Events archive

November 2018

Arezzo: Saint Martin Festival 2018 in Anghiari

From 10 November 2018 to 11 November 2018

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Food & Wine

On the 10th and 11th of November in the delightful village of Anghiari in the province of Arezzo, in the Valtiberina of Tuscany the St Martin Festival and bringoli celebration will take place. It is the 38th edition of a typical autumn festival where,..

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Lucca: 'Henri Cartier-Bresson. In America'

From 15 June 2018 to 11 November 2018

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Exhibitions & Art

From June 15th to November 11th 2018 Lucca will host the Henri Cartier Bresson exhibition at the LU.C.C.A (Lucca Center for Contemporary Art). The photos that the great artist took in the United States from the thirties to the sixties on the occasion of his..

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Lucca: Lucca Comics and Games 2018

From 13 October 2018 to 04 November 2018

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Fairs & Free Time

Preparations are underway for the new edition of the popular Lucca Comics 2018! From October 31st to November 4th the historic center of Lucca will turn into a magical realm inhabited by strange characters. You can watch fights between legendary samurai,..

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October 2018

Lucca: Halloween Celebration 2018 in Borgo Mozzano

From 27 October 2018 to 31 October 2018

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Fairs & Free Time

From October 27th to 31st on the occasion of the Halloween Celebration 2018, Borgo a Mozzano (Lucca) will be transformed into a real 'kingdom of fear' full of zombies, ghosts and scary creatures. Now in its 25th edition, the festival is nothing less than the biggest Halloween party in Italy. And..

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Florence: Sagra delle castagne di Marradi 2018

From 07 October 2018 to 28 October 2018

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Food & Wine

Marradi (Florence), a delightful little town in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, will host the most anticipated chestnut festival in Tuscany every Sunday between October 7th and 28th 2018. What better way to celebrate the arrival of fall than by tasting the fruit that best represents this season! At..

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Siena: 'In Lucem Veniet', Siena Cathedral Floor uncovered

From 18 August 2018 to 28 October 2018

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Exhibitions & Art

From August 18th to October 28 2018 the splendid floor of the Duomo di Siena will be uncovered to become the protagonist of an exhibition entitled: 'In Lucem Veniet' (the light will come). This exceptional work of art is usually covered by sheets of hardboard that preserve it from the trampling of..

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Siena: Palio di Siena Special Edition 2018

20 October 2018

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Folklore

A special edition of the Palio di Siena will be held on 20th October 2018. Even if the usual dates of the Palio of Siena are 2nd July and on 16th august, for special occasions and events it may be decided to organize the so called ‘Palio straordinario’ (extraordinary Palio.) In the past Siena..

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Siena: L'Eroica 2018 a Gaiole in Chianti

07 October 2018

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Sport

On the gravel roads of Siena, in the Chianti area, near Val D'Orcia and Crete Senesi, one of the highlights of biking in Tuscany is back on October 7th: the Eroica, with departure from Gaiole in Chianti. It is a fascinating Italian cycling race which is completed using vintage bikes by..

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Florence: Da Vinci Experience 2018

From 12 May 2018 to 07 October 2018

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Exhibitions & Art

From 12th May to 7th October, 2017, the deconsecrated Church of Santo Stefano al Ponte in Florence, a few steps from Ponte Vecchio, hosts an exhibition on Leonardo entitled 'Da Vinci Experience'. The event can be considered an anticipation of the celelbrations for the 500 year from the death of the..

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September 2018

Florence: Expo Chianti Classico 2018

From 06 September 2018 to 09 September 2018

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Food & Wine

What is the most famous Tuscan wine? It doesn’t matter what anyone else says... there is only one answer: Chianti! So, if you are visiting this region, you have to treat yourself to at least one glass of this delicious red nectar. But there’s an even better plan. Drinking seven glasses, for..

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Carrara: Carrara Bier Fest 2018

From 28 August 2018 to 08 September 2018

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Food & Wine

In Carrara from August 28th to September 8th 2018 the highly anticipated Septemberfest - that this year has changed its name to Carrara Bier Fest - will return, an incredible beer festival that takes place every year in the pavilions of the Carrara beer festival. In the past few years there have..

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Arezzo: Joust of the Saracen 2018

From 23 June 2018 to 03 September 2018

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Folklore

Summer in Arezzo essentially opens and closes with the two editions of Giostra del Saracino 2018 which take place respectively on June 23th at night and on September 2rd in the afternoon. Needless to say, among the various Arezzo events in 2018, these two celebrations are among the most anticipated..

