If you're looking for a brief escape from the mundane in a small shelter that knows how to pamper yourself and at the same time inevitably take by the throat, without a doubt the place for you in this 2011 Long Weekend of Nomber 1st, All Saints' Day, is the wonderful Siena where, in the tiny medieval village of Montisi in the center of the Crete Senesi (15 km from Pienza and 25 km from Montepulciano) will host the twelfth edition of "Il primo olio e altro ancora" ("The first oil and much more") part of the bigger event "Andar per frantoi e mercatini" ("Visiting oil mills and markets"), by the Associazione Nazionale Città dell'Olio (Oil City National Association).
During this event, from October 29th to November 1st, 2011, you can appreciate the profound food culture of these lands by tasting the new oil of the Crete Senesi newly pressed, accompanied by other valuable products of this area as the white truffle and wine of the consortium Doc Orcia. There will also be able to take guided tours of the oil mills of the country and participate in mini-courses of wine and oil tasting.
But could not miss a space to the historical aspect, and organizing visits to the sedi delle contrade, to the Giostra di Simone, the Museo della Compagnia and to the of the Piccolo Teatrino della Grancia recently renovated will surely satisfy even the desire to learn more this fascinating aspect of this land. For the occasion, the entire village will be full of entertainment shows, exhibitions and local crafts markets.