The new guide "Contemporary Tuscany"
The vademecum about the unique historical and artistic, architectural and landscape heritage in Tuscany
Etruscan land par excellence, with extraordinary medieval pearls and cradle of the Renaissance, Tuscany is also a destination of choice for those who love contemporary art. The new guidebook Contemporary Tuscany - published by us at Gruppo Editoriale, edited by Stefano Pezzato with the Centro Pecci of Prato, published with the support of Regione Toscana and Toscana Promozione Turistica - is dedicated to this enormous heritage.
Starting with the seven areas and landmarks listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Florence, Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena, Pienza, Val d’Orcia, Medicean villas and gardens. In addition to the region’s famous historic sites, in the past few decades contemporary artistic experiences of various kinds and significant architectural achievements have contributed either to the continuity with the very rich past or to the renewal of tradition, with a variety of offerings ranging from visual arts to museums, from architecture to wineries, from shows to festivals and cultural events.
This guide presents readers with information about the “destinations and attractions” reflecting more contemporary Tuscany: public art in urban spaces and across the region; art parks and gardens or places where art and environment intersect; the major contemporary art museums and collections; several thematic and corporate museums, reminders of this land’s recent history; contemporary architecture mostly for public, institutional and cultural use; many and wonderful designer wineries; lots of events among the most distinguished and interesting of the past few years.
Each section is accompanied by a map and follows a circular route, from the regional capital to the coast and towards the inland, with several possible routes to choose from.
A complete mapping of all the wonders of contemporary art in Tuscany.