Siena, Tuscany is often described as Italy's best preserved medieval city. Banish those early January blues at the Siena Guitar Festival 2013 on January 4th. For more information consult http://eventful.com/events/siena-guitar-festival-2013-/E0-001-053204666-3 .
I don't think that I need to convince anyone to visit Tuscany's capital Florence in April. But you might want to choose your dates to take part in the 11th Firenze Tango Festival running from April 24 to April 28, 2013. For more information consult http://www.firenzetangofestival.com/wp/en/
The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is held in the Teatro Comunale in Florence, Tuscany all throughout
the month of May. For more information consult the Italian-language link http://www.maggiofiorentino.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=191&Itemid=103&lang=en
If you are into the harpsichord stop by the Piccola Accademia di Montisi, located in a hilltop medieval village of southern Tuscany. The Piccola Accademia di Montisi Summer Festival 2012 runs from July 13 to July 27. The Academy offers classes that are filling up fast. For more information consult http://www.piccolaaccademia.org/content/home.html
Beautiful Siena has been described as Tuscany's best-preserved medieval city. From July 10 to August 31, 2012 it hosts the 81st edition of the Estate Musicale Chigiana, held at various venues. For more information consult http://www.chigiana.it/Pagina.aspx?IDMenu=Concerti&IDPagina=estate_musicale&livello=1 . Please note, for the full list scroll to the bottom of this page and click the concert calendar link for an additional Italian-language page.
Pistoia is a relatively unknown walled, medieval city in Tuscany. From July 12 to 15, 2012 it hosts the Pistoia Blues. The final concert on July 3 is with B. B. King. For more information consult http://pistoiablues.com/index-en.php
Beautiful Siena has been described as Tuscany's best-preserved medieval city. From July 9 to September 6, 2012 it hosts the 80th edition of the Estate Musicale Chigiana, held at various venues. Daniel Barenboim does Rossini, Mozart, and Beethoven in the final performance of this classical festival. For more information consult http://www.chigiana.it/Pagina.aspx?IDMenu=Concerti&IDPagina=estate_musicale&livello=1 .
Torre del Lago lies between the Lake of Massaciuccoli and the Tyrrhenian Sea. Home to some 11, 000 every year it hosts the Festival Pucciniano, attracting about 40 thousand Puccini lovers. This year's 58th edition presents Tosca, Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, and La Traviata from July 20 to August 25, 2012. For more information consult http://www.puccinifestival.it/website/eng/index.asp
I don't think that I have to introduce Florence Italy. For four days from March 15 to March 24, 2012 it proudly presents Donezetti's Anna Bolena at the Teatro Comunale. For more information consult http://www.maggiofiorentino.it/index.php?lang=it and get a Google translation. The site has an English-language button, but it didn't work.
Levi Reiss has authored or co-authored ten books on computers and the Internet, but to be honest, he would rather just drink fine Italian or other wine, accompanied by the right foods. He teaches classes in computers at an Ontario French-language community college. Visit his website www.travelitalytravel.com devoted to Italian travel with an accent on fine Italian wine and food. Visit his central wine website www.theworldwidewine.com with weekly reviews of $10 wine and columns devoted to various aspects of wine including wine and food, humor, trivia, organic and kosher wine and lots more.
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