An exciting weekend awaits us, and with the arrival of July, the summer schedule sees many new activities and novelties. In the historical centre of Arezzo, the appointment with the Antiques Fair and Shopping under the Stars is renewed. At the weekend, jazz music invites us to discover the beauty of Sansepolcro, while the fascination of archaeology takes us to Bibbiena and Castiglion Fiorentino.
Antiques Fair in Arezzo
The Antiques Fair returns to Arezzo in Piazza Grande and the streets of the historic centre. Almost four hundred exhibitors will present to the public, collectors, and lovers of antiques a large number of objects that make up the history and identity of our civilisation, giving enthusiasts and experts the pleasure of the trouvaille, that is, the discovery and search for a rare or curious piece. The July edition will be enriched by a singular collateral event: on Sunday 3 July at 10.00 a.m. Mater Teatro will offer a travelling show that will start from Piazzetta San Niccolò and will go through the streets of the centre, allowing the public to re-discover small sacred art jewels of the territory.
Shopping under the Stars
At 8.00 p.m. on Saturday 2 July in Arezzo the 2022 edition of Shopping under the Stars begins, the white shopping night with shops open until midnight, events, music and shows.
With the start of the summer sales, more than 300 shops and venues in the city centre will open in the evening, accompanied by music and DJ sets, aperitifs and dinners under the stars. Piazza Sant’Agostino will be the central protagonist with the Night of Colours, the launching of balloons into the sky and comic and musical shows.
Shopping uder the Stars
Borgo Jazz in Sansepolcro
A weekend to the rhythm of music in Sansepolcro thanks to Borgo Jazz, which from Friday 1 to Monday 4 July will animate the squares and places of the historic centre of Biturgia: every day, starting at 6 pm, there will be many appointments and jazz concerts in various places in the city. Among the guests of the kermesse are Andrea Rea in trio (Friday 1 July at 9 pm) and Fabrizio Bosso with Gianluca Lusi Quartet (Monday 4 July at 9 pm). The event is accompanied by the art exhibition ‘Dipinto di blu’ (Painted Blue), inspired by the ancient ford production, and two photographic exhibitions dedicated to Jazz.
Borgo Jazz in Sansepolcro
Walking under the stars
Nature, stars and local flavours. This is the mix offered by the event “Walk under the stars
stars” scheduled for Friday, 1 July in Terranuova Bracciolini. One of the by now traditional appointments of the Valdarno summer that every year attracts numerous participants and that this year proposes an itinerary that crosses the natural area of the Balze (crags), with its fascinating landscape, made even more evocative by the lights of sunset and the arrival of the first stars. Local products will also be the protagonists, with a welcome buffet at the start and dinner at the finish, with dinner and musical entertainment.
Walk under the stars, programme
The Nights of Archaeology 2022
From 1 to 31 July, “Le Notti dell’Archeologia” (The Nights of Archaeology), the programme of guided tours and in-depth studies in Tuscany’s museums and archaeological sites to rediscover the most ancient past, returns to Tuscany. On Sunday 3 July at 5 p.m., in Bibbiena “La simbologia del Sacro fra Alto Medioevo ed Età moderna” (“The Symbology of the Sacred between the Early Middle Ages and the Modern Age”), with a presentation of the exhibition and the opening of the new room of the Casentino Archaeological Museum.
In Castiglion Fiorentino, guided tours “Living in a castle in the Val di Chiana. Montecchio through archaeology” at the Montecchio Vesponi Castle. Departures at 11.00 am, 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm.
The Nights of Archaeology 2022, programme
The Days of Wine
For those who wish to experience the countryside and the pleasure of local food and wine, do not miss the wide-ranging programme that has been prepared by the Associazione Strada del Vino Terre di Arezzo for the “I Giorni del Vino” (Wine Days) initiative, which leads to the discovery of Arezzo wineries and wines until October. Winery visits between Arezzo and the Valdichiana are scheduled for Sunday 3 July. In the company of producers, you can visit wineries and taste their wines. Reservations are required.
Days of Wine, here information and contacts