For the newcomers, for you, vacationers and staycationers, here are some events not to be missed to overcome the August fury and some suggestions on what to do next month!
AUGUST 2nd – BIRRETTE (fresh beers) IN VARNA
From 19.00 onwards
If you are looking for a gust of air, at the Circolo in Varna (just ask for directions, there is no way to miss it) – a few minutes from Gambassi Terme – the night flies the American flag, with a typical diner menu, with hamburgers, hot dogs and chips. To go with it, the organic and local beer of the Azienda Agricola La Taverna, the excellent Mommialla WOW. A cool ale beer will save you the night! No beer no fun!
AUGUST 6th – WINE AND STARS
From 19.00 to midnight
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CALICI DI STELLE is an evening promoted by the Movimento Turismo del Vino Toscana and – as per tradition – will be hosted by Agricola Tamburini. You’ll have the chance to taste their wines and to get to know the new-born limited edition Douscana wine, born from the unusual union between the Tuscan Sangiovese and the Portuguese Douro.
10 € is enough to buy a tasting glass up and beside the secrets of the wine, you might discover the magic of the stars, thanks to the presence of the Certaldo Group of amateur astronomers.
AUGUST 19th -25th – PALIO delle CONTRADE
Four districts: Belvedere, La Pieve, Membrino and Il Porcello. A week of Palio, an entire town delving into the most awaited event of the Gambassi community. Don’t miss the final traditional bigonce race along the town streets. During the week, the historic center hosts events, concerts and stands where to find the best of the local producers.
AUGUST 30th – 31st and SEPTEMBER in EMPOLI – BEAT FESTIVAL
The BEAT Festival is a music festival taking place at Parco Serravalle in Empoli, every year, late August, early September: five nights, a super line-up that – if too youngish for you – could interest the adolescents with you, amazing street food and a vintange & handmade market. On September 1st, Franco 126 is on stage, don’t miss the perfect mix between trap and italian traditional songwriting!
It’s summer truffle time, perhaps not the tastiest of the year, but it’s fun to go hunting for it, especially if a professional who knows where to put his hands and feet is your guide! The woods are shady and wonderful worlds to explore and in Gambassi Terme, thanks to Pietralta and La Taverna, you can book your truffle hunt. Arm yourself with patience and wear comfortable shoes that even the smallest find will be more than rewarding! And get yourself ready to eat, every effort will be repaid at the table!
The Medici Villas are splendid sites of history, art and culture, it is rare to find them crowded, that is why it is even more worthwhile: we suggest you start from that of Poggio a Caiano! Just around the corner, the many museums of the MuDev in Valdelsa, hold incredible treasures. Start from the BeGo Museum of Castelfiorentino, the frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli are absolute masterpieces!
If you want to go all the way to Florence, do it in the evening and find out more about our private tours with drivers: just enjoy the beauty and don’t worry about driving back home, we take care of your drives!