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Details are available from the Comitatio Promotore Perugia Classico, c/o Comune di Perugia, Ripartizione XVI Economia e Lavoro, Via Eburnea 9 (& 075-5772253; fax 075-572-4252; www. it). Last week in Sep tember. International Festival of Choral Singing, Volterra, Tuscany. Saintly music fills the air in this Etruscan city. Contact the tourist office at & and fax 0588-86-150. Last Satur day of September. Biennale di Firenze (Fashion Exhibits), Florence. This new bian nual (held in even years) fashion exhibit is installed all around town in museums, galleries, and public build ings to juxtapose fashion with art.
It or & 075894-2526 for details. Late July (some years in Aug). August La Palombella (The Unlucky Dove), Orvieto, Umbria. A live white dove surrounded by flares ignites a pile of fireworks outside the Duomo. Great fun, unless you’re the bird. Call & 0763-341-772 for details. Pentecost Sunday. Ferragosto, throughout Italy. This isn’t an event; it’s an exodus. The feast of the Assumption marks the beginning of the August holiday, when everything in Italy closes, hotels and restaurants included. Everyone goes on vacation.
PISA, TUSCANY’S COAST & THE MAREMMA This region consists of much of Tuscany’s coast, from the ancient maritime republic of Pisa and its tilting tower to Livorno, a Medici-built port city and seafood mecca, and, farther down the coastline, the Maremma, Tuscany’s deep south. Once a stronghold of the Etruscans, the Maremma was a swamp from the Dark Ages to the 1600s and is still a highly undeveloped region. Also covered is the old iron-mining island of Elba, once Napoléon’s reign in exile and now one of Italy’s more proletarian resorts.