WWI commentary and propaganda at Forte dei Marmi
The current exhibition at Forte dei Marmi’s Museo della Satira e della Caricatura, La danza macabra della Grande Guerra, showcases artworks, political cartoons and other cultural commentaries on the atrocities and hypocrisies of the World War I era.
The show takes its …
A summer to celebrate Carrara
Carrara Marble Weeks, a summer-long series of events focused on the legendary marble quarries, offers a packed program of exhibitions, lectures, shows and outdoor activities until September 7.
Now in its fourth year, Carrara Marble Weeks 2014 features the highly anticipated exhibition …
Cathedral takes top Trip Advisor honors
Leading tourism industry website Trip Advisor released its Travellers’ Choice rankings for 2014 on June 17, and the Siena Cathedral took top honors for Tuscany. The church was listed at number two in the Top 10 Landmarks in Italy category, outranked …
City tries new traffic-reducing technology
riving around in search of a parking spot may soon be a thing of the past, at least in Pisa’s historic centre.
The city recently implemented a new ‘smart parking’ system, designed in collaboration with Deutsche Telekom and Kiunsys, a start-up at …
Wreckage awaiting imminent removal
Franco Gabrielli, the head of the Italian civil protection agency, recently announced that the wrecked Costa Concordia will be cleared away as soon as possible.
In the two years since the ship’s tragic accident, which claimed 32 lives, the sizeable wreckage has …
New focus on early childhood education
Citing lack of access to preschool throughout Tuscany, the Region is making a 17.5 million euro investment in early childhood education.
With more than 1,000 public and private institutions covering 76 percent of the region’s municipalities, Tuscany exceeds the national average in …
With the summer sun beating down on all of us in Tuscany, air-conditioned shops may prove to be a perfect refuge from the sweltering heat. Whether you’re simply trying to cool down, or enjoy browsing the racks for a new wardrobe …
Badia Fiesolana risks collapse
The marble façade of the ancient Badia Fiesolana has become very unstable and large segments of the building are at risk of collapse.
Officials from the Fiesole town council have explained that the fire brigade was called for when, after an inspection …
Costa Concordia officially on its way to Genoa
It was a momentous morning for the island of Giglio: the remaining Costa Concordia wreckage was finally sent on its way toward Genoa, where it will be dismantled over a two year period. Over two years have passed since the catastrophic …
New monument honours painter
Just as Dante devotees head to Ravenna to view the poet’s tomb, Caravaggio buffs will soon be able to make their own ‘pilgrimages’ to Monte Argentario (Grosseto), where a funerary monument in the former Saint Sebastian cemetery will house his remains.
Pisa makes space for urban artwork
Pisa is celebrating the 25th year of Tuttomondo, the mural by the late American artist Keith Haring, whose socially conscious approach to street art significantly influenced the genre.
As part of the celebration, the city is hosting an exhibition focused on contemporary …
Counterfeit wines confiscated
In Siena, carabinieri have seized more than 30,000 wine bottles falsely labelled as Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti and other prestigious names, including some masquerading as wines produced in Lajatico by the family of renowned Tuscan tenor Andrea Bocelli.
The seizure is part …
Blue flags for Tuscany's beaches
Eighteen Tuscan beaches have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag designation by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). A non-governmental organisation with headquarters in Denmark, FEE recognizes spaces and institutions worldwide that implement sustainable, environmentally friendly practices.
With 18 Tuscany has the …
Free services to low-income families
Thanks to a new initiative by the Tuscan Region, families with limited financial resources will no longer have to forego dental care.
Through a resolution adopted on May 27, the Tuscan Region has allocated 2.5 million euro so that low-income families can …
New Pisa-Istanbul air route
As of June 26, travellers heading to Turkey will be able to fly out of Pisa.
Galileo Galilei airport has announced a new route connecting Pisa to Istanbul shortly after announcing three special summer routes to major Scandinavian destinations.
The direct route with …
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