‘Tuscan characters’

People from Tuscany: learn more about the most renowned Tuscan characters



Pia de’ Tolomei

La Toscana: Tuscan characters

  Pia: a name which still echoes amongst the words sung by folksingers (which are still around today) from the Tuscan Maremma, a land of legends and secrets whispered around the fireplace. Among such tales there are many which tell of the dramatic and moving story of Pia de’ Tolomei: a ancient unsolved murder mystery [...]


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Andrea Bocelli, a DOC Tuscan!

La Toscana: Tuscan characters

There are plenty of DOC, well-known Tuscans, in the world, and I don’t just mean wines like the Classic Chianti, which delights top oenology lovers, but also all those very important people that hail from Tuscany. Among them, one in particular satisfies all music-lovers thanks to his enchanting voice. Without a doubt, his fans will [...]


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Mount Labbro and David Lazzaretti

La Toscana: Churches and monasteries, Tuscan characters

Approaching the territory of Mont Amiata in Maremma, you can’t but help notice the sharp and desolate profile of the dormant volcano Mount Labbro. At the summit (1193 metres above sea level) where the winds buffet the lonely peak, there is a building almost like a Mesopotamian, and there are ziggurat. Ruins of low buildings [...]

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The Modi Practical Joke of Livorno

La Toscana: Arts, Tuscan characters

This is the story of a huge practical joke involving one of Livorno’s most famous personalities, Amedeo Modigliani, and four ordinary young men, which took place 20 years ago in one of the nicest areas of the city, the Medici canal which flows in front of the indoor market. The joke took place back in [...]

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A daisy…for the Ottoman empire

La Toscana: Legends and misteries, Newsletter archive, Tuscan characters

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