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The Palio of Siena is, without doubt, one of the most anticipated summer events of Tuscany, as well as the most famous horse race in Italy

“Palio”: An Insider View into the World’s Oldest (And Most Corrupt?) Horse Race

For outsiders, the Palio may just be an ancient horse race, but, to the Sienese, it is much more than that: the Palio is life, they say. Hopes,...
Visiting Rome, Florence, Milan, and Naples in 'Art Safari' tours

Visiting Rome, Florence, Milan, and Naples in 'Art Safari' tours

Culture lovers are being offered an Art Safari across Italy that will feature the Forum, the Villa Borghese gardens and tourist-loved sites in...
Digital artist, Josh Rossi

Contemporary Florentine Artist

Named one of the Top 200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide by Lürzer’s Archive, Josh Rossi is a blossom of Italian-American love. “My parents met when...
The Summer of San Martino

The Summer of San Martino

While St. Martin’s day is November 11, in Tuscany everyone hopes for sunshine because the legend says that, after St Martin halved his cloak to keep...
Chiesa di San Salvatore di Ognissanti

All Saints' Day in Italy

The Festa di Ognissanti, the All Saints Feast, is a religious celebration happening November 1st. This feast celebrates all the saints of the...
Florence's Cathedral Museum Reopens to Public

Florence's Cathedral Museum Reopens to Public

Florence's cathedral museum, hosting the world's largest collection of Florentine mediaeval and Renaissance sculpture, has reopened to the public...
Rome, Venice, and Florence among the world's most photographed places

Rome, Venice, and Florence among the world's most photographed places

According to the Washington Post, there are 12 places which are the most photographed in the world. They used the Tanel Tammet's SightsMap, which...
The heart of the Italian cigar industry is in Lucca, Tuscany, where the majority of the cigars are produced

The Tuscan Cigar: an icon of Italian style

Like a nice glass of wine, a good cigar can be smelled and tasted. A high quality cigar is a special delight, and Italy is an esteemed cigar...
“Dante, Firenze ed i tre regni della Divina Commedia” di Domenico di Michelino eseguito nel 1465 nella Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore a Firenze

Dante Alighieri ha 750 anni ma la sua Divina Commedia non li dimostra

Il suo giorno di nascita non è certo. All’epoca non esistevano i registri anagrafici e solo alcune chiese redigevano un elenco dei battesimi. Ma di...
Professor Goldberg during the Premiazione Flaiano

Michelangelo and the Medici: the heroic figures of Italian Renaissance told by professor Goldberg

A unique genius, but also a survivor of his time: professor Edward Goldberg could not find any other word to describe Michelangelo Buonarroti , the...

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