Posts made in August, 2006

Transportation Map for Lucca

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A Complete Transport Map in and Around Lucca Lucca has a comprehensive network of transportation means composed of buses, planes, and trains. Clicking on the map below you will get information on all the localities served by the public transportation system. At the moment we cannot include all the schedules. However, you can find everything by clicking here (Lazzi...

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Trattoria Zaza Florence

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Trattoria ZàZà set behind the San Lorenzo Market, was an old wine-shop when it opened in 1977. At the time you could just get “crostini neri” or a slice of salami with your wine, but with time it naturally transformed into a rustic tavern where the knowing locals could eat traditional dishes like Pappa al Pomodoro, Ribollita, Baccalà alla Livornese and finish with Tiramisù served in a wine glass - all in a welcoming, no-fuss atmosphere. Today ZàZà has a website from which you can make your reservation and even shop on line. Trattoria Zaza Trattoria ZàZà is located in Piazza del Mercato Centrale in Florence, right near Trattoria da...

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Yearly Music Events in Tuscany

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Lots of Music in Tuscany Througout the year the region of Tuscany funds a series of music festivals called “Toscana Musiche”.The festivals are the following:Barga Jazz: for twenty years good jazz. Next Edition August 20 to 26, 2006. For more info call +390583 711044Siena Jazz: National Italian Accademy of Jazz, a school and a source of concerts. For More info +390577 271401Arezzo Wave: twenty years of concerts in Arezzo. The last edition was held between the 11th and the 16th of July. For more info +390575 401722.Metarock: Raggae, funk, hip hop in Pisa, where the last edition was from the 15th to the 17th of June. For more info +39050 40821.Musica dei Popoli: Thirty years after the first edition, the next one will be on October 2006, from the first to...

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Bus Schedule between Siena and Grosseto

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Buses between Siena and Grosseto This schedule will be helpful if you are in Siena and would like to get to the sea near Grosseto (and come back to Siena, too!) Each trip takes approximately two hours: Leaving from Siena to Grosseto during weekdays: 6:40 - 8:00 - 10:10 - 12:10 - 14:10 - 15:10 - 16:10 - 17:10** - 17:45* - 19:15* Leaving from Siena to Grosseto during weekends: 8:10 - 14:10 - 19:15 Leaving Grosseto to Siena during weekdays: 5:40 - 6:15 - 7:00 - 7:45 - 8:45 - 9:45 - 11:45 - 13:45 - 15:45* - 17:30 Leaving from Grosseto to Siena during weekends: 8:45 - 9:45 - 17:30*Except on Saturdays **Leaves from Antiporto di Camollia,...

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Montepulciano Bravio delle Botti

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When Wine Barrells Rule Montepulciano On Sunday August 27th in Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy, the Bravio delle Botti will take place again.As every year, the Bravio delle Botti will see the contradas of Montepulciano challenge each other in one of the most fatiguing strength and endurance-based Medieval traditions in Tuscany.The barrell pushers have to roll huge oak wine barrells uphill on the steep streets of Montepulciano. Needles to say, some editions have seen the participants in need of serious medical assistance! The previous Saturday August the 19th the city of Montepulciano will elect the master of ceremonies through a romantic ceremony that sees the town adorned for a jolly time of all participants and spectators.I have been in Montepulciano several times...

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