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Lucca Comics & Games Festival 2016

27 Sep

This year Lucca Comics and Games Festival takes place from October the 28th to November the 1st.

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It is not only one of the most important comics’ festival in the world, but it has also a unique features, the location: the amazing city center of Lucca, one of the more beautiful and charming Tuscany cities.

A unique gem, a perfect magic location for this fantastic festival.

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It is very difficult to find a stay in Lucca or in the surroundings nearby, during the Lucca Comics & Games Festivals. The best solution is renting an apartment or a house in the Lucca and the nearby countryside, where there are many. In that period these properties are often non-occupied, and offers good prices.

Look at the @vacavilla website to find the best solution for you and for your friends.

 

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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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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.

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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.

 

Lucca Comics and Games Festival 2013 – from 31 October to 3 November 2013

6 Oct

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Lucca Comics & Games is an international festival of comics, animation, illustration and games. The festival takes place every year, usually in October, in the beautiful city of Lucca, in Tuscany,#Italy.

The festival was launched in 1966. The event grew in size and importance over the years. It began in one small square in the center of Lucca, then in the 1980s was moved to a sports center outside the city walls. In 2006, for the 40th anniversary, the fair was moved back to the city center, with numerous tents and pavilions arranged in different squares within the #walls of this Medieval city. Visitors can now experience the world of comics alongside all of the history and fabulous restaurants of Lucca’s beautiful historic centre.

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The festival is now so popular that, there are many curios people, not only the passionate of comics attending it. It is an opportunity to visit Lucca, really one of the more beautiful city in Tuscany.

With about 213,000 visitors in 2012, it is the second most popular comic fair in Europe (after the Angoulême Comics Festival, inFrance) and the third in the world (the first is the Comiket in TokyoJapan).

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The old town of Lucca is easily reachable by car: exit Lucca on the motorway A11, 30 Minutes far from Florence. For young people, or who does not like to drive, there is the train. Lucca is 40 minutes from Florence Santa Maria Novella, on the line Florence-Viareggio. The train station is just out the old walls of the old town of Lucca, very convenient.
For more information about the festival:
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Il Mercato di Forte dei Marmi in Tour – Calendario appuntamento Ottobre, Novembre e Dicembre2013 –

6 Nov

mercato–cachemireIl Consorzio DOC di Forte dei Marmi porterà il suo famoso mercato, e gli #ambulanti, in giro nelle regioni del centro-nord Italia. Sarà possibile quindi per i molti appassionati e fedeli frequentatori dei banchi della località regina della #Versilia a #Parma, #Belluno, #Fino #Mornasco e #UdineSotto trovate il calendario completo del tour del famoso mercato del Forte dei Marmi con le date programmate per lil mese di Ottobre 2013.Maglioncini di cachemire, tovaglie, plaid per la casa e i soliti tanti articoli speciali che trovate in estate la Domenica e il Giovedì in piazza a Forte dei Marmi.il-mercato-di-forte-dei-marmiSe amate #Forte dei #Marmi e la terra di Versilia, prenotate una villa o un appartamento per le vostre prossime vacanze. Vacavilla offre una vasta selezione di case private per vacanze in Versilia e nelle più belle zone della #Toscana e dell’Italia.www.vacavilla.com

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CALENDARIO MERCATI DEL CONSORZIO IL MERCATO DI FORTE DEI MARMI
SETTEMBRE 2013
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Settembre, Domenica aAPPIANO GENTILE (CO)
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Settembre, aCISANO DI BARDOLINO (VR)
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Settembre, Sabato aBAVENO (VB)
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Ogni mercoledì dell’anno e tutte le domeniche da Pasqua a fine settembre il mercato è a forte dei Marmi – ore 8-14
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Settembre, Domenica aVILLAFRANCA (VR)
ore 8-20
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Settembre, Giovedì aS.CROCE SULL’ARNO (PI)
ore 17-23.30
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Settembre, Sabato aCERNOBBIO (CO)
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ore 8-20
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Settembre, Domenica aSAN MARTINO BUONALBERGO (VR)
ore 8-20
NOVEMBRE 2013
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Novembre, a BAGNOLO S. VITO
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ore 8-20

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Novembre, aVOGHERA (PV)
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Novembre, aLEGNAGO (VR)
ore 8-20
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Novembre, a BAGNOLO S. VITO
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ore 8-20

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Novembre, aVOGHERA (PV)
ore 8-20

