• San Luca’s Fair - Impruneta

    SAN LUCA’S FAIR
    Impruneta

    13-21 October 2018

Impruneta’s Millenial Fair

The lives of the people of Impruneta revolved around ‘La Fiera’ or ‘The Fair.’ They lived their lives waiting for The Fair so that they could enjoy some honest and healthy fun; they would wait until The Fair to ask their Madonna for an indulgence; to take a spin on the Merry-Go-Round; to profess their love to their beloved or to buy a new umbrella.

[…]’ Leo Codacci, from The Most Beautiful Town in the World or Il Paese più Bello del Mondo (Officine Grafiche, Firenze, 1968).

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Shrine of St. Mary in Impruneta

The Shrine of St. Mary in Impruneta, or The Shrine of the Madonna of Impruneta, is one of the most noted Marian shrines in Tuscany. Its beginnings are shrouded in legend and popular traditions that highlight the importance and appeal that this sanctuary has held in the religious Florentine tradition.

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The Impruneta’s Terracotta

The name terracotta is synonymous with the name Impruneta. It is tied irrevocably to its history and economy, and vice-versa. It is a tradition that has lasted for over 700 years. The State’s Archives contain an agreement, signed on March 23, 1309, delineating how a group of “fornacini” (owners and workers of the kilns or “fornaci”), counting among them 23 urn and pot-makers, formed a union based on protecting the integrity and workmanship of their products.

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San Luca’s Fair

Events, history, useful knowledge and trivia.

  • Activities

    Activities

    L’EDIZIONE 2018 - Un’edizione all’insegna del rinnovamento, questa del 2018, la quale, pur senza rinnegare le sue millenarie origini contadine, affiancherà ai consueti appuntamenti di sempre (il mercato del bestiame, quello dei prodotti locali, l’esposizione di macchine agricole ecc.) nuove iniziative legate al mondo della cultura, dell’enogastronomia, della riscoperta del territorio: dai reading letterari con Marco Vichi e Lorenzo Degli Innocenti al nuovo presidio Slow Food una rassegna di appuntamenti immancabili.

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  • Our local products: olive oil, wine, the “Peposo alla Fornacina

    Our local products: olive oil, wine, the “Peposo alla Fornacina"

    Impruneta is one of the towns of the Florentine countryside; the hilly Tuscan area famous for its breathtaking panoramas, outstanding local products and high-quality food, such as: wine from the Chianti region; extra virgin olive oil, and the famous “Impruneta-style Peposo”.

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  • Literary event

    Literary event

    I reading letterari di Marco Vichi & Lorenzo Degl'Innocenti e gli incontri con Dacia Maraini, Diego De Silva e Melissa Panarello terranno a battesimo, nei locali della Libreria Agresti, il primo salotto letterario ospitato dalla Fiera di San Luca.

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  • I Fochi all’Impruneta

    I Fochi all’Impruneta

    Giovedi grande spettacolo pirotecnico. Il 20 ottobre è la sera dei Fochi, il grande spettacolo pirotecnico che da anni allieta la Fiera di San Luca. Dalle ore 19 l’anteprima musicale in piazza e dalle 22.30 tutti con gli occhi all’insù. (in caso di maltempo lo spettacolo è rinviato alla domenica).

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Patrocini

Regione Toscana


Sponsor

01 Mariani
03 Tuttauto
04 Pergola
05 Unipol
17 Faini
06 Incontro
08 Masini
10 Artenova
11 Coop
12 Cuore
13 Lleamelie
16 Vale
18 Pasticceria Impruneta
20 Zoot Sistemi
22 Antifurti Viti

14 Bcc
15 Gazzettino Chianti
19 Chiantisette

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