Tag: Siena

Uncovered Pavement in Siena’s Duomo

August 21, 2012

From August 18 through October 24, the extraordinary pavement within the Duomo of Siena will be completely uncovered, considered one of the masterpieces of Italian Gothic If you’re visiting Siena, one of the the “must-see” places you need to visit is the cathedral, or Duomo, of Siena. Many arrive to Piazza del Duomo and admire…

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First time to Tuscany? Top 5 Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss!

July 31, 2012

Tuscany is a land rich in landscapes to discover and splendid cities to savor. In some of them, you might get away with stopping for just a few hours but, in others, we definitely recommend staying longer to more completely enjoy their beauty. If you are planning your first experience in Tuscany, we offer a…

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Lux in Nocte, a path through Art and Faith

June 18, 2012

On Thursday June 21st, the Opera della Metropolitana and the Arcidiocesi of Siena presents the event Lux in Nocte, a special and unique occasion to enjoy the artistic heritage of the city through unusual itineraries. The Cathedral, the Crypt, the Opera Museum and The Baptistry in Siena, (from 9.00 pm to 12.00 pm) will open…

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The Cathedral of Siena hosts “The Baptism of Christ” by Tiziano

March 7, 2012

If you are visiting Tuscany and you make your way to Siena, don’t miss the exclusive exhibition in the Cathedral of Siena running from March 1st through to August 31 which hosts the sublime masterpiece by Tiziano “The Baptism of Christ” . To celebrate the 500th anniversary of its creation, the painting for the first…

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Renaissance Festival 2011 in Colle Val d ‘Elsa

June 28, 2011

The beautiful town of Colle Val d ‘Elsa situated between Florence and Siena is completing the final preparations to take you back in time this upcoming weekend. On Saturday and Sunday July 2 and 3, 2011 the medieval village will host “The Renaissance of Colle – History, Festivals and Battles between 1479 and 1592”. During…

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Christmas Markets in Tuscany 2010

December 1, 2010

Wow! Today is December 1st and the countdown for Christmas has started! Florence has been lighted up with thousands of Christmas lights all around the city. As usual during the Advent there are several Christmas markets and lots of events all around Tuscany. Christmas markets are the ideal places for finding unique Christmas decorations, handmade…

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Goblets of stars

August 3, 2010

On the night of Saint Lawrence, August 10th 2010, most of the wine cities in Tuscany will be animated by “Calici di Stelle” (Goblets of stars). For all night there will wine and food tastings, concerts, craft markets, guided tours and stars watching. In the Chianti Classico region there will be many events: in Greve…

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Finally July is here!

July 2, 2010

Finally it’s summer with hot days, unfortunately the heat has also called given life to lots of mosquitoes as well. The gray rainy days of just two weeks ago are a memory and summer begins with the first Palio of the year. In fact, today July 2 is the Palio of Provenzano. I won’t go…

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Treasure hunt, wine tastings and more in Tuscany

June 4, 2010

Finally June has arrived! From the weather you wouldn’t say it, but I’m not worried for my plans for this weekend in Tuscany. Yes, this weekend I don’t plan to stay in Florence but plan on going around Tuscany. So, these are some of my plans. Saturday morning early wake up, about 9.00, because I…

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European Culture Week in Tuscany

April 12, 2010

From April 16 to the 25th the 12th European Culture Week will be taking place all over Italy and Europe and thus in Tuscany as well. The event, successfully organized by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Assets and Activities, opens State museums, monuments, archeological sites, archives and libraries, both for Italian and foreign visitors with…

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