June is the month of the first major events in Cortona. The greatest of them is the Giostra dell’Archidado, an exciting match between archers set in the Middle Ages.
June in Cortona has always offered a wide variety of events that attracts tourists from around the world. With the arrival of summer, in particular, there are great historical events and food festivals. But there are, as always, the cultural events that characterize the Tuscan town.
We start from the past of Cortona that in mid-June offers the exciting Giostra dell’Archidado. This match between archers will be held Sunday, June 14 and will be preceded the day before by two other traditional rites: marriage between Francesco Casali and Antonia Salimbeni, and Tratta delle Verrette.
To picture yourself in the medieval atmosphere of Archidado, a few days before you can participate in the Medieval Market, to be held in the town center from May 30 to June 2. The perfect opportunity to buy local crafts and learn about the fascinating traditional crafts.
Also the other great event of June in Cortona has a link with the past. We are talking about the Sacred Music Festival, which this year will start on June 27 and will continue until July 4. In the most beautiful churches of the town you can attend the concerts and participate in debates on religious music.
We are sure to make you hungry, if we remind you summer in Cortona it is synonymous with food festivals! There is, for example, the traditional Festival of the Snail to be held at Fossa del Lupo from 30 May to 7 June. Snails stew are the main dish of this festival, together with other typical dishes of Valdichiana. The other appointment with good food is the Festival of Pastasciutta, scheduled in the hamlet of Fratta 12 to 14 and 19 to 21 June. Here you will find many varieties of pasta, including the Pici, who will get married with tasty sauces prepared by volunteers.
Looking back over Cortona, there are some events that deserve your attention. On all stands the Giostra del Saracino, scheduled for June 20 in the heart of Arezzo. Following is the Palio dei Rioni, challenge between knights to be held in Castiglion Fiorentino on 21 June. In Umbria, finally, do not miss the World Festival of Gota in the hamlet of Lama in Perugia, where will be celebrated the pillow of pork along with other local products.
Here are some good reasons to organize a stay in Cortona and enjoy the tranquility of Valdichiana. To spend a few days in contact with nature, do not delay even a moment and choose Casale Vacanze il Granaio!