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

10 of the Best Instagram Photos in 2016 by DiscoverTuscany

December 29, 2016

2016 has been an exceptional year for DiscoverTuscany on Instagram!  We have grown in numbers of followers and this means so has quality of the photos thanks to all our fantastic contributors who have shared their images of Tuscany with our official hashtag #discovertuscany. Here you have the 10 top photos that have elicited the…

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2016 in Review: Top Articles you might have missed

December 28, 2016

2016 has been a busy year for our Discover Tuscany team! We’ve written many new articles and updated others, always with the objective to offer the best information you need to plan your trip to Tuscany. We started the year with a new site layout which makes it easier to navigate the vast amount of information…

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Pistoia: the city to visit in Tuscany in 2017

Pistoia: The 2017 Italian Capital of Culture

December 22, 2016

The city of Pistoia was awarded the prestige of Italian Capital of Culture for 2017. With a calendar packed full of theater, music, art, and activities, Pistoia is gearing up for a full year of cultural enrichment. The program includes renovating historic monuments to create space for exhibits and will be featuring events showcasing local, Italian and…

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Arsenali Medicei, Museum of Antique Boats in Pisa

The Museum of Antique Boats in Pisa

December 6, 2016

As of November 30, 2016 the Museo delle Navi Antiche in Pisa opened its doors for two of the eight rooms which will showcase over 30 restored or re-created vessels from the Roman period and early Middle Ages.  The bulk of the vessels to be exhibited were recovered from the ancient Etruscan and Roman port…

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European Heritage Days September 24 & 25

September 21, 2016

The European Heritage Days are the most widely celebrated participatory cultural event shared by the citizens of Europe.  Held in September each year, EHDs events – often called Heritage Open Days – take place in the 50 countries party to the European Cultural Convention; this year, the days fall this weekend, Sept 24-25. During this…

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Possible Alitalia Strike Tomorrow Sept 22

A union representing Alitalia pilots and flight attendants has announced its intention to strike tomorrow, on Thursday, September 22 as part of ongoing negotiations. Multiple Alitalia flights could be affected.  Please note that the strike may be cancelled depending on the status of these negotiations; travelers should check with Alitalia prior to their scheduled travel…

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Earthquake in Italy

August 26, 2016

As many of you already know, in the early morning of this past Wednesday, areas of central Italy were struck by a 6.2 earthquake, causing 278 casualties and with 238 survivors extracted from under the debris and 387 wounded (as of today at 7pm). As the hours pass, hope that more people will be found…

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A New Free Itinerary at Palazzo Medici Riccardi

August 12, 2016

Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence has just inaugurated a new itinerary which winds its way through the fragrant orange trees found within its walls. It is a only short path but it will allow everyone free access to admire Michelozzo’s courtyard (also known as the Courtyard of the Columns) and the gardens in the palace….

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Longer Summer Openings at Florence Museums with Special Events

August 3, 2016

This summer in Florence, when the temps are quite warm during the day, you can dedicate a part of your evening to culture and art! The Uffizi, Accademia, Bargello and Medici Chapels all are offering extended opening times on different days of the week to offer a chance to visit these popular museums outside of…

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Festa dei Musei & Free Entrance to Museums

June 29, 2016

Special opening hours and entrance fees for the museums in Florence and Tuscany in honor of the Festa dei Musei on the 2nd & 3rd of July. A combination of the celebrated 1st weekend of the month (free entrance on Sunday July 3) and the first ever Festa dei Musei (with extended hours on Saturday…

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