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The latest news about Tuscany. Good and bad news from Italian and international newspapers.

June in Tuscany Means Traditions

June 5, 2018

June marks the start of summer and is full of fun and interesting events for you to enjoy! In particular, if you want to surround yourself by Tuscan history, then consider including one of these historical re-enactments and traditional events into your itinerary. Ready to travel back in time to the Middle Ages? Take a…

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European Night at the Museums 2018

May 18, 2018

This Saturday evening is 14th edition of European Night at the Museum across Italy and Europe! Whether you’re in Siena or in Florence this Saturday evening, take advantage of the special 1 euro entrance fee to the region’s most popular museums. This includes the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery, in Florence as well as the…

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Castello di Sammezzano: A castle in Tuscany to be saved

Sammezzano: A Castle to be Saved

April 11, 2018

Once upon a time there was an abandoned castle in search of a king (and a hefty restoration) If the story that we are about to tell was really a fable, it would have started this way, but what we are about to tell you is not a fairy tale. The Castello di Sammezzano possesses something magical about…

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Section of Medieval Wall in San Gimignano Collapses

April 4, 2018

There was quite a bit of a scare in San Gimignano Tuesday afternoon (April 3rd) as an 8 meter section of the old city walls, dating back to the Middle Ages, collapsed about 6 meters down the side of the hill. The entire town of San Gimiginano is one of many UNESCO World Heritage Sites…

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Explore Tuscany on a Steam Train this Spring

March 23, 2018

A fun and interesting way to explore southern Tuscany – and, in particular, the Val d’Orcia area – is by traveling on a historical stream train! The Treno Natura program offers every spring and fall several full-day outings which depart from Siena and head to a different destination to explore a local festival or other…

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Free Museums on 1st Sunday of the Month 2018

January 5, 2018

Time to remind everyone coming to Italy and Tuscany this year to make note that all the first Sundays of the month (#DomenicalMuseo) mean FREE ENTRANCE to all State Museums across all of Italy! Here’s a list of State sites in Tuscany I’ve compiled so you can just check ones in the region. If you…

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10 of the Best Instagram Photos in 2017 by DiscoverTuscany

January 3, 2018

We would like to start 2018 by thanking all of you who follow us with enthusiasm, reading our articles and admiring our photos, leaving your comments and showing your appreciation with your personal stories and many wonderful photos that you share using our hashtag #discovertuscany on Instagram. It’s not easy to choose among the many…

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Best of 2017: Our top articles from the year

December 30, 2017

Our best content in 2017: make sure to read these if you’re planning a trip to Tuscany! We love sharing our knowledge and experience of living (and loving) Tuscany to help anyone planning their visits to Tuscany, whether as a first time or as a return visit. We constantly research new things to write about…

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Art Exhibits in Tuscany Closing Soon

December 23, 2017

UPDATED JANUARY 16, 2018 The region of Tuscany has an immense territory from which to draw upon when looking for exciting and interesting exhibitions and art shows. From gifted artists to magnificent marble, wood and stone sculptures, there are many ongoing events every year. However, like many good things, these shows eventually must come to an…

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Vino Novello in Tuscany

October 30, 2017

Ya–hoo! October 30th signals the official opening of the vino novello market. This event is  just in time for a pairing with a wide array of fall flavors and colors. If you haven’t already considered it, then make sure to make room on your itinerary of activities this fall in Tuscany for some “vino novello wine tasting“. There are many…

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