The ancient city of Segovia, with its distinctive Roman aqueduct and fairytale castle, is located in the province of Castile and Leon in the heart of Spain. The regional climate is characterized by very hot summers, and cold winters, when temperatures can slip below freezing. Travelers planning a summer vacation in Segovia will find that the city is a little cooler than Madrid in July and August, thanks to the altitude. The shady streets of the old town offer refuge when the temperatures hit the mid 80s, although exposed sites around the aqueduct are best explored in early morning or early evening when the sun is less intense. Travelers in spring or fall will find the climate mild and relatively cool compared to southern Castile, although May and October are the wettest months. Segovia celebrates the holy days of San Juan and San Pedro in late June with raucous festivities, a folk festival and a parade of traditional decorated carts. Segovia's local fiesta takes place on October 25th, and comprises of a celebration of San Frutos, the city's patron saint, marked by parties, fireworks, food fairs and concerts. An annual cultural highlight is the festival of European cinema, usually scheduled in November.