ticket for this festival, you are not only getting a chance to taste excellent wine, but also to enjoy good music and delicious local food.