Author: Valentina

Valentina is a freelance copy and travel writer who loves Tuscany and writing about it. She's also a full-time mother of both a lovely, blond boy and to several of the four-legged kind.

New Year’s Celebrations in Florence and Tuscany

December 27, 2010

Here we are. The countdown for toasting the new year, 2011, has started. Florence has prepared several events for all those wishing to celebrate in the city’s main squares. These are the main events and squares: Piazza Santa Maria Novella: In front of the Santa Maria Novella train station will be the main concert of…

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The Weekend before Christmas in Tuscany

December 16, 2010

Here we are, the last weekend before Christmas. Bells are ringing and weather forecasts predict snow… what better way to say Christmas than this? 😉 Joking aside, here are the main events in Tuscany for this third weekend of December if you’re fine with covering up well to deal with the low temps around here…

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Christmas and sweets for the Weekend

December 10, 2010

It’s almost mid-December but it’s still warm. After a couple of freezing days we came back to mild, gray weather. So let’s see the main events for this second weekend of December: Florence: This weekend, head to the German Christmas Market in Piazza Santa Croce, open every day from 10am to 8pm. Then visit Florence…

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Good and bad news about Tuscany

December 9, 2010

Here we are again with good and bad news about Tuscany taken from famous international and Italian newspapers and blogs. These are the best articles of last week: Tuscany means agriturismo – A recent study by Toprural, specialized in country/rural tourism, revealed that 3 Italians on 10 think that farmhouse is synonymous of Tuscany. About…

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Christmas Markets in Tuscany 2010

December 1, 2010

Wow! Today is December 1st and the countdown for Christmas has started! Florence has been lighted up with thousands of Christmas lights all around the city. As usual during the Advent there are several Christmas markets and lots of events all around Tuscany. Christmas markets are the ideal places for finding unique Christmas decorations, handmade…

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Contemporary Jewelry Exhibit and Shop in Florence

November 29, 2010

1 x 1 Collection From December 3rd to 5th the historical borough of San Frediano in Florence Oltrarno, worldly renowned for Florentine craftsmen workshops, will host an interesting exhibition of contemporary handmade jewels. At the workshop Laboratorio 28rosso in Via dell’Orto, 14 young female artists from all over the world, will show their last creations….

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Markets and Tastings in Tuscany on the Weekend

November 26, 2010

The cold winter has come all at once. After weeks of heavy rain, it suddenly became cold. The weather has become unpredictable, even here in Tuscany. Even though the weather forecasts will predict rain for this last weekend in November, today we still publish the main events in Tuscany for the upcoming weekend that will…

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Recent News about Tuscany Around the Web

November 22, 2010

Good and bad news in and about Tuscany We have decided to start a new blog’s column, if we can call it this way. Every week we’ll collect the most interesting articles about Tuscany and its cities and regions. News telling about its excellence and about its worst. The following are the main articles and…

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Wine and Food Tastings in Tuscany

November 19, 2010

Hoping that the weather will be mild and won’t rain, these are the main events in Florence and across Tuscany for this upcoming weekend of November. Florence: This weekend will finish Food and Wine Biennial 2010. The main event will be Florence Wine Event 2010 from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st November in the Ammannati…

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In Tuscany, Tastings & Local Craftsmanship

November 11, 2010

As I wrote last week, November is the rainiest month in Tuscany. This week I almost thought I would have become a mermaid ;).  It luckily seems that the weather will be better during the weekend but unfortunately it’s not predictable. Here you have a selection of the main events in Florence and Tuscany. Tastings…

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