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Galileo Galilei - Tuscany

In the memory of Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei was born 445 years ago on February, 15th, 1564. Outstanding Italian astronomer and physicist he came into being in Tuscan Pisa in the noble but poor family.

Giovanni Fattori: 100th anniversary of death

30th, August 2008 is 100th anniversary of death of an Italian painter Giovanni Fattori. He was born in 1825 in Livorno. But the most part of his life he had spent in Florence. Here in 1846-1849 he completed the course of famous Academy of Art. St


The Festival of the Thrush in Montalcino 2012
The festival of the thrush or Sagra del Tordo is held in the old Tuscan town of Montalcino on the last October weekend. Thousands of tourists go to Montalcino while the festival. If you want to see the festival of the thrush, you should take care of accommodation in Montalcino in advance. It’s better to come a bit earlier for the festival. On the day of the competition, you will have to leave your car far away in the valley and walk a couple of kilometers up. Don’t forget to ask your landlords to help you buy tickets for the ceremonial dinner and the tournament.
Tuscany: Gastronomic Festivals in October
Towns and villages of Tuscany hold various gastronomic festivals regularly from May to October. These events are dedicated to some product or dish typical for this area. Usually such festivals are organized on days-off. Sometimes they last for a couple of weekends. Fairs are often combined with diverse entertainment program. The October of 2011 offers a number of gastronomic events in Tuscany.
Tarot Garden
The Tarot garden as a work of art is a combination of landscape design, sculpture and architecture. The garden is located on the southern slope of the Garavicchio hill in the Tuscan Maremma, a few kilometers away from the town of Capalbio. The Franko-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle created it.