Month: May 2012

Festivals and Traditions in Tuscany

Italy would not be called “dolce vita” if there are not so many festivals and historical events. Especially Tuscany has a huge repertoire of festivals full of tradition. Almost each Tuscany village has its own traditional and individual festival with its many culinary specialties of each region.

Always a good reason to celebrate for Mediterranean countries is in September and November where people celebrate thanksgiving for their olives and wine harvest. The residents of the country are always happy about visitors and tourists and are generous hosts.

They will tell you about their culture,

Did you choose Venice for your next Holidays? Take a Look at the guide About Venice

Are you still planning your next holidays and don’t know where to go?

Have you ever been to Italy? Many people when deciding to spend their holidays in Italy choose Rome or Milan as destinations. But this time, we want to suggest you a destination that will wonder you: Venice.

Venice is the jewel in Italy’s crown, located on a lagoon in the North-West of Italy. To many people Venice is the most beautiful city in the world, especially for the romantic hearts.

Visitors use to be enchanted by the charm and magic

“Divine Paintings” on view in La Spezia

La Spezia is a city of international exchanges and, most of all, culture; as a matter of fact, the city boasts of a well-connected net of museums, among which a small one very rich in artworks stands out: the Amedeo Lia Museum.

In its 15th year from the opening, the Museum Lia sets up the exhibition “Divine Paintings”, available for visits until Sunday 3rd June 2012.

The exhibition gives visitors the chance to get a close view to some of the important works from Amedeo Lia’s private collection.

In 1995, when Amedeo Lia donated a copious number of works of art to the Museum, he kept for his private collection some works that, for personal sentimental reasons, were excluded from the list of the museum.

The exhibition consists of two integrated sections: paintings and miniatures dating back from 14th and 16th century.

19th Medieval Festival of Malmantile: Back to the Past

In Malmantile, a hamlet of the town Lastra a Signa located near Florence, preparations for the 19th Medieval Festival are under way: once again, such an event will bring the medieval atmosphere of the village back to life.

This year, the festival will take place on 26th and 27th May, 2nd and 3rd June at Malmantile Castle, where a typical medieval setting of the village will be recreated.

Malmantile will be set up in such a way to take the form of a village dating back to 15th century; as a matter of fact, within the city walls, there will be about 150 atmosphere actors, and thanks to them, you will feel to be back in the past.

Carrara Marmotec 2012: marble, technologies and design

The appointment with Carrara Marmotec 2012, currently in its 31st edition, comes back from Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th May in the historical centre of Carrara.

Carrara Marmotec is the International Fair of marble, technologies and design linked to the stone sector that takes place in the city of Carrara, marble capital.

One of the most important goals of the fair is the spread of the stone value and the support for the use of up-to-date technologies and new processing techniques of stone, capable of giving new features and many other applications to marble.