From Certaldo to San Miniato, from Massarosa to Capalbio, from Fucecchio to Campagnatico, these are the places that during September Tuscan autumn offer to their citizens (but also to the tourists and curious) delicious feasts.
For all lovers of mushrooms, Certaldo (Florence) from September 9 to October 10 from Friday to Sunday at Centro Polivalente, hosts the Festival of steak and porcini mushrooms, with an exceptional menu: fried mushrooms and cuts of the traditional Florentine ( Information: Swimming Certaldo, 333 411 494).
But before to go there, do not miss the appointment with the Festival of the white truffle and porcini mushrooms, which will be held from Friday 24 to Sunday, September 26 at La Serra village of San Miniato (Pisa), your evening will be accompanied by lasagna with truffles, steak with grilled porcini mushroom chapel and fried eggs with truffles (For information: 339 1639542). To Pievescola back the expected tournament Mushroom Festival now in its 37th stage, after 3 and 5 September following replication September 9 to 12, accompanied by dishes of mushrooms, musical entertainment, and handicraft market ( For information: 388-9296883). With a menu based around truffles, Girone ,village of Fiesole (Florence), hosts the 26th Truffle Festival September 3 to 19 (Information: 055 659.37.12 055 659.39.69).
For lovers of pasta here comes a series of festivals named Pasta & Polenta, we start from the Mugello Festival Tortello Scarperia (Florence), scheduled for 12 September 4,5, 11 and among specialties potato ravioli with Mugello meat sauce or mushrooms and steak Florentine. Saturday 11 and Sunday, September 12 Fucecchio appointment with the traditional feast of bread with soup dishes and music (For information :0571-23454). Not to be missed, September 9 to 12 Pontassieve (Florence) in the Casa del Popolo of Santa Brigida the Toast festival, with more than 50 different types of crostini (For info: 055-8300035). In Caparbio (Grosseto) from 8 to 12 September Feast of the Boar, a dive into the flavors of the Maremma: pappardelle with wild boar and polenta, and wild boar but also the typical soup Maremma acquacotta and spicy sausages “ammazzafegati” (For Information: 0564-89701).
A day dedicated to two local products are offered at Vernio (Prato), Sunday, September 12th do not miss the Festival of tripe and Lampredotto (For information: 338 / 8086116).
San Miniato (Pisa) after the Truffle Festival, until Sept. 19 offers the Fisherman’s Festival, with specialty of grilled and fried fish (For information: 346 / 8783818).
For those who want to taste something “special” do not miss Ambra (Arezzo), the Snail Festival of Amber, with stewed and fried snails and many other specialties, to be held September 9 to 12 (information: 055 – 996,701). A menu with original dishes like penne with fig or figs with salami and cheese wait for you in Bacchereto small village of Carmignano (Prato), as well as traditional Tuscan pappardelle with hare sauce, rigatoni with lamb, tripe, polenta with mushrooms and wild boar, pasta and chickpeas, at the Sagra del Fico from September 4 to 12 (information: 055-8717175). And after being in at least one of these magnificent festivals Buonconvento (Siena) is organizing the Village of Beer, with scheduled guided tasting of various beers, dishes of meats, pork, cheese and Siena caren barbecued (For information: 0577-807077).
Until September 11th Marina di Carrara (Massa Carrara) will host the Septemberfest, the festival in German style with rivers of beer and luna park (for information www.september-fest.it). Borgo San Lorenzo (Florence) will also organize the Beer Festival 10-12 and 17 to 19 September, during which you can taste many kinds and variations of beer (For information: 055 8490072). And at the Casa del Popolo of Strada in Chianti (Florence) selection of ales and dark beers from all over Europe with” A whole BEER! ” from September 24 to 26 and October 1 to 3.