Pontremoli is one of the main villages of Lunigiana located at the bottom of Tosco Emiliano Apennines in the green and wild northern Tuscany. Out of the classic itineraries of the mass tourism, set on the border between Tuscany, Liguria and Emilia Romagna, Pontremoli astonishes visitors for a mix of nature, history, and culinary tradition, different from the rest of region. Even the dialect and the accent are different, closer to the Emilian and Ligurian accent than to the real Tuscan. Read More
Have you ever dreamed to be a speleologist wearing boots, pith helmet, headlight, and take an exciting journey to the centre of the earth? I guess every curious traveler would love to do it. At the Corchia Underground, you only need a pair of comfortable walking shoes and a jacket to do it! Read More
Enclosed into the perimeter of its wall, protected by the natural frame of the Apennines and the Tuscan hills, Pistoia is a town of Roman origin halfway between the more famous Florence and Lucca. Out of the classic itineraries of Tuscany, Pistoia holds a remarkable artistic and architectural heritage to reveal that has been designated Italian Capital of Culture for 2017. What a better reason to discover the best things to do in Pistoia?Read More
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
Summer is finally coming to Tuscany. We feel it in the air. After a couple of cloudy months, the sun shines, the temperature is getting warmer and warmer, wheat fields are turning from green to yellow colors, and we cannot wait to take a refreshing swim at sea. Summer is time for holidays for the most of the people but not for us that are working in the tourism industry. However, this year, we will be able to organize a short break of well-deserved relax and we chose Elba Island as destination. That’s why we needed to think about the things to do on the Elba Island, and here are our selection. 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
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
Even though along the coast summer seems still here with some people resting in the sun and swimming into the sea, the fall came a couple of weeks ago. If you are still uncertain about where traveling during this period of the year, decide to plan your autumn holidays in Tuscany is definitely a good idea. 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