30% off monthly tickets for Tuscan train commuters in September/October
If you had a monthly ticket on Tuscany’s trains in July 2015, you will be entitled to 30% off your railcard this September or October. The decision comes from the Tuscan Region and Trenitalia due to poor service. During the hottest …
A must-see, home from St. Petersburg
Until October 4, 16 marble masterpieces by Antonio Canova, Giovanni Cybei, Lorenzo Bartolini, Pietro Tenerani and other esteemed Italian marble sculptors will be on display at Palazzo Cucchiari in Carrara.
It is a homecoming for the sculptures, which include Canova’s Orpheus and …
Cultivating culture event
During the Icastica arts festival, from June 28 to September 27, 100 artists will take over Arezzo, merging the contemporary with the old masters in more than 40 venues.
With this year’s theme of Cultivating Culture, echoing that of the Expo 2015 …
Two Tuscan lighthouses to be renovated
As part of a national plan to promote cultural heritage, environmental protection and economic development, two Tuscan lighthouses are scheduled for extensive renovation.
Restoring the Punta del Fenaio and Capel Rosso lighthouses on Giglio Island is part of the Valore Paese-FARI project …
Pisa encourages social agriculture
Social agriculture, in which local communities work together to grow zero-mile food, is the focus of Pisa’s Cibo Civile (‘Civil Food’).
A joint effort of the veterinary sciences department at the University of Pisa and Turin-based farmers’ association Coldiretti Torino, the project …
In 1482, the priors and captains of the Parte Guelfa of San Gimignano commissioned Filippino Lippi to paint an Annunciation for the town’s municipal palace.
Rarely displayed, until November 2, Lippi’s roundels will be on public view at the San Gimignano civic …
A new UNESCO site in Tuscany?
For those who love walking through towns and countryside, Tuscany’s section of the ancient Via Francigena—380 kilometres of art, history and culture, and a variety of landscapes—is paradise.
Now, led by the municipality of Monteriggioni, more than 50 Italian councils, located along …
An exceptional event in Tuscany
Editor's Note: Following a Ferragosto break, Siena Cathedral's floors will be opened to visitors again beginning August 18.
In celebration of Expo Milano 2015, Siena will open some of its rarely seen treasures for the duration of the summer: the floors of …
A regional resurgence
Tuscany is beginning to see the light at the end of the financial crisis tunnel.
In a recent report presented by UnionCamere Toscana, economic statistics for regional businesses from January to March showed gradual but constant improvement. In the first trimester of …
Artist's life in new photo exhibition
Camaiore gets a Cubist twist with This is Picasso, a new photography exhibition featuring work by American photojournalist David Douglas Duncan. In September 2014, Duncan donated this collection of photos from Pablo Picasso’s private life to Camaiore, where Duncan’s first wife …
Philosophical portraits in Pistoia
Having a ‘head in the clouds’ takes on a whole new meaning during June in Pistoia.
On display at Lo Spazio bookstore (via dell’Ospizio 26/28) until June 13, Cloudtraits is a new series by Fabrizio Pelamatti and Filippo Giansanti. The title, a …
If you’re a foodie, odds are you’ve tried the Tuscan speciality finocchiona. Its potent flavour is known to mask the taste of low-quality wines, and it is rumoured that Machiavelli often consoled himself with finocchiona and wine after particularly bad losses …
Hotel Byron imposes ban
In the Tuscan seaside town of Forte dei Marmi, a local hotel has banned guests from taking selfies.
The Hotel Byron, a five-star hotel, recently put in place restrictions for cell phone use on the hotel premises, the first of its kind …
First time in Tuscany, brings 35k visitors
Over 35,000 visitors descended on the small town of Braccagni (GR) in Maremma during the June 2 long weekend for Game Fair, the Italian country festival. Organized by Fiera di Vicenza, it’s the 25th edition of this fair, but the first …
Underwater village of Fabbriche di Careggine to return to solid ground
The abandoned underwater village of Fabbriche di Careggine will be brought back to the surface next year. Submerged in Lake Vagli in Vagli Sotto, located in the province of Lucca, the ‘mini Pompeii’ has not resurfaced since 1994, the last time …
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