Mid August in Tuscany 2013

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Mid August in Tuscany 2013

In Tuscany, the possibilities for fun and entertainment will add to the immense cultural and natural heritage present in the whole region. And summer is the perfect time to discover the initiatives that are organized in big cities and in the villages. Whether sea, countryside or city, mid-August in Tuscany will be an unforgettable experience. The town of Greve in Chianti, near Florence, is organizing a unique event: an event under the stars to the sound of music and with a cheerful entertainment. The initiative, Stars and merchants, proposes a night market of handicrafts open during the night of August enchanted in a different way to spend the most awaited summer. The square of the Tuscan town will turn into a moment of encounter and exchange not forgetting the fun. Since the twelfth century in Prato is kept the ancient relic, that arrived thanks to a pilgrim Prato who had gone to the Holy Land after the First Crusade. According to legend, the Holy Girdle was given by Our Lady to St. Thomas during his assumption into heaven, and since then became an object of worship for many Christians. The Holy Girdle is shown to the faithful five times a year, including August 15th, from the pulpit of the Cathedral, made specially made in 1434-38 by Donatello. Will be open from July 6 until November 5, on the occasion of the three hundredth anniversary of the death of Ferdinando de 'Medici (1663-1713), the exhibition entitled "To the Grand Prince Ferdinando. Still lifes, countries, and bambocciate caramogi Medici collections" at the Medici villa at Poggio a Caiano, one of the favorite residences of the eldest son of Grand Duke Cosimo III. The exhibition is spread between the 14 rooms of the museum's Still Life, which is based in the same villa. Will highlight the works of the collection of the Grand Prince Ferdinando and a room will be dedicated to two different aspects of his tastes as a collector, paintings and small paintings of genre.

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