Local events to experience
Whether it’s fabulous finds at our Tuscan food or antique flea markets, or the legendary Mille Miglia motorsport rally, Eroica Montalcino bike race or Il Palio horse race, there’s fun to discover everywhere you turn. Check out our list below and see what’s on when you visit!
Flea markets & food markets
Mingle with locals at our quintessential Tuscan markets, offering delicious fresh produce, or hunt for rare finds at our antique flea markets. Food markets are open in Siena every Wednesday, Pienza every Friday and Buonconvento on Saturdays. For vintage shopping, visit the nearby medieval city of Arezzo, the first weekend of the month, as well as in Florence (Fortezza da Basso every third weekend of the month and Piazza dé Ciompi, the last weekend of the month) and Montepulciano (the second weekend of the month).
Another local and national tradition, vintage car aficionados love the Mille Miglia 1,000-mile motorsport rally, which features classic and vintage cars from before 1957. It runs from Brescia to Rome and passes Serravalle.
This historic bike race, limited to bicycles manufactured before 1987, follows part of the breathtaking L'Eroica route in the Tuscan hils south of Siena. Join us for this family-friendly event.
This legendary horse race, popular since medieval times, is held twice a year. Join the fun every July 2 and August 16 in Siena’s central piazza.
Chigiana Musical Season
Don't miss this prestigious classical music festival in the Siena area, July to September.