Traditional events and folklore

Here are some of the main events that take place in Tuscany every year. Many of the events have long historical traditions going back centuries. Just think of the Palio in Siena, a very important city event which occurs twice every year which has its roots in the 6th century. The long tradition holds for the all the celebrations that occur on the feast day of a city's patron saint, from the largest town to the smalled village. Wherever you go in Tuscany, at any time of the year, you'll likley find an event or celebration taking place.