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Pro Loco Giostra di Simone

The Pro Loco Giostra di Simone is an association which promotes events and supports the development of Montisi, an ancient medieval village located in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, south of Siena. Every year, the Pro Loco coordinates numerous activities in the village which are open also to visitors. The three main activities each year are: La Giostra di Simone, a medieval festival which takes place on the Sunday closest to the 5th August in which the four Contradas, San Martino, Castello, Piazza and Torre, compete in a jousting tournament for a Banner in honour of the Madonna delle Nevi....

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Montisi is a ‘mouse’ of 335 inhabitants, but it roars!!

Thank you so much to Donatella Cinelli Colombini for her wonderful blog post about Montisi and our new website For our English readers here is a rough translation!   There were those who told us that the fusion with Montalcino would only serve the inhabitants of San Giovanni d’ Asso and that the latter would become a kind of “colony” of the Brunello territory. Instead, the new municipal administration now has a fascinating and willing deputy mayor of San Giovanni – Angelo Braconi – with a strong propensity for marketing. And now there is a means of information in...

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Pro Loco Giostra di Simone

The Pro Loco Giostra di Simone is an association which promotes events and supports the development of Montisi, an ancient medieval village located in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, south of Siena. Every year, the Pro Loco coordinates numerous activities in the village which are open also to visitors. The three main activities each year are: La Giostra di Simone, a medieval festival which takes place on the Sunday closest to the 5th August in which the four Contradas, San Martino, Castello, Piazza and Torre, compete in a jousting tournament for a Banner in honour of the Madonna delle Nevi. During the preceding week the village hosts dinners, entertainment and many other cultural and social activities. The festival of “Il Primo Olio e altro ancora…”, a major event for the village held at the end of October to celebrate the arrival of the new oil – including tastings, street food, local handicrafts, traditional entertainment and much more. The traditional Carnival of Montisi, a celebration with masks and music. The Pro Loco helps to keep the memories of the Montisanis in this very special village full of community spirit and where you feel you have simply stepped back in time. prolocogiostrasimone@gmail.comVisit Pro Loco on Facebook The Banner – Giostra di Simone 2018 XLVIII Giostra di Simone 2018 Notice is hereby given that the Proloco of Simone Giostra Montisi has opened up...

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Giostra di Simone

The Giostra di Simone takes place in Montisi to celebrate the Madonna delle Nevi, the patron saint of Montisi. It is the premier festival in the village and is held every year on the Sunday closest to the 5th August. For the actual day itself the four districts or contrade in the village compete to win the coveted banner especially created for each year by a local artist. The joust itself marks an historic moment in the life of Montisi. It is part of a celebration lasting over a week involving processions in medieval costume, contrade dinners, a ‘pop-up’ stand...

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Cheese festival in Pienza

While you are in Montisi, why not visit the cheese festival in nearby Pienza? From 28 August to 3 September 2017, Pienza hosts a week full of events to celebrate their most renowned Pienza product which is pecorino cheese. It used to be called Cacio. This festival is one of the most anticipated events by locals and tourists alike. They are attracted not only by the opportunity to enjoy the precious local cheese, but also by their interest in the popular Game of the ‘Cacio al Fuso’, where the 6 Contradas (districts) compete for the the Palio (banner). The...

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Events in the Area

  1. Teatro in Torrenieri

    February 24 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
  2. Juilliard at the Piccola Accademia 2018

    June 23 - June 30

Montisi News

  • The Banner – Giostra di Simone 2018
    XLVIII Giostra di Simone 2018 Notice is hereby given that the Proloco of Simone Giostra Montisi has opened up the opportunity to submit the Banner […]
  • Carnevale in Montisi!
    The Pro Loco Giostra Simone invites everyone to the Carnival of Montisi 2018. On Sunday, February 11th, the four Contrade of Montisi will be involved […]
  • Italian Pizza gains UNESCO World Heritage status
    UNESCO has just announced that it will recognise the art of Neapolitan pizza as deserving of World Heritage status on the the Intangible Cultural […]

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