Autumn Feast

The Autumn Festival returns to star in Abbadia San Salvatore, to rediscover and appreciate the traditions and flavors of Amiata in the fall.

The event will enliven the medieval village of the country from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th and Friday 15th to Sunday 17th October with a packed schedule of events. Photographic exhibitions, exhibitions of local crafts, exhibitions-exchange of small antique and collectibles, tours to Castagneto and Drying, mountain biking and looking for mushrooms, accompanied by an experienced mycologist, and visits to the mine at night, with the train miners. The real stars of the Autumn Festival, however, are the flavors, colors and scents of autumn, with wine, chestnuts, and mushrooms cooked in sweet food stands at the Piazzale Michelangelo and the historic center, open during the event from 17 hours up midnight.

The program. Cultural events of the Autumn Festival will open Friday, October 8 at 17 with the presentation, in Market Square, the book “Once Upon a Time all’Abbadia” time of the Bottega passu. 21 pm to midnight, then, you can visit the mine of Abbadia by train miners in an impressive night tour lasting about 90 minutes. During the evening there is also room for small a pear, local product, and the tasting of chestnuts of Monte Amiata IGP.

Saturday, October 9 the event gets underway on the morning, with the “Market under the walls” in Via Cavour, who will propose, from 8 am to 20, local crafts, antiques and collectibles. The market will return on Sunday 10, Saturday 16 and Sunday, October 17. At 9 am you can participate in the excursion by mountain bike for chestnut and beech, with meeting the totem Viale Roma, while at 9.15 it is planned to hike “The path of the source”, with a path by Vivo d ‘ Orcia Ermicciolo hermitage. The meeting is fixed at Coop Vivo d’Orcia, Via Fontana Vecchia. Throughout the day, from 10 to 23 hours, the streets will be alive with exhibitions of Abbadia, exhibitions and traveling shows, as well as new appointments with the guided tours to the mine of Abbadia San Salvatore, from 9.30 to 12.30 and from 15.30 to 18.30.

Sunday, October 10, the morning of the Autumn Festival will open with a double for those who love excursions in search of mushrooms and mountain biking. A group will start at 7.30 am accompanied by a mycologist, but is fixed at 9 am for departure meeting for the lovers of two wheels, a distance of about three hours between chestnut and beech. At 10 hours, then place the national literary competition “A mountain of poetry,” which saw the participation of aspiring poets from all over Italy and also from Australia and Uruguay in three sections: free theme, mountain and young people. The award ceremony will take place at the video library of the municipality of Abbadia San Salvatore. Also on Sunday will not miss the opportunity to visit the mine, with two appointments at 10 am and 16 pm.

The Autumn Festival will keep its formula made up of traditions, gastronomy and culture, also in the following weekend, from Friday 15 to Sunday, October 17. Of note, Saturday, October 16 at 9:15 am the tour “The secrets of the forest”, with a nature trail from Rifugio Cantore on the lawn of the Countess of Macinaie through the meadow, and 10 at the local video store will host the conference “Toscano Agresto – an opportunity to enhance the local wine production “, by the cultural association” small a pear. ”

For more information and reservations for excursions, you can contact the local tourist office at number 0577-778324.