Summer in Italy

summerLuckily summer is coming and you can start to organize your next vacation. If you plan to visit Italy, here there are some hints that can help you.

1- What to wear: since the weather will be definitely hot, do not bring so many sweaters and so on, since they will just make the suitacase heavier, taking space for some souvenirs you could actually buy as memories.
Do not forget to pack comfortable shoes for your walks, as well as some sandals or heels for the night.

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What to do in Tuscany?

According to what you like and what you don’t like, you can easily plan what to do in Tuscany even before arriving there.

If you like museums and galleries, you have to go to Florence, of course and spend at least half a day in the Uffizi museum before visiting all the other beauties of the city. This region is full of art galleries, statues (think about Michelangelo’s David) and galleries: check on the internet which one is your favorite and see if you can book the ticket on-line.

If you prefer music, there are several events in Tuscany, such as the seasonal Maggio Fiorentino, which takes place in May, and the opera season, which is of the best ones in Italy. If you have a chance, go to the Puccini Festival: it’s simply amazing.

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Discovering the Vasari Corridor in Florence

Did you know about the Vasari Corridor in Florence? If not, read this very interesting post and don’t miss the chance to visit it next time you are in Florence.

It is a kilometer long passageway which connects two of the most famous buildings in the city: the Uffizi Gallery to the Pitti Palace. Unfotunately, nowadays it is set up as a small museum.

Most visitors at the Uffizi don’t even know that behind that unmarked door stands a great treasure: the entrance, in fact, it is located on the first floor within the Uffizi Gallery behind an ordinary and apparently not important door, and that’s a pity, since it is something very interesting to visit for several different reasons. The first one, obviously, is connected to the fact that entering an inaccessible and mysterious place is something thrilling and intriguing.

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San Gimignano

San Gimignano can be described as the medieval Manhattan. Yes, since its ancient towers and fortifications boss the Tuscan sky, impressing both citizens and tourists.

UNESCO has declared the entire village a World Heritage Site, because of the imposing stones and the cobbled alleys very famous during the Middle Ages. This little town, in fact, has a special and very long history.

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International Sculpture Biennale 2010 in Carrara (June – September)

carrara biennale international sculpture 2010It has been presented these days, the XIV International Sculpture Biennale in Carrara, that will take place in this Tuscanian city from June 26 to October 31.

This year the exhibition is curated by Fabio Cavallucci, former director of the Galleria Civica in Trento, coordinator of Manifesta and promoter of major national and international projects. This personality can give a wider breath to this Biennale, situated in one of most precious worldwide area for white marble.

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