Pistoia Blues Festival
The Pistoia Blues Festival (called for a Bluesin period) is a festival that takes place annually since July 1980 in the Tuscan town of Pistoia. Organized by the Blues In Association and the Municipality of Pistoia in collaboration with the Tuscany Region, it is the event that brings the great performers of Rock and Blues music every year on one of the most beautiful stage in Italy!
The first edition of the 1980s is remembered by fans especially for the presence of the blues legend Muddy Waters, Fats Domino, B.B. King, Dizzy Gillespie and Italians Pino Daniele, Roberto Ciotti. Was the first festival in Italy dedicated to blues music.
After a financial crisis culminating in 1984 that forced the organizers to stop the festival on the second day, the resource festival with the 1988 edition featuring artists such as John Lee Hooker, Johnny Winter, Ron Wood of Rolling Stones, Bo Diddley, Otis Rush, Sam Moore and Rufus Thomas, and especially Stevie Ray Vaughan's performance, that year the event was broadcast by RAI in the Renzo Arbore DOC broadcast and where the Blues Brothers Band The disappearance of John Belushi.
In many editions, many artists have participated mainly in blues but also rock soul or jazz, including: Chuck Berry (1989), Frank Zappa, Jimmy Page, Buddy Guy, Pat Metheny, Jeff Healey, Carlos Santana, Joe Satriani, Steve David Bowie (1997), Robert Plant, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of The Doors (2011), Brian Auger, Skunk Anansie, and many others amongst others, including Van Morrison, Albert King, Bob Dylan (1996), Lou Reed, Joe Cocker, Which the Italians Zucchero, Franco Battiato, Enzo Avitabile.
The Archidado Joust
The Archidado Joust traces its origins back to the Middle Ages and was officially created in 1397 to celebrate the wedding of Francesco Casali, the Lord of Cortona, and Antonia Salimbeni, a noble woman from Siena. In the city of Cortona, this historical event is recalled every year on the second Sunday of June, when people are lead back to the ancient medieval splendor of the city. The streets are decorated in medieval style, ladies, knights, flag flyers, crossbow shooters, soldiers, pages, civil and religious authorities, all dressed with fine costumes, liven up the city center, which is rich in history and artistic beauties of every time. The Council of Terzieri is really proud of recreating this joyful atmosphere and hopes that the striving competition for winning the golden arrow called “verretta” will emotionally involve not only the five quarters but the whole city, for a moment of genuine joy and funny craziness that makes us coming back to the past.
Now in its twentieth edition, the Joust is an event not to be missed, is compelling and exciting for citizens and for tourists, who are lucky to be in Cortona during the medieval week!
On 21 and 22 January 2017 do not miss the chance to enjoy the masterpieces of taste in Siena. The prestigious location of the event are the salt of Rocca Salimbeni, headquarters of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the Grand Hotel Continental - Starhotels Collection, the University of Siena, with the Rector who will citadel of Food, Palazzo Sansedoni, home the Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena and the Town Hall and the historic rooms of the Civic Museum.
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Market in Campo square 2016
3 to 4 December in Piazza del Campo in Siena
From 8.00 am to 8.00 pm the "shell" of the main square of the city will live a kind of "dip" in its past more glorious, as if he were back in the '300, among history, food and wine, and craft excellence. The idea is to evoke the medieval "big market" with about 150 stalls that will offer the best products of the Sienese tradition and typicality from Italy and Europe, arranged according to the instructions right in the fourteenth century by the municipal authorities.
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