Events in Greve & Co

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Here for you the most interesting events from 19th June to 18th July in Greve in Chianti and surroundings. Time to stay out in evening with open markets and music concerts.

Enjoy and Partecipate!

Saturday 26th June: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Saturday 26th June: Chianti in Rock in Panzano in Chianti at 9.30 pm. Rock concenrts at the Soccer Field of Panzano.

Sunday 27th: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 27th June: Organic Farmers’ Market in Greve, main square, 8am-7pm.

Thursday 1st July: Stars and Merchants at Panzano in Chianti. Evening market with kraftmen, artists and brocantes. From 6pm to 11 pm.

Saturday 3rd July: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday4th July: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 4th July: Aprilante in Panzano in Chianti. All day long market of local farmers, kraftmen, artists and brocante. From 8.00 am to 7.00 pm.

Tuesday 6th July: Music Summer Event in Greve in Chianti. Concert in the main square of Greve in Chianti. Evening at 9.15 pm

Thursday 8th July: Stars and Merchants in Montefioralle. Evening market with kraftmen, artists and brocantes. From 6pm to 11 pm.

Saturday10th July: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Saturday 10th July: Music Summer Event in Greve in Chianti. Concert in the main square of Greve in Chianti. Afternoon at 6.00 pm

Sunday 11th July: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Thursday 15th July: Stars and Merchants in Greve in Chianti. Evening market with kraftmen, artists and brocantes. From 6pm to 11 pm.

Saturday 17th July: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 18th July: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 18th July: Classical Concert in Lamole. Opening of the summer concert season in Lamole at 5pm, at the Church. Ticket Euro 10.00.

Christiane and André – France

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Voilà, a nice letter from Christiane and André. They stayed at Ancora del Chianti last summer and we still keep in touch. This is a letter they wrote us about a big change in their life: moving to Mayotte. I only could have the impression they are going far away from France, but I actually needed an atlas to see how much. Very far away!!

“Bonjour Laura (et Philippo et les enfants et Maya !)
Juste un petit mot pour vous dire combien nous avions apprécié notre séjour chez vous l’an dernier au mois d’août. C’était un grand bonheur qui nous a aidé à passer ce triste hiver marqué par trop d’évènements mondiaux très tristes !
Nous vous faisons beaucoup de publicité et j’espère que des amis à nous viendront dès cet été à Ancora !
Nous avons dégusté le vin naturel de Philippo et mon fils lui même vigneron de vin naturel a beaucoup apprécié. Nous assaisonnons nos salades avec l’huile de la propriété indiquée par Laura et parlons très souvent de vous.
Nous étions restés 15 jours et je vous joins une photo pour le souvenir !
Nous allons quitter la France et partir à Mayotte où je suis nommée ProviseurAdjoint d’un Lycée dès le mois d’aout 2010. Mais promis quand nous reviendrons en France nous retournerons en Toscane.
Prenez soin de vous
Christane et André
Merci beaucoup pour vos voeux….”
 
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Wild Boar Festival on Show

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Here is the pictures of the amazing Wild Boar Festival that took place in the little village of Chiocchio from 23rd April to 2nd May. Me and Filippo partecipated as guests several times with our friends and as waiters on 30th April, Friday night.

As you can see from the pictures, the atmosphere is captivating. You can feel that all the big job that is done everyday from the morning untill late at night is volunteers and with joy. The harder you have to work, the funnier it is in the end.

The total number of volunteers is about 50 people to coordinate and there are mainly 4 teams: organising, cooking, waiters and casher, cleaning and washing up. Me and Filippo were in the waiters group with Gianluca, Bottega, Tiziana, Simona, Romolo and Francesca.

The beginning of the evening was slow and few people arriving, but by 20,30 the crowd arrived and it was difficult to catch up with the orders and follow all the requests. None of us is a professional and for that reasons our efforts were doubled. By the end of the evening all seats available were busy and we hardly arrived to satisfy all the request escpecially for “cinghiale in umido”  (wild boar stew) that was a real success. Later we all danced with live music!!

If you misses to enjoy this appointment, do not worry. Next year the Wild Boar Festival Team is waiting for you End April – Beginning May.

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Events in Greve & Co.

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Here for you the most interesting events from 22nd May to 22nd June in Greve in Chianti and surroundings. Just a short note: the Philarmonic Band of Panzano is playing again in Strada in Chianti for Music and Book Festival. As usual, Filippo will be there with his friends, trumpet, uniform and tie!

Enjoy and Partecipate!

Saturday 22nd May: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 23rd: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd: Iris Flower Festival in San Polo, with wine, oil, zafferano and iris exhibition. Music, entertainment and market along the village streets. Filippo is going to play with the Panzano Philarmonica Band on Sunday at 4.00 pm.

Sunday 23rd May: Organic Farmers’ Market in Greve, main square, 8am-7pm.

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Saturday 29th May – Saturday 5th June: Classico is – 8 days of wine and culture, exploring Chianti ClassicoTastings for wine experts and newcomers, conferences, music, tours and open cellars. From May 29th to June 5th the Gallo Nero opens its doors to welcome a host of events all focused on the “Classico”. A program to keep an eye on at http://www.classico-e.it/.

Saturday 29th May: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 30th May: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 30th May: Flower Market in Strada in Chianti. Filippo is going to play with the Panzano Philarmonica Band at 4.00 pm.

Sunday 30th May: Music Festival and Book Market in Greve in Chianti, main square: music festival with local music school young musicists and professionals.  

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from Wednesday 2nd June to 6th June: Lamole’s Frangrances in Lamole pictoresque village. Wine, Art, and Typical Products

Saturday 5th June: Open Market in Greve, main square, 8am-1pm.

Sunday 6th June: Open Market in Panzano, main square, 8am-1pm.

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Thursday 17 June: Stars and Merchants. Evening Market in the Main Square of Greve: from 6pm to 11pm.

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Whreath & Vines

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What to do when your husband is pruning? Prepare some nice wreaths!!!

This is what I have been doing in the last weeks as Filippo was pruning the vineyard and the olive trees. Fruit trees turned out also to be suitable for wreaths and very nice colours.

Usually Filippo starts to prune in wintertime. This year it has been particulary cold and rainy weather and he could not start pruning untill the climate changed a bit. Especially for the new planted vines the risk was to cut and have a cold night that could effect badly the plant and make it suffer or die.

The olive trees are pruned after the vines as they are evergreen. That is why they cannot bear a very cold or freezing night with a fresh cut. The coming fruit can be damaged or the tree it self.

As soon as I saw the big bunch of olive pruning my first desire was…..to jump in it! What a nice sensation to be supported by the soft branches!!! Afterwards I started to select the best and suitable branches for the wreath. I thought it was easier and it took a while to understand the best technique. I had only a pair of garden scissors.

When the wreaths were ready I started to decorate with lavander sachets….so good smelling! It has been a pleasure to tie all the ribbons in different colours and combine with the right style of sachets. Every wreath is different and has its own style: the classical blue lavander with blue and purple ribbons; spring inspiration for the pale green and light blue with vivid blue ribbons and the elegant country olive weath with leaves and brown ribbons.

Look also the other innovative version I found at my dear friend Sabine, with iron decoration and shells. What a good idea!! Thank you!!

Making wreath has been a pure joy: surrounded by kids happy and jumping in the high grass full of wild flowers and the sunset we had in the end was the most touching reward.

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