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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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Summer Solstice in Florence

June 16, 2016

The summer equinox happens on the 20th of June at precisely 10:34 pm (in Florence) and officially signals the beginning of shorter days…though most of us prefer to look at it as the beginning of summer and all that it entails: evenings out under the stars, days lazing poolside or splashing at the beach and…

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Eating Your Way Around the World

May 28, 2016

Get ready, I am going to basically photo-bomb you with images of delicious burgers! Because this is the World Burger Tour we are talking about, so what else could I photograph? Drinks to go with them, of course! I’m a long time resident of Florence and American. So yes, I love a good burger. And…

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A Dream in Tuscany at Borgo Scopeto

April 8, 2016

As we made our way down to Siena and then out into the Chianti countryside covered with vineyards, I was thinking of how driving in Tuscany makes you seem as if you’ve stepped into a movie. We likely have, as the setting we drive through has been caught on screen many times before. If the…

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Hidden Treasures Open their Doors on FAI Spring Days

March 17, 2016

Spring is in the air and the FAI Spring Days are this weekend, March 19-20. The 24th annual “Giornate FAI di Primavera” weekend is made possible by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI) that oversees some wonderful treasures. Founded in 1975, FAI is a non-profit organization with the mission of protecting and restoring art masterpieces, monuments…

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One year of Tuscany on Instagram: 12 Best shots of Tuscany

December 30, 2015

Every day on our profile @discovertuscany on Instagram, we share the most beautiful pictures of Tuscany, taken by us and our followers, and 2015 was a year full of beautiful shots and great growth: our profile is followed by more than 23,000 people, which makes us extremely happy! Whether you live in Tuscany or you…

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A day exploring the colors & tastes of Florence with Conquibus

November 24, 2015

On a recent Friday morning, I had the opportunity to join in on a tour by Conquibus that takes you across Florence to discover artisan shops, traditional food markets and shops and then get your hands busy making a Tuscan meal. On this morning, the day starts off in the Oltrarno since that is where…

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The Question: What’s Prato Italy?

September 30, 2015

With the normal cynical approach one develops towards government run programs (free ones at that!), this is not the type of tour that I would have normally ventured upon. However, my friends and family will confirm, I am an eternal optimist. So I ventured forth. “That’s Prato” has earned its place as a well run,…

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Fun in Lucca includes Wine Tasting

September 8, 2015

Nothing like a bit of necessity to help you discover a new surprise in Tuscany! A dear friend from high school drops in with his (entire) family…and where am I going to take them? His brother-in-law wants Pisa, his parents prefer not to walk too much, his sister loves small towns, his nephew is curious…

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Siena, the Divinely Beautiful

August 26, 2015

Have you been to Siena over the past month? Did you go see the spectacular outdoor show “La Divina Bellezza: Discovering Siena” taking place right next to the Duomo about Siena and its history? I can’t recommend it highly enough to everyone I meet and know is planning to go: it is an awesome way,…

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