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Easter in Tuscany

Easter in Tuscany
The celebrations of Easter in Tuscany does not have short , indeed : they last about five days, beginning the Thursday before the Sunday of Easter and ending on Monday next, Easter Monday. In general, the period of Passover begins with processions religious and folklore, and it ends with the classic eggs of chocolate, wrapped in packaging colored and imaginative, that hide the true essence of the city inside of surprises for big and little ones! Easter !
Vineyard in Tuscany

Parties and Flavors

Easter Monday in Bibbona the Festa del Cedro is celebrated, with a market of typical products of the town, while at night the Palio delle Botti takes place, the race in which the neighborhoods push the barrels through the alleys of the village.

Also for Easter Monday at the Hermitage of Santa Caterina in Rio nell'Elba do not miss the Sagra della Sportella, the typical island Easter cake that girls gave to their lovers to seal their engagement.

The Sweet Flour Festival is dedicated to the ancestral flavors, which are celebrated in Piteglio, in the Pistoia mountains, on Easter Monday, with a tasting of specialties prepared with chestnut flour, such as chestnuts and pancakes, similar to pancakes, cooked in the plate and stuffed ricotta cheese.

Very original is the party that takes place on Easter Monday in Quadalto, a small fraction of the suggestive village of Palazzuolo sul Senio, where the boiled egg festival offers not only stalls with Easter specialties, but also the opportunity to attend a cycle of hard-boiled eggs challenges.
Radicofani in Tuscany

Re-enactments of the Passion

Do not miss the Antica Giudeata of Chianciano Terme, a procession that takes up a custom of the seventeenth century and in which over 150 costumed characters parade through the streets of the city with Roman officers on horseback. Christ transmits the cross, the devoted ladies, the parade of Pontius Pilate with young ladies and dignitaries .

Equally intriguing is the Scalzi parade, held constantly on Good Friday in Pienza, followed by twelve hooded and undermined figures with a nearby lamppost.

A Grassina, on the other hand, 500 characters in costume participate authentic parade of the reconstruction of the Passion: an hour and a half show that it turns into a show dramatic authentic and extremely incredible .

Refreshments begin in Radicofani on Holy Thursday: after Mass, the prison procession walks through the streets of La Merced in sight of twelve confreres of the Congregation of Sant'Agata in red shirts and twelve characters of the White Confraternity. Coats On Good Friday the procession begins in the congregation of San Pietro and arrives in that of Sant'Agata, where the religion of Calvary takes place, in front of Andrea Della Robbia's incredible special area with steps.

The spectacular Explosion of the Cart

For a very long time Florence has been organizing the wonderful Scoppio del Carro in front of the Duomo on Easter Sunday. The function begins at 10, point where the buoy stacked with firecrackers moves in parade through the streets of the remarkable fire with banners and drummers and presents itself in front of Santa Maria del Fiore. Here at 11, the Colombina, a bird-shaped rocket representing the Holy Spirit, flies out of the church building and burns the chariot to create a firecracker show.

Following you can discover our suggestive villas for rent in Tuscany to be able to participate in one of these wonderful Easter events in Tuscany and many others.

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