In the name of singer/songwriter Piero Ciampi the prestigious Premio Ciampi-Town of Livorno prize comes to the fifteenth edition, from 14 to 17 November 2009 at Teatro Goldoni.
During these years Premio Ciampi has hosted new authors and discovered new trends, that are changing the history of Italian songwriting. Piero Ciampi died prematurely in 1980, leaving an indelible mark on popular music. The fifteenth edition develops around the symbolic concept of the wall. Not really to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Berlin Wall Fall, but to focus attention on the different barriers that divide us.
The Region of Tuscany has instituted Festa della Toscana with a Decree in 2001, to commemorate the abolition of the death penalty on 30 November 1786. Granducato di Toscana, hold by Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo, had been the first nation to abolish death penalty.
The promotion of human rights, peace and justice, are the other aims of this festival that will spred through the region in November and December, bringing music, theatre, cinema, lectures, art exhibition and much more.
It’s starting, the White Truffle Exhibition will take place in Piazza XX Settembre, in the centre of San Miniato on 14/15 – 21/22 – 28/29 november 2009.
San Miniato is situated at the crossroads of the Florence-Pisa and the Lucca-Siena roads. In this beautiful town, people started to celebrate white truffle back in 1970, considering it a real godsend. San Miniato is marvellous, it keeps signs of Etruscan and Roman era. White Truffle Exhibition is located in the San Miniato Vecchia, enclosed within a well-preserved medieval wall.
Next 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.
Welcome in Tuscany, this land rich in culture and art greets you. Greatest artists have left us a heritage of immeasurable beauty, we like harmony and contemplation but we still like foolness and creativity.
A vacation in Tuscany is an opportunity for cultural enrichment, visiting Tuscany means returning into the past and enjoy traditional flavours, but also staying in hotels offering all modern comforts.