Character Properties - Memorable Experiences

11 Carnival day in February

Events
JANUARY NATALE A VICOPISANO (Christmas and New Year in Vicopisano)
5th  The night before the Epiphany the Befana arrives in town (San Giovanni alla Vena and Ulivetto Terme).
6th PRESEPE VIVENTE (live re-enactment of the Nativity story)
A magical performance takes place in the picturesque hamlet of Noce. The villagers dress up as characters from biblical times and re-enact the story of Jesus birth.
APRIL FESTA DEL CAMMINANTI (Walkers’ festival)
Last weekend Usually takes place the last weekend in April. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover the territory and culture of the Monte Pisano with a qualified and experienced guide. The festival attracts many participants of all abilities who love to walk and discover new places.
MAY CASTELLO IN FIORE (castle in bloom festival)
3rd weekend A lovely festival which takes place during the 3rd week of May. Stalls of flowers, plants, trees and everything to do with the garden are displayed throughout the piazza and historic centre leaving a trail of colour and perfume all the way up to the castle on the hill. In addition there is the opportunity to take guided excursions into the hills and dine al fresco to the sound of live music.
JUNE VICO IN BICI (Vicopisano by bicycle)
  A wonderful opportunity to discover the villages of Vicopisano on an easy bike ride. A guided tour takes you through each of the villages stopping off at places of interest, tasting local products, picnicking in the park and meeting with the local artisans.
JULY ESTATE IN VICOPISANO (Summer in Vicopisano)
  Throughout the month of July there is something going on practically every weekend whether it be live music in the square or festivals celebrating a particular local delicacy such as wild boar. The events differ each year.
SEPTEMBER FESTA MEDIOVALE (Medieval festival)
2nd weekend The highlight of the year is Vicopisano’s Medieval Festival – ‘men in tights’, fire eaters and Medieval crusaders are all part and parcel of this captivating festival where the whole of the historic centre steps back in time and celebrates its past. A recent guest commented: “it was wonderful – I stepped out of my apartment into the filmset of Game of Thrones”.
OCTOBER Although there are no organized events during this month some of the nearby villages hold chestnut festivals and it is a time to see the olive harvest and the production of extra virgin olive oil.
DECEMBER NATALE A VICOPISANO (Christmas and New Year in Vicopisano)
  During the month some of the villages hold Christmas markets offering artisan products and Vicopisano has a music festival in the church and a live re-enactment of the Nativity story where the villagers dress up and play the main characters.