The real Tuscany and its traditions accessible for all

Tuscany brings with it a historical, artistic and cultural heritage famous all over the world: it is the birthplace of the Supreme Poet Dante, the cradle of the Renaissance and the homeland of the ancient Etruscans, who modeled the hills like clay in their hands. This region offers unique landscapes, breathtaking views, lands skillfully adapted to gentle and delicate shapes between sinuous hills and lush nature. The beauty of Tuscany is best expressed in the Valdichiana Senese, where you can savor the true essence and traditions of the region. The municipality of Torrita di Siena stands in the center of the Valdichiana Senese, it is a hamlet with medieval flavor inside of which is located Montefollonico hamlet, a jewel village with the orange flag of tourism, located on the hills

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A hamlet amongst the hamlets

Torrita di Siena: the center of Valdichiana You are in Tuscany, scattered among the hills wisely modeled by the Etruscans, immersed in unspoiled nature, smells and colors that only these lands can offer. You are in the native region of the Great Poet, in a fascinating place full of vitality, activities, curiosities and events located on the border with Umbria. This land is the Valdichiana Senese, an area at the center of which is the village of Torrita di Siena, a pretty medieval origins village set on a gentle hillock, surrounded by unspoiled nature and places to visit. A land of passage for merchants and pilgrims from Tuscany, Umbria and Marche, who used the ancient Via Lauretana to move between these three regions in the stretch that extends from Siena

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Tre evento a Torrita di Siena

Fiera al Piano, Torrita Biodiversità and Palio dei Somari: a memorable September

Torrita in September is Fiera al Piano, Torrita Biodiversità and a very special edition of the Palio dei Somari In the third and fourth weekend of September: biodiversity and Palio dei Somari September brings with it a mild, quiet atmosphere, made of bright colors and shades ranging from red to brown, with nature starting preparations for its winter rest. The dusk of the landscapes will give you the opportunity to discover and participate to new events, immersed in the beauty of the Valdichiana Senese which welcomes autumn in this extraordinary period. Torrita di Siena’s activities focus on nature and traditions, through fairs focused on biodiversity and traditional events, such as the Palio dei Somari The importance of biodiversity Inside the Fiera al Piano di Torrita di Siena is proposed an

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The Palio dei Somari is back!

The Palio dei Somari is back with two days of events The 64th edition of the historic event takes place on September 26th It is finally time for the Palio dei Somari in Torrita di Siena. The event, which is dedicated to St. Joseph since 1966, takes usually place on the first Sunday following March 19th, but this year was exceptionally scheduled for September 26th. The “Palio dei Somari” is certainly the festival par excellence of the Torrita people, who in 1966 wanted to create a popular festival in honor of St. Joseph, the patron Saint of carpenters (a professional category that is particularly active in this village). The festival, dedicated both to the holy worker and to the humble and docile animal (somari means donkeys), was born with the

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Palio Atmosphere: Juri Gigliotti tells us what it will be like to return in Piazza

Juri Gigliotti tells us what it will be like to return in Piazza The Palio dei Somari is finally approaching. Exceptionally, on 25th-26th September, Torrita di Siena will show the tradition of the Palio dei Somari, now in its 64th edition. The event will take place in a slightly different form to accomplish all the regulations provided for the covid-19 protocol, the Sagra di San Giuseppe Association has prepared a calendar of events that only takes place for two days and does not include the Taverns. But in the meantime, the IX Festival of the Giovani sbandieratori e tamburini (Young Flag-wavers and Drummers) will finally give the spectacle long awaited by the Torrita community. And precisely for this reason Juri Gigliotti, president of the Flag-waving and Drummers Group of Torrita

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Palio atmosphere- Luca Massai tells us about the historical parade

Palio atmosphere- Luca Massai tells us about the historical parade On the occasion of the 64th Palio dei Somari 2021, which will exceptionally take place on 25-26 September, we interviewed Luca Massai, president of Contrada Porta a Pago (name of the old district) and member of the commission that oversees the Historical Parade in the Sagra di San Giuseppe Association. We remind you that the event this year will take place in a slightly different form, in accomplishment with all the regulations provided by the covid-19 protocol. The Sagra di San Giuseppe Association has prepared a calendar of events that only takes place for two days and does not include the development of the Taverns. Precisely for this reason, we thought it was important to hear the voice of Luca

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