Siena flies the Italian flag
A Tuscan city is among the six cities selected by the Italian ministry for cultural heritage and tourism as its candidates for the 2019 European Capital of Culture.
Siena, with Cagliari, Lecce, Matera, Perugia-Assisi and Ravenna, will represent Italy in the Europe-wide …
Tuscan ribollita has been awarded a prize by Touring Club Italiano for its pride of place among traditional Tuscan foods.
Featured as part of the Vetrina Toscana showcase event organised by the Tuscan Region, the bread-based dish represents Tuscany worldwide.
Made from local …
New research from Siena
University of Siena's science department is receiving funding from the Union of Tuscan Oil PGI to speed up research on a molecule in olive oil that may prove to be of medicinal use.
The four-person research group led by Sandra Donnini includes …
Non-invasive antenatal test
Tuscany continues to lead the way in Italian health care. In 2007, the Tuscan Region introduced screening in the first trimester of pregnancy. Now a new, non-invasive screening to test for any abnormal chromosomes could be available. The test, still being …
Contract renewed with New York
Every year, 74,000 containers travel between Livorno and the East Coast of the United States, 30,000 of which come from New York, making New York Livorno’s principal trading partner, with almost 30 percent of the total annual container traffic to and …
Dalai Lama to visit Tuscany
It has been announced that the Dalai Lama will be coming to Tuscany in June 2014.
On June 13, he will visit Lama Tzong Khapa, the Buddhist institute in Pomaia, near Pisa before travelling to Livorno to take part in the Modigliani …
Rise in immigration
Foreigners now make up almost 10 percent of Tuscany’s population.
As of January 2012, statistics from the Italian institute showed that 351,000 foreign-born people were residing permanently in Tuscany. At 9.5 percent of the region’s total population, this puts Tuscany in fifth …
Marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Following recent changes to Italian legislation, which introduced greater protective and preventive measures in the fight against domestic violence to women, Tuscany marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25 with a series of public …
Tuscany wins Skyscanner award and more
Global tourism portal Skyscanner has given its Favourite Destination award to Tuscany. This is the first time that the Edinburgh-based international search engine has given an award to a destination.
At Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi Sacrati, the prize was handed to Tuscan councillor …
Mosque opens in Colle Val d'Elsa
With its glass minaret, gilded half-moon and elongated white building, up to 400 Muslims now have a new place to pray in Tuscany.
The process of building the mosque in Colle Val d’Elsa has not been free of problems. Now, however, years …
Improvements in winter tourism
At the recent Nissan Skypass trade fair in Modena, the Toscana Neve initiative went public with an announcement that the Tuscan Region will invest 2.5 million euro in its resorts and snow-related tourism.
Toscana Neve is the region’s first step in making …
Tuscany set to reap olives
The Tuscan olive sector is big business, with 70,000 companies and 100,000 workers. Now, after two disappointing years, the 2013 Tuscan olive harvest promises to be a golden year, with a yield that is high in both quality and quantity.
Harvesting officially …
Regional health councillor Luigi Marroni is calling on everyone over 65 and all those in high-risk categories to get a flu shot: ‘I would like to remind everyone that the flu vaccination is universally known to be the most effective and …
City wins prestigious EDEN award
For its state-of-the-art facilities and hospitality for the disabled, Pistoia has won top honours for Italy in the European Commission’s European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) program.
Developed in 2006, EDEN promotes emerging and sustainable tourism development models across the European Union. The …
Statistics determine best health care in Italy
Tuscany has the best health care in Italy, according to a comparison of 2012 statistics published by the national health organisation known as age.na.s. Tuscany’s clinical excellence is closely followed by that in Valle d’Aosta, Trentino-Alto Adige, Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont and Lombardy.
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