Events

Green Brunches at Villa Dianella, from Fall through Spring

March 31, 2018

As Spring has arrived, so have a wide variety of events, especially on the weekends! This past Sunday was also a splendid sunny morning, perfect for spending time outdoors. We headed to Chianti, more precisely to the Chianti wine area to the west of Florence near Vinci, Leonardo’s birth home, to Villa Dianella. While there…

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Explore Tuscany on a Steam Train this Spring

March 23, 2018

A fun and interesting way to explore southern Tuscany – and, in particular, the Val d’Orcia area – is by traveling on a historical stream train! The Treno Natura program offers every spring and fall several full-day outings which depart from Siena and head to a different destination to explore a local festival or other…

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day & Carnival at the Hard Rock Cafe

February 8, 2018

There is something for the entire family this month at the Hard Rock Cafe in Florence! Looking for something to do this weekend with the kids for Carnival? Trying to figure out where to head next week for Valentine’s Day? Here are two proposals, both being held at the Hard Rock Cafe in Florence. GET…

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Something different every day at Asmana

February 5, 2018

Enjoying time off at Asmana If you’re planning to relax while in Tuscany, a sure way to achieve that is to make a stop at Asmana Wellness World (read our presentation here if you haven’t yet)! The spa/wellness center located on the outskirts of Florence is super easy to reach by car wherever you might…

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Art Exhibits in Tuscany Closing Soon

December 23, 2017

UPDATED JANUARY 16, 2018 The region of Tuscany has an immense territory from which to draw upon when looking for exciting and interesting exhibitions and art shows. From gifted artists to magnificent marble, wood and stone sculptures, there are many ongoing events every year. However, like many good things, these shows eventually must come to an…

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Learning about Ambrogio Lorenzetti with the Family

November 8, 2017

Guided visits and workshops for the family for the Ambrogio Lorenzetti exhibition During the course of the temporary exhibit on Ambrogio Lorenzetti (October 22, 2017- January 21, 2018 EXTENDED till April 8th, 2018), the Santa Maria della Scala will offer workshops and guided visits to children and their families every weekend. The activities are centered…

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Vino Novello in Tuscany

October 30, 2017

Ya–hoo! October 30th signals the official opening of the vino novello market. This event is  just in time for a pairing with a wide array of fall flavors and colors. If you haven’t already considered it, then make sure to make room on your itinerary of activities this fall in Tuscany for some “vino novello wine tasting“. There are many…

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Tuscany: Lights, Camera, Action

October 17, 2017

Providing Inspiration & Landscapes A year after the grand opening of Dan Brown’s “Inferno” and just a little over a week after the 30 year anniversary of  “A Room with a View”, Florence and Tuscany are keeping the big screen curtains open.  This year they are playing host to the filming of two new dramatic…

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Tuscan Train Alert

August 7, 2017

Counting on the train to get around? Great! The train is an excellent way to cruise through the countryside in a state of total tranquility! And did you know that Tuscany has one of the best records for keeping its trains on time! However, in the summer the trains are generally pushed to their limits accommodating…

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Outdoor Summer Concerts at the Chianti Sculpture Park

July 21, 2017

Summer music outdoors in nature Are you looking for a musical concert to attend one of these fine summer evenings in Chianti? Then take a look at the summer concert program organized by the Chianti Sculpture Park in Pievasciata. The concerts are held in their special outdoor amphitheater every Tuesday until the end of August….

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