St George's Mushroom Celebrations

Sagra Del Prugnolo E I Giorni Del Pastore

Local Tradition


  • Celebration of St. George’s Mushroom
  • Highlights Tuscan culinary traditions
  • Occurs in Pieve Santo Stefano, Umbria
  • First weekend of May, annually
Stage 7: La Verna to Pieve Santo Stefano
Pieve Santo Stefano
Pieve Santo Stefano
55100 Lucca, Province of Lucca, Italy

Occurs annually, first weekend of May

Additional Info:

Free to attend


Sagra del Prugnolo is an annual event celebrating the St. George’s Mushroom, held in the picturesque town of Pieve Santo Stefano in the Umbria region.

Taking place during the first weekend of May, this culinary festival showcases the unique flavors and culinary traditions of Tuscany.

Visitors can enjoy delicious traditional mushroom dishes, as well as various food and craft stalls lining the streets of the historic center. Alongside the gastronomic delights, the festival also features events highlighting local pastoral traditions, transhumance, and ancient crafts.

With live music, cooking demonstrations, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, the Sagra del Prugnolo offers a taste of Tuscany’s rich culinary heritage and a memorable experience for all who attend.

Event Schedule

Event schedules vary, with activities such as:

  • Food and craft stalls throughout the town
  • Cooking demonstrations and traditional mushroom dishes
  • Live music and performances
  • Showcasing pastoral traditions and ancient crafts


The Sagra del Prugnolo has its roots in the local culinary traditions of Pieve Santo Stefano and the surrounding area, with the highly prized St. George’s Mushroom taking center stage.

This delicious and aromatic mushroom is said to grow on the night the witches dance, and its flavor is reminiscent of fresh flour and truffles.

The festival was established in 2001 to promote and preserve the traditional recipes and culinary culture of the region, as well as to showcase the local customs related to pastoralism, transhumance, and old crafts.

The event has grown over the years, attracting visitors from all over Italy and beyond, eager to experience the unique gastronomic delights and rich cultural heritage of this enchanting Tuscan town.