Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

ITALY NEWS # 101 - November 13th, 2009

Physics in Florence in the 19th century

Firenze - November 8th, 2009 - May 9th, 2010

www.imss.fi.it

The purpose of the exhibition is to evoke the extraordinary period prior to the Unification of Italy when Florence was one of the European capitals of scientific knowledge.  In the first half of the XIX century, technological development and interest for science profoundly influenced Italian and European society, with inedited progress in every field of science, from mathematics to physics, from chemistry to biology.  Fuelled by the Enlightenment sensitivity for “useful” science, the Galilean tradition became an instrument of social, economic and cultural progress, and was cultivated thanks to the farsightedness of the Lorraine grand dukes of Tuscany.

 

 The New after the Macchia

Pistoia - July 16th, 2009 -  January 18th, 2010

www.macchiaioli-montecatini.com

 Torino + Piemonte Card

Torino

www.turismotorino.org

Torino+Piemonte Card hands you the keys to the city... and the whole Region! Discover the amazing beauties of Torino and Piemonte in an easy and economical way. The Card is available in different versions for every need, available in the 2, 3, 5, 7 days version and 2-day Junior Card. The card grants access to over 160 cultural sites, offers the free use of surface public transportation and tourist transportation in Turin as well as the free climb by elevator to the Mole Antonelliana and the use of the cog railway Sassi-Superga. In addition, the card offers rental car discounts.

 

Truffle and Chestnut Route

Rieti

www.tartufoecastagna.it

In the Turano Valley, in the beautiful province of Rieti, there lies the truffle and chestnut route: a 40 km itinerary through woods, hamlets and castles. This is a fabulous opportunity to discover the fascinating territory of Alta Sabina by biking, horseback riding, canoeing, trekking, guided tours and eco-days, and mainly on the hunt for porcini mushrooms and black and white truffles and don't forget that the secret to enjoying the truffle is to avoid using it with other strong flavors.

 

 

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