villas for rent will soon be filled up with summer vacationers who
are eager to explore Tuscany and experience everything the region has to
offer. Some people choose to spend their
vacations sampling local cuisine, and others spend their time exploring local museums. Tuscany has a lot of unique culture to offer
its visitors, and the region's local festivals are one of the best ways for
visitors to truly experience the Tuscan life style.
If you love your local Renaissance Fair and have a passion for all things
Medieval, you have to visit Tuscany's
commune located in the Siena region in July.
Each year the people of Monteriggioni come together to celebrate the
Middle Ages by putting on a huge Medieval fair (use Google Chrome to view the link or
use the translate feature in Firefox if you aren't familiar with Italian), and
unlike many of the Medieval fairs you've attended in your home country, this
one takes place on the grounds of an actual castle. If you want a chance to see a glimpse of
Italian court life, the commune's court festival takes place from July 5th-7th
this year. If you want to see the fair
in the village, visit the commune during the weekend of July 12th-14th.
may be slightly different, but each festival gives attendants an in-depth look
of life during the Middle Ages for the residents of Monteriggioni. This will be the most authentic medieval fair
you ever attend. The castle grounds are
decorated with period appropriate decorations and they're filled with dozens of
actors who play period appropriate roles.
come you'll see almost every medieval social class represented. Lords and noble men and maidens walk the
grounds along with commoners and entertainers like magicians, jugglers, and
acrobats. Local taverns and inns
participate by making and serving guests dishes that were commonly eaten in the
region centuries ago. When you come to
the Monteriggioni's medieval days even the money you spend will be
authentic. The people in charge of the
festival implemented their own currency system that uses coins that are made to
resemble coinage used in the past.
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