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Eroica, the Tuscan race

2 Jan

L’Eroica 2018 wil take place on October the 7th.

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The registration only to The Eroica event is going to be opened during this month of January 2018, whilst the COMBO registration to The Eroica + Nova Eroica, and The Eroica + Montalcino have been already opened since last December 2017.

As usual there differents kind of routes:

  • The Leisure route of 46 Km: to be covered in around 3 hours, to taste The Eroica atmosphere;
  • The Short route of 75 Km: to be raced in about 4 hours;
  • The Chianti Classico route of 115 Km: it takes about 6 hours, and it is suggested to well-trained bikers;
  • The Medium route of 135 Km: to be covered in 10-12 hours. Inside of the great history of The Eroica race;
  • The Long route of 209 Km: it’s The Eroica, what else?

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This great route now is possible to be raced all year long. Look at The Eroica website to receive all the information to discover this beautiful and unique race.

If you wish to rent a beautiful villa or a farmhouse for your stay in occasion of The Eroica race, or just to race your own this route of the myth, look at @vacavilla.com to find the best solution for your specific needs.

 

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The antique markets in Tuscany, Arezzo, Lucca, Pistoia and many others dates all over the region

28 Oct

Visiting Tuscany is always a pleasure, but for the passionate of the antique markets Tuscany represents also something more.

Many, between villages, towns and cities hosts every kind of antique markets, and most of them do that following a recurring calendar. Here you can find a list of some of the main events in Tuscany.

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Agliana (Pistoia) – very first Sunday of the month, excluded in July and August (the market is suspended);

Anghiari (Arezzo) – every third Sunday, only in the odd month;

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Arezzo – Antiquaria: this is one of the most important and larger antique market events in Tuscany. It is hosted in the downtown of Arezzo, every first Sunday of the month, and the Saturday before. For more information Tel. +39 055 910821;

Barga (Lucca) – In the downtown of the town, every second Sunday of the month;

Bolgheri (Livorno) – In the old town, every second Saturday and Sunday of the month;

Calcinaia (Pisa) – In the old town, every third Sunday of the month, excluded July and August;

Camaiore (Lucca) – In the old town – During the mid August week;

Carmignano (Prato) – Vittorio Emanuele II and Matteotti square – the first Sunday of the month, excluded August – For more information call tel. +39 055 8712468

Carrara (Massa Carrara) – In Verdi street, every first Saturday of the moth;

Cascina (Pisa) – In Matteotti boulevard, every first Sunday of the month, – every first Sunday of the month, excluded July and August. Tel +39 050.719111

Castelfranco di Sopra (Arezzo) – Vittorio Emanuele square, Vittorio Veneto, Cavour and 25 aprile street – For more information tel. +39 0575 9149571

Castiglion Fiorentino (Arezzo) – in the old town, Municipio square- the fourth Sunday of the month from March to June and from September to December – Tel. +39 0575 658278

Cecina (Livorno) – in the old town, in Guerrazzi square and  Cavour street – the fourth Sunday of the month, every month, excluding July – Tel. +39 0586 681691

Certaldo (Firenze) – every third Sunday of the month

Chianciano Terme (Siena) – in Baccelli boulevard – every first Saturday and Sunday of the month

Dicomano (Firenze) – in the old town, Buonamici square – every third Sunday of the month – Tel. + 39 055 838541

Fiesole (Firenze) – Mino square – every first Sunday of the month, excluding August – Tel. +39 055 5961239

Florence –  Ciompi square – every fourth Sunday of the month, excluding July – Tel. +39 055 32831

Florence – Giardini della Fortezza – every Saturday and Sunday of the month, excluding July and August – Tel. +39 055 2705233

Florence –  Ciompi square – every day, excluding Saturday and Sunday and July  – Tel. +39 055 3283549

Florence – Santo Spirito square – every second Sunday of the month, excluding August – Tel. +39 055 27055233

Florence – dell’Agnolo street – every last Sunday of the month – Tel. +39 055 27051

Fivizzano (Massa Carrara) – Medicea square – every last Sunday of the month

Follonica (Grosseto) – della Chiesa square and Vittorio Veneto square – every third Saturday and Sunday of the month from March to May, and in September and October

