Events in September

Be enthralled by Florence's Festa della Rificolona, witness Stia's Biennial of Blacksmithing Art, and let La Verna's Stimmate Feast touch your soul.

Florence and Casentino Events

Occurs during the first days of September during odd-numbered years.

The European Biennial Show of Blacksmithing Art in Stia celebrates the rich history of wrought iron craftsmanship, blending tradition with contemporary artistry. This event, held every odd-numbered year, brings together blacksmiths from all over the world to showcase their skills and creativity.

Occurs annually, First Sunday in September

Off Trail

Step back in time as you witness the Giostra del Saracino, a medieval jousting competition taking place in Arezzo.

September 6
 - September 7

Occurs annually, September 6-7

The festival’s main highlight is the lantern procession, which begins in Piazza Santa Croce and winds its way through the city, passing iconic landmarks and culminating in Piazza SS. Annunziata. There, attendees witness the blessing of the lanterns, listen to a speech by Florence’s Cardinal, and join in the final festivities in the square.

Local Tradition
September 7

Occurs annually, evening of September 7

Discover the captivating Festa dei Fochi on the evening of September 7 in the idyllic village of Badia Prataglia. This memorable event, rooted in age-old traditions, brings together locals and pilgrims to celebrate around a large, symbolic fire. Immerse yourself in the spirit of unity and devotion while traversing the Via di Francesco pilgrimage trail.

Nature Event
September 15
 - October 15

Occurs annually from mid-September to mid-October.

Immerse yourself in the magical world of the Casentino Forest National Park during autumn as deer engage in their annual mating rituals. The powerful mating calls, known as Bramito del Cervo, echo through the forest, creating an unforgettable experience for visitors.

Throughout September and October

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and experience the charm of autumn in this enchanting setting.

Local TraditionReligious
September 16
 - September 17

Occurs annually, September 16-17

The celebration is held annually and attracts pilgrims from all around, seeking reconciliation and meaning in their own lives. The event serves as an opportunity for personal reflection, prayer, and the sacrament of confession, as participants follow the example of St Francis in seeking a deeper connection to universal love.

Local Tradition

Occurs annually, end of September

The Carro Matto event celebrates Tuscan wine-making traditions, featuring a cart filled with over 2000 wine bottles arriving in Florence at the end of September.

Beyond Tuscany Events

Local Tradition

Second Sunday of September

Stage 8: Pieve Santo Stefano to Sansepolcro

The Palio della Balestra is a captivating event that brings together crossbowmen from Sansepolcro and Gubbio. Dressed in medieval costumes, they engage in a competitive showdown to determine the ultimate winner.

Occurs annually, mid-September

Stage 7: La Verna to Pieve Santo Stefano

The Pieve Santo Stefano Festival is a unique celebration of personal stories collected from diaries, letters, and autobiographical memories, held in Pieve Santo Stefano, Italy.