Summer 2012 in Tuscany
There are many events in the summer throughout Tuscany so millions of tourists coming from all the world to spend their holidays in Tuscany to visit the art cities in this wonderful region , a destination among the most prestigious. Tourists can enjoy many local and international attractions, museums, monuments,events and festivals.
Arezzo Wonderful and extraordinary city of art for its goldsmiths and antiques traders. The heart of the city is Piazza Grande, surrounded by buildings of various periods and styles, every year takes place the famous Giostra del Saracino ( there are two tournaments, the first scheduled for June 23rd and the second on September 2nd 2012) This is a knightly game, a symbolic competition on horseback where knights representing different districts. It wins the couple of game-man that, in to strike the shield of the Saracino, it realizes the greatest I punctuate. For more informations on accommodations in apartments in Arezzo visit our page for Tuscany accommodations in apartment in Arezzo and its surrounding
Firenze From May through June takes place the Florence Maggio Musicale, based at Teatro Comunale, the event is composed of a series of internationally acclaimed classical music concerts and recitals, opera and ballet in venues across the city, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino celebrates its 75th anniversary with Zubin Mehta like chief conductor. The Calcio in Costume Fiorentino ( Soccer in custom florence) is another traditional appointment, it has played by two formations of equal number of young, strong and athletic men called “calcianti” (players), 27 per formation There are 4 teams in total, they represent the four major districts of Florence: the Azzurri represent Santa Croce; the Rossi, Santa Maria Novella; the Bianchi, Santo Spirito, and the Verdi, San Giovanni. The event takes place in Florence's Piazza Santa Croce, where the piazza is transformed into a playing field with a thick layer of sand under the players and bleacher-style stands for onlookers. At the end of the day the event is followed by " fochi" (fireworks) over Piazzale Michelangelo. For more informations on accommodations in apartments in Florence visit our page for Tuscany accommodations in apartments in Florence
Livorno reveals its history through its districts characterised by the Medicean canals, which are still navigable, like the charming Venezia quarter filled with canals, islands and bridges, many from the 17th century, in this renaissance scenery takes place the festival Effetto Venezia, the event includes many initiatives which animate the quarter: stalls of artisans and collectors, street performers, acrobats, exhibits and charming boat rides in the canals. Another important event is the Palio Marinaro, raced in July in the sea. The city's quarters challenge each other for the prize on a typical 10 meter boats. The event concludes with the award ceremony for the crews and a great city party. For more informations on accommodations in homes in Livorno and tuscan coastline visit our page for Tuscany coast accommodations in Livorno and its surrounding
Lucca offers many attractions for the tourist with more than 100 churches and monuments,Lucca is completely surrounded by its renaissance wall and it is considered the capital of Italian comics. Since 1966 Lucca has hosted the Comic & Games, the city and Comic have become an inseparable union. The Versiliana Festival take places in Marina di Pietrasanta, from July 1st trough August 31st. This is one of most famous festival on international level in Tuscany: international dance, theatre and music festival, held at the "Versiliana park",splendid residence surrounded by charm and magical appeal. For more informations on accommodations in apartments in Lucca visit our page for Tuscany accommodations in apartments in Lucca and its surrounding
Pisa lovely tuscan town offers many attractions such as "Piazza dei Miracoli" (Miracles' Square),the wonderful Dome and the Baptister. Many are the manifestations that are celebrated to Pisa in the summertime : "gioco del ponte", "luminara di San Ranieri",regattas. Gioco del ponte (Game of the Bridge) is battle of strength between two teams: "Tramontana" and "Mezzogiono" , the two parts of the city which are physically separated by the Arno River and linked by the Ponte di Mezzo . Usually the event takes place on the last sunday of June. Luminara di San Ranieri ( Historical luminara of Saint Ranieri) is one of most famous event in Pisa, during Luminara the city is illuminated with over 70,000 candlelights, and the Arno appears like a river of light, a spectacular scene with night fireworks reflecting in the river. For more informations on accommodations in villas in Pisa visit our page for Tuscany accommodations in villas in Pisa and its surrounding
Last but not least...Siena, one of most famous italian art cities for its monuments. Siena is a very interesting city to visit, it is characterized by "Palio di Siena" , the most important event of the year, two traditional horse's races, the first held on July 2nd and the second on August 16th, both events take place at Piazza del Campo in the heart of the historic centre of Siena. Competitors from the 17 districts, called "contrade", of the town. Each Contrada has its own unique emblem and colors and represents an area of the city.The first horse that crosses the finish line, even if he arrives without his jockey, wins the race. For more informations on accommodations in apartments in Siena visit our page for Tuscany accommodations in apartments in Siena and its surrounding