A new movie set in Florence has been launched and this time with the Calcio Storico as background. I am talking about Lost in Florence, a romantic drama film directed and written by Evan Oppenheimer, well known for previous movies such as “A Little Game”, “The Speed of Thought”, “Alchemy”, “Justice” and “The Auteur Theory”. 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 of the famous British band from Tuscany and Italy. 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
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
This weekend, from the 4th to the 8th October, Florence will be in the limelight for the world premiere of Inferno the movie directed by Ron Howard and adaptation of Dan Brown’s novel. After the success of Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, Tom Hanks returns as the famous symbologist Robert Langdon to the big screen to investigate the mysteries of Dante’s Divine Comedy across the streets of the city and along the secret Vasari Corridor. Read More
The weekend of 24 and 25 September, hundreds of museums all around Italy participate to the European Heritage days, promoted by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism. On Saturday, there will be a special opening until 11 pm and tourists have the great chance to visit many of these museums and archaeological sites with only one Euro. Read More
The historical Max De Aloe group, composed by Max De Aloe playing the accordion, Roberto Olzer playing piano, Marco Mistrangelo playing the double bass and Nicola Stranieri playing drums, will [...]
The historical Max De Aloe group, composed by Max De Aloe playing the accordion, Roberto Olzer playing piano, Marco Mistrangelo playing the double bass and Nicola Stranieri playing drums, will inaugurate the rich show that will cross from 29th November to 16th December the province of Massa-Carrara.
The band will perform in one of its more consolidated and engaging projects, Björk on the moon, entirely dedicated to the compositions of the Björk music universe, an all-around artist able to surprise as a singer, musician, composer and even as an actress.
So different musical genres seem to be irreconcilable, but they are redesigned for this project that embraces contemporary jazz that will surprise the listener even less enthusiastic both in jazz and in Icelandic singer’s music.
The quartet won the Orpheus Awards as the best opera of 2015 with the Borderline CD for the jazz section. In addition to Max De Aloe, Jazz It Awards was awarded by Jazzit magazine as the best Italian musician of 2014, 2015 and 2016 in the category reserved for various instruments (violet, cello, harmonica, banjo, harp, mandolin, bass tube).
On Thursday 30th, at 9 pm, the church of San Vito in Montignoso will host Franca Masu, a wonderful Sardinian singer, accompanied by a duo of exception: Fausto Beccalossi, accordion, and Salvatore Maltana, double bass.
Franca Masu comes from jazz, but over time she specializes in a personal style and chooses to sing in the Catalan language of Alghero and creates a fusion of fascinating styles between Fado, Neapolitan music, Tango and Arabic sounds.
The sound of its voice embraces the seas from Naples to Lisbon, from Catalonia to South America; then returning to Sardinia, as in a dance of love.
With her, two talents of exquisite sensibility, Fausto Beccalossi at the accordion, a name already consecrated in the highest European jazz scene and for years in the official band of Al Di Meola, and an impeccable Salvatore Maltana at double bass, who has always been Masu’s musical director.
Two shows that inaugurate that open the way for the other 11 shows scheduled for this festival that was born as an exhibition intended for everyone, not only for workmen or specialists, and which aims to overcome the fictitious stereotype of the festival separating music genres to give everyone the chance to find passion and involvement irrespective of their favorite predilection for traditional jazz music.
To book the show tickets you must complete the form and send it to [email protected] The form, stamped and signed by Istituto Valorizzazione Castelli and the number of assigned seats must be displayed on the day of the show, at the ticket office (“users with reservation”), where payment will be made.
November 29 (Wednesday) 9:00 pm - December 16 (Saturday) 9:00 pm UTC+1