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
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
The Delicious Testaroli of Lunigiana is a specialty pasta of Northern Tuscany. Someone says that they are the first kind of pasta ever made because is dated back to the Ancient Rome. Its production is located in the Lunigiana area, especially in the villages of Pontremoli, Fosdinovo and Castagnetoli. Read More
If you have chosen to celebrate Easter in Tuscany, you will surely need information and suggestions about special events, Easter customs or “things to do” that deserve to be added to your itinerary. This post should be what you are looking for… Read More
Cenci are one of the typical sweets of Carnival of Italy. Along with the tradition of wearing a costume and partecipate to the Carnival parades throughout the region, as the Carnevale di Viareggio, Carnival means also delicious food. Read More
Carnival of Viareggio in Tuscany is one of the most important and relevant Carnival events of Italy and Europe. It became famous thanks to its unique story and strong identity. The main floats of Viareggio Carnival are renowned to be one of the biggest and animated floats of the Carnivals of the entire world. Read More
The Befana is celebrated every 6 January for the day of Ephiphany, the Christian feast that commemorates the visitation of the three biblical Magi to the baby Jesus. According to the Italian Christmas folklore, the Befana is an old woman riding a broomstick through the air. Read More
The wonderful living nativity scene of Equi Terme is a traditional Christmas event in northern Tuscany. Dozens of characters in costume let visitors re-live the magical atmosphere of the nativity of Jesus in Bethlehem. Read More
“My Travel in Tuscany”celebrates the first Christmas online and we decided to write two special posts for the occasion. We wish to tell you our childhood memories about the Christmas Traditions and how we used to spend these holidays with our relatives. 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).