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.
New Olive Oil Festival
New Olive Oil Festival Montisi, an ancient hill town in the heart of Tuscany, lies between the “Crete Senesi”— the magnificent chalk hills south of Siena — and the beautiful Val d’Orcia, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its neighbors include the famous towns...read more
THE BANNER – GIOSTRA DI SIMONE 2019
XLIX Giostra di Simone 2019 Notice is hereby given that the Proloco of the Giostra di Simone Montisi has opened up the opportunity to submit the Banner for the Giostra di Simone 2019 which will take place on August 4, 2019. The deadline for the presentation of the...read more
Giostra di Simone 2018
The Pro Loco Giostra di Simone is delighted to announce a number of the events scheduled during the week of the Giostra: - Montisi "En Plein Air", an amateur competition of painting around the village of Montisi. - Concert by KINNARA, the official cover band of...read more
The Pro Loco Giostra di Simone is pleased to announce that this year Montisi will host one of the stages of the cycling race "Eroica Montalcino": a cycle race that takes place on dirt roads in the enchanting area between the Val d'Arbia, the Val d'Orcia and the Crete...read more
New rules regarding the imposition of a tourist tax in the Comune of Montalcino
With effect from April 1 new rules have been introduced in the Comune of Montalcino which now includes Montisi. From that date a tourist tax will be payable of 1 euro per day (maximum 7 days). The payment excludes children under the age of 14 years.read more
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 for the Giostra di Simone 2018 which will take place on August 5, 2018. The deadline for the presentation of the sketch...read more
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 in a parade through Montisi to celebrate Carnevale. It will begin at 15:00 at La Grancia. The festival will continue...read more
Truffle festival San Giovanni d’Asso
On the 18th and 19th November at the famous white truffle festival in nearby San Giovanni d'Asso, the Pro Loco of Montisi will be serving amazing food and of course the wonderful new olive oil from Montisi - do go and visit...read more
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...read more