The Florentine Genius
Exhibitions, shows, themed dinners in honour of Giovanni Boccaccio.
Every year in April/May.
Initiative promoted by Province of Florence and the Municipality of Certaldo.

Calindri Award
An award to theatre and show business characters in memory of Ernesto Calindri, born in 1909 in Certaldo.
Every year in June.
Initiative promoted Municipality of Certaldo in collaboration with The Calindri family.
Info: tel. 0571 661279

Music in Palazzo Pretorio
Music evenings with guided tour and Tuscan characteristic dinner
Palazzo Pretorio.
Info: tel. 0571 661219
Every Tuesday from June to September.

To dinner with Messer Boccaccio
Medieval themed dinner in Certaldo Alto with historical food and tableware.
The dinner is served along via Boccaccio, served by characters in historical clothes, with a show.
Organised and promoted by Associazione Elitropia and Municipality of Certaldo.
Info 0571 663128

Mercantia – Teatralfestamercatomedievale
Street Theatre event and artistic craftwork. The main street theatre festival of Italy.
In one week over 100 artists and acting companies exhibit, every evening in the medieval town and downtown.
Info 0571 661259
Second week of July.

Certaldo Jazz
International seminars of Jazz music, with instrument courses and concert reviews.
Organised by Global Music Foundation and Municipality of Certaldo.
Penultimate week of August.

Writing and creativity workshop, with particular attention to valorisation of peculiarity of genre.
Organised by Associazione Culturale Griselda and Municipality of Certaldo.
Certaldo – Palazzo Pretorio tel. 0571 661219
Last week of August.

Literary Award Giovanni Boccaccio
Organised by Rotary Club Valdelsa and Municipality of Certaldo, it assigns three awards respectively to Italian writers, foreigner writers and journalists every year.
Certaldo – Palazzo Pretorio tel. 0571 661219
Second Saturday of September.

Review of products and pleasures of taste.
Wine and food, quality craftwork review, with exhibitions, tasting, cultural events and shows.
Organised and promoted by Consorzio Certaldo 2000 and Municipality of Certaldo.
First two week ends of October.
Info: 0571 663384

Boccaccio & Le Arti Certaldo Alto
Multidisciplinary event about arts, literature, culture of Boccaccio’s time.
Medieval music concerts, theatre shows, conferences about Giovanni Boccaccio held by university professors.
Every year between December and January.

Flee Market in piazza Boccaccio
Once a month from May to December.
Calendar available from: U.R.P. of the Municipality of Certaldo, tel. 0571 661276
Tourist Information Office, tel. 0571 656721

Calambur. Palio of districts
Mid-September on Boccaccio square


Val d’Elsa and surroundings

San Gimignano fair on January 31°, town patron (San Gimignano)

S.Verdiana Festival (Holy Patron Saint of the country), on February 1° (Castelfiorentino)
Travelling Carnival (Castelfiorentino)

S.Fina fair (San Gimignano)

Ludicomix, games, comix, cosplay (Empoli)

Agricola, festival of agricolture and typical products (Castelfiorentino)
In/Canti e Banchi festival of antiques and performances (Castelfiorentino)
Chianti wine festival (Montespertoli)

Medieval dinner (Colle di Val d’Elsa)
Le ferie delle messi – Giostra dei bastoni – Medieval fair (San Gimignano)
Fiera d’Estate – San Giovanni fair (Radicondoli)
Festa tra le Mura (Radicondoli)
Ceramic Festival (Montelupo Fiorentino)
Literary premiere – Teatro del Popolo (Castelfiorentino)
Ca’Stellare, Palio of Districts. Last weekend of June (Castelfiorentino)

San Marziale fair (Colle di Val d’Elsa)
Palio di Casole (Casole d’Elsa)
Medieval fair (Monteriggioni)

Thanksgiving fair (San Gimignano)
Sant’Agostino holiday and fair (San Gimignano)
Palio of Districts and feast of wine (Gambassi Terme)
Beat Feestival, concert and street food (Empoli)

Madonna di Pancole holiday (San Gimignano)
Festival of the Regions (Colle di Val d’Elsa)
Birds festival (Colle di Val d’Elsa)
Beer festival (Castelfiorentino)

Gocce di Grappa (Colle di Val d’Elsa)
Festa dell’Uva (Casole d’Elsa)
Market exhibition of saffron (San Gimignano)
Tartufesta. Festival of truffle and chestnut (Montaione)
Castellofobia, Halloween party on the historic center (Castelfiorentino)

Market exhibition of extra virgin olive oil (San Gimignano)
The way of the cribs (Castelfiorentino and Castelnuovo d’Elsa)