Christmas in Tuscany: a wooden carol

According to where you live, it goes with different names. In Italy, it is typically known as “ceppo”, and even though nowadays its long-lasting tradition has fallen out of fashion, there are several areas that still hold it in high regard. Tuscany is one of them.   Deriving from German paganism and Midwinter ceremonies, folkContinue reading “Christmas in Tuscany: a wooden carol”

Teatro del Silenzio – Lajatico, Pisa – Andrea Bocelli, Ennio Morricone

There will be two concerts in 2014 at the Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico. The nineth edition of the Teatro del Silenzio will host, the 20 of July the concert of Andrea Bocelli, and the 22 of July the famous composer Ennio Morricone. The 2013 edition has been a very special one, with special guestsContinue reading “Teatro del Silenzio – Lajatico, Pisa – Andrea Bocelli, Ennio Morricone”

Siena, Complesso museale Santa Maria della Scala, “Viaggio intorno all’uomo” , Steve McCurry, from 15 June to 3 November 2013

The exhibition has been organized by the Siena Municipality in cooperation with Oper –Civita Group and Sud Est57. Steve McCurry old hand at National Geographic, is not only one of the leader photographer of our century, awarded with more than World Press Photo Awards, that can be considered as a “Nobel Prize” pf the photography,Continue reading “Siena, Complesso museale Santa Maria della Scala, “Viaggio intorno all’uomo” , Steve McCurry, from 15 June to 3 November 2013”

Palazzo Pretorio, restaurant, pizzeria – Giovanni Santarpia – San Donato in Poggio – Chianti – Tuscany

Palazzo Pretorio Restaurant and pizzeria is located in a seventeen century building in San Donato in Poggio, a nice #medieval village, in the Chianti region, between #Florence and #Siena. The reason why we have decided to suggest it, it’s because of the faboulous pizza we have eaten here. For sure, one of the best pizzaContinue reading “Palazzo Pretorio, restaurant, pizzeria – Giovanni Santarpia – San Donato in Poggio – Chianti – Tuscany”

Siena and Stars

This year Siena offers to its inhabitants and visitors a very rich program of artistic events: pop music, ballet, jazz, international music attractions, recitals and comic show. The program will go along you during all the July month. The last show is the 2 of August. If you are spending your °holidays in the beautifulContinue reading “Siena and Stars”

#Florence #La Repubblica delle idee from 6 to 9 June 2013

. Many international and Italian personalities will partecipate, from the 6 to the 9 of June, to La Repubblica delle idee, in Florence, between them: Dan Brown, Roberto Saviano, Umberto Eco, Jovanotti, Sorrentino, Frida Giannini. This is the calendar: Giovedì 6 giugno: alle 16 nel Salone dei Cinquecento di Palazzo Vecchio ‘La bellezza ci salverà’Continue reading “#Florence #La Repubblica delle idee from 6 to 9 June 2013”

Caravaggio: “The Giovanni Battista” exposed in the Cathedral of Siena

The San Giovanni Battista from Saturday 17 April is kept in the crypt of the Cathedral of Siena, until August 18. This is one of the masterpiece of Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi, coming from the Pinacoteca Capitolina in Rome. During the exhibition, Dialoghi 2013 organizes the Aperitives of Arts. Enjoy un aperitive under the Duomo Nuovo loggia and enjoy andContinue reading “Caravaggio: “The Giovanni Battista” exposed in the Cathedral of Siena”

La Bottega del buon caffè – Bistrot – Florence

The Bistrot, “La Bottega del buon caffè”, is an old coffee shop, transformed in frecnh-style Bistrot. Little tables, closed each others, bottles of wines on the walls, and a good Champagne menu . The dishes instead, despite they can appear having a french touch, have an unmistakable Italian taste. The best of the best. ThisContinue reading “La Bottega del buon caffè – Bistrot – Florence”

Siena – The ceiling of Cathedral is visible again

The magnificent ceiling of the Cathedral (Duomo) of Siena is visible again. This is a great news for everybody, but mainly for the travellers on the way to Siena. After an extensive refurbishment, one of the masterpiece of one of the more beautiful cities in Tuscany, has came back to be admired and to fascinateContinue reading “Siena – The ceiling of Cathedral is visible again”

Prato, Palazzo Pretorio Museum – “The plaster works art” – Jacques Lipchitz, from March 22 to May 26 2013

Palazzo Pretorio re-opens after 16 years of refurbishment works exhibiting the “The Plaster Works”, the collection of drawings and plaster works donated by the Lipchitz Foundation to the city of Prato. The Palazzo Pretorio refurbishment has not still been completed, and the the works of the Lithuanian artist are hosted on the first floor ofContinue reading “Prato, Palazzo Pretorio Museum – “The plaster works art” – Jacques Lipchitz, from March 22 to May 26 2013″