February festivals

Festa di San Biagio
Castiglione d’Orcia, Siena
Date: 3rd February
In Castiglione d’Orcia the Festa di San Biagio Vescovo (Feast of St.Blaise the Bishop) is celebrated with a mass as well as with special dinners.

Sagra della polenta (Polenta Festival)
San Quirico d’Vernia, Prato
Date: 1st Sunday of Lent (end of February)
During the first week of Lent, this small town, situated below a ruined castle holds its annual Sagra della Polenta. Held on the first Sunday of Lent ( February 29, 2004), this festival does not feature the cornmeal polenta that we are used to, but instead celebrates the chestnut meal polenta that is popular in northern Tuscany.

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