Christmas is just the beginning

Christmas markets and much more. Here are the main events in December in Val di Chiana.

Christmas Market: 10th and 11th december from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the hamlet of Piazza, Christmas market and music, games and street food. Info: ProLoco Cetona www.cetona.org +39 0578 239143

The Paese di Babbo Natale [Santa’s Village]: until January 8th, Chianciano Terme will turn into the Village of Santa Claus. The event will take place at Parco Acquasanta.
Chianciano Terme-Parco Acqua Santa, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – until 01.08.2017.
(39) 392 6837425 | info@paesedibabbonatale.it  | www.paesedibabbonatale.it

Polar Express: until January 8th, the “Polar Express” will travel on bank holidays and days before bank holidays every 30 minutes. The train will make three stops, and the fourth on request. The ticket costs 4 € for adults and € 2 for children, with audio guide in Italian. In Chianciano Terme. (+39) 389 8335454. Until 01.08.2017

Dinosauri in carne e ossa [“Dinosaurs in Flesh and Blood”]: prehistoric-themed exhibition, which the increasing acclaim by public has turned into a real “cult”. Weekends open all day long, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., last entry at 4 p.m. In Chianciano Terme, Parco Fucoli, until 01.31.2017 – (+39) 392 6837425 | info@prolocochiancianoterme.it  | www.prolocochiancianoterme.it

Fiera alla Stazione [Fair at the Station], on December 4th in Chiusi Scalo; one hundred desks and stalls, as well as music and entertainment of all types. Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the Torta dello Scalo [Cake of Chiusi Scalo], an original and delicious recipe created for this occasion, and free for all. For more information: Tourist Office – Fondazione “Orizzonti”, (+39) 0578 227667, www.prolocochiusi.it

Opening of the Tower of the Bell, in the Town Hall, on the following days: December 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th; December 24th to 31st; from January 1st to 8th, 2017.
You can access the terrace, or climb up to the Tower.
After January 8th, the Tower will be closed: it will re-open from April 15th to November 4th, 2017.
Montepulciano – Palazzo Comunale [Town Hall], www.montepulcianoliving.it

Museo Civico Pinacoteca Crociani: in winter, the Town Museum is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays. It will be also open on December 8th and 9th, December 23rd to 31st, January 6th to 8th. Montepulciano – opening time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Until 01.08.2017 – (+39) 0578 7173000

Natale a Montepulciano [Christmas in Montepulciano]: the Christmas Village in Montepulciano with its markets and the visit to the Castle, is waiting for you from November 19th to January 8th.
Montepulciano – Historical center – until 01.08.2017
info@nataleamontepulciano.it  | www.nataleamontepulciano.it

Mercatino nell’arte [Art Market]: from December 8th to 11th, and on December 17th and 18th, Christmas market in the historical center of Pienza, magic entertainment and live music. Municipal Tourist Office of Pienza – Diocesan Museum of Palazzo Borgia, (+39) 0578 749905
Luci nella notte [Lights in the Night]: from December 24th to January 6th, 2017, at Palazzo Piccolomini, photo exhibition “Luci nella notte”, organized by the Photo Pienza Group.

Christmas markets: Thursday, December 8th, 3 p.m.-6 p.m, and December 9th to 11th, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., in Piazza Matteotti. Local crafts, entertainment, ciaffagnoni [a sort of stuffed pancakes], wine and other delicatessen. Pro Loco San Casciano dei Bagni, (+39) 0578 58141. www.prolocosancascianodeibagni.it

Sarteano ti regala… [Sarteano Offers You…]: on December 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 17th, Sarteano will offer you a walking tour to the discovery of Sarteano, its art, culture, the many nativity scenes, which you will discover wandering around the village. At the end of each visit, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a free tasting of typical products offered by the local activities. Shops open.
The meeting point will be at the Pro Loco of Sarteano, at 3 p.m.. For more information: agency IL TUO VIAGGIO – (+39) 0578 266122 – (+39) 388 7454743 agenzia@iltuoviaggio.org

Artisti nel borgo [Artists in the Village]: December 17th and 18th, in the historical center of Torrita di Siena. Christmas markets, entertainment and games. www.prolocotorritadisiena.it   – info@prolocotorritadisiena.it  – (+39) 0577 686571

Lo gradireste un goccio di Vin Santo? [Would You Like a Sip of Vin Santo?]: From December 3rd to 11th; tasting of Vin Santo in the village and competition “Il miglior Vin Santo fatto in casa” [The Best Vin Santo Homemade] www.comune.torrita.siena.it  – (+39) 0577 686571