In Certaldo there are three important of them:
- in June a Medieval Dinner.
- in July the International famous “Mercantia“.
- in October “Boccaccesca“.
In Siena, the famous “Palio of Siena“ on 2nd July and 16th August.
In Florence, numerous events are held throughout the year.
Palio di Siena
The Palio is the most important event organized in the city of Siena and is held every year on July 2nd and August 16th.
Palio of Siena in the different contrade, or the "zone" in which the city is divided, challenge each other in a 'passionate horse race in Piazza del Campo. Siena is divided into 17 contrade: Eagle, Caterpillar, Snail, Owl, Dragon, Giraffe, Porcupine, Leocorno, Lupa, Goose, the Wave, Pantera, Selva, Tortoise Tower, Ram. The Palio race's origins are very remote, you have in fact news of horse races with horses in Siena since at least the seventeenth century.