MONTALCINO VILLAGE FESTIVALS: SAGRA DEL GALLETTO, OCTOBER 5/6 2013


One of the players in the 'Druzzola' tournament near Montalcino
The traditional olivewood disk throwing tournament in Camigliano


During the first half of October, the last crates of grapes are being brought in, and whilst most Brunello makers are busy with keeping an eye on the fermenting grape juice, the harvest workers are ready to celebrate the end of the picking in one of Montalcino's beautiful villages. 

With its roughly 40 inhabitants Camigliano is the smallest hamlet in Montalcino's municipality, but you wouldn't think so during the two days of the Sagra del Galletto food festival, when half of Southern Tuscany's population seems to stand in line for a bite of grilled rooster and a glass of Brunello land's famous red wine. 


The galletto (rooster) grilling at Camigliano's autumn food festival
One more grilled rooster, please


SAGRA DEL GALLETTO, CAMIGLIANO: OCTOBER 5/6 2013

20 minutes by car from Montalcino. Come early to see one of Montalcino's best sunsets.

To find out more about Camigliano, its festivals and its people, read Lisa Maria Annicchiarico's accounts of the Sagra del Galletto (first weekend of October) and of Camigliano Blues (music festival in July). 

Not into grilled rooster? Visit Montalcino's southern neighbor, which happens to be my Tuscan village. We don't care about chicken wings, but are all game for wine tastings and gogo dancing during Cinigiano's Festa dell'Uva, the harvest festival of the Montecuccco DOCG, every year on the first weekend of October. 

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