Tuscan Sun Festival 2012 in Florence Italy


Piazza San Giovanni (Florence)

Piazza San Giovanni (Florence) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Tuscan Sun Festival is an annual multi-disciplinary celebration of music, lifestyle and arts. This year it will be held in Florence instead of Cortona where it is usually held.

There are evening musical performances and daytime events including art exhibitions and workshops with visual artists. The festival includes discussions with literary figures at Palazzo Strozzi.

Attend Culinary sessions with some of Tuscany’s chefs and winemakers. Here’s a link to the Gastronomic adventures: http://www.tuscansunfestival.com/culinarywine/

Food events fall under the Festival Heading of ‘Nuove Tradizioni’. The multi-disciplinary event venues range from the town’s 400-seat  Teatro Signorelli to famous squares like Piazza Signorelli and hotels.

WHEN: June 11-18, 2012

Angela Gheorghiu

Cover of Angela Gheorghiu

Artists include: soprano Angela Gheorghiu, flautist Sir James Galway, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, violinist Nigel Kennedy, cellist Nina Kotova, pianist Valentina Lisitsa, pianist Ivo Pogorelich, actor John Malkovich, directors Gabriele Lavia and Maurizio Scaparro as well as violinist Maxim Vengerov, who will appear in Teatro della Pergola.

James Galway

Cover of James Galway

At Angela Gheorghiu’s concert June 12th, she will appear with the Orchestra del Maggio Fiorentino at the Teatro Nuovo. The Romanian star will “receive the designation as a UNESCO Artist for Peace for promoting respect for diversity and understanding through music.”

Monument to Girolamo Savonarola in Piazza Savo...

Monument to Girolamo Savonarola in Piazza Savonarola, Florence, Italy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


“In 2003, the Tuscan Sun Festival was born, and has matured into an annual event that continues to be artist-led while simultaneously embracing the proud spirit of the local community.”  The Tuscan Sun Festival regularly presents prominent musicians and celebrates the lifestyle of Tuscany.

Too bad Girolamo Savonarola isn’t around for this one! Tickets are available at: Tuscan Sun Festival

For more information visit www.tuscansunfestival.com

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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