Hidden Tuscan treasures unveiled

Discover Secret Tuscany

As usual there will take place the wonderful FAI di Primavera. The event is organized by Fondo Italiano per l’Ambiente (FAI – Italian Fund for Environment), a no-profit organization preserving and promoting Italian cultural heritage, and will open to public almost 600 Italian hidden treasures. Guided tours will be in Italian and for free donation.On 27 and 28 March 2010 FAI opens to public secret and unknown sites, buildings and museums that are generally closed or have never been opened before. And Tuscany doesn’t excepted.

In Florence is possible to visit for the first time the beautiful Palazzo della Banca d’Italia in via dell’Oriuolo with guided tours from 10 to 5. Villa il Gioiello, last residence of Galileo, in Pian dei Giullari is going to be open as well.

In Pisa there is a special itinerary, called “Past and future on the right riverbank of the Arno“, that touches beautiful buildings, churches and museums. In Lucca opens the Summer apartment at Palazzo Tucci. And then opens in San Miniato the Diocesan Museum, in Prato the friars’ cells at San Niccolò Conservatory, in Pistoia the Palazzo Amati Cellesi, in San Quirico and Bagno Vignone.

The 18th edition of Fai Primavera is certainly a unique occasion to discover hidden and unknown Italian treasures. If you are in Tuscany during this week end I strongly recommend you take this opportunity. Even if tours are in Italian you can still admire the beauty of our cultural heritage making a donation.