Month: March 2010

The “Burst of The Cart” comes back in Florence

The magic and explosive Brindellone comes back in Florence!

As it uses to be, also this year Florence will celebrate Easter Day with the spectacular Burst of the Cart. The event will take place in Piazza Duomo on Sunday April 4th 2010 at 11.00 am.

We’re talking about a very ancient Florentine ceremony which has its origins in the age of the first crusade which took place in order to rescue the Holy Sepulchre from unfaithful people. A big cart, called “Brindellone” and decorated with ornaments, is carried by white oxen along the streets of the city, from Porta al Prato to piazza Duomo.

The cart is linked to the Dome Main Altar by a steel thread, and during the daily midday mass, the Cardinal Archbishop lights a rocket in the shape of a dove, Easter peace’ symbol, which will come down through the thread ‘til the “Brindellone”, which full of fireworks will burst with lights and colors. How wonderful!

Legend says that if the little dove didn’t reach its destination, it symbolized a bad harvest that year: nowadays, if it happens people think that it could be a good or a bad omen for the city of Florence. So, why not to watch such an event at least once in your life? A wonderful celebration for everyone, both adults and children, to live a moment of joy together with Florence citizens!

And it could be a perfect occasion for visiting Florence! We wait

Undiscovered Islands in Genoa

No, we’re not talking about a geographical discovery, but an original exhibition held in Genoa!

In fact, from March 2010, the Royal Palace in Genoa will host an exhibition called “Isole mai trovate – Undiscovered islands”, an international project.

This is the first stop of an itinerary which will bring the artworks to France, Spain and Greece, a project by Lóránd Hegyi, Director-general of Musée d’Art Moderne of St.Etienne, the museum hosting the third most important collection of Modern Art in France.

The masterpieces have been created by over 40 renowned international artists who, on this occasion, represented their own “undiscovered island”,

The 10th edition of Milano City Marathon will have a Medal

Yes, you’ve got it! This year the 10th edition of Milano City Marathon will finally have its official medal, which will award all the participants who will be able to cross the finishing line on April 11th.

As the Milano City Marathon press agency affirmed, the medal design has been chosen among several projects created by students of Liceo Artistico Boccioni of Milano, Istituto Professionale di stato Caterina da Siena of Milan and Liceo Artistico Villa Reale of Monza who participated in the competition.

As it used to be, visitors will find also the Marathon Village, which will be set up in Largo Feltrami from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th April. In addition, the most expected sport event in Milan schedules important side events: the Charity Program, linked to the Relay Marathon, and the Milano School Marathon.

We’re talking about not only a day dedicated to fun and sport, but also an opportunity to

Villas of your dreams in the Wonderful Tuscan landscape

Since ever Tuscany has been renowned all over the world not only for its wonderful landscapes but also for its magnificent villas: the Medicean villas around Florence, those in Liberty style in the province of Lucca and the farmhouses in the Chianti district and in Maremma.

Not to mention the aristocratic palaces and the historical residences in the centers of many cities of art, including Arezzo, Siena, Pisa, etc.

Even the famous tenor Enrico Caruso, at the apex of his career, decided to buy two villas on the Florentine hills. In short, Tuscany is really rich in villas.

And in the last few years an increasing number of tourists have chosen to spend their holidays in a villa in Tuscany. Would you like

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