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Tuscany Feast comes back again

Tuscany Feast, the yearly event celebrated on 30th November, has been instituted through a regional law in 2000, in order to remember one of the main conquest of mankind in the field of human rights: the abolition of death penalty.

It was the Grand Duke of Tuscany who first abolished death penalty on 30th November 1786 wit Leopold’s reform. He also abolished torture and limbs mutilation, defining such practices barbaric acts.

This initiative made Tuscany the first country in the world to

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

56th Historical Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics in Venice

The traditional competition among the 8-rowers galleons representing the ancient Italian Maritime Republics, Amalfi, Genoa, Pisa and Venice, this year will take place in Venice on Sunday June, 12th 2011.

As a matter of fact, such an event, born in 1955, every year takes place in one of the four cities that commemorate the most important historical happenings linked to their own city.

As usual, the race will be preceded by the renowned historical parade, during which each Republic will wear period clothes and proudly show in the streets of Venice the flags with the coat of arms of its own city,

Shopping in Florence? Now it’s easy and cheap: a Guide to all the Factory Outlets in Florence

For years and years, Florence has always been one of tourists’ favorite destinations, thanks to its wonderful architecture and culture, renowned art and museums, cookery and charm.

But there’s one more thing that shouldn’t be undervalued in such a city: shopping!

The mark on products made in Italy is very important and it is protected by a law that guarantees customers that all products have been exclusively manufactured in Italy.

Therefore, made in Italy is synonymous with quality and accurate working. Tuscany occupies a great importance now in international commerce, and flanks other Italian regions in competitive market. Italian brand outlets surely played a great role, offering first quality products at lower prices.

There are many factory outlets in Tuscany, especially