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Novembre, aLEGNAGO (VR)
ore 8-20
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Ottobre, aBELLUNO
P.zza Piloni
ore 8-20

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Ottobre, aPARMA
P.zza Ghiaia
ore 8-20

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Ottobre, a 
FINO MORNASCO (CO)
ore 8-20

Ogni mercoledì dell’anno il mercato è a forte dei Marmi – ore 8-14
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Ottobre, aUDINE
P.zza V Maggio
ore 8-20
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Dicembre Domenica aPRATO P.zza Duomo
ore 8-20

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Dicembre Domenica aAPPIANO GENTILE (CO)
ore 8-20

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Dicembre Sabato aALTOPASCIO (LU) – Via Cavour
ore 8-20

TUTTI I MERCOLEDì DELL’ANNO A FORTE DEI MARMI DALLE 8.00 ALLE 14.00
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Dicembre Domenica aROMA PONTE MILVIO
ore 8-20

Florence in Tuscany: 2013 cycling World Road Championship

26 Apr

To better appreciate the beauty of a territory, it has to be enjoyed and savour it slowly, guided by the protracted cycles of Nature. There are those who love long walks immersed in nature and others who prefer bustling city streets, country roads or curving, up and downhill mountain routes. These and more can be found in Tuscany, home to the much-loved sports and tourism itineraries that the world’s great cycling champions will travel in the 2013 World Road Championships to be held in the region from September 21 to 29, 2013.

Eleven itineraries in breathtaking backdrops, like Tuscany’s many art and monumental cities and its wild nature and enchanting countryside, are the same routes that Tuscany’s greatest cycling champs raced and trained on:  Gino Bartali, Fiorenzo Magni, Gastone Nencini, Franco Ballerini, and Paolo Bettini. These are itineraries that are part of the history of Italian cycling, but they are also representative of the beauty, uniqueness, culture and history of the Tuscany region. Thus, those who decide to visit Tuscany can choose from: an itinerary from the World Road Championships, a trekking tour through the country, a mountain-biking tour in the mountains, and even a motorcycle tour along the region’s winding country roads. Cycling aficionados and lovers of slow travel alike will be able to visit and experience several stretches of the 2013 world championship routes.

The 2013 World Road routes travel through Florence, Lucca, Pistoia and Montecatini Terme, some of the most beautiful cities in Italy, that helped to build the region’s decades-long cycling tradition. A region rich in natural and varied treasures, difficult slopes, uphill stretches and long sprints and trajectories on flatlands: all of this is sure to please any cycling-lover, especially the world’s best.

Several events have been organized to pay homage to Tuscany’s great cyclists. The first event was held on September 22, during which the female team, Donna Elite, raced along the same route that was used in 1870 for the National Cycling Championships. Cyclists pedalled for 36.10km, from Piazza Duomo to Pistoia and raced to the finish line in Florence’s Mandela Forum. On September 24, the Men’s Under 23 individual race also took to the route.

The Men’s Elite Team raced the most spectacular routes of all on September 29, which started along the imposing unique medieval walls of Lucca and finished in Florence. Cyclists raced for 267km, 59km of which uphill, through Montecatini Terme and Pistoia (it is the same route that the world champs will race along in 2013!). Perhaps the most difficult stretch is the uphill climb in Montecatini Alto (circa at the 30km), followed by San Baronto stretch (circa at the 50km), and continues the stretch made famous by Franco Ballerini. Finally, the route enters the Florence area, which is characterized by a uphill climbs at every curve, like those in Fiesole and on via Bolognese (at 590m and at a max. 19.4 percent inclination).

From  Lucca to  Montecatini Terme and the climb up to Vico until the  Valdinievole and Valle di Bisenzio, there are several occasions to pedal stretches of the route that will bring the cycling world to Tuscany in 2013: 11 races on 11 itineraries that can be experienced by cycling tourists who seek the high emotions like the cycling greats of Tuscany’s past. All of this and more can be yours… in Tuscany.
To enjoy the Cycling World Road championship, don’t way: book a villa, or an apartment in Florence, in Lucca or in any other part of Tuscany-

Vacavilla offers a wide and selected range of self catering holiday homes. Vacavilla handpicks all the properties presented in its own portfolio, in the Tuscany countryside, near to Lucca, Montecatini, Pistoia, Florence but also siena.

An Indipendent villa, or a luxury apartment with swimmingpool; choose the more suitable solution for your holidays. Send an e-mail or contact us by phone.

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