Festival and events in Tuscany: a Summer you will remember

Plan the most memorable 2019 holiday ever.

26 Jul 2019

Gruppo UNA

Whether you'd prefer to visit a truffle festival, wine festival, or music festival in Tuscany this summer, we've got you covered with our listing of some of the top annual Tuscany events below!


Top annual events in Tuscany for Summer 2019.

If you're into Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, video games, or fantasy fiction and entertainments, the Unicorn Festival in Vinci, near Florence, will be a perfect treat. This is an ideal festival for children and teens, and it has been running for 15 years now. As you wend your way through crowds of elves and fantasy creatures, you'll discover more than 300 shows, competitions, exhibits, and street entertainments on offer. The Unicorn Festival runs from Friday 26 July to Sunday 28 July.     

The Versilia Riviera is renowned for its cosmopolitan ambience and nightlife. Holidaying in the Riviera area this August will be fantastic fun for contemporary music lovers choosing to attend the Jova Beach Festival in Viareggio on 31 August, and you can find out more or book advance tickets on the Jova Facebook page.

Opera, classical and jazz music fans aren't neglected in Tuscany this summer, either. There are lots of events taking place including the Siena Jazz Festival on 24 July to 7 August, the Puccini Festival being held in Torre del Lago on 16 August, and various world-class performances at the Florence Opera House, including La Traviata on 22 July.

Some of the more traditional Italian festivals in Tuscany this summer include:

  • Lucca Summer Festival: taking place from 1 to 29 July throughout the Lucca region.
  • Rifcolona Florence: the annual Lantern Festival which takes place on 7 - 8 September.

Popular wine and truffle festivals in Tuscany that take place towards the end of summer (traditionally following successful harvests) and include:

  • The Montecarlo wine festival: taking place during the first two weeks of September in this hillside town. The festival also features music and recitals, art exhibitions and plenty of free wine tastings.
  • Chianti Classico: the popular celebration of this Italian wine, offering lots of opportunities to participate in arts and cultural events and visit renowned wine cellars and castles in the region. This festival takes place during the first week of September.
  • The most popular annual truffle festival in Tuscany which takes place in November in the town of San Miniato 


This region has it all, from festivals and events, sunny days lazing on the beach in the Versilia Riviera, trips to Florence, Pisa, Pietrasanto, spectacular lakes, coastline and mountains, superb cuisine and local wines, pretty hillside villages, and more to ensure your 2019 holiday in Italy is unforgettable. 

Where to stay in Tuscany in 2019.

It's never too late to book last-minute Tuscany hotels with Gruppo UNA

There's still time to catch some of the best Tuscan events of the year! Don't worry if you haven't booked your Tuscany 2019 holiday yet, as you could still take advantage of last-minute flights availability in luxury Gruppo UNA  rooms, apartments, or suites throughout this enchanting region. 

Just some of our amazing Tuscan hotel locations include Florence and the sunny Versilia Riviera – the perfect bases from which to explore the diverse landscapes, exciting Tuscany events and lively, historic Tuscan culture this summer! 

Gruppo UNA focusses on the provision of the highest service standards, offering a warm welcome to all its guests. To put it simply, all our employees take our simple company motto "Italian hospitality is UNA" to heart, and strive to offer every guest the individual service and attention to detail that signifies their importance to us. 

Be wowed by the modern and elegant structure of our Versilia Lido | UNA Esperienze, where you can enjoy authentic Tuscan food, a spa, fitness and wellness centre, and views of the tranquil Tyrrhenian sea. Relax in the modern, understated rooms with touches of undeniable Italian style, and find your own way to relax and rejuvenate – be that with a massage or a session on the manicured tennis court. 

Check out our website for our full hotel listings, or take a look at our other articles for more tips and information for when planning a trip to Italy – whether it's a year in advance or at the very last minute!

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