The United States and Tuscany represent two realities which are geographically distant but which are united as a free, prosperous and dynamic civilization. These strong and irreversible ties between Tuscany and the United States which over time have been consolidated are reflected in the ten years of activity of this Association, ties which in the future we will be committed to developing further.
former President of the Region of Tuscany on the occasion of the TAA 10th anniversary
The Mayor of the City of Florence Dario Nardella, the Tuscan American Association and its Presidents Maurizio Mancianti and Andrea L. Davis, and the Consul General of the United States of America in Florence Daniela Ballard are pleased to invite you to the traditional TUSCAN AMERICAN AWARD CEREMONY 2023, which will be held Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 5 pm in the Salone dei Cinquecento of Palazzo Vecchio, Florence.
While waiting for some upcoming art exhibits that the Association is involved with and the traditional TAA Award Ceremony that will be held in Palazzo Vecchio in October, TAA (Tuscan American Association) sponsored an important initiative on Made in Italy – Luxury, with specific regard to the USA. The event held on Friday, September 29th in the Auditorium of the Florence Chamber of Commerce, Piazza Mentana, followed by cocktails.
July 4th, American Independence Day
This year, thanks to the collaboration of the Florence Dance Festival of Keith Ferrone and Marga Nativo, we will celebrate together at the Great Cloister of Santa Maria Novella in Piazza Santa Maria Novella 18, Florence.
As you can see from the enclosed flyer for the event, there is a very rich and intense program starting from 6:30 pm. In addition to national anthems and welcoming remarks, there will be music, food and drinks, dance and fashion.
One more surprise: a touch of american sweetness with VALÙ bakery & cakes.
Tuscan American Association sponsored the 1st Photographic Contest aimed at American Students with a course of study in Tuscany and Florence.
Contest Title: “My Living Memory of Florence”
The awards ceremony took place on 11 April 2023 and was held in the Aula Magna of the Rectorate in Piazza San Marco in the presence of the Councilor of Florence for University and Research Dr. ssa Elisabetta Meucci.
The traditional Thanksgiving dinner was held on Thursday 24 November at the La Loggia restaurant in Piazzale Michelangelo
The creation of opportunities for Tuscans and Americans to expand and extend their familiarity with one another’s world and to intensify and enrich their ties of friendship and mutual understanding through the promotion of cultural social and educational exchanges between Tuscany and the United States of America. This is the mission which our Association will continue to pursue together with Tuscans, Americans, the U.S. Consulate General in Florence, the Region of Tuscany and other Tuscan and American institutions. Founded in 1995, the Tuscan American Association has since promoted and organized various cultural and celebrative events which enhance the friendship between Tuscany and United States.
Since 1996, the Tuscan American Association has offered traditional annual events in recognition of the close ties between Tuscany and the United States:
- Independence Day (July 4th)
- Welcome Day for American students studying in Tuscany
- The Tuscan American Award ceremony on the occasion of Welcome Day
- Holiday Best Wishes in December
- A reception in honor of the United States’ Presidents’ Day in February