November: Events In & Out of the Town.
48 ^ Exhibition of the National White Truffle Market in San Miniato
San Miniato - 0571 42745 - 10-20 hours - free admission - www.sanminiatopromozione.it - Pulman shuttle to get to the historic center
Saturday 10, Sunday 11, Saturday 17, Sunday 18, Saturday 24, Sunday 25 Three weekends under the banner of the most famous hypogeal mushroom in the world. Food and wine events, cooking shows, tastings and much more.
Pisa Book Festival
Palazzo dei Congressi Pisa - Via G. Matteotti 1 - 10-20am - free admission, Sat and Sun 6 euros, 5 rides, <18 years free - www.pisabookfestival.com
From Friday 9 to Sunday 11 Meetings, presentations, focus on poetry and literature, Italian and international guests and talk on current events with experts. These are just some of the contents of this edition featuring Italian independent publishers in an exhibition with 160 exhibitors. Guest of honor, Spain.
Crete Senesi’s Truffle
San Giovanni d'Asso, Montalcino - 10-20 hours - free admission - www.mostramercatotartufobianco.it
Saturday 10, Sunday 11, Saturday 17, Sunday 18 Two weekends dedicated to white truffles. The medieval village is filled with events and stands. Guided tours, gala dinners, cooking shows, trekking in the woods and the Truffle Museum.
Un Mare diVino
Livorno - 335 1376296 - Sat 14-19.30, Sun 11-19.30 - Gastronomy area free access; Calice Tasting Area 15 euros, rid 13; Cooking Show 5 euro each - www.maredivino.it
Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 The great "showcase" of wines from the Livorno area and the Etruscan Coast. You can taste wines of Bolgheri and Val di Cornia, but also those of Montescudaio and Riparbella, the areas of Terratico di Bibbona and the islands of Elba and Capraia. Great tasting at the Banco, with 70 companies and almost 300 wines for tasting.
Racecourse of the Visarno - Piazzale delle Cascine, 29 - 11-20 - 2 euros, free up to 10 years and for the members Lailac 2018 - www.festivalgiapponese.it
From Friday 23 to Sunday 25 Over 40 guests from Japan and over 50 appointments. From origami to bento, from music to tea ceremony, trips to Japan and sake tastings. The program is divided into several areas: live shows and arts demonstrations; martial arts; market of objects, clothing, Japanese crafts; workshop for origami, calligraphy and a new way of communicating: etegami.
Arezzo Fairs and Congresses - Via Spallanzani, 23 - 0575 9361 - www.agrietour.it - Opening hours 9.30-18.30 - admission 10 euro
Thursday 15 and Friday 16 National exhibition of agritourism and multifunctional agriculture, this year aimed especially at all operators in the sector. Gastronomic comparisons between chefs from the province of Arezzo and Agrichef guests, to enhance the traditional cuisine with the products of farms in the year of Italian food.
Biennale Enogastronomica di Firenze
Fortezza da Basso - viale F. Strozzi 1 - free entry - Fri from 5pm to 12am, Sat and Sun from 11am to 12am, stand close at 11pm - www.biennaleenogastronomica.it
From Friday 16 to Monday 19 Great event dedicated to food and wine. In the Florentine trade fair the excellences of the Tuscan territory and not. Many side events between table chefs with star chefs, demonstrations of the best pizza chefs in the city, wine, beer and oil tastings, as well as focus on some of the gastronomic products that distinguish Italian cuisine such as bread, cheese and salami.
Bagno a Ripoli - 10 am-7pm - free entry - www.comune.bagno-a-ripoli.fi.it - www.oliobagnoaripoli.it
Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 Market exhibition dedicated to extra virgin olive oil produced on the territory, farmer's market with vegetables, fruit and vegetables fresh from the day. Assignment of the "Gocciola d'oro" prize to the three best oils of Bagno a Ripoli.
Christmas in Tuscany
Montepulciano (entrance to the castle 10 euros, 3-9 years 8 euros, 0-2 years free - times and openings on www.nataleamontepulciano.it) | Chianciano Terme - Info 329 86 70 417 - Fri 15-20, Sat and Sun 9.30-20 - standard daily ticket 13 euros, <2 years free - further details www.paesedibabbonatale.it
From Saturday 17 in Montepulciano the Castle of Santa Claus and from Saturday 24 in Chianciano Terme the country of Santa Claus. Many attractions for children, markets for gift ideas, as well as tastings of typical products and themed events.
Brindisi in the Villa
Palazzo Aldobrandini del Papa - Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 8 - 349 7160023 - 16-20 hours - minimum offer 10 euros - www.mtvtoscana.com
Saturday 24 Begin of a series of events that unites wine tastings with the discovery of places usually closed to the public as monumental villas and historic houses, unveiled with guided tours in the rooms, in the parks and in the Italian gardens. Chartered.
German Christmas market
Piazza Santa Croce - 055 2705233/335 365966
From Wednesday 28 to 20 december, over 50 stands in the characteristic wooden houses, with the typical aromas and flavors of Christmas, artistic handicrafts and traditional foods from all over Europe. An opportunity to taste inviting gastronomic specialties, warm up with delicious hot drinks and browse through the stalls.