ACTIVITIES IN MONTISI AND SURROUNDINGS

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This is a joust between Montisi’s four contrade (city quarters) that is held every year around August 5th, the Feast day of the patron of Montisi, the Madonna delle Nevi (Our Lady of the Snows). The joust recalls the feats of arms that really happened towards the end of the XIII century when the town’s inhabitants fought Simone Cacciaconti and his armed soldiers.

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The Piccola Accademia di Montisi (Small Academy of Montisi) was founded in 2007 for the purpose of providing a centre of inspiration for musicians from around the world who are interested in the harpsichord.

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The harvest is carried out during the month of September when the grapes have reached their proper maturity. In the countryside around Montisi there are grape vines few since the production is mainly of oil but they provide a quality product.

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Towards the middle of October the harvesting of the olives destined for the production of oil of renowned quality begins. The olives are harvested from the plants (by hand or with small electric machines) and pressed within one or two days at a local press.

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