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Grosseto: Settembre Divino 2018 in Pitigliano

From 30 August 2018 to 02 September 2018

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Food & Wine

In Pitigliano (GR) from August 30th to September 2nd, the 2018 edition of Settembre Divino is back, one of the most anticipated events in Maremma. The Pitigliano Wine Festival is an opportunity to enjoy four days dedicated to entertainment, music, food and, naturally, good wine. For the occasion,..

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August 2018

Pistoia: Serravalle Jazz 2018

From 26 August 2018 to 29 August 2018

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Music & Show

From August 26th to 29th 2018 Serravalle Pistoiese will hold the 17th edition of Serravalle Jazz, one of the many events in the province of Pistoia that animate the summer. An unmissable event for all lovers of jazz, but also for those looking for an opportunity to explore this fascinating musical..

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Siena: Bravio delle Botti in Montepulciano

From 17 August 2018 to 26 August 2018

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Folklore

On August 26th Montepulciano, a stunning village in Val D'Orcia, will host a peculiar folklore event: the barrel race of Montepulciano. Yes, this time the much-desired 'palio' will not be fought by horses or other animals, but rather by barrels pushed by..

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Lucca: Barga Jazz Festival 2018

From 17 August 2018 to 25 August 2018

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Music & Show

From August 17th to 25th 2018 Barga in Garfagnana will host Barga Jazz, an unmissable music festival that every year, for the level of the artists who take part and for the liveliness of the event, attracts a large fan of admirers of this genre. What are..

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Lucca: Festival di Puccini 2018

From 06 July 2018 to 25 August 2018

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Music & Show

The splendid setting of Torre del Lago will host one of the most anticipated opera events in Italy: from July 6th to August 25th, don’t miss the Puccini Festival 2018... tickets are already on sale! Born in 1930, this musical event, the only one to be entirely dedicated to the great Tuscan..

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Pisa: Volterra AD 1398 - 2018 Edition

From 12 August 2018 to 19 August 2018

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Folklore

On August 12th and 19th, Volterra, the enchanting medieval village in the province of Pisa, makes a real jump back in time and returns to the year 1398 AD. This is precisely how the name of the event was born:..

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Livorno: Bolgheri Festival 2018 in Marina di Castagneto Carducci (Livorno)

From 28 June 2018 to 16 August 2018

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Music & Show

From July 28th to August 16th Marina di Castagneto Carducci (LI) will host the 2018 edition of one of the most anticipated Tuscan coast events: the Bolgheri Festival. The shows take place at the Marina di Castagneto arena, one of the most popular places for festivals on the Etruscan Coast, also..

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Siena: Palio di Siena 2018

From 02 July 2018 to 16 August 2018

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Folklore

Preparations are underway for one of the most anticipated and acclaimed events of Tuscany: the Palio di Siena in 2018! When is the Palio di Siena? The full program has now been clarified: on the classic dates of 2 July and 16 August, in Piazza del Campo, the historic Palio horse race 2018 between..

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Arezzo: Cortona beef steak Festival 2018

From 13 August 2018 to 15 August 2018

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Food & Wine

If you are in Tuscany during Ferragosto (August 15th) and especially if you are near Arezzo you must not miss one of the oldest events of the summer gastronomic tradition in Tuscany: the Cortona Beef Steak Festival. It is a true paradise for lovers of one..

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Livorno: Effetto Venezia 2018

From 01 August 2018 to 05 August 2018

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Music & Show

Everything is now ready for one of the most awaited Livorno events in 2018. The characteristic district La Venezia Nuova lends itself to welcoming the 33rd edition of Effetto Venezia that, from August 1st to 5th, will see performances, concerts, exhibitions and interesting cultural events..

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July 2018

Lucca: Lucca Summer Festival 2018

From 23 June 2018 to 26 July 2018

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Music & Show

From 23 June to 26 July the Lucca Summer Festival 2018 will once again enliven the summer evenings of one of the most fascinating Tuscan cities with concerts that, as in the past twenty years, will showcase the best from the national and international live music scene. Now in its 20th edition, the..

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Pistoia: Giostra dell'Orso 2018

25 July 2018

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Folklore

25th July in Pistoia marks the celebration of San Jacopo, the patron saint of the city and the highlight of the day is the Giostra dell'Orso. In the stunning Piazza del Duomo, the medieval heart of the city, a ring of beaten earth is created, where the knights of the four districts of Pistoia..

