Monteriggioni: “di torri si corona…”
by redaction – Start 5th Friday in the first weekend of July, the mmost famouus Medieval Festival of Tuscany: “Monteriggioni di Torri si corona”, now in its XXIII edition, which takes place in the beautiful medieval castle of Monteriggioni, near from Siena.
Two weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday 5-6-7 and 12-13-14 July) during which the charming village will return to relive just like in the Middle Ages.
This year the festival will kick off with a spectacular event. Friday at around 12 will be fifteen paratroopers of 186 º Folgore to baptize the party jumping with parachutes sailing and landing on the lawn in front of the Castle of Monteriggioni.
At 17, the official start of the festival with performances, enclosed under the artistic direction of Francesco Ravines, author and actor Siena.
The theme that has inspired this edition is “The court festival and fair in the village”, as tradition developed over the two weekends.
In this first weekend, July 5 to 7, in all the squares, alleys, streets will stage the “Party at the Court”, which will be celebrated during the life of the ladies, knights and courtly poets.
Among the events not to miss the historical re-enactment of the marriage of Messer Salimbeni with Duccio Madonna Baldesca of Ghinibaldo of Strove by the Group of historic Agresto, the great fire show, masks and stilts with the international group Flashes Project, the performance of the Spanish Acatomba, fresh, world champions of improvisational theater, medieval sacred music and of the court and match many of improvisation.
Among the novelties of this year, the report shows performed in five different languages (Italian, English, Spanish, German and French) that will make the party even more international.
As always, then there will be in the streets of Monteriggioni listed, artisans, good Tuscan food, fun activities for children and the medieval market, with pottery, wooden toys, reproductions of antique arms, heraldry, leather goods and much more .. . to buy strictly, only having exchanged in the main square, the euro currency with the old “Big”, the only one that will circulate inside the castle walls of Monteriggioni.
Tickets can be purchased at all circuits Box Office, in shopping malls and retail outlets or directly UniCoop Florence to Monteriggioni during the festival days, the ticket outside the walls.
The costs are: Friday entire 8 € – reduced 6 €, Saturday whole 12 € – reduced 10 €, Sunday full 10 € – reduced € 8.
The reduced ticket is intended for: residents in the municipality of Monteriggioni, 11-16 years old, military, over 65, disabled, groups of more than 30 pax.
Free entrance for children up to 10 years.