The most awaited event of the Tuscan summer is finally back: the Black Night of San Miniato. An event with a rich and ambitious program, full of surprises and – above all – focused on local culinary and gastronomic excellence. Ready to find out what this edition will have in store?
The Black Night of San Miniato is certainly one of the most anticipated events in Tuscany for the summer. From the first lights of sunset, the entire village of San Miniato (in the province of Pisa) will come alive with lights, music and unmistakable scents.
Since 2011, in fact, the event organized by Confcommercio Province of Pisa, in collaboration with the Municipality of San Miniato and the Chamber of Commerce of Pisa is an event able to bring together and amalgamate food and wine excellence and art, with more and more beautiful shows from year to year.
The Black Night of San Miniato, how to bring the truffle to the center of attention
The Black Night of San Miniato is an event that, in recent editions, recorded numbers of attendance by dizzying, reaching even 10 thousand people. The idea of combining tartufo nero to the preparation live of more or less traditional dishes, over the years, has found itself more than winning, unleashing a real explosion of success for this event that now attracts tourists from all over.
Over the years, the many restaurants in San Miniato have been increasingly tempted to invest in the territory, enhancing more and more local excellence and emphasizing the traditional Tuscan cuisine.
The Black Night of San Miniato 2022
The 2022 edition will definitely be an out of the box edition, as can be seen from the billboard published. It will be held, in fact, numerous musical shows as concerts, dance and other entertainment, all in the frame of a beautiful and engaging set up in the historic center.
The restaurants will have menus dedicated to the event, allowing you to combine the art of music and entertainment with that of cooking and the use of black truffle as the main ingredient of every dish. Not only that, to overcome the problem of reaching the location, will be made available free shuttle buses.
Moreover, on the occasion of the Black Night of San Miniato 2022, the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art and the Tower of Matilde will undergo a change in the hours, remaining open until 23:00 for a spectacular night visit.
What to see and do in San Miniato
If you are in San Miniato for the Black Night and you decide to stay to visit the village, you will surely be enchanted. San Miniato is a small town whose historic center stands on a hill halfway between Florence and Pisa, in a position that in the past has proved to be very strategic.
In addition to being a very important artistic center, medieval and the seat of a diocese, San Mainato is also famous for the production of leather and truffles, along with wine products and oil, like the rest of Tuscany.
Among the most interesting places there is certainly the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and San Genesio, but there are certainly all the other churches that are true works of art. As for the civil architecture, however, the Palazzo Comunale, the Palazzo Buonaparte and the Palazzo Vescovile are the unmissable sites to visit.
Given its strategic location, San Miniato is an excellent starting point to visit the Florentine and Pisa, even with daily excursions that can be made comfortably by car, to enjoy the calm of the surrounding landscapes, without necessarily having to feel the weight of the rush of daily life.
The territory is very suitable, in fact, even for long walks in the middle of nature, which you can not do without.