Viareggio festivities start the season
On January 31, Tuscany kicks off the Carnevale season in piazza Mazzini in Viareggio. Now in its 142nd year, Viareggio Carnevale is one of the region’s most highly anticipated events, marking the days leading up to the Christian tradition’s austere season of …
From California to Tuscany
In addition to headliners Sting and Carlos Santana, the 2015 Pistoia Blues Festival has announced that the Counting Crows will perform.
A staple of the San Francisco music scene, Counting Crows will take to the stage on July 3 in piazza …
Homage to photojournalism
Palazzo Mediceo in Seravezza, in Versilia (near Lucca), will host the 12th edition of the Seravezza Fotografia showcase from February 20 to April 12.
The main attraction at this year's festival is work by noted Neapolitan photojournalist Francesco Cito at the central …
Part of the Giovanisì initiative
The Tuscan Region is offering help to young adults in Tuscany working to establish financial and residential independence.
The program, part of the larger Giovanisì initiative, provides grants towards rent of their primary residence. The program is open to those who have …
Start Up House, the Tuscan Region’s new program for young entrepreneurs, will disperse two million euro in grants to help small start-ups furnish and renovate their office spaces. Selected businesses will have six months in which to expend the funds awarded …
Tuscan scholars discuss their favourite books
Through May 31, Sundays in Scandicci will focus on the life-changing power of books. As part of the new series Libro della Vita, 11 contemporary Tuscan scholars and intellectuals will speak in piazza della Resistenza, answering the question ‘What book changed …
Pisa exports its world-famous monument to California
As an initiative to celebrate the 950th year since construction work commenced on Pisa Cathedral and Galileo Galilei’s 450th birthday, Pisa and Tuscany are encouraging Americans to visit and see the sights. With a focus on California’s San Francisco, Pisa and …
Welcome to the I_Dome
For Expo 2015 you’ll find Florence’s finest under the Cathedral’s cupola.
We’re not referring to the original one designed by Renaissance genius Brunelleschi, but a hi-tech reproduction that will stand 8.5 metres tall and six metres wide.
Welcome to the I_Dome. The exterior …
Region hosts nativity scenes
As part of Terre di Presepi, roughly translated as the Way of the Manger, numerous nativity scenes will not only be on display in churches but also line the streets of the Valdarno and Valdelsa. More than 100,000 visitors are expected …
Elton John to perform
Goodbye yellow brick road and hello Lucca: British pop icon Elton John will headline the 2015 Lucca Summer Festival. His July 11 appearance is currently the only one he has scheduled for Italy in 2015.
Sir Elton will perform in piazza Napoleone, …
Photojournalism exhibition stops in Tuscany
For the tenth consecutive year, the travelling World Press Photo exhibition makes a stop in Lucca. The church of San Cristoforo (via Fillungo) is the venue for the renowned photojournalism event, which closes December 14.
The exhibition features 143 works by 53 …
Inside the contrade
This year, Tutto il Natale di Siena, an extensive offering of local seasonal events, includes InCONTRADA, tours through some of the most culturally significant spaces in Siena’s 17 contrade. These 17 small city wards were first delineated in the Middle Ages, …
Paleontology museum reopens
Natural history buffs will rejoice when Montevarchi’s Paleontology Museum reopens on December 6. Closed for renovation for the past six years, the museum promises a more modern approach to the exhibits and a more user-friendly experience.
The museum houses one of Europe’s …
Metal detectors requested for the tower
In response to the strengthening of security measures following terrorist attacks in France, Attilio Visconti has filed requests for metal detectors in piazza dei Miracoli. “We have asked the Opera Primaziale of Pisa – explained the prefect of police – to …
New methods of meteorological data collection
Sentinel-citizens of the weather: the idea was born in Chianti where the first network of volunteers was founded, and is dedicated to the timely reporting of meteorological information. During meteorological events the volunteers will submit specific information on their location about …
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