Archivi categoria: Culture in Tuscany

Pistoia is opening Its Health Museum

Italian Capital of Culture 2017, Pistoia, has opened a new Museum in the superbly decorated Ospedale del Ceppo. Continua a leggere

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It’s March, welcome to the New Year

François Rabelais once wrote “The greatest loss of time that I know is to count the hours” (Gargantua in Book I, “Gargantua and Pantagruel”), but time – be it hours, days, years – has been calculated for centuries. Here is how they do it in Tuscany. Continua a leggere

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Scoppio del Carro, exploding carts in Florence on Easter Sunday

If you’re visiting Florence during the Easter holidays be sure not to miss one of the town’s oldest and most popular traditions: the Explosion of the Cart. Continua a leggere

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The last Medici, the Electress Palatine who saved Florence’s art

How Anna Maria Luisa turned Florence into the worldwide capital of art and tourism. Continua a leggere

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Vernio, tradition and polenta

How Florentine Counts Bardi saved not only Edward III of England and Columbus’ trips but also a commune in Prato, and with only some chestnut flour, dried cod and herrings. Continua a leggere

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