Events

Tuscany: Lights, Camera, Action

October 17, 2017

Providing Inspiration & Landscapes A year after the grand opening of Dan Brown’s “Inferno” and just a little over a week after the 30 year anniversary of  “A Room with a View”, Florence and Tuscany are keeping the big screen curtains open.  This year they are playing host to the filming of two new dramatic…

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Tuscan Train Alert

August 7, 2017

Counting on the train to get around? Great! The train is an excellent way to cruise through the countryside in a state of total tranquility! And did you know that Tuscany has one of the best records for keeping its trains on time! However, in the summer the trains are generally pushed to their limits accommodating…

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Outdoor Summer Concerts at the Chianti Sculpture Park

July 21, 2017

Summer music outdoors in nature Are you looking for a musical concert to attend one of these fine summer evenings in Chianti? Then take a look at the summer concert program organized by the Chianti Sculpture Park in Pievasciata. The concerts are held in their special outdoor amphitheater every Tuesday until the end of August….

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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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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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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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Florence is ready for the world premiere of the “Inferno” movie

October 12, 2016

Fans of Professor Robert Langdon, the protagonist of the hit saga conceived by Dan Brown, certainly know that Florence is the stage for his latest book turned film: Inferno. The very same film which is about to make its world premiere here in Florence! Florence is the gracious host during the worldwide launch of the…

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Ferragosto: What’s Open in Florence (and beyond)?

August 11, 2016

August 15th is a national holiday, so you’ll see lots of places closed down for the day. Wondering where to head to and what to do on that day?? Relax and enjoy the quiet day, and go to a museum! Many, in fact, have decided given the 3 day holiday weekend to remain open or…

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A Michelangelo Week: July 14-21

July 13, 2016

“A Michelangeleque Week” is starting tomorrow, July 14 through July 21, which coincides with the anniversary of his funeral in San Lorenzo on the 14th of July 1564. The Settimana Michelangiolesca is an annual, multidisciplinary cultural festival, now in its 3rd edition, that is centered around the life and work of Michelangelo Buonarroti. Painter, sculptor,…

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