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 attending.


Leonardo da Vinci - Visions
until February 24th, 2020

This exhibition features Leonardo da Vinci’s universal genius and challenges of technology. It is the result of a major project of the Museo Galileo in Florence and represents a synthesis of three separate exhibitions held in the past. Setting out to pay tribute to the great man on the 500th anniversary of his death, it encourages visitors to explore some of Leonardo’s ambitious designs and projects of almost unimaginable complexity.

Lights on Trasimeno Lake
Castiglione del Lago
Dec 7th-Jan 6th, 2020

Spotlights lit up on Lake Trasimeno for its ambitious project: creating the shape of a Christmas tree over water (Luci sul Trasimeno). A one-kilometre long installation that involves the use of about 70 load-bearing posts planted in the bottom of the lake, 2,400 perimeter bulbs, 50 internal lamps and 5 kilometres of cable: a candidate to become the largest Christmas tree lit on the water in the world.
The Christmas Tree drawn on the water will be visible every evening from the park of the Medieval Fortress of Castiglione del Lago.
Citizens can make a concrete contribution to the company by "adopting" one of the 2,400 bulbs that make up the tree: with 20 euros they will receive a certificate and give a tree to the country that will be planted in 2020 in Castiglione del Lago area, with the aim of reducing to minimum the ecological footprint of the project.
The event Luci sul Trasimeno will also offer a rich program of events, shows and entertainment during the entire month, animating the town with style and warmth: a fairy-tale setting that will offer a unique atmosphere.

Christmas Market’s in and around Cortona

Dec 6th-Jan 6th, 2020

The main streets of Cortona will be lit up by Christmas lights and enlivened by a Christmas Market with food and crafts stalls (Piazza Signorelli), a Nativity Scene (Vicolo Buio - Via Nazionale) as well as Santa Claus’ House (Via Nazionale). Also, every day different events will make the programme richer and more interesting.


Nov 16th- Jan 6th, 2020

The Christmas atmosphere in Montepulciano begins to fill the air from mid November. Lots of events and activities are on schedule to really enjoy the most festive time of the year: a Christmas market with dozens and dozens of wooden chalets will spread around Piazza Grande, piazzetta Danesi and San Donato street and the Fortress will turn into Santa’s Castle.


Nativity Scenes in the area

Città di Castello
International Photography Festival
Cortona 12 July - 29 September

The Nativity Scene Exhibition (Mostra Internazionale di Arte Presepiale) in Città di Castello is one of the most important events related to nativity scenes in Italy. It is set up in different locations in the centre of the town and features a collection of around 200 works from all over Italy and the world made with different techniques and materials.


Dec 25th, 26th, 29th-Jan 1st, 6th, 2020

Every year, during the Christmas holidays, you cannot miss the living nativity scene in Pietraia, which is only 9 km far from Cortona. The living nativity scene is organized in the open air in the wood behind the Church of San Leopoldo. 


Staff Christmas lunch
Borgo di Vagli

If you were here.... you would have been a very welcome guest of ours....!



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