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Pisa – the Game of the Bridge – June 28, 2020

On the last Sunday of June, along the splendid flag decked roads which line the Arno (Lungarni), to the roll of drums, the contest known as the Gioco del Ponte takes place. This is a Pisan mini-war in which annually the two … Continue reading

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Pisa’s New Year’s Day – 25th of March 2020

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In Pisa, the New Year is celebrated twice – not only on the 1st of January along with the rest of the world, but also on the 25th of March. The Pisans have not forgotten their traditions, and each year they … Continue reading

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Lucca – Market of antiques and vintage furniture

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About 230 exhibitors will gather on the third Saturday and Sunday of the month at the antiques market in Lucca, the second oldest in Italy, which features antique furniture, prints, textiles and objects. It is a popular event for fans … Continue reading

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Pistoia Underground Museum

The Pistoia Underground Museum (Museo Pistoia Sotterranea) is managed by IRSA (Institute of Historical Archaeological Research of Pistoia). The museum opened in May 2010, has already been visited by thousands of people from worldwide and has various excellences that make … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Blog of information on events and attractions in and around Pistoia!

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Dear Friends, you can find here some useful information dedicated above all to the guests of Agriturismo I Pitti in Serravalle Pistoiese, of the Casa Rowe Bed & Breakfast in Pistoia, and of the Cosy Apartment in Florence to allow you … Continue reading

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Designer Outlet Barberino del Mugello

At appox. 40 minutes car drive from the Agriturismo I Pitti, on the highway A1 to Bologna, there ist the Barberino Designer Outlet. Constructed as if it was a renaissance town around the Sieve river, with more than 100 designer … Continue reading

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Pistoia, Capital of Culture 2017

Pistoia extends on a plain surrounded by the peaks of the Pistoiese mountains and the soft hills of the Valdinievole and Montalbano. Established in the 2nd century B.C. to support the Roman troops fighting against the Ligurian, Pistoia was promoted … Continue reading

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WEEKLY OPEN AIR MARKETS

Pistoia: Piazza Duomo and streets around from 8 am to 1 pm Lucca: Via dei Bacchettoni, Piazza Varanini e Via Iacopo della Quercia from 8 am to 1 pm Montecatini Terme: Area around the stadium from 8 am to 1 … Continue reading

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Is Massa Marittima on the sea or not?

This is certainly the first question that people ask when they come across the name of this town for the first time. How many visitors have asked themselves if Massa Marittima is on the sea or not! We will immediately … Continue reading

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Pistoia Underground Museum

The Pistoia Underground Museum (Museo Pistoia Sotterranea) is managed by IRSA (Institute of Historical Archaeological Researchof Pistoia). The museum opened in May 2010, has already been visited by thousands of people from worldwide and has various excellences that make it … Continue reading

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Volterra and its “Balze”

A visit to Volterra should not only be for the city itself, but also for the area that surrounds it. It’s called the “Balze” of Volterra because of the “terrace” effect and appearance that resembles many other towns in the … Continue reading

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Florence – Curiosities – “Siamo alle porte coi sassi„ “We‘re nearly there”

“Siamo alla porte coi sassi” (we‘re near the gates with stones) is one of the old Florentine sayings. It means “we’re nearly there” as well as “there’s not much time left”. Where on earth did such a strange and so … Continue reading

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Siena – the surroundings: Bagno Vignoni

Bagno Vignoni, south of Siena, is with its rarefied atmosphere, with the hot vapours that escape from the large Piazza Acqua, the centre of attraction of the area. Entering Bagno Vignoni is like travelling in time, like diving into a … Continue reading

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Siena – La torre del Mangia – The Mangia Tower

An architectural miracle of lightness and style. In piazza del Campo, to the left of the Palazzo Pubblico, soars the Torre del Mangia, the tallest in Tuscany and the second tallest in Italy. The tower, which was built according to … Continue reading

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