If You Were Here Now

If you were at Borgo di Vagli in your Tuscan residence in the coming months, below are a few attractions to consider visiting.

Moda e Modi
Fashion and Manners: Style and Costume in Italy 1900-1920
Arezzo - Basilica of St. Francis

This exhibition describes more than half a century of the history of fashion and of costume in Italy. With a rich selection of period costumes, fashion accessories, paintings, drawings, water colours and photographs, the exhibition tells the tale of how Italian style evolved in everyday life: from the sinuous lines of Belle Époque clothing to the daringly slippery styles of the Art Déco period, the stern austerity of wartime, the creativity of the fifties and the happy-go-lucky flair of the sixties.

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Man Ray, Wonderful Visions
Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery
San Giminiano

The exhibition "Man Ray, Wonderful Visions", which is open until October 7 at the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of San Gimignano, testifies Man Ray the photographer, but with a particular slant, the equivalence between artist, fashion, advertising and pure photography through its fundamental stages some of his most famous works.

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Arezzo Antique Fair
Every first weekend of each month

There’s no better place than Tuscany to discover a fascinating mixture of old items and new emotions. Objects bear the uncanny ability to delicately hold the stories of our past. They are tangible symbols of our personal habits, our cultural heritage and embody all that we risk to forget. At the same time, they are the result of a talented artisan’s refined craftsmanship.

Every first weekend of each month you can walk through the historic centre of Arezzo, diving headfirst into one of the best antique fairs in Tuscany and in Italy. Begun by Ivan Bruschi in 1968, the Arezzo Antique Market offers its array of international visitors, the unmissable opportunity to seek out collectable objects – a process otherwise known as trouvaille.

Archidado Jousting
Casting of Candles

The Archidado Joust traces its origins back to the Middle Ages and was officially created in 1397 to celebrate the wedding of Francesco Casali, the Lord of Cortona, and Antonia Salimbeni, a noble woman from Siena. In the city of Cortona, this historical event is recalled every year on the second Sunday of June, when people are lead back to the ancient medieval splendor of the city. The streets are decorated in medieval style, ladies, knights, flag flyers, crossbow shooters, soldiers, pages, civil and religious authorities, all dressed with fine costumes, liven up the city center, which is rich in history and artistic beauties of every time.

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Pienza and the Flowers
May 1st to 13th

The wonderful small city of Pienza, which is also human heritage of the UNESCO, will burst into bloom with the Pienza e i Fiori exhibition. In its 32nd edition, this magnificent exhibition of flowers will take place in the historic center of Pienza from the 1st to the 13th of May. Many urban spaces will be decorated with boxwood, climbing roses and a multitude of flowers. The Flower Market will be held on 12th and 13th of May along the streets of the historic center and in the gardens of Piazza Dante Aligheri, where you will be sure to find some unique and original ideas.


Calendimaggio in Assisi
May 2nd to 5th

The Calendimaggio, a traditional Spring Festival representing the historical town of Assisi, is held during the month of May, ”calendi" meaning day and "maggio" meaning May. The Calendimaggio will take place from the 2nd to the 5th of May this year with the Assisani (the residents of Assisi) having spent a year preparing for. During this period, the residents dress in medieval costumes and people come from all over Italy and to greet each other on the street.

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The Perugina Vintage car parade
May 4th to 6th

Are you a classic car and vintage automobile enthusiast? If so, from the 4th to the 6th May, you have the chance to see the "Coppa della Perugina" (The Perugina Cup), an important re-enactment of the great race which Giovanni Buitoni organised for the first time in 1924 and which every year sees glistening vintage cars parade through Umbria's roads, taking part in a multi-stage car race. A whole weekend in which the roar of vintage car engines will accompany you on a tour that goes through some of Umbria's most beautiful locations, including towns of artistic importance, ancient villages and gentle hills. You'll also have the chance to stop off and enjoy delicious food on the way.

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