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Immersed in the hills of Pillo, near Gambassi Terme, in the heart of Chianti.

Events

Some enjoyable and typical events near our Villa, just for you…

Gambassigena

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“Gambassigena is a program of events designed for tourists!

For us, our guests are always our top priority..and to make your stay unique here in Gambassi, inaugurate the holiday with a “welcome drink” which will be offered at one of the affiliated cafe!

A nice way to start a vacation exploring our territory!

Every day will be organized excursions (on foot, mountain bike or horseback), cooking classes, craft classes, guided tours …

Many initiatives to meet all your needs!

Fantàsia – fairy tales, elves and fairies!

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Fantàsia, fiabe folletti e fate,  the event tailored for each child who is willing to let go of a little bit of magic and a little ‘fantasy …

The characters that animate the event take on a spectacular and dynamic meaning, to give to the children an experience that involves them in a harmonious recovery of the relationship with nature and their fantastic universe.

The shows and the stories are placed in natural settings, in order to be born and develop an organic relationship with the forest, made of respect and a few small rules.

Also live your own fantastic day!

Where: Gambassi Terme

When: 17 – 18 June 2017

http://www.fantasiafantasy.it/

Palio delle Contrade in Gambassi Terme

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The ‘Palio delle Contrade’ of Gambassi Terme involves the four districts of the town: Membrino; i’Porcello; La Pieveand Belvedere who compete in different activities. Different kind of games: from the classic football to more folk “pushing the barrels” through the center of the country or Pigio grapes.

After a week of challenges, the Palio ends on Sunday with a parade of floats and the assignment of “rag” to the winning!

During the Palio, the historic centre of Gambassi is brought to life with street entertainment, processions, concerts and standswhich sell typical local products.

Where: Gambassi Terme

When: last weekend di August

Festa dell’Unicorno – Unicorn Festival

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The medieval fantasy festival which attracts in Vinci thousands  of fans  of role play and comics and has become one of the most important in Italy.

The town is totally closed to traffic and is arranged in three thematic areas which are transformed into exceptional scenes withelfs, magicians, pirates and fantastical creatures.

A succession of performances, role playing games, concerts, contests, cosplay, tournaments and conferences with important authors and illustrators of Italian cartoons and with international fantasy characters.

Not to be missed: The Magic Arts Duel during which the GRV associations put on performances which are so amazing they seem like real acts of magic, the Best Fantasy Creature Contest which honours the best costumes created by the cosplayers and the terrifying Alley of Fear where the most daring can undergo a truly scary experience.

MERCANTIA 2017

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MERCANTIA: the biggest International Festival of street theater  in Italy, will take place in Certaldo (Florence) from Wednesday 12 to Sunday, July 16, 2017.

Mercantia is a unique festival of its kind, because it combines the traditional street theater (jugglers, mimes, acrobats, fire-eaters, clowns, etc ..), the puppet theater, experimental theater and performance, prose and cabaret, dance, contemporary art installations and live craft work; all wrapped up in the beautiful and cozy setting of the medieval village of Certaldo Alto.
A clever mix of elements that favors a high degree of interaction between the show and viewers, also featured in the Festival which takes place both in the medieval village, which is accessed with the entrance ticket, which in the low country and modern, which are set up a large handicraft market and a free section of performances that expand the overall supply of Mercantia.

The Nature Reserves of the Alta Val di Cecina – Guided tour, Trekking, events

Trekking, events and meetings with experts, including environmental education, artistic and sensory workshops etc. to discover the wilds crossed by man for millennia. A breathtaking experience that gives us a better understanding of the history of man and his centuries-old relationship with nature.

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The Nature Reserves of the Alta Val di Cecina

Not just a walk, coming and going but fully living a profound experience of nature, sometimes wild and untamed, and other times delightful and welcoming becoming part of our culture and presenting a unique landscape, a precious mosaic skilfully modelled by the people who had lived there for millennia, in the heart of Etruria. A land of natural contrasts, an in between, a passage, culturally stressful, an articulated mosaic of nature that continuously surprises you, a delicate environmental equilibrium deserving discovery, to be understood and preserved. All this in three extraordinary Nature Reserves (Berignone Forest, Monterufoli-Caselli Forest and Montenero), that have been classified as sites of a regional and community interest and protected areas, and another four protected areas of community importance (the Cecina River from Berignone to Ponteginori) and last but not least three of regional interest (Geothermal fields in M. Rotondo and Sasso Pisano, Valle del Pavone and Rocca Sillana, Balze of Volterra and the surrounding crete). About 12,000 hectares of a unique environment where one can enjoy the nature trails, trekking paths and didactic trails, fully equipped.

 

Information and Booking

Reservations required with the exception of visits to Rocca Sillana and to Miniera di Montecatini on Friday afternoon (they fall in the opening hours) For further information and booking please contact: Consorzio Turistico Volterra Valdicecina Valdera; www.volterratur.it; info@volterratur.it; tel. 0588 86099; opening time: 9am/1pm; 2pm/7pm. The excursions, in the afternoon and at night, must be booked by 1pm on the same excursion day. The daily excursions must be booked by 5pm on the day prior the excursion. All the excursions and activities are supervised by professional guides and/or experts. Shuttle bus not included. Packed-lunch not included.

 

2015 – Programma Escursioni_Volterra

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