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A Year of Dream Shots on Instagram for Discover Tuscany

December 29, 2014

To celebrate the end of 2014, we’re gathering some of the best pictures that our staff and our followers have shared on Instagram using the hashtag #discovertuscany. In less than a year, our Discover Tuscany account on Instagram has published over 500 stunning images of Tuscany, showing the many beautiful places of our region, from…

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Urban Trekking: Getting to Know the Towns through City Walks

October 23, 2014

In it’s 11th edition, “Trekking Urbano” is a national day when several towns across all of Italy organize guided walking visits of their town to explore their town, including known and off-the-beaten-path areas of town. Siena in Tuscany was one of the first cities in Italy to adopt this initiative, and has developed several itineraries…

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The Altarpiece of The Assumption of the Virgin of San Gimignano and the Sienese Years of Pintoricchio

September 12, 2014

This past weekend opened the new exhibition at the Pinacoteca in San Gimignano entitled¬†“PINTORICCHIO – The Altarpiece of The Assumption of the Virgin of San Gimignano and the Sienese Years“. The show is dedicated to the famous painter Bernardino di Betto Betti from Perugia, better known with his nickname Pinturicchio (often also spelled Pintoricchio). The…

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The Beauty of Elba

June 10, 2014

In the month of May two hundred years ago, poor Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to Elba, the main island in the Tuscan archipelago. Elba is celebrating the bicentennial with many special events over this summer, fall and winter (find the details here).

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Christmas Markets in Lucca and province

December 4, 2013

Christmas is knocking at our door and there will be no street, house or shop that isn’t already dressing up with the season’s decorations and lights, bringing an irresistible and overwhelming joy everywhere. Christmas has always stood for holidays, traveling, taking part in family traditions and events, organizing dinners with family and friends and going…

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The beautiful town of Scarperia

October 17, 2013

This past weekend we went back to Scarperia, a small town in the Mugello valley to the north of Florence just a short drive away. Scarperia is part of the “Borgi piu’ belli d’Italia“, or “most beautiful villages in Italy” network and, despite the drizzle we had on Saturday morning, we once again fell under…

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Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa Under the Stars

July 23, 2013

This summer the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Monumental Camposanto Complex are open exceptionally during the evening, from 8 to 10pm. Every day until September 1 special guided visits are being offered to both the tower and to the Camposanto (holy ground) giving visitors, tourists and locals alike, the chance to admire Piazza dei…

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Guided Visits and Hikes Around Monteriggioni

April 15, 2013

Monteriggioni can still be admired as it once was: a medieval castle surrounded by fortified walls and towers at the top of a hill just outside Siena. Starting Marzo 30 and up until October 31, 2013 the local promotion board is offereing guided visits of the castle of Monteriggioni as well as a short hike…

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