Boccaccesca Wine and Food Festival
Boccaccesca is a yearly food and wine extravaganza, attracting countless visitors to the narrow medieval streets of Certaldo Alto.
Tuscan wines like Chianti Classico or Brunello of Montalcino are legendary and tastings take place during the four days of the festival with renowned sommeliers helping visitors to choose and appreciate.
In addition there are stall after stall operated by local merchants offering the best and freshest products of the region.
A very important ingredient of Tuscan cuisine is bread and you’ll enjoy the ones made with raisins or rosemary.
Try ribolleta, a delicious soup made from bread, beans, cabbage and vegetables and the various antipasti including salami and prosciutto.
Hot food is very welcome during autumn and you will be able to sample another specialty of Tuscany – game.
Try dishes of hare, deer or even wild boar or a thick T-bone steak, followed by almond cakes and other typical sweets.
Not only does the festival offer food and wine but also cooking competitions and demonstrations by famous Italian chefs.
You’ll have fun watching medieval reenactments bringing to life all the splendors of Renaissance.
Entertainment for kids will also be provided.
All these delights take place in Via Boccaccio, so note the date.