Commemorative events and restorations announced
2014 marks a milestone anniversary for Pisa Cathedral: 950 years have passed since its first stone was laid. Among the events and activities organised in celebration, the most significant is the restoration of the cathedral’s apse. Pisa’s department of cultural heritage …
Gran Selezione brand introduced
Tuscany’s wine producers have set a new standard, a proactive move following recent international debate about the quality of Tuscan olive oil (see theflr.net/7ryhoz).
At the leading wine event Chianti Classico Collection, recently held at the Stazione Leopolda, a new brand of …
Superstar uses Montecatini minerals
Madonna has been spending less time on stage and more time creating MDNA Skin, her first line of natural beauty products, made from Tuscan mud from the Terme di Montecatini.
After stirring excitement among her fan base by releasing a teaser video …
Google showcases Italian authenticity
Search engine giant Google has teamed up with the Italian ministry of agriculture, food and forestry as well as the Italian chamber of commerce for ‘Made in Italy,’ an online campaign celebrating authentic Italian products, many of which are Tuscan.
The project, …
Lucca museum orchestrates expansion
Lucca’s Puccini museum, once the home of the world-famous composer, has acquired 600 artefacts including autographs, handwritten letters, cards and photographs of Giacomo Puccini. These primary sources help historians understand Puccini’s personal life and the progression of his work. Further, the …
The oldest nun in the world
Sister Candida Bellotti recently celebrated her 107th birthday at the Casa Generalizia dei Camilliani in Rome. She was born in Verona, has lived all over Italy and now resides in Lucca.
A member of the Congregation of the Women Ministers of the …
Cultural initiative in Sant'Andrea in Percussina
At Sant’Andrea in Percussina, near San Casciano Val di Pesa, a small town in Chianti, about 30 minutes south of Florence, humanist writer Niccolò Machiavelli is believed to have wandered the woods during his exile from Florence, book in hand and …
Tuscany at its most beautiful
While it never comes as a surprise when Tuscany is awarded with yet another accolade, it is always welcome—and well deserved of course.
Top U.S. business publication Forbes has included Tuscany on its ‘The World’s Most Beautiful’ list, researched by professional travel …
Students arrive at the University of New Haven
The University of New Haven recently welcomed a record 45 new undergraduate students to its Tuscany campus. UNH-Prato’s six-month program affords the students, ages 18 to 20, many opportunities for cultural immersion and exchange.
There are many American study-abroad programs throughout Tuscany, …
Ikea to open new store
Pisa will be the site of Swedish furnishings giant Ikea’s latest Italian store (see theflr.net/ikeapisa2011).
Pisa’s Ikea store, located in the Navicelli area, is due to open on March 5.
A free shuttle bus service will run every 30 minutes between Pisa …
The Berlin Wall comes to Pietrasanta
A symbol of the Cold War, the Berlin Wall stood from to 1961 to 1989. In the 1980s, artists from all over the world began to paint on the wall, creating a gallery of images, forms and messages.
Now pieces of the Berlin …
Cars of the future in Pontedera
Forget cypress trees, food and wine: Tuscany boasts cutting-edge technology, too.
Students from the BioRobotics Institute in Pontedera, a department of Pisa’s Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, recently unveiled their work on a humanoid robot capable of driving a car.
Director of the BioRobotics Institute, …
Bike anti-theft measures introduced
Good news for cyclists in Lucca. To combat a problem with bike thefts—common across Tuscany—Lucca’s town council has decided to launch the Bici Sicura [Secure Bikes] initiative.
Using a system installed on the bike, Bici Sicura is designed as both a deterrent …
Tuscany in the grip of widespread flood warnings
Tuscany is inundated with mass flood warnings across the region after overnight rainfall has raised river levels to worryingly high levels.
Pisa is at full alert. Schools have been closed for the day. Protective measures have been set up along the banks …
New tourism campaign sparks criticism and reactions
Tuscany's regional government has unveiled its new marketing campaign to promote domestic and international tourism throughout the world-famous region.
Inspired by Dante's epic poem 'The Divine Comedy' and evoking dreamy, pastoral landscapes, the campaign is titled 'Divine Tuscany' and was designed by …
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