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November in Tuscany: 5 exhibitions you can’t miss

October 29, 2012

The 1st of November in Italy is a festivity day as we celebrate “All Saints” (Ognissanti). Schools, offices, factories, shops etc. are generally closed but not main museums and tourist attractions (or services). This would be a good occasion to visit a city of art and Tuscany is the perfect place where to find them!…

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San Gimignano, Pisa, Lucca and More: Do not miss these this Weekend

June 28, 2012

This summer “under the Tuscan sun” has barely started and it is already very “hot” both as far as weather forecasts goes but also for the the numerous, quality events scheduled around the region every weekend. Wherever you are this upcoming weekend, you’re surely find some interesting events and things to do, both in the…

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Ideas for the 1st weekend of Spring in Tuscany

March 25, 2011

Trees are in bloom, the sun is shining bright and temperatures are very pleasant: Spring has finally arrived in Tuscany! Take a look at all the events organized in Tuscany for this first weekend of Spring, the calendar is full of many various types of proposals. It starts with VerdeMura, an exhibition of plants, flowers,…

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Autumn Flavors: Truffles and Chestnuts

October 27, 2010

October will end soon and on Saturday night we will have to turn back the clock  to the solar time. This means that we will sleep one hour more 🙂 but we’ll lose one hour of day light 🙁 I recommend you take note and don’t forget to turn back your clock! This last weekend…

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Chestnut and Antique Fairs in Tuscany

October 15, 2010

Last week looked like winter with its gray, damp days, but the weather for this weekend should be sunny and nice overall, perfect for taking part in an event or food festival or sagra in Tuscany and enjoying a relaxing weekend. Chestnuts and fairs: Sunday October 17th – departing from Florence’s SMN station, the steam…

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Autumn seems to have arrived in Tuscany

September 10, 2010

There are several events going on this weekend in Tuscany, and even though the weather is definitely changing, it should be nice for wandering around the region and enjoying the events going on. Hope these ideas will help you plan a great weekend in Tuscany!

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Weekend in Lucca and Viareggio

July 9, 2010

This weekend I want to escape from Florence. Maybe because this week has been really hot, but I need a break from Florence’s heat. Viareggio on the coast. We’ll be there for dinner because I want to eat seafood on the beach at sunset. After dinner some night shopping along the “Passeggiata”, one of the…

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European Culture Week in Tuscany

April 12, 2010

From April 16 to the 25th the 12th European Culture Week will be taking place all over Italy and Europe and thus in Tuscany as well. The event, successfully organized by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Assets and Activities, opens State museums, monuments, archeological sites, archives and libraries, both for Italian and foreign visitors with…

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Hidden Tuscan treasures unveiled

March 19, 2010

As usual there will take place the wonderful FAI di Primavera. The event is organized by Fondo Italiano per l’Ambiente (FAI – Italian Fund for Environment), a no-profit organization preserving and promoting Italian cultural heritage, and will open to public almost 600 Italian hidden treasures. Guided tours will be in Italian and for free donation.

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Lucca is Top Idyllic Place to Live

September 16, 2009

Forbes magazine recently published “Europe’s Most Idyllic Places to Live” with a raking of five favorite simple, unspoiled and near-heavenly locations to take up residence in Europe according to a panel of experts in the fields of travel and relocation. Lucca came in second place, a charming medieval city in Tuscany, just after the Greek…

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