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
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
On 8th March people celebrate the International Women’s Day. This post is dedicated to them, hoping they can enjoy this important day traveling around Tuscany. For the Women’s day origin we have to go back in the past. Read More
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to think about how to celebrate this special day with your sweet heart. Have you ever dreamed to invite the person you love to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Tuscany? 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
How is weather in Tuscany? I guess you are asking yourself this question because you are planning to visit Tuscany soon and you wish to know which is the best time of the year to come. So, I thought it could be useful to you writing an article about the weather in Tuscany. Read More
When winter comes, the desire of skiing in Tuscany grows for all lovers of snow and mountain. Tuscany is not only a summer destination. It’s a great holiday location all year round. I always though that it has a great geographical position and attractions for every one: beautiful cities, tiny hamlets, poetic rolling hills, a deep blue sea and also splendid mountain landscapes. 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 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