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Marilyn Monroe in Florence

 Marilyn Monroe in Florence

An exhibition dedicated to the most celebrated and beloved star of Holliwood: Marilyn Monroe who was not only an actress but an unforgettable icon of style. The exhibition wants to suggest it again thanks to shoes and costumes of her most well-known movies, to photos and works of art which portray her.

The exhibition will take place in Florence, very close to Siena, till January 28th, 2013 at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum and it was this important fashion designer, Ferragamo, who created for her, through the diva’s most famous period, the 14 pairs of shoes displayed at the exhibition.

Openings times: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed on Tuesday)

Tickets: € 6,00

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EXHIBITION: ” THE THIRTIES. ARTS IN ITALY BEYOND FASCISM “. FROM SEPTEMBER 22ND 2012 TO JANUARY 27TH 2013. FLORENCE.

 EXHIBITION:  THE THIRTIES. ARTS IN ITALY BEYOND FASCISM . FROM SEPTEMBER 22ND 2012 TO JANUARY 27TH 2013. FLORENCE.

The exhibition will be held at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence,  just 1 hour’s drive from Siena and it will end on January 27th , 2013.
In the Thirties, during the Fascism, there was a battle of great artistic vitality that saw involved all the trends of the decade, from Classicism to Futurism, from Expressionism to Abstract art, monumental art, decorative painting and design.

The exhibition is represented through a hundred paintings, sculptures and other objects of design realized by important artists such as De Chirico and Guttuso.
Through a series of specially activities, visitors can also explore some of the key themes of the exhibition such as the mass communication and the industrial design
Opening times: every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. / Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
For information call: +39 055 2645155

 
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“VOLTERRAGUSTO” 2012, XV EXHIBITION OF WHITE TRUFFLE. OCTOBER 20TH /21ST – 27TH /28TH – 31ST AND NOVEMBER 1ST. VOLTERRA (PI).

 “VOLTERRAGUSTO” 2012, XV EXHIBITION OF WHITE TRUFFLE. OCTOBER 20TH /21ST – 27TH /28TH – 31ST AND NOVEMBER 1ST. VOLTERRA (PI).

Volterra, a few kilometers from Siena, will host “Volterragusto”, an event that celebrates food and wine, especially local white truffles and other local products such as wine, cheese, olive oil, and chocolate.

Ancient courts and historic buildings will be open to visitors for the occasion and will be the natural setting for the numerous initiatives and tasting events.
The appointment will be on  October : Saturday 20th ; Sunday  21st ; Saturday 27th ; Sunday  28th ; Wednesday 31st  and on November Thursday, 1st.
Among the many initiatives to report definitely “The Cheese race” (Sunday, October 21st  at 3 p.m.), a race in which the districts of Volterra will compete by rolling along the city route their cheeses.
Tastings, meetings, historical parades and many other occasions not to be missed!
For the detailed program please visit www.volterragusto.co

 
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TAROT GARDEN, CAPALBIO (GR)

 TAROT GARDEN, CAPALBIO (GR)

The Tarot Garden is an art park developed in the late seventies by the French artist Niki de Saint Phalle, populated by statues inspired by the shapes of the Tarots. Definitely inspired by the beautiful park Guell in Barcelona, Niki de Saint Phalle, with this fantastic garden, realizes the magical and spiritual dream of her life, to create giant sculptures, high around 12/15 meters, full of symbolic and esoteric meanings. Glittering sculptures, which seem to come from a storybook, built of steel and concrete, covered with mosaics in fine glass and ceramics. Many, from all over the world have already traveled this path of imagination, a place where not only nature and art meet, but that also remains suspended without space or time … ..

 
The park is located on the southern side of the Garavicchio hill near Pescia Fiorentina, an hamlet close to Capalbio (GR). It is about 1 ½ hours from Siena and being located between the coastal road  and inland hills, it is perfect solution for those who want to spend a pleasant day taking a nice break from the beach.

 
The park is open every day until October 15th  from 2:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m.

 
For more information contact Hotel Borgo Grondaie

 

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Giostra dell’Orso ( Bear Joust) – Pistoia, July, 25th, 2012.

 Giostra dellOrso ( Bear Joust)   Pistoia, July, 25th, 2012.

On July ,25th, the traditional Bear Tournament will take place in Pistoia, near Siena ( about 1 hour and a half by car).

You will enjoy historical parades, flags, drums,and finally the exciting tournament in Piazza del Duomo ( Duomo Square ).

The tournament is played among the horsemen who represent thr four districts of town ( Dragon, Gold Lion, White Deer and Griffon ).

The Knights, two by two, run galopping around the perimeter of the square to reach the target to hit ( a shape of a bear ).

Specifc scores are assigned, from time to time, and at the end of the tournament, the district with the best score will be the winner.

Moreover, the best Knight will have the title of ” Cavalier Speron d’oro di Pistoia e  Contado” ( Golden Spur of Pistoia).

For more information contact Hotel Siena Borgo Grondaie

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July,12th Tournament of Crossbow – BAGNI DI LUCCA (LUCCA)

 July,12th Tournament of Crossbow   BAGNI DI LUCCA (LUCCA)

Historical Celebration in Bagni di Lucca.

 
In 1169 the government of Lucca decided to establish a group of Archers in defense of the city.
In 1443 it  was organized the first tournament of the crossbow that is still played every year in honor of the Feast of San Paolino.
There will be competitions, historical parades, a medieval market and delicious tastings of typical products.
For more information about the program please contact Siena Hotel Borgo Grondaie.

 
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