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While Florence’s forecast may not be warming up anytime soon, festivities are in the air again as Tuscany prepares for its annual Carnevale celebrations. Spanning throughout February, Carnevale signifies the ‘last hurrah’ leading up to the somber liturgical season of Lent. The grand finale is Fat (or Shrove) Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras or […]
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From May 15 to 18, Florence’s foremost arts and crafts festival, Artigianato e Palazzo, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in the Corsini gardens. Embracing the future, the festival has launched a contest entitled Blogs & Crafts: Young Craftspeople and the Web, encouraging young artisans under the age of
The cover of coffee maker Lavazza’s calendar for 2014 features a photo of the Spanish avant-garde chef Ferran Adrià. Seven other of the world’s top chefs also appear in the calendar, striking whimsical poses for German photographer Martin Schoeller. Lavazza’s calendars, which
Cantar Maggio is a tradition that almost certainly dates back to Etruscan and Celtic rites of spring. Anticipating fertility and a good harvest, it was celebrated by farmers and mountain residents all over Italy for centuries. Yet when it was banned during the years of Fascism, this tradition was at
economic crisis continues to hit the Florence metropolitan area. According to
the Florence chapter of the national business association, Confcommercio,
consumption in December 2012 dropped by 15 percent, compared to the same month
particular, bars have experienced a 10 percent drop in sales, restaurants a
A terracotta bust found in a private residence in Tuscany may have been made by
Leonardo da Vinci. Discovered by chance in 1990, in the attic of a
fourteenth-century palazzo in Siena, the sculpture was originally attributed to
Andrea del Verrocchio. Art experts now believe that it may be