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

The European Night at the Museum returns this Saturday

July 2, 2021

This Saturday July 3 several cultural sites in Tuscany are open for the European Night of Museums 2021, with extended evening hours paying for entrance only 1 euro. Normally this event, designed to promote the artistic heritage of the Old Continent, takes place in May, but this edition was moved to summer due to the…

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Italy opens borders to Europe

May 13, 2021

Exciting to think that this coming up weekend Italy is welcoming back all visitors across its borders with a few simple requirements: no more quarantine, with a big yes to the new national “Green Pass“. If you’ve contracted and recovered from Covid in recent months, tested negative to a Covid test 48 hours prior to…

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Italy reopens once again

April 30, 2021

Exciting news! Most of Italy “reopened” just 3 days ago, easing the restrictive measures that have characterized the past winter and spring months. Signs of falling infection numbers and the vaccine effort accelerating (over a quarter of all Italians have received their first dose, and nearly 5 million are now fully vaccinated) have led to…

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Covid-19: New Rules in Italy Starting November 6

November 6, 2020

Nationwide curfew and clamping down by region On Tuesday night, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed a new presidential decree in an effort to curb the growing Covid-19 numbers throughout Italy. The Prime Minister explained these measures in a live address in the evening of November 4, with measures to go into force today Friday,…

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VillInvita at Poggio a Caiano Medici Villa

October 30, 2020

The best way to visit the Medici Villa at Poggio a Caiano is with a guided visit! The villa is offering, from every Thursday September 24 through November 26, the project “VILLINVITA” which offers free guided visits by the personnel of the monumental apartments in the Medici villa. Part of various initiatives to promote the…

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Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa reopens its monuments and museums

May 29, 2020

It will once again be possible to visit the Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa, including the Leaning Tower, starting May 30th. The Leaning Tower, the cathedral, baptistery, Camposanto and Museum of the Opera del Duomo will reopen their doors after almost 3 months of being closed due to the coronavirus health crisis. The sights will…

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Coronavirus in Florence & Tuscany Update

March 9, 2020

Updates on the coronavirus in Florence and Tuscany – March 9 I have chosen to start a new post with updated information on the coronavirus in our region rather than continue to update my initial post about the coronavirus. In this way, we can see how things are evolving. I’ve chosen to maintain the same…

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Coronavirus in Florence and Tuscany

February 27, 2020

Answers to the most important questions for anyone traveling or planning to travel in Tuscany – our most updated version is here. Coronavirus. Now known as the COVID-19. It’s been scaring the whole planet since January, and rightly so, because it is more easily contagious than the more common influenza and rhino viruses we are…

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Top Sagre in Tuscany this Fall

October 4, 2019

Fall in Tuscany means enjoying the products that nature gives us, and here this season it translates into truffles, extra virgin olive oil and chestnuts! This literally transforms into “food festivals” or as they are called in Italian, sagre, every weekend where one or all of the season’s products are highlighted, savored and sold. There…

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Salamarzana Medieval Fair in Fucecchio

September 2, 2019

September is a month with many events occurring every weekend, it will be hard to choose where to head off to. No matter when you’re here, you’ll find something fun and interesting! In that vein, if you’re here this upcoming weekend, September 7-8, and interested in traveling back in time to the Middle Ages in…

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