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Arezzo: Cortona Mix Festival 2018

From 18 July 2018 to 22 July 2018

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Music & Show

Now in its 7th edition, the Cortona Mix Festival, which will take place from July 18th to 22nd, is set to meet the success of previous years. Behind the numbers of its crowds lies a great formula for which the festival is respected. During the Cortona Mix Festival 2018, the enchanting village in..

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Pistoia: Pistoia Blues 2018

From 04 July 2018 to 16 July 2018

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Music & Show

From July 4th to 16th the usually calm town of Pistoia will be taken over by the wave of music of the 39th edition of Pistoia Blues! Thanks to the energy and passion of Blues In, which has been behind the organisation of the festival for decades, and the contribution of Live Nation, Pistoia Blues..

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Florence: Mercantia 2018 Certaldo

From 11 July 2018 to 15 July 2018

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Fairs & Free Time

From Wednesday 11th to Sunday 15th July, in the magnificent setting of the village of Certaldo, one of the most loved and popular street theater festivals in Italy will take place: Mercantia 2018, an event unique in its kind, which I set to create a..

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Florence: Maggio Musicale Fiorentino 2018

From 05 May 2018 to 11 July 2018

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Music & Show

Lovers of classical music and bel canto, take pen and paper and make a note of these dates in your diary: from 5th May to 11th July Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Festival 2018 will host the highly anticipated opera in Florence! The music festival of Florence will host classical music concerts, ballet,..

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June 2018

Pisa: Gioco del Ponte 2018

30 June 2018

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Folklore

On 30th June, the Game of the Bridge 2018 will mark the end of Giugno Pisano, an event-filled month that includes also the Luminara of San Ranieri and the Regatta of San Ranieri held respectively on 16 and 17 June. In short, the summer in Pisa in 2018 will..

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Florence: Calcio Storico Fiorentino 2018

From 09 June 2018 to 24 June 2018

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Folklore

On June 24th, Florence celebrates the Patron Saint, St John the Baptist, and throughout the day a series of events will take place, giving you the chance to experience an even more beautiful Florence. Definitely more animated and evocative than usual: in a word, unforgettable. The most anticipated..

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Pisa: Luminara of San Ranieri and its traditional Historical Regatta 2018

From 16 June 2018 to 17 June 2018

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Folklore

On the occasion of the San Ranieri Pisa 2018 Festival, on 16th and 17th June 2018, the Tuscan city will host a truly unique and spectacular event: the Luminara Light Festival 2018. The romantic lights of thousands of candles lit around bridges and palaces, as well as those on the water of the Arno..

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Florence: Firenze Rocks 2018

From 14 June 2018 to 17 June 2018

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Music & Show

From June 14th to 17th Florence is ready to let rock set fire to its stage thanks to Firenze Rocks 2018, the second edition of the great Tuscan festival that every year hosts internationally renowned artists and truly legendary bands. Here, many of the most important concerts of the 2018 rock..

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Florence: Fabbrica Europa 2018

From 04 May 2018 to 10 June 2018

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Music & Show

From May 4th to June 10th 2018 Florence will host the 25th edition of Fabbrica Europa, an international festival where you can discover and appreciate everything new in the world of dance, music, theater and art. It is one of the most important cultural events in Florence in 2018, unfolding between..

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May 2018

Pistoia: Dialoghi sull'Uomo 2018

From 25 May 2018 to 27 May 2018

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Fairs & Free Time

From 25 to 27 May, 'Dialoghi sull'uomo' is again taking centre stage in Pistoia. It is a long-awaited contemporary anthropology festival and the source over the past nine years of Pistoia’s lively and interesting cultural scene. Three emotions-filled days showcasing talks with national and..

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Tuscany: Cantine Aperte 2018

From 26 May 2018 to 27 May 2018

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Food & Wine

On 26th and 27th May, 'Open Cellars 2018' will take place all over Tuscany, the event much loved by wine enthusiasts. The occasion, part of a wider event across Italy, is now in its 26th year. You will have the opportunity to visit the wineries of Tuscany and also visit Tuscan cellars, enjoy wine..

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Prato: The precious Eighteen-Century textiles and the costumes from Sophia Coppola’s movie Marie Antoniette

From 14 May 2017 to 27 May 2018

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Exhibitions & Art

The Prato Museum of Textile is hosting two awe-inspiring spring exhibitions whose displays complement one another. This is a must-see opportunity if you are passionate about historical period costumes and the antique textiles used to make them. First to kick-off in May 2017 was ‘Whimsy and..

