The village of Impruneta in Tuscany, renowned for its exquisite white truffles and fine wines, is in the heart of the Chianti Classico zone, which refers to a stretch of wineries and vineyards between Siena and Florence. It hosts a vibrant, colorful grape festival every year on the last day of September, which attracts locals and visitors alike. Enjoy an elaborate procession with floats that are built by each of the village’s four districts. Afterward, there are food and wine tastings, street performances, and dances.
While you’re here, the ancient Church of Santa Maria and the Museum of the Treasure of Impruneta are must-visits, with the church’s origins linked to the legend of the miraculous discovery of a painting of the Virgin Mary, a story illustrated in a 15th-century marble bas-relief preserved in the museum.