People clinking wine glasses at Golf Hotel Punta Ala

Happenings

Discover the vibrant events at Golf Hotel Punta Ala

The breathtaking natural beauty of the Tuscan Coast offers a glorious backdrop for the vibrant events taking place every day both at Golf Hotel Punta Ala and in town. 

Local favourites include the 151 Miglia Sailing Race, the Butteri Equestrian Show in Castiglione della Pescaia, the Ferragosto Fireworks Display in Follonica and the Balestro del Girifalco Medieval crossbow competition in Massa Marittima. Please check our hotel’s Happenings page often for news about events taking place during your Tuscan Coast getaway.  

The Golf Hotel Punta Ala News Page is designed to keep you up-to-date on the latest news and events at the hotel. For more information, a press kit or to schedule a media visit, please contact our hotel.

La Strapuntaala

Amateur 'run & walk' race to discover the unique beauty of our area. Meeting point at 09:00 and start at 10:00 followed by Brunch & DJ set in the Piazza with live music until sunset...

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Crowd gathered in Massa Marittima for a crossbow competition near Golf Hotel Punta Ala

Balestro del Girifalco Medieval Crossbow Competition in Massa Marittima

Hosted in a spectacularly beautiful setting, the Balestro del Girifalco Medieval Crossbow Competition is an event beloved by generations of locals and a rare chance to connect with the soul of the town. Each May and August, the charming town is decorated in the colors of each of the town’s three “terzieris” (historic districts). Each Terziere selects eight crossbow archers, each of whom has only one shot to place his arrow nearest to the centre of the "Corniolo" target. There is also a parade, flag twirling performance and plenty of music and food.  

Boats sailing on the Sea near Golf Hotel Punta Ala

151 Miglia Regatta_Trofeo Cetilar 2024

The 151 Miglia Regatta is a sailing race that has become a beloved classic of the Mediterranean. Celebrating the passion and emotions that only the sea can provide, this race from Livorno to Punta Ala is open to novice and expert sailors alike. In addition to the race there is a welcome for crews and its closing Dinner Party.   

NATURAL PARKS REGATTA

Scarlino/Punta Ala 7-9 June 2024 The Yacht Club Isole di Toscana and the Yacht Club Punta Ala, in collaboration with Marina di Punta Ala, Marina di Scarlino and Circolo della Vela Marciana Marina are organising the first edition of the "Natural Parks Regatta", a sailing race open to pleasure boats with LOA over 9 metres. The sailing races will take place in the Gulf of Follonica and the Island of Elba

 

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Fireworks at sea _ Pyrotechnic Show

On Friday 7th June, the first crackling event marking the start of summer: FUOCHI A MARE - a breathtaking firework display over the sea in Castiglione della Pescaia!
Start at 23:00.

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The Mille Miglia arrives in Castiglione della Pescaia

The most beautiful race in the world returns to Castiglione della Pescaia. The 42nd edition of the Freccia Rossa will be held from 11 to 15 June.
There will be five days of competition, with over 400 participating historic cars, that will pass through towns and villages in seven regions of Italy. On 13 June, the stage starting in Viareggio and descending along the Tuscan coast will break for lunch in Castiglione della Pescaia. 

Since 1927 the 1000 Miglia has been a symbol of Made in Italy in the world, synonymous with style and elegance. This year 33 nations are represented, Italy being the country with the largest number of competitors. Of particular note is the presence of 71 collector's jewels that physically participated in the historic speed race that took place between 1927 and 1957; there are also 45 Alfa Romeos, 31 historic Porsches, 27 Jaguars, 25 Mercedes Benz, 21 Ferraris and 17 Bugattis. Every year, the event attracts thousands of enthusiasts, involving an ever-growing public.

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Cowboy catching horses with a rope outdoors near Golf Hotel Punta Ala

Butteri Equestrian Show

A showcase of the Maremma’s rich equestrian history, culture and traditions, this event features locally bred horses and cows and the iconic Butteri (cowboys) of Maremma, the last herdsmen on horseback in Europe. Riding their magnificent Maremma horses, the Butteri perform ancient cattle herding tasks and traditional horsemanship games. There are also presentations and speaker’s demonstrations on the history of cattle ranching in the region. 

Landscape view of a firework display near Golf Hotel Punta Ala

Ferragosto Fireworks Display in Follonica

Second only to Christmas, Ferragosto is one of the most popular Italian holidays. While it is officially held on one day, many consider the entire month of August to be a Ferragosto celebration. This is when families escape to the beaches, mountains or vacation homes to take part in festivals featuring traditional foods, fireworks and bonfires. Typically around 11:30 p.m. on the evening before the 15th, the town of Follonica lights up with an amazing fireworks display.