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Frommer's ShortCuts offer you precisely what you would like on your journey to Lucca, Pistoia & Northwestern Tuscany, Italy—and no more.
during this e-book, you'll get an analogous professional recommendation that you'll locate in all Frommer's courses, from candid experiences and specific maps to insider counsel from our neighborhood authors. Plus, we've extra making plans and historical past info in addition to our signature "Best of" features.
This Frommer's ShortCuts to Lucca, Pistoia & Northwestern Tuscany, Italy comprises: Prato, Pistoia, Montecatini Terme & Monsummano Terme, Lucca, The Garfagnana & the Lunigiana.
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This crossbow festival is held in late-14th-century dress. touch the vacationer place of work at 0575-630-353 or 0575-630-352 for info. may well 18. Balestro del Girifalco (Crossbow Competition), Massa Marittima, Tuscany. Massan crossbow sharpshooters in 13th-century gown hearth bolts into impossibly small objectives, following all of the needful processions and flag tossing. name the competition organization ( 0566-903-908; www. societaterzierimassetani. it) for information. may possibly 20 or the subsequent Sunday and back the second one Sunday in August. Palio della Balestra (Crossbow Competition), Gubbio, Umbria. Eugubines, all dudded up medieval-style, attempt their crossbow talents opposed to groups from historic rival Sansepolcro. name 075-922-0693 for info. final Sunday in could. June Corpus Christi Procession, Orvieto, Umbria. within the city the place this spiritual vacation used to be first proclaimed, the holy liturgical fabric onto which a communion wafer as soon as miraculously dripped blood is carried via city in a procession of hundreds and hundreds wearing medieval dress. touch the vacationer place of work at 0763-341-772 for information. Corpus Christi, early June. Festa di San Ranieri, Pisa, Tuscany. the town celebrates its purchaser saint via lining the Arno River with flickering torches (la luminaria). name 050-42-291 or stopover at www. giugnopisano. com for information. June sixteen and 17. Calcio Storico (Historic Soccer), Florence. St. John is Florence’s buyer, and what larger strategy to have fun his holy day than with a violent Renaissance model of football performed in 16th-century gown? groups of 26 males conflict one another the teeth and nail on dirt-packed Piazza di Santa Croce (the first June fit) and Piazza della Signoria. The groups hail from each one of Florence’s 4 ancient quarters—San Giovanni in eco-friendly, Santa Maria Novella in pink, Santa Croce in blue, and Santo Spirito in white. The season opens on June sixteen, however the massive online game is on June 24, and then fireworks explode over the Arno at 10pm. touch the vacationer place of work at through Cavour 1r ( 055-290-832) for information, or stopover at www. calciostorico. it or www. turismo. intoscana. it. June 24 and 28. Gioco del Ponte (War at the Bridge), Pisa, Tuscany. Pisan groups from contrary banks of the river get into Renaissance clothing, stand at the city’s oldest bridge, and feature a push-of-war with a 7-ton cart. For information, name 050-42-291 or stopover at www. giugnopisano. com. final Sunday in June. Spoleto pageant, Spoleto, Umbria. A world-renowned competition of track and the appearing arts. For information, touch the Fondazione pageant dei Due Mondi, c/o Teatro Nuovo, through Vaita Sant´Andrea, Spoleto ( 0743-221-689; www. festivaldispoleto. com). Mid-June to mid-July. property Fiesolana (Fiesolean Summer), Fiesole, close to Florence. This summertime competition of track, ballet, movie, and theater is held above the oppressive Florentine warmth within the historic hill city of Fiesole. many of the performances are staged within the continues to be of the 1st-century-a. d. Roman theater. you will get info and tickets upfront via field place of work ( 055-210-804; www.