The changing seasons bring special events to the towns and countryside around COMO Castello Del Nero.
The Palio di Siena takes place twice a year. This is one of the most thrilling horse races in the world, where ten horses race around the Piazza del Campo ridden by bareback jockeys. With advance notice, our Concierge is able to secure coveted balcony seats.
Mid- to late September marks the beginning of the ‘vendemmia’ — Tuscany’s harvest period, where the local wineries begin to pick and ferment their grapes. Local villages celebrate with wine festivals, the most famous of which take place in nearby Greve and Panzano.
Autumn is truffle hunting season. Man and dog work as an inseparable team in search of the valuable funghi. Whatever truffles you find will be eaten during a special lunch with selected beverages.
The years ends with traditional Christmas markets in Florence and Siena where you can purchase the best of Tuscan produce.