Forte dei Marmi (Lucca) – in Mazzini street and Carducci street – every second Saturday and Sunday of the month

Greve in Chianti (Firenze) – Matteotti square – Easter Monday and the second Sunday of October – Tel. +39 055 85451

Grosseto – every last Sunday of the month

Lastra a Signa (Firenze) – in the old town – the 25 of April, the last Sunday of August and the 8 of December – Tel. +39 055 87431

Livorno – in the old town, Cavour square- every first Saturday and Sunday of the month – Tel. +39 0586 820111

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Lucca – in the old town – every third Saturday and Sunday of the month – Tel. +39 0583 442824

Marina di Carrara (Massa Carrara) – Menconi square- every last Saturday and Sunday of the month

Marina di Grosseto (Grosseto) – XXIV maggio street – every third Saturday and Sunday of the month – Tel. +39 0564 4885128

Marradi (Firenze) – in the oldtown – every Thursday in July and August – Tel. +39 055 8045170

Massa (Massa Carrara) – in the old town – every third Sunday of the month, excluding June, July, August and September

Massa Marittima (Grosseto) –  Garibaldi square- every second Sunday of the month – Tel. +39 0566 902756

Montecarlo (Lucca) – every second Sunday of the month

Montepulciano (Siena) – Grande square – every second Saturday and Sunday of the month

Montevarchi (Arezzo) – dei musei street – every fourth Sunday of the month , in July and August night edition – Special edition: the 8 of December – Tel. +39 055 9108212

Orbetello (Grosseto) – in the old town, Corso Italia – every Saturday and Sunday of the month – Tel. +39 0564 4885128

Palazzuolo sul Senio (Firenze) – in the old town- every second Sunday from June to September – Tel. +39 055 8046125

Pescia (Pistoia) – in the old town – every fourth Sunday of the month, excluding July and December

Piancastagnano (Siena) – Giardini Nasini – the first week of August

Pietrasanta (Lucca) – Duomo square- every first Sunday of the month – Tel. +39 0584.7951

Piombino (Livorno) – Corso Italia – every second Saturday and Sunday of the month

Pisa – in the old town – every second Saturday and Sunday of the month, excluding July and August – Tel. +39 050 910384

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Pistoia – ex Breda area – every second Saturday and Sunday of the month, excluding July and August – Tel. +39 0573 3711

Poggibonsi (Siena) – Matteotti square – every second Saturday and Sunday of the month, excluding July and August – Tel. +39 0577 986203

Pontedera (Pisa) – every second Saturday and Sunday of the month, excluding July and August – Tel. +39 0587 299247

Pontremoli (Massa Carrara) – Centro storico – 3ª domenica del mese – Tel. +39 0187 4601233

Prato – del Mercato nuovo square – every second Sunday of the month – Tel. +39 0574 18361

Prato – San Francesco square – every fourth Saturday and Sunday of the month – Tel. +39 055 243188

San Giuliano Terme (Pisa) – every first Sunday of the month, from March to November – Tel. +39 050 815064

San Miniato (Pisa) – Loggiate di San Domenico – every first Sunday of the month, excluding July and August – Tel. +39 0571 418739

Sansepolcro (Arezzo) – Santa Chiara square and Luca Pacioli street – the Easter Monday – Tel. +39 0575.732238

Sarteano (Siena) – in the old town – every third Sunday of the month, excluding June, July and September – Tel. +39 0578 265312

Scandicci (Firenze) – Matteotti square – the fourth Saturday and Sunday of the month, excluding July and August – Tel. +39 055 215783

Scarperia in Mugello (Firenze) – in old town – every first Sunday of the month, excluding November – Tel. +39 055 215783

Seano (Prato) – Via Carlo Levi – every second Sunday of the month, excluding August – Tel. +39 055 8712468

Siena – del Mercato square – every third Sunday of the month, excluding August – Tel. +39 0577 281619

Sinalunga (Siena) – in the old town, Garibaldi square – the 2 of June – Tel. +39 0577 636045

Tavernuzze (Firenze) – in the old town- every second Saturday of the month, excluding July and August – Tel. +39 055 2372130

Viareggio (Lucca) – d’Azeglio square – every fourth Saturday and Sunday of the month – Tel. +39 0584 962350

Vicopisano (Pisa) – Cavalca square – every second Sunday of the month (July, night edition), excluding August – Tel. +39 050 798552

Arezzo, Pistoia, Lucca are the most important ones, but you can find nice things also going around, visiting the many others markets all around Tuscany. Find the date and the location for each of them in the above mentioned list.

