Florence and Tuscany are all lit up for the height of the holiday season, with mulled wine still being sipped at the markets for a few more days. As busy as ...
Pistoia is gearing up for great things in 2017. The city was named Capital of Italian Culture for 2017, as announced recently by the minister of cultural heritage, Dario Franceschini. The ministry will allocate one million euro for a set of projects that Pistoia presented in its application for
Covering topics as diverse as food, architecture and the possible meeting place of Dante and Beatrice, Pontassieve da Scoprire (Discover Pontassieve) is a new guide to the town, past and present. The guide contains some of the area’s most significant historical stories and legends, such as the meeting
Two sisters, Tessa and Arianna Moroder, both in their thirties, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds needed to purchase equipment for their new textile design workshop in Prato’s ...
The Pistoia Zoo closed out 2015 on a celebratory note with the birth of a female zebra. In celebrating the birth, on December 30, the zoo called on visitors and friends to choose her name via its Facebook page. Besting the other two top contenders, Striscia (Stripe) and Zoe, the
Data from a recent Confagricultura Toscana report indicates that 2015 was a red-letter year for Tuscan wine exports, with a record turnover of 588 million euro, a 10.5 percent increase from 2014. Confagricoltura Toscana’s representative for the wine sector, Francesco Colpizzi, commented, ‘these numbers
The Italian Ministry of Arts opened 2016 by announcing a three-year plan to invest 300 million euro in culture. Among those funds, 20 million euro has been allocated to support improvements and urgent restoration of several monuments throughout Tuscany. Minister of cultural heritage, Dario Franceschini, explained that the
Teaming up with Tuscan English Academy, Pisa’s Palazzo Blu is launching Crossroads, a free series of lectures in English. The program, which is designed to serve the international community and English-language learners, will be held monthly on Thursday evenings at 6pm in the Palazzo Blu Auditorium.
President of the Tuscan Region, Enrico Rossi, recently announced that Autolinee Toscana Spa has tentatively been selected to oversee local transportation in Tuscany. The assignment is provisional: Tuscany’s regional traffic assessor Vincenzo Ceccarelli noted that finalising selection of the overseer, which typically maintains the role for 11