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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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Events

FAI Spring 2017: Tuscany Open to the Public

March 22, 2017

FAI – Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano is a foundation whose objective is the care and promotion of the artistic, natural and cultural national patrimony in Italy.  In over 40 years of activity, they have restored and given back to the public many special and historic memories and monument located throughout the country. On the 25th  and…

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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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Experiences

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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An adventurous day around the Chianti driving a vintage Fiat 500 car

October 12, 2016

The Chianti area has a unique charm and it is no coincidence that it is one of the best known areas of Tuscany throughout the world. You probably think that those who live here are immune to all this beauty, or that they simply don’t notice all the pretty things they have in sight almost…

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Reviews

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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Saving the Cultural Heritage of a Nation

December 26, 2016

New exhibition space opens at the Uffizi Gallery this December with a special exhibit dedicated to recovered stolen works of art For Italy, its history and cultural identity is intrinsically tied to its art. Have you ever considered what Rome would be like without its classical works from the Roman Empire? How about Florence without…

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