Medieval sights, sounds & tastes in Abbadia di San Salvatore, Tuscany

Abbadia di San Salvatore, TuscanyI’ve already written about the pretty medieval town in Tuscany: Abbadia di San Salvatore. You can read my previous post about the town here.

My family and I discovered it last year when my youngest son began track & field camp there last year. This summer, he was back again, and this time his stay coincided with Abbadia di San Salvatore’s medieval festival.

Suffice it to say that this medieval gem was even more impressive with its residents wandering around in medieval outfits, bands playing  music from the time and jesters entertaining the crowds.

Abbadia di San Salvatore, TuscanyDuring my weekend stay there, I even ate in the abbey’s cloister, served lunch befitting the middle ages.

Despite the warm temperatures, there was only red wine on the menu since, as my medieval waitress pointed out to me, ‘White wine hasn’t been invented yet.’ Who can argue with era-appropriate menus?

Abbadia di San Salvatore, TuscanyThat’s why I chose to keep quiet and smile inwardly at my – ahem – rather anachronistic plastic fork. : )

Still, how much better can you get than a relaxing, medieval lunch in the cloister of the splendid 8th century Abbadia di San Salvatore, wandering around the town decked out for medieval times and watching little girls in their medieval dresses, braiding one another’s hair?

Abbadia di San Salvatore, TuscanyIf your summer plans take you to Tuscany – and they should! – be sure to stop by at Abbadia di San Salvatore’s picturesque medieval festival.

For more travel tips around Tuscany, see my earlier posts on the imposing castle of Radicofani, visiting medieval Sarteano, views from the top of the volcano-mountain Monte Amiata, relaxing in the thermal baths of San Filippo ai bagni, and exploring Napoleon’s Empire: the island of Elba.

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