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Spring in Elba: FREE night’s stay if it rains!

May 17, 2019

We just heard of an interesting project that hotels & B&Bs on the island of Elba have cooked up to invite more visitors this May. The #ElbaNoRain project offers visitors the night’s stay free of charge if during the day it rains for more than 2 hours between the hours of 10am and 8pm. This,…

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10 of the Best Instagram Photos in 2018 by DiscoverTuscany

January 17, 2019

2018 was an amazing year, full of fantastic photos of Tuscany shared by our followers on Instagram. Thanks to all of you for making our DiscoverTuscany gallery more beautiful every day! Continue to use our hashtag #discovertuscany, we can not wait to see your shots of 2019! 1. CHRISTMAS ATMOSPHERE IN SAN GIMIGNANO Photo credit…

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Special Edition of Siena Palio on October 20th

September 20, 2018

The Contradas have met and so has the City Council of Siena in special meetings to decide on whether or not to hold a special edition of the Palio this year. The minimum of 10 Contradas gave their approval, and so has the City Council so a third Palio for this year is set to…

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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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