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
On 4 July 2019, Independence Day will be celebrated in Florence at the Great Cloister of Santa Maria Novella, with admission from Piazza Santa Maria Novella 18 starting at 7:30 pm. It will also be an occasion to celebrate together the 200th anniversary of the American Consulate in Florence.
As part of the bicentennial celebrations of the US Consulate General, the exhibition curated by Vito Abba brings the works of some of the protagonists of the contemporary art scene to Florence.
Video by Serena Caponetti and Davide Aiello
The Tuscan American Association, together with the City of Florence, organized a large institutional event for the attribution of the Tuscany - USA Award, given to two winners, one Tuscan and one American, who made a significant contribution to strengthening friendship ties and relations between Tuscany and the United States.
On February 15th 2019, in the Sala delle Feste at Palazzo Bastogi, together with the Regional Council, the "Toscana-Usa, Usa-Toscana: Investing to grow" convention took place on the occasion of the bicentennial celebrations of the American diplomatic presence in Florence. At the Conference opened by the President of the Regional Council of Tuscany Eugenio Giani, the Vice Mayor of the City of Florence Cristina Giachi, The President of Confindustria Firenze Luigi Salvadori, The President of Confindustria Toscana Alessio Marco Ranaldo, the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Florence and Vice President of Unioncamere Nazionale Leonardo Bassilichi.
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