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Livorno: Feline: lethal elegance

From 16 December 2017 to 13 May 2018

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Exhibitions & Art

At the Natural History of the Mediterranean Museum in Livorno, from December 16th 2017 to May 13th 2018 an exciting exhibition entitled 'Felines: lethal elegance' will be on display. As the title suggests, this is an opportunity to embark on a fantastic journey to discover these wonderful animals...

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Florence: ‘1927. The return to Italy’

From 19 May 2017 to 02 May 2018

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Exhibitions & Art

From 19th May 2017 to 2 nd May 2018 the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, located in the elegant halls of Palazzo Spini Feroni in Florence, is set to house the exhibition '1927. Return to Italy' dedicated to the crucial moment when Ferragamo decided to move back to Italy, where his work as a designer was..

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Florence: Spring Holidays 2018 in Florence

From 01 April 2018 to 01 May 2018

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Fairs & Free Time

If you are looking for a place to spend your spring holidays in Italy in 2018, Florence is just the thing for you! A beautiful city where you can enjoy a break from the daily grind and indulge in your favourite pursuits: decide to spend Easter in Florence, as well as 25th April in Florence and 1st..

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Florence: Florence International Handicraft Trade Fair 2018

From 21 April 2018 to 01 May 2018

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Fairs & Free Time

From 21st April to 1st May 2018, Fortezza da Basso in Florence hosts the 82nd edition of the 'Florence International Craft Exhibition': an unmissable spring event in Florence allowing you to combine your stay in the lily city with the opportunity to discover highly traditional craftsmanship from..

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Florence: Monet experience and the Impressionists

From 18 November 2017 to 01 May 2018

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Exhibitions & Art

From 18th November, 2017 to 1st May, 2018 the Santo Stefano Auditorium al Ponte in Florence is set to host another unmissable exhibition where multimedia art takes centre stage. Thanks to the most advanced digital solutions, you will be able to immerse yourself in the enwrapping magic whirlwind of..

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April 2018

Florence: Firenze Tango Festival 2018

From 25 April 2018 to 29 April 2018

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Music & Show

From April 25th to April 29th, Florence will hold the 16th edition of the 'Florence Tango Festival', a highly anticipated event for all lovers of the fantastic and seductive dance born in Argentina, but now popular all over the world – so much so that in 2000 it was added to the UNESCO world..

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Pisa: The Spinning top and the robot. Between Balla, Casorati and Capograssi

From 11 November 2017 to 28 April 2018

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Exhibitions & Art

From 11 November 2017 to 28 April 2018 Palazzo Pretorio di Pontedera (PALP) in the province of Pisa, hosts the exhibition ‘The spinning top and the robot. Between Balla, Casorati and Capogrossi’, where vintage toys and works of art - ranging from the second half of the nineteenth century..

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Siena: Orcia Wine Festival 2018

From 21 April 2018 to 25 April 2018

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Food & Wine

From April 21st to 25th 2018 the charming village of San Quirico D'Orcia in Tuscany (SI) and a stretch of the Via Francigena as well as the nearby thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni (SI) host 'Orcia Wine Festival 2018': an event dedicated to promoting Orcia’s wine production, an excellence of this..

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Arezzo: Arezzo Flower Festival 2018

From 21 April 2018 to 22 April 2018

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Fairs & Free Time

From 21st to 22nd April the park of Villa Severi in Arezzo is hosting the 2018 edition of Arezzo Flower Show, a rare plant trade show in Italy which also showcases many workshops and courses. What's better than spending a spring day outdoors surrounded by plants and flowers? As it is well known,..

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Florence: From Brooklyn to Bargello: Giovanni della Robbia, the Antinori lunette and Stefano Arienti

From 09 November 2017 to 08 April 2018

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Exhibitions & Art

From November 9th 2017 to April 8th 2018 Museo Nazionale del Bargello di Firenze hosts 'From Brooklyn to Bargello: Giovanni della Robbia, the Lunetta Antinori and Stefano Arienti' an intriguing and beautifully displayed art exhibition. This show is an opportunity to admire one of the most evocative..

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Montepulciano: 'Art and Arts. Craftsmanship on exhibit' at Montepulciano

From 30 March 2018 to 02 April 2018

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Fairs & Free Time

Montepulciano (Siena), the marvelous 'Pearl of the Renaissance' in the heart of Val di Chiana, hosts the 63rd edition of 'Art and Arts', open to the public from 30th March to 2nd April 2018. It is a craft exhibition displaying, in the splendid location of the Montepulciano Fortress, art objects..

