Tuscany festival

by Samuele Sodini

Tuscany Festival

Fairs, festival, traditional and open air events.

LUCCA
Cartasia: Lucca is the Italian capital of paper making. As a reminder of the history that led to this distinction, and to show how paper and cardboard can be recycled, artists from round the globe will come to Lucca to compete in a cardboard statue or installation competition. Happening, theatre, concerts, dance in various piazzas in town
19 June until 18 July.

Notte bianca: open night, street artists, entertainment. Shops open 26 June

Giardino di Palazzo Bove, via di Castello 46 San Gennaro. Tango y Mas Starts 21.00 on 13 June.

BENABBIO
Victor Mee Extemporary painting competition at Benabbio. Register at La Lucciola restaurant at 8.00 and painting until 21.00
Phone Fabiana 340 3973142. On 27 June. Paintings may be auctioned and proceeds will be given to Red Cross.
Prizes will be awarded on the following sunday 4 July.

BAGNI DI LUCCA
Settimana delle Terme open days at the spas with free treatments and special discounts. Talks, poetry readings, literary events, jazz aperitivi at the Casino and Circolo dei Forestieri.
Full programme on www.termebagnidilucca.it;   5-12 June

Now the good weather is guaranteed almost every town or village organises sagras, or specialist fairs. In particular:

Gallicano Il Pane e le Rose, music and local produce, 17-27 June.

Camporgiano Local produce fair, 20 June.

Colognora medieval games. 26 June.

Ceserana (Fosciandora) Festa medievale and Maccheroni festival, 26 and 27 June.

Trassilico 19 June.

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