BLUE NIGHT IN THE ETRUSCAN COAST 2011:
Remember we talked about the Blue Night in Florence
? Well the same event will be held in the Estruscan Coast
in the week end of the 18th and 19th June 2011
The Etruscan coast
is the area that from Livorno
goes town to Piombino
and includes: Antignano , Quercianella, Rosignano Marittimo, Vada, Castiglioncello and the turistic port of
Cala de' Medici, Cecina, Marina di Bibbona, Castagneto Carducci, San Vincenzo, Piombino, Riotorto-Natural Parck of Sterpaia) will turn int
o a single h
uge stage to celebrate the beginning of Summer and the great number of Blue flags
received by the beaches in this area. Classic, rock, pop and jazz music concerts
, light installations, art performances, temporary exhibits, museum and book store openings with art events and free readings
, beach party
, all mixed up with amazing food and wines
and loads of people.
The programme is rich of events for both Saturday and Sunday
, unfortunately the programme
is all in italian, but you can have more details in English (and a phone number) by checking the "Costa degli Etruschi" official site.
- The new Acquarium in Livorno will be open from 11 am until 11pm with a special price of 8 € for adults and € 5,00 kids. Plus from 9.30 pm until closing time a special "local wines" tasting will be available at the Aquarium. For more details visit Acquario Livorno web site!
EFFETTO VENEZIA LIVORNO 2011:
From friday 27th July until Sunday August 7th in Livorno it’s time for the 26th edition of _blank">Effetto Venezia, the traditional summer festival of Livorno.
This year’s edition has a theme “France” and the great final event will be the famous opera "La Traviata".
The event starts in the famous Venezia neighborhood with its beautiful 700 century’s buildings and the typical canals but soon enough it spreads into other neightborhoods from Borgo Cappuccini, Piazza Venti and Piazza Garibaldi.
Loads of shows, events, culture, local markets and amazing food and wine.
For more information on this event, here there is the complete description (in italian).
For practical tips on how to get to the tuscan coast by train check this link. If you get to Livorno’s coast you can’t miss the chance to visit the Island of Elba!! Here you can find some detailled information on how to get there.
If you are wondering how the atmosphere is in Tuscany during summer? Here some random shots of some typical situations you could encount during your trip…