Orcia Wine Festival 22nd to 25th April 2016
Every year the last weekend in April take place in san Quirico a wine festival created to promote the excellence of wine production in the Val d'Orcia.
It is a marketplace Fair for wines of the Val d'Orcia conceived and organized by the Municipality of San Quirico d'Orcia in the beautiful eighteenth century rooms of Palazzo Chigi. Inside the exhibition space is given in the technical tasting tours, tasting table wine and food, as well as the possibility for wine tourists to visit the wineries directly.
The Orcia Wine Festival is an event that enhances the product excellence inextricably linking it to the territory of origin, a practical way to provide the opportunity for businesses to promote their wines, coming into contact with the experts, professionals and enthusiasts. Right in San Quirico d'Orcia in 1996 companies required the Typical Geographical Indication (IGT) to enhance local production; and in 2000 they came to the DOC under the name Orcia.
Ten years later, then, was born Orcia Wine Festival. This relies on the collaboration of Onav (National Organization of Wine Tasters), the Province of Siena, Region of Tuscany and the patronage of the Ministry of Economic Development, to allow the Val d'Orcia producers to have an ideal stage for the promotion to consumers . Enthusiasts and tourists can taste and buy wines directly from producers Orcia as well as appreciate the features and quality.
The Barbarossa Festival from 15th to 19th of June 2016
Reenactment in costume of an historical event which took place here in the Middle Ages.
Our forefathers saw the life of the time two aspects: the spirit and the matter the soul and the body and saw them established in the Church and the Empire, personified in the Emperor and the Pope; However, these had to be devoted to the one in St. Peter's.
The Barbarossa designated by the Empire, but opposed by the Pope in June 1155 fell from the land of the north to Rome and stopped right in San Quirico d'Orcia, the last imperial castle on the Via Francigena, which united and divided him from the papal dominions and here, despite the fierce opposition of a revolutionary monaco, Arnold of Brescia, with the Pope sanctioned the domination on the West.
The festival remembers all this. The people of the castle hail on the steps of the old church The Emperor and the papal messanger . Together rise in the meadow of the Leonini garden (field guns) where young people divided into districts as in the past, in honor of the Emperor competing in games of flags and shots with the bow.
The Four Districts
The south-east of the center, starting from the central square. The name comes from the village that the expansion of the walls (Sienese Constitution in 1262), was combined with the existing castle and the color black, marked the obscurity of fondanchi which lined the Via Francigena, along which had arisen.
Western part of the village that extends outside the walls and overlooks the main square by the Porta Nuova. The name derives from the reeds that covered the area in the Middle Ages and the blue waters remembers that made them grow.
District in which is located the Palazzo del Capitano. The north of the historic center, starting from the central square. The name is derived from the castle that once stood in the hill, still evident today topographically, and the red color reminiscent of the walls and roofs.
The south-west of the country outside the walls which is divided along the road leading to the castle of Vignoni. The name is derived from the lawn that existed on that side of the village and the green reminiscent of the color of the grass.
Feast of the Madonna of Vitaleta
First sunday of September.
It 's the celebration of the village and is managed by the Pro site and the Parish. The festival begins on the preceding Friday and continues through Saturday. The two-day performances are planned and initiatives typical of festivals. On Sunday, the festival has a religious character. The evening ends with a concert of the Philharmonic Orchestra of San Quirico and the fireworks.
Olive Oil Festival
Every year during the weekend of the Immaculate Conception.
It has a specific purpose: to exploit a genuine and high quality of our land, the work of professionally trained and attentive growers. Music touring shows and tastings of new Oil. The first edition was in 1993 and is a direct result of the awareness of the potential that olive oil can bring to the local economy. The festival has grown over the years, has become unmissable opportunity to meet tourists with that country.
Val d’Orcia Festival
Every year from July to September in the towns of Val d'Orcia.
Founded in 1996 as a cultural itinerary that every year in the summer is articulated in spectacular events in the context of val d'orcia locations known or to be discovered, almost as an Ariadne's thread that will lead those who will follow him into squares, castles, churches, villages in a harmonious straw, of music, theater and dance festivals and cinema. The calendar of events will be available online and at the end of June, for information please contact us we will be happy to accompany you to this magical world.
The historic Millemiglia
Everything happens in a long and amazing weekend of May.
Cars eligible to participate in the Mille Miglia are selected exclusively among the models who ran the historic race and are conducted by teams from around the world. It starts from Brescia, the heart of the Mille Miglia on Thursday afternoon and arrive in the evening in Padua. The next day we descend along the Peninsula, passing through San Marino and L'Aquila to Rome. It starts from the capital on Saturday morning to arrive in the evening and make a stop in Bologna. On Sunday, take the road to Brescia, a place of celebrations and award ceremonies. The Mille Miglia 2014 will be held May 15 to 18, 2014. Passage in San Quirico d'Orcia is scheduled for Saturday, May 17, 2014.