‘Blue Flag’ means the best beaches and the best spots

tuscany beachesEveryone in Italy knows that Tuscany has got a wonderful coast that offers different landscapes, from sand to rocks, pinewoods and wild nature. Forte dei Marmi, Marina di Pietrasanta, Viareggio, Cecina, Follonica, Castiglione della Pescaia and the unique promontory of Argentario.

These are also the places that have gained ‘Bandiera Blu‘ (Blue Flag), a prize that certify the highest quality and stays of beaches, with clean waters and preserved skyline. Blue flags are allocated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (Fee) in Italy that evaluates many important parameters as the quality of water, the coast and also for the presence of services, security measures and initiatives takenin otder to protect the environment.

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“Ponte dell’Immacolata” – Markets and feasts around Tuscany

feast tuscanyImmacolata is a traditional catholic feast celebrating The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. This year there will be Ponte dell’Immacolata (Immacolata’s bridge), which means there are three days free from work for italians, from 6 to 8 december.

For tourists this is an ideal period to combine a small holiday in Italy with the possibility to visit Christmas markets and to partecipate to traditional and folkloristic events. Tuscany is waiting for you, offering a wide range of possibilities, from Spas to art shows, from new oil and wine tasting to religious happenings.

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San Martino Fair in Pietrasanta

pietrasanta in tuscanySan Martino Fair is a fresh event dedicated to the patron saint of Pietrasanta, which takes place in the city centre of Pietrasanta on 14 and 15 November. This city, situated in Versilia, in the Lucca Province is worldly known for contemporary art events, galleries and exhibitions and for the high state of conservation of its medieval centre.

San Martino Fair offers the chance to buy crafts, antiquities, clothing, sweets, and to partecipate to the shows related to agrozootechnics. The market is based on tastes and traditions. It starts with a wide review of national and local typical products, food and wine. Tastings are offered on-site, along with the opportunity to attend live production of some well-known speciality.

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“Versilia Sposi”- Prepare your wedding ceremony in Tuscany

Versilia Sposi weddings in TuscanyOn 14 and 15 November 2009, Versilia Holidays Hotel in Forte dei Marmi – Versilia (Lucca Province) will host “Versilia Sposi” (Versilia Spouses), a fair for those who are going to marry and desire to share knowledges and idea about te most important party they are going to organize in their whole life.

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