Author: Sara Turini

Social media addicted, keen on travels, in love with my land, Tuscany. Sara has decided to share all the emotions this region can offer through her posts on our blog.

The Uffizi will shortly open ten new rooms

June 14, 2012

In less than a month, the next section of the new rooms of the Uffizi Gllery will open to offer its visitors a space dedicated to the painters of the sixteenth century, especially to Tuscan masters such as Raffaello, Bronzino and Andrea del Sarto. The rooms, ten in all, are on the main floor of…

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Medieval Harvest Festival this weekend in San Gimignano!

June 13, 2012

The Ferie delle Messi  or Medieval Harvest Festival returns to San Gimignano this weekend! The festival represents an ancient feast that commemorates the cavalier tradition of San Gimignano. The association of the “Knights of S. Fina” organizes this festival rich in cultural events every June to give visitors the chance to step back in time…

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The Tuscan Sun Festival 2012 this year in Florence!

June 5, 2012

This year in its tenth edition the prestigious Tuscan Sun Festival takes place between June 11-18th in Florence. Inaugurated in 2003, it is considered one of the most important cultural summer events in Tuscany. For the first time, it moves out of its original site in Cortona to Florence, the emblem of the Renaissance in…

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Gelato Lovers? Welcome to Paradise!

May 21, 2012

From May 23rd to the 27th, Florence hosts the best artisan gelato makers of Italy to delight its public with delicious ice cream and many sweet events! The “Florence Gelato Festival” is now in its third edition, and considering the success of the last years, this one will start off with high expectations. In addition…

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Florence is Dressing in Blue: 27 Hours of Non-stop Events!

May 8, 2012

The Blue Night of Florence takes place this upcoming weekend on May 12-13, 2012 and offers a varied program rich in surprises, activities, exhibitions and much more. The Blue Night is a manifestation which lasts 27 hours of non-stop events, most of them dedicated to games and sports as Florence has been declared European City…

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The Tapestry Gallery at the Uffizi

May 3, 2012

For the first time after 25 years, 17 masterpieces of tapestries chosen among 8 collections have returned to their place of origin for an exhibition at the Uffizi Gallery. In 1987, the Uffizi lost a part of its most important collections due to problems with the conservation of the tapestries: the light, dust and tensile…

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A Cultural event dedicated to art: Culture Week

April 9, 2012

Once again this year, now in its XIV edition, Cultural Week will take place from Saturday April 14 through Sunday April 22 across all of Italy. On initiative of the Mibac, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Environmental Conservation, this week is dedicated to bringing Italians and foreigners alike to the gorgeous cultural heritage a rich…

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Is the mystery of the Battle of Anghiari finally revealed?

March 15, 2012

The last several days have seen the media and the population focusing their attention to the developments concerning the hunt for the lost mural La battaglia di Anghiari or Battle of Anghiari by Leonardo da Vinci in the Salone dei Cinquecento in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio. The work done by Maurizio Seracini, an Italian engineer, and…

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The Cathedral of Siena hosts “The Baptism of Christ” by Tiziano

March 7, 2012

If you are visiting Tuscany and you make your way to Siena, don’t miss the exclusive exhibition in the Cathedral of Siena running from March 1st through to August 31 which hosts the sublime masterpiece by Tiziano “The Baptism of Christ” . To celebrate the 500th anniversary of its creation, the painting for the first…

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