Bar owner fined for overcharging tourists
22, in a bar near Pisa's train station, a Spanish family on holiday was charged
nearly 26 euro for three cappuccinos and three croissants. Paying without any
complaint, they left the bar and took the receipt directly to the municipal
police. Upon discovering …
The U.S. military base near Pisa, Camp Darby, has passed from autonomous garrison status to a satellite garrison of the bigger base in Vicenza. The news was revealed in a note of the CISL Fisascat of Pisa, which confirms the U.S. …
Cruise ship runs aground off Giglio coast
Some passengers who survived called it a ‘modern day Titanic,' while others are just happy to be alive after their 290-metre cruise ship carrying more than 4,000 passengers hit a rock and capsized just 150 metres from the coast of Giglio …
Viareggio's annual street festival
In Tuscany, the arrival of the new year brings with it Viareggio's annual Carnival celebrations: five weeks of floats, masks, period costumes and parades in the streets to mark the festive period before the start of Lent.
In Italy, carnival traditions are …
Tuscan president among Italy's best loved
According to a recent poll of Italian citizens' satisfaction with the performance of their regional administrations, president of the Tuscan region, Enrico Rossi, is Italy's third-best-loved governor, with a 58.8 satisfaction rate. Results of the Monitoregione poll showed that Italy's best-loved …
Beach resorts in Livorno open for winter walkers
Five beach resorts along the coast in Livorno will open on a rotating basis every Sunday until April 30 so that locals can enjoy the beach, even in winter.
Although beach resorts are usually closed in winter, the local administration in Livorno …
Tuscany gears up for annual festival
With 13 concerts in 12 different Tuscan cities, this year's Tuscany
Gospel Festival promises to be the best yet.
A one-of-a kind in Italy, the Tuscany Gospel Festival fosters relations
between different nationalities and introduces an important part of American
culture to Tuscany. For the …
Is Maremma the next ?Eldorado'?
According to the local press, the sky-high price of gold has pushed an
English mining company to start searching for the precious mineral in Tuscany's
mining areas in the Maremma.
Although scientists have confirmed the existence of gold in the area
between Grosseto and Paganico, …
Results of ?most liveable' survey
Tuscan towns ranked surprisingly low in an annual survey of Italy's best
cities to live in. The economic and business daily Il Sole 24 Ore ranked
107 Italian provinces according to the quality of life in each area.
The assessment used 36 different criteria, …
Women in the Contrada dell'Oca get the vote
It was the last of the holdouts: the Siena's contrada in which
women were not permitted to vote for members of their administrative councils.
Now, after several failed attempts, women of the contrada dell'Oca recently had their prayers answered. Effective April 29, 2012, …
Florence approves emergency plan to beat the snow
The local administration in Florence recently approved a plan to better deal with heavy snow or freezing rain, an effort to avoid the emergency that occurred on December 17, 2010, when a snowstorm paralysed traffic on city streets and roads surrounding …
Tuscan town brings back the Lira
For a few short weeks, the lira is back in circulation in the town of Poppi.
Through December 8, the local council of the town, in the Casentino area northeast of Florence, has invited Poppi's residents and visitors to use the lira, …
Gold from Arezzo never reaches destination
More than 60 kilos of gold bars made in Arezzo were stolen while being shipped to Brussels. The precious cargo, made by the Arezzo firm Chimet, was shipped by truck and plane.
The multimillion-euro load arrived intact on its first leg of …
Strazzema museum saved from closure
Fears that one of Tuscany's most popular museums, the Sant'Anna di Stazzema museum and its adjoining park, would be closed because of funding cuts were allayed, at least for the moment, when the president of the Tuscan Region, Enrico Rossi, stepped …
The mayor of Strazzema, Michele Silicani, has also set up a donation drive so members of the public can help ensure the museum's future. Those interested can donate via bank account number IT 06L0872670 250000000730185, of the Pontestazzemese della Banca della …
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