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Italian Moto GP Mugello 2015, Scarperia (Florence, Tuscany)

26 Oct

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The Italain Moto GP. One of the most spectacular races of the entire circuit, next year will be held in the Mugello Circuit of Scarperia, 35 km north of Florence, the weekend from the 29th to the 31st of May 2015.

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Book in advance your stay in Mugello, Don’t wait, s  elect your apartment or villa with http://www.vacavilla.com, contact info@vacavilla.com, or tel +39 0577 165 6690.

Lucca Comics and Games 2014, International festival of comics, animation, illustration and games

11 Oct

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Lucca Comics and Games has becoming one of the most important comics’ festival of the world.
This year it will take place from the 30th of October to the 2nd of November, always of course, in the beautiful old town of Lucca, in Tuscany.

This year the festival welcomes great authors as: Gabriele dell’Otto, author of the festival’s poster, Robert Crumb, the aauthor of Fritz the Cat, Joan Cornellà, author of Fracasa Mejor and Abulia, and many others, presenting their new works.

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The exhibtions instead will start the 18th of October. The program is rich. Just to mention to titles, Silver: dal Pollaio alle Stelle and Paul Pope: Razza di Cavallo.

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To know more, contact tel. +39 (0) 583 401711 or info@luccacomicsandgames.com.

For you stays in Lucca, Versilia or in Tuscany countryside, in apartments or in a villa with pool, instedad, contact directly http://www.vacavilla.com; call +39 0577 1656 690 or email: info@vacavilla.com.

L”eroica, Bike race, Gaiole in Chianti (Siena), Tuscany, 5th October 2014

23 Sep

Just still few days and the most beutiful bike race of the worldwide will take place al so this year.

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The Eroica will take place Aldo this year, since 1997, starting from Gaiole in Chianti. There will be 4 different itineraries all around the amazing Chianti region.

As usual bike’s lovers will come from all over the world e to enjoy this unique race between vineyards, olive threes, hamlets, on white roads, up and down on the Tuscany hills. the more beautiful Tuscany hills of Chianti.

To partecipate to the eroica rent a villa or an apartment with @vacavilla.com.

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Ask to Susie and Andrea they will be happy to offer you their large experience in renting Tuscany villas since mano years.

Mille Miglia 2014 – the Tuscan itinerary

8 Apr

This year The Mille Miglia race starts on the 15th and finish the 18th of May. As usual the starting and the arrival city is Brescia, but the itinerary this year shows some changes respect to the latest edition.

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The Mille Miglia race will cross Tuscany the 17th of May, during the third day, whilst the car will move from Rome to Bologna.

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The race will pass through Radicofani, Buonconvento, Siena, Volterra, Pisa, Lucca and il Passo della Futa in Mugello, where it will be possible to admire the fantastic vintage cars partecipating to the more beautiful race of the world.

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Take the opportunity to visit Tuscany in the Mille Miglia weekend. Rent a villa or an apartment in Tuscany. Contact Vacavilla, Andrea, and Susi will be happy to find the right holiday homes solution for you. Call the +39 0577 1656 690 or write to: info@vacavilla.com.

 

Pistoia Blues, the 2014 concert program

24 Feb

The summer seems to be still far away, but for the lovers of music and in particular for the blues’ fans, it is already time to plan their participation to one of the most important Blues festival in Italy, the Pistoia Blues festival.

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Here it is the calendar of the 2014 concerts:

July 11: Robert Plant and Sensational Space Shifters & North Mississippi Allstars
July 13: Morcheeba
July 14: Jack Johnson
July 15: The Lumineers
July 17: Arctic Monkeys

 If you wish to take the opportunity of the Pistoia Blues Festival to organize your holidays in Tuscany, contact Vacavilla. You will be able to choice a villa with pool or an apartment. In any case, the best solution according to your needs.