Terre di Toscana – The best wines arrive in Versilia (7-8 March)

terre di toscanaTerre di Toscana arrives to its third edition in 2010. Two days (7 and 8 March) devoted to the best Tuscanian wines in Lido di Camaiore, in Versilia, the coast near Lucca and Pisa.

More than 500 operators will create a peaceful and participatory atmosphere, offering their best products in free tastings. Almost all districts of Tuscan wine are represented, with different stylistic impulses that enrich them.

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“Vignaioli & Vignerons” – Ten days devoted to wine

tuscany winesItineraries through Tuscany, museums and wineries openings, these are just some of the exclusive events inside the program of “Vignaioli & Vignerons” (Winegrowers & Vignerons).

History, art, good food and kind people living in the hills where the finest Doc wines born. Prato, Florence, Arezzo, Lucca, Siena, Montecatini Terme, the Chianti hills of Florence and Arezzo, the Crete Senesi area. In these lands wine is culture, identity and landscape. Vignaioli & Vignerons offers events and exhibitions, tastings and open museums, markets and wineries from 4 to 13 December. A special occasion to know the real Tuscany, exploring deeply this region, its treasures and oenological secrets, its ancient paths and traditions.

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Barga Chocolate 2009

barga chocolateYou are going to restore yourself in the wonderful landscapes of Garfagnana, from 5 to 8 December, at the fourth edition of “Barga Cioccolato” (Barga Chocolate). This is an event dedicated to chocolate tasting, exhibition and sales of special products.Barga is an ancient village near Lucca, widely known for the beauty of its streets and the romantic landscapes it offers. During the summer many events related to art and jazz music are scheduled.

Before Christmas Barga Chocolate offers many exhibitors in the town historical center. Four days entirely dedicated to chocolate, cake making, chocolate liquers and new tecniques in chocolate making presented in these recent days

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Puccini – The Girl of the Golden West anniversary celebrations

torre_del_lagoThe Puccini Festival Foundation is preparing to launch the project for the anniversary celebrations of the centenary of the first performance of Puccini’s masterpiece La Fanciulla del West – The Girl of the Golden West, which took place first in New York in December 10, 1910 in the presence of Maestro Puccini.

Celebrations will be supported by an Honorary Committee chaired by the mayor of Viareggio. Torre del Lago, the town where Puccini lived and composed this opera is located nearby the Massaciuccoli lake in the municipality of Viareggio. There is the new Gran Teatro all’Aperto, a big open air theatre where ever summer Puccini Festival takes place.

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“Il Desco”: tastes and knowledges on display in Lucca

luccaNext weeks “Il Desco” will start in Lucca, it will exactly take place from 15 November to 14 December. This market show promotes the excellences of this special area, known worldwide for its unique oil, its bread and wine.

Lucca inhabitants really care of the table and all the related objects. Tables are a sort of combination between traditional farming houses and elegant furnishings. Poor dishes, rich in flavours, habits and traditions.

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