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

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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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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