Friday, November 30, 2007

Celebrating Tuscany Day

Tuscany Day has been celebrated on November 30 each year since the Tuscan Region voted to establish it in 2001. The holiday marks the day that the Grand Duke of Tuscany abolished the death penalty in 1786. Tuscans proudly note that this was the first place in the world it was abolished. Many events and concerts are planned throughout the region. For more information, see

Friday, November 9, 2007

Growing Up As a Medici

Attention all kids! Come explore life in Florence during the Renaissance through the eyes of Lorenzo "The Magnificent" de Medici! Artviva continues it series of Kids' Treasure Hunts in English with a walking tour for kids ages 8-12 where they will learn how children lived in Florence during the Renaissance and visit the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi.

Join us for the Life in the Renaissance as a Medici Treasure Hunt, on Saturday, November 24 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. for 18 Euros per person plus 3.50 per child and 5 Euros per adult for museum entrance. Spaces are limited to 15. For more information and to book visit: email or call 055.2645033.

English Christmas Fair in Florence

Join the British Institute at their Christmas Fair. There will be a selection of books, films, handmade crafts and festive food available. All proceeds will help support the Library at the British Institute. The Fair will be held on the ground floor of the Library – entry no.15 Lungarno Guicciardini on Friday, 30 November, from 15.00 to 18.00