ExhibitionsFlorence

Week’s Place: Vasari Corridor

The 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 […]

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Short Coffee Dictionary

Espresso coffee, today well known throughout the world, was invented in 1884. The machine which produced it was patented by Angelo Moriondo of Turin. The invention was then covered by International Patent after being registered in Paris on the 23rd of October 1885. 17 years later, in 1901, the machine was improved by Luigi Bezzera […]

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Celebrate New Year on March in Tuscany!

New Year is the time at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar’s year count is incremented. In many cultures, the event is celebrated in some manner. The New Year of the Gregorian calendar, today in worldwide use, falls on 1 January, as was the case with the Roman calendar. But there are […]

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Italian Recipe. Herbs in Italian Kitchen and Pesto Sauce

It’s difficult to imagine Italian cuisine without the distinct flavor of fresh herbs. Basil Basil is an essential herb in Italian cooking. Crushed basil leaves combined with oil, garlic, and pine nuts create a delicious pesto sauce. Basil is the perfect compliment to the flavor of tomato sauce, and works well in pasta dishes. Fresh […]

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Week‘s Place: Magic Accona Desert in Tuscany

The Accona Desert (It. Deserto di Accona) is a semi-arid area in Tuscany, in the center of the so-called Crete senesi, in the west and the south of the comune of Asciano. It is characterized by calanques and dome-shaped formations locally known as biancane (deriving from Italian bianco, white, due to their light shade). According […]

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Fast and Furious: Circuits and Racings in Tuscany

Sunday 17 March the 2013 season of F1 World Championship will start again in Australia, very far from Tuscany but this will give us the chance to speak about Tuscany and motorsport. The connection is more tight that you can think. First of all with Mugello circuit, the biggest track of the region, a place […]

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Italian Recipes. Real Italian Lasagna alla Bolognese

Lasagne is a wide, flat pasta shape and possibly one of the oldest. The word also refers to a dish made with this type of pasta with different sauces and baked in the oven. As with most other types of pasta, the word is a plural form, lasagne meaning more than one piece of lasagna […]

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