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What's on in Italy in September
September in Italy

Food and Wine Festivals in Italy in September:

Ariccia, first week-end of September, Sagra della porchetta
A festival celebrating the history and tasting of the famous succulent roast pork, locally produced in Ariccia following a secret recipe. The happining includes music, folk-dancing, fireworks and an allegorical float parade.

Carrara, September, Septemberfest
The largest German-style beer festival outside Germany, with live music and local food specialties.

Greve in Chianti, second week of September, Festa del Vino
Chianti Classico tasting, dancing and singing in the main piazza.

Art, Music and Film Festivals in Italy in September:

Bagno a Ripoli and Rignano sull'Arno, August-September, Suoni e Colori in Toscana
Colorful festival with medieval music, jazz, folk and contemporary music artists performing in villas, churches and country estates of the area.

Frascati, first week of September, Frammenti Festival
A festival held on the slopes of the Alban hills, just outside Rome, involving the fields of art, cinema, theater, literature and music.

Mantua, first two weeks of September, Festivaletteratura
International literary festival with readings, cultural events an performances.

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Sansepolcro, second Sunday of September, Palio della Balestra
A historic tournament between the crossbowmen from Sansepolcro and Gubbio that has taken place in Piazza Torre di Berta since 1958 in honor of Sant'Egidio (Aegidius), Patron Saint of Sansepolcro.

Lucca, September 13th, Luminara di Santa Croce
One of the major annual events taking place in Lucca, this ceremony celebrates the Volto Santo, a much revered image of Christ on a wooden crucifix. It is a very suggestive event during which the wooden crucifix housed in the Cathedral of San Martino is carried in a procession through the old town center from the church of San Frediano to the Cathedral of San Martino. During the procession all streetlights are switched off and only torches and candles illuminate the old town center.

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