I guess that the most of the people think that the city walls that make Lucca famous all over the world were of medieval origin, but I recently discovered, during a guided tour exploring the walls of Lucca and its underground, that this belief is partially wrong. Read More
This summer 2017 more than one thousand of colored, lively, flying umbrella colors the sky over the art town of Pietrasanta in Tuscany. Of green, red, yellow, blue, white, black, orange, and purple are the floating umbrellas in Pietrasanta. Like a flock they invaded the main street of the historical center of the Little Athens of Italy, covering almost one km, floating above the head of the inhabitants and of the curious tourists. Read More
The Rolling stones in Lucca is a dream that comes true for many fans from Tuscany and Italy of the famous American band. The 23rd September the Lucca Summer Festival will end in style its special 20th Edition hosting one of most famous and loved bands of all times.Read More
A recent opinions survey conducted by the Italian Trade Agency on more than 1400 American who frequently consume wine consumers reveals that when people think of Italian wines, their minds go immediately to the red wines of Chianti. Very often people wrongly think that Tuscany corresponds only to the Chianti. They are always surprised when we tell them that the region is wider, and that the tradition of making wine is widespread all over the region. And there are plenty of places where you can take wine tours in Tuscany, and visit wonderful estates in the middle of beautiful scenery, including the coast and the islands. Read More
In spite of the freezing cold that is covering Italy during these first days of the 2017, we had the desire to take a short break after all Christmas celebrations. Instead of getting a plane flying somewhere in Europe, we preferred to organize a three days Tuscany tour between the Val di Chiana and the more famous Val d’Orcia. Read More
Starting from the premise that a holiday in Tuscany is always a good idea, you may have reasonable doubts about Tuscany in winter considering the period of low season. After spending a long weekend of January around my loved region few days ago, I made this simple, and hopefully helpful, list of pros and cons of traveling in Tuscany in winter. Read More
Tuscany probably won’t be the first thought when you plan a travel during winter or Christmas time. If you are asking yourself if it is worth spend a Christmas in Tuscany, my answer is yes, it is worth it. Fortunately it is so plenty of things to do, places to see, and local traditions to discover that I would not think twice to buy a flight ticket and pack my bag direction Toscana. Read More
The long wait for the exhbit of Salvador Dalí in Pietrasanta is over. Since last Saturday 12 November 2016, for three months, the “Little Athens of Tuscany”, in the heart of Versilia, has been hosting this important event of the exclectic, dreamer spanish artist. Read More
It may sounds weird writing an article suggesting to explore the birth place of Renaissance walking a Dan Brown’s Inferno self-guided tour of Florence. I am sure, instead, that lovers of the novel (and not only them) will appreciate this itinerary following the footsteps of Professor Langdon and his companion Sienna Brooks. Read More
Traveling in Tuscany by train is definitely a good way to discover the beauties of our region. If you are scared about driving a car along the roads of the Belpaese, trains give you the opportunity to move around comfortably sit in your seat and to admire the different landscapes rolling out of the window. Read More
Tosca is considered the most dramatic opera of Puccini, plenty of coups de théâtre and expedients that leave the public in constant tension. It narrates the story with a tragic ending [...]
Tosca is considered the most dramatic opera of Puccini, plenty of coups de théâtre and expedients that leave the public in constant tension. It narrates the story with a tragic ending of a love triangle between Scarpia, Tosca and Cavaradossi.
The Puccini Festival Foundation proposes for 2016 a traditional staging by Enrico Vanzina, producer, screenwriter and director, protagonist of the story of the Italian comedy.
Tosca will feature the soprano He Hui, (29 July) recognized as the most charismatic and engaging interpreters of the role of the singer Floria Tosca, who will alternate herself in the role with Kristin Sampson (10 august) and Silvana Froli (19 august).
At her side in the role of the painter Cavaradossi Dario Di Vietri, (29 July and 10 august) and Hector Mendoza Lopez (19 august). Alberto Gazale (29 july and 10 august) and Angelo Veccia (19 august) will perform the role of Scarpia .
On the podium Dejan Savic (29 july and 10 august) and Gianluca Marcianò (19 august).