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Siena 1One day in Siena and its surroundings can be very unexpected. The goal of our trip to Siena was a wonderful photo exhibition of world famous photographer Steve McCurry, but the day ended with much more than that. And it’s a perfect case to show how full of events and surprises is Tuscany! So we started with an short walk admiring small streets of Siena and stunning cathedral.

Historical Race Mille Miglia 2013

Mille Miglia 2013  (22)Historical Race Mille Miglia 2013 was held from the 16-19 of May 2013, and it passed through Siena, Poggibonsi, San Casciano, Florence and Passo della Futa on Saturday, 18 May. The combination between these beautiful cars, Tuscan landscape and old towns where time seems to be stopped, gave to everyone the opportunity to immerse themselves in the years of the roaring engines and to admire from very close these stunning old stylish cars from Italy, England, Germany, France and other coutries.

Most Interesting Events of May in Tuscany

Seravezza Fotografia 2013

seravezzaThe tenth edition of ‘Seravezza Fotografia’ it is a yearly national and international event which brings the great names of the photographic world to a vast audience and the world of amateur photography. This year’s edition of Seravezza Fotografia presents a rich programme including a personal exhibition by Belgian photographer Bart Herreman, entitled “Esefossevero“.

„Chianti Classico Is“ Wine Festival 2013 (updated)

Castellina in ChiantiEvery year, at the end of may, all producers of Chianti Classico DOCG wine with the Black Rooster on the bootle, present their products in small towns of Chianti region. Many wineries have its own exhibition stand for the presentation of their wines and other local products such as olive oil.

From Brescia to Roma and back: 1000 miles on white roads

1937-1939-BMW-328-1938-Mille-MigliaFrom Brescia to Roma and back: 1000 miles on white roads. This was Mille Miglia, the most famous historical Italian car race, that this year celebrates the eighty-sixth birthday. From 1927 to 1961 the race was more than a competition between cars, it was a challenge against the fate, for professional pilots and fearless gentlemen drivers. Just think about the time record: 1000 miles in few more than 10 hours, reaching speed over 250 km/h almost all on the gravel, and think that it was made in 1955, by Stirling Moss.

Exhibition “Spring of Renaissance” in Florence

spring of renaissancePalazzo Strozzi hosts the beautiful exhibition “Spring of Renaissance” (it. La Primavera del Rinascimento) from the 23rd of March till the 18th of August 2013. The exhibit goes back to the history of sculpture and arts that sprouted in Florence between 1400 and 1460.

La Notte Bianca a Firenze – Florence White Night

white night florence 201330th april – 1th may 2013

‘Volare’, or to Fly, will be the theme of this April’s Firenze Notte Bianca 2013. Florence is set to have it’s next Notte Bianca, or White Night, on the 30th of April. The city remains alive and pulsing all through the night with concerts, exhibitions, events and museums remaining open til the wee hours of the next morning for free!

Week’s Place: Vasari Corridor

Vasari corridorThe Vasari Corridor (Italian: Corridoio Vasariano) is an elevated enclosed passageway in Florence, central Italy, which connects the Palazzo Vecchio with the Palazzo Pitti. Beginning on the south side of the Palazzo Vecchio, it then joins the Uffizi Gallery and leaves on its south side, crossing the Lungarno dei Archibusieri and then following the north bank of the River Arno until it crosses the Ponte Vecchio. At the time of construction the Torre dei Mannelli had to be built around using brackets because the owners of the tower refused to alter it. The corridor covers up part of the façade of the chiesa di Santa Felicità. The corridor then snakes its way over rows of houses in the Oltrarno district, becoming narrower, to finally join the Palazzo Pitti. Most of it is closed to visitors.

„Un Anno ad Arte“: the Best Art Exhibitions in Florence 2013

Madonna con Bambino, Sant'Anna e San Giovannino„Un anno ad arte“, a programme of eight temporary exhibitions which will be held in the Polo Museale Fiorentino’s most illustrious museums, opening in the spring of 2013 and closing at the end of the year.

Spanish Artists in Italy

The Galleria degli Uffizi will start the ball rolling with „From Rule to Fancy: Spanish Artists in Italy in the Early Mannerist Period“, an exhibition focusing on the intense artistic exchange between the most important Spanish painters and sculptors of the time – with Alonso Berruguete playing a leading role – and Florentine and Italian later Renaissance artists in the context of the style known as the early “manner”, or Mannerism.

Exhibition „The Dalì Universe Firenze“

Dali exhibition FlorenceFebruary 1 in Florence is the opening day for the spectacular exhibition ‘The Dali Universe Firenze’ at the old Medici-Riccardi Palace, dedicated to the surrealist painter Salvador Dali. It includes more than a hundred lesser known works of the genius, giving the opportunity to get better acquainted with the world-famous artist.