New life for the archaeological area
The Roselle archaeological area, an Etruscan and Roman site 10 kilometres north of Grosseto, has reopened after a three-year restoration.
The project, funded by ARCUS SpA, involved extensive work on the wall encircling the ancient city and to its major monuments, which …
Restoration reveals mathematician's sequence
Pisa seems to have been proud of its native son, medieval mathematician Leonardo Bonacci (c. 1170–c. 1250), known as Fibonacci, as demonstrated by a reference to his famous sequence recently discovered in the marble inlay work of a lunette on the …
Toulouse Lautrec exhibition in Palazzo Blu
From October 16 to February 14, visitors to Pisa’s Palazzo Blu can relive the Moulin Rouge’s glory days with ‘Toulouse Lautrec: Lights and Shadows of Montmartre’.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s vibrant, colourful artwork offers a slice of the nineteenth-century Belle Epoque Paris he …
Celebrating Siena as Capital of Italian Culture
Smiling buildings, trails of giant snails, plastic birds and pop-up performance art: see these and more interesting installations as Siena launches its Week of Contemporary Culture, taking place from October 9 to 17.
International artists, among them Florence celebrity Clet Abraham, Chinese …
September brings art, music and more
Contemporary art, music, theatre and more take centre stage in Prato from mid-September, with a full calendar of exhibitions, performances and panel discussions.
From September 25 to 27, the Luigi Pecci Centre of Contemporary Art will host its first forum on contemporary …
Maremma-based winery shares the art of 'leggere il vino'
A winemaker in the Maremma region has produced Tuscany’s first braille wine label. Cantina La Cura, in Massa Marittima, has incorporated braille into the labels for its bottles of Vedetta, a special type of Cabernet Sauvignon produced only in the winery’s best …
Cracking Art collective at loose
A flock of sparrows, a bale of turtles: animals are roaming the streets of Siena. But there’s no need to worry: the colourful critters are the work of Biella-based Cracking Art collective, known for its sculptures fashioned from recycled plastic. The …
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 …
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