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Lucca: Exhibition ‘The Ancient Camellias of Lucca’ 2018

From 10 March 2018 to 01 April 2018

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Fairs & Free Time

On 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31 March and 1 April, 2018, the 29th edition of the 'Exhibition of Ancient camellias from the Lucca area’ will open its doors to visitors in the Municipality of Capannori (Lucca) and also in the city of Lucca as well as several ancient villas of the area. In the month when..

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March 2018

Grosseto: Torciata di Pitigliano 2018

19 March 2018

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Folklore

On March 19th the local tourist office of Pitigliano will organise one of the most anticipated events in the village: the 'Torciata di Pitigliano'. It is an ancient rite that mixes Etruscan traditions and Christian rites and consists in burning, during the night of San Giuseppe, some bundles of..

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Florence: Montefioralle Doughnuts Festival 2018

From 17 March 2018 to 18 March 2018

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Food & Wine

On March 17th and 18th Montefioralle, one of the oldest villages of the Chianti hills will hold an event for food lovers: ‘Sagra delle Frittelle’ (Fritter festival). A tasty appointment to delight your palate with Tuscan pastries and charm your eyes with the wonderful views of the ancient..

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Pisa: The 1968 movement: pictures of a Pisan season

From 07 November 2017 to 18 March 2018

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Exhibitions & Art

From 7th November 2017 to 18th March 2018 another interesting exhibition at Palazzo Blu in Pisa will kick off: 'The 68 movement in Pisa. Images of a Pisan season’. Thanks to the snapshots of the reporter Luca Frassi, the years between 1967 and 1975 will be remembered through some of the most..

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February 2018

Florence: Danzainfiera 2018

From 22 February 2018 to 25 February 2018

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Sport

From February 22nd to 25th, at Fortezza da Basso in Florence, the magic of Danzainfiera will return: a much-anticipated event that has attracted fans of all dance styles for thirteen years, from classical ballet to hip-hop, swing and ethnic dances. Danzainfiera in Florence will give you the..

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Lucca: Viareggio Carnival 2018

From 27 January 2018 to 17 February 2018

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Folklore

Have you already started working on your masks? If the answer is negative, we suggest you start working as soon as possible because... the Viareggio Carnival 2018 is almost upon us! From 27th January to 17th February, in fact, the Tuscan city will turn into one big factory of fun and joyful..

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Pisa: 'Escher. Oltre il possibile’ at Palazzo Blu

From 13 October 2017 to 11 February 2018

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Exhibitions & Art

'Escher. Oltre il Possibile'. This is the title of the new exhibition of the eclectic artist hosted in Pisa - Palazzo Blu from October 13th, 2017 to February 11st, 2018. A stunning selection of the amazing and hypnotic works by the great Dutch graphic artist, made even more impressive by a series..

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January 2018

Pisa: Palio di Buti 2018

21 January 2018

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Folklore

21st January 21, 2018 sees the return in the province of Pisa of the Palio di Buti, one of the longest running Tuscany horse races, alongside the Siena Palio. The Palio di Buti takes place in one of the most beautiful areas of the region, just a few kilometers from the astonishingly beautiful city..

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Florence: 'The Cinquecento in Florence. From Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna’

From 21 September 2017 to 21 January 2018

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Exhibitions & Art

From September 21st 2017 to January 21st 2018, Palazzo Strozzi in Florence hosts' The Cinquecento in Florence. From Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna', an unmissable exhibition on the artistic splendour of the Tuscan capital in the second half of the 1500s. After ‘Bronzino. Painter and..

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Prato: ‘Bound by a Girdle. Bernardo Daddi’s Our Lady of the Assumption and the identity of a city’

From 08 September 2017 to 14 January 2018

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Exhibitions & Art

Among the events in Prato in 2017, today we want to point your attention to the exhibition entitled ' Bound by a Girdle. Bernardo Daddi’s Our Lady of the Assumption and the identity of a city", arranged in the halls of Palazzo Pretorio and open to the public until 14th January 2018. At the focus..

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Florence: Christmas and New Year 2017-2018

From 24 December 2017 to 06 January 2018

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Fairs & Free Time

Christmas holidays are inexorably approaching and you are caught by a Hamlet-like doubt ... entertainment or culture? If you do not want to give up either of these options, we have the solution that is right for you if you intend to visit Florence at Christmas and spend New Year’s Eve: in..

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