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The latest news about Tuscany. Good and bad news from Italian and international newspapers.

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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Leaning Tower open until 10pm this summer

June 14, 2017

The Leaning Tower of Pisa and Camposanto open until 10pm from June 17 until August 31 With the start of summer, two of Pisa’s greatest monuments in Piazza dei Miracoli will be lenthening their opening times beyond sunset: the Leaning Tower and the Camposanto, starting June 17 and up until August 31, 2017. Both will…

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Fontana del Nettuno in Piazza Signoria

Fontana del Nettuno is Under Wraps

May 17, 2017

You finally made the long haul to get to Piazza Signoria in Florence, only to find that the Fontana del Nettuno, the masterpiece of a fountain featuring Neptune in center stage, is all caged up for a facelift and all your photos are going to be sectioned off like a crime scene. And it is…

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Giannutri, Visit a Tuscan Island

Visiting Giannutri on the Tuscan Coast

April 10, 2017

Come to the Islands in Tuscany 2017 heralds in a new initiative by the Tuscany government to lift the limit for the number of persons who can visit one of their spectacular (miniature) paradises: the island of Giannutri and the southernmost island of the Tuscan Archipelago. Though the entry numbers have been revisited, many restrictions…

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Billa Viola: The Deluge at Palazzo Strozzi

Bill Viola Captivates Tuscany with His Video Images

March 16, 2017

Foundazione Palazzo Strozzi takes us to another artistic level once again, through the juxtaposition of Bill Viola’s work, and masterpieces of the Renaissance, fostering an emotional environment  with sound and video. From March 10 till July 23, 2017 the new exhibition at the Palazzo Strozzi guides viewers into the Electronic Renaissance through the videos of Bill Viola,…

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People Mover Pisa Airport Train Set to Open

March 9, 2017

The long-awaited new train shuttle connecting Pisa Airport to Pisa Centrale is finally finished, the last tests have been carried out and the official inauguration is set for March 18, 2017! The People Mover/Pisa Mover connects Pisa’s Galileo Galilei international airport with the main train station in Pisa, called Pisa Centrale, which then makes it…

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March 8th Festa della Donna in Tuscany

Celebrating March 8th in Tuscany

March 2, 2017

A few Surprises in 2017 for the Festa della Donna You can expect more than a bouquet of yellow mimosa flowers in Tuscany this year on March 8th to celebrate the International Women’s Day. Free museum entrance, special happy hours, a parade of solidarity and recognition joining others throughout the world to promote the key values…

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