2013 The fourth edition of the White Night in Florence

 

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Florence by night seen from Piazzale Michelangelo [Photo Credits: William Sun]

On April 30 the city of Florence is predisposed to stay not sleeping until dawn for the fourth edition of the Notte Bianca (White Night).

Do you know what a “Notte Bianca” is? It is when all the avenues, and boulevards and streets of the city are full of people until after the usual time; it is a commemoration of spring and an all-night party full of events. The opulent program of events

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A memorable New Year’s Day in Florence and Pisa

In Pisa and in Florence the New Year is celebrated twice: on January 1st, just the same with the rest of the world, but also on March 25. Do you know why?

This is because in the middle of the tenth century and 1749 the New Year’s Day corresponded with the Annunciation, exactly nine months before Christmas (December 25).

In Pisa, this specific celebration correspond with a sort of solar clock, a physical phenomenon that involves the Duomo in Piazza dei Miracoli: at midday, a ray of sunlight enters the Duomo through a round window and lands on a

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Tuscany in September: the capital of 2013 UCI World Road Championships

 

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UCI Road World Championships in Tuscany

Do you remember when we introduced Tuscany Active few weeks ago? We announced you that one of the reasons why we were opening this section of the blog was the fact that the 2013 World Road Championships is going to be operate in Tuscany from September 21 to 29, 2013 and we will be present to update you. So it’s time to tell you something more about these World Road Championships!

Tuscany will present a road

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