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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,

Expo Pisa 2012, the trade fair of Tuscan handmade products

From 23rd March to 1st April 2012, the 24th edition of Expo Pisa will be held in the city of Pisa, Tuscany.

This important fair in Pisa every year wants to show the best of Tuscan handmade and manufacturing products, and thousands visitors come from every corner of Italy.

Promoted by Confesercenti Pisa and sponsored by Regione Toscana, Provincia di Pisa, Comune di Pisa and Camera di Commercio, the fair will take place at the exhibition center

Picasso creations on Display in Pisa

Visitors have still a few days for marveling at the wonderful artworks kept intact in the exhibition taking place at Palazzo Blu in Pisa since last October, 14th.

As a matter of fact, until 29th January 2012 the old Palazzo Blu will hold the masterpieces of some of the greatest painting masters of all times.

“Ho voluto essere pittore e sono diventato Picasso” (“I would to be a painter and I became Picasso”), this is the title of the exhibition.

As a result of the cooperation among Fondazione Palazzo Blu

The Coloured Carpets of Sawdust decorate the beautiful city of Camaiore

On Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June, Camaiore welcomes once again the several coloured carpets made of sawdust, on the honour of the traditional festivity of Corpus Domini.

As every year, there will be the traditional Corpus Domini procession in the historical centre of Camaiore (a town in the province of Lucca, in Versilia Coast), and just for this occasion, the realization of the carpets of sawdust will be held again by groups of skilled craftsmen in the night of June, 25th. The creation of such unique pieces will start from 8 p.m. of Saturday. The day after, the Saint Mass will be held at 8.30 a.m.

The realization of these little but great

Once again Pisa celebrates its Patron Saint enlightening the whole City

Even this year, in honor of Pisa’s Patron Saint Ranieri, the famous and much-expected historical event Luminara comes back.

Since it is an ancient tradition, Luminara is celebrated by Pisa’s citizens on every 16th June night with a great illumination in the whole area around the Arno River.

Every year, about 70,000 lights are put in glasses and hung on wood frames, painted in white and positioned along the outline of palaces, bridges, churches and towers along the Arno River.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa will be enlightened with other oil lamps, which will located