Sat. 12th, Sun. 13th october

Tuscany

The cradle of Italian civilization and culture.

Sat. at 6pm, Sun. at 3pm

Sala Beppe Fenoglio, entry to the Alba White Truffle World Market

Tuscany

The Alba Truffle Show, also in this edition, will be the ideal place to discover all the tastes and scents from other Italian regions which will be special guests attending the International Alba WhiteTruffle Fair.

All the artistic beauties of Tuscany are reminiscent not only of the region’s glorious past, but also the stories and events which have made Tuscany the cradle of Italian civilization and culture.

Florence, universally recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, enchants its visitors with the wonders of Renaissance architecture; Siena, the city of the Palio, whose old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a splendid example of medieval architecture. And then, there is Pisa with its leaning tower, Lucca with its sixteenth-century walls, Arezzo and its goldsmith tradition.

The hills, however, are dominated by medieval villages, ancient fortified towns, small pearls of history that have come down to us thanks to the care and passion with which they have been maintained over time: the towers of San Gimignano, the walls of Monteriggioni, the tuff terrain of Volterra and its alabaster quarries, just to name a few.

The landscapes, additionally, make Tuscany an undisputed protagonist on the world tourism scene. It is natural to think about the Argentario, the highest promontory on the Tuscan coast, protected by a WWF oasis for its natural wealth and fauna, including important colonies of birds. To the west of Argentario, there are the islands of Giannutri and Giglio, included in the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago and surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, a crystal clear sea and rich seabed.

There are many hot springs for wellness facilities: Montecatini, Saturnia, Montepulciano, Monsummano and Bagno Vignoni that, thanks to the thermal waters and the centres equipped for every type of treatment, offer relaxing holidays.

Finally, UNESCO has inscribed seven wonders of Tuscany as World Heritage Sites. These are the old town of Florence; Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa; the old town of San Gimignano; the old town of Siena; the old town of Pienza; the Val d’Orcia; the Medici Villas.