Visitor Information

The tourist information office is at Via Todini 3-5 (tel. 0566-902-756;, down the right side of the Palazzo del Podestà. Hours are seemingly in a state of constant flux, but generally are Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30am to 1pm and 2 to 6:30pm. If you're visiting on a daytrip, avoid Monday, when the town museums are all closed.

Festivals & Markets

The Balestro del Girifalco involves a crossbow competition, processions, and displays of flag juggling all done by the town's terzieri (neighborhood representatives) in 13th-century costume. It's put on twice a year, on May 20 or the following Sunday and on the second Sunday in August. Photographers can take part in workshops or just enjoy the displays at the early July Toscana Foto Festival ( Music lovers should make plans to be here during the first week in August for Lirica in Piazza (, a short open-air opera festival featuring works by the likes of Puccini and Bizet. Tickets costing 22€ to 50€ go on sale starting in April.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.