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2012-03-13 16:58:58

Evidence uncovered during research conducted in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio late last year appears to support the theory that a lost Leonardo da Vinci painting existed on the east wall of the Hall of the 500, behind Giorgio Vasari’s mural “The Battle of Marciano.”

2010-06-29 10:00:00

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2010, travel aspirations have gone global, according to the results from the fourth annual Travel Dreams Sweepstakes Survey, presented by leading luxury travel network, Virtuoso®.

2010-06-17 09:15:00

SARASOTA, Fla., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents of the 386-unit Tuscany Apartments complex in Sarasota will soon receive FiOS TV service over Verizon's all-fiber-optic network, following the completion of a bulk services agreement with Verizon. Under the agreement, Tuscany residents will get FiOS TV service at a significant discount off retail prices.

2010-03-29 14:28:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Wayne Davis and David Disiere of DADI, LLC announced the acquisition of TUSCANY, the leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles, including luxury vans, personal use mobility vans, hotel shuttle vans, and specialty trucks.

2009-07-24 11:57:48

The head of a consortium of Chianti Classico producers says the group will limit supply because of a drop in prices. Chianti Classico consortium chief Marco Pallanti said to stabilize upscale wine prices amid the economic downturn, the consortium will limit the amount of Chianti available, the Italian news agency ANSA reported Thursday. The economic downturn, together with a strong euro over the dollar, has hurt us and forced us to adopt measures to counter the decline in prices, Pallanti...

2009-07-07 12:48:01

A magic powder sold by a German company that allegedly turns water into Chianti wine is a dubious trick, angry Italian farmers say. The Web site for the German company, Trek'n Eat, promises that its magic powder, when mixed with water, allows mountain hikers to enjoy a glass of Chianti at the summit of their climbs, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. But that's nonsense, says the Tuscany branch of farmers' association Coldiretti, reportedly asserting that the drink is a terrible copy of...

2009-07-03 13:07:38

Modern Tuscans show no genetic relationship to the Etruscans who occupied the area during the Bronze Age, Italian researchers have found. While there is a genetic link between Medieval Tuscans and the current population, no link could be found to inhabitants from the Bronze Age, David Caramelli of Florence University and Guido Barbujani of Ferrara University said. Immigration and forced migration have diluted the Etruscan genetic inheritance so much as to make it difficult to recognize, the...

2009-02-26 10:32:00

Actor Danny DeVito to pour and sign his premium limoncello HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb.

2008-09-27 00:00:26

By Steven Rea TORONTO -- Early in Spike Lee's World War II movie, "Miracle at St.


Latest Tuscany Reference Libraries

Tolfetano Horse
2014-07-03 13:02:31

The Tolfetano is a breed of horse that originated in the Lazio region of Italy. The development of the breed was believed by some to be from crossing the Mongolian horse with native stock. Others believe it derived from crossing native horses with Barb and Spanish breeds. Originally, the breed was known as Maremmano, but when Thoroughbred blood was introduced, the Tolfetano became a separate breed. There are 15 breeds indigenous to Italy and the Tolfetano is one that is recognized by...

Cavallo Romano della Maremma Laziale
2014-04-04 10:48:31

The Cavallo Romano della Maremma Laziale, translated in English as the Roman horse of the part of the Maremma that is in Lazio, is an ancient breed of horse that was developed in Italy, specifically in the Lazio region. It was recognized as an official breed in 2010, when it was found to be genetically distinct from the Maremmano, which it was once classified with. Studies found that these two breeds had a common genetic origin, but a difference in their amount of retained ancestral genes....

Tyrrhenian Sea
2013-04-18 22:17:09

The Tyrrhenian Sea is a portion of the Mediterranean Sea off of the western coast of Italy. This sea is bordered by Corsica and Sardinia to the west, Tuscany, Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, and Lazio towards the east, and Sicily towards the south. The maximum depth of the Tyrrhenian Sea is 12,418 feet. It is located near where the African and European tectonic plates meet; therefore mountain chains and active volcanoes for example, Mount Marsili, are found. The eight Aeolian Islands...

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2008-05-27 17:31:06

The Maremma Sheepdog is an Italian livestock guardian breed. In Italy, the breed is known as Cane Da Pastore Maremmano-Abruzzese, derived from the area in which it originated. The breed is thought to be an ancient one, and it continues to be used for its original purpose even today, mainly in Italy but also in the U.S. and Australia. The Maremma, when used as a livestock guardian dog, is introduced to its flock as a puppy in order for it to bond to its sheep or goats. The breed is also...

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