La Festa della Toscana The reforms of Pietro Leopoldo and modern Tuscany
The roots of peace and justice of our Nation find their foundation in Tuscany, the first to decreed the abolition of the death penalty through a legal document signed by Pietro Leopoldo on November 30, 1786. 2016 will mark the 230 years anniversary since the criminal reform of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, but in the meantime, this year marks the fifteen edition of Tuscany’s Feast. The initiatives proposed by the regional Council are designed to emphasize the high value of this anniversary, not only as an evocation of a historical event which coincides with the abolition of the death penalty by the Grand Duke Leopold of Tuscany, but also as a representation and reflection on human rights and peace. This edition of Tuscany’s Feast is dedicated to the “The reforms of Pietro Leopoldo and modern Tuscany: economic initiative (liberalization); communities (local entities and their identity); the corporate organization (dissolution of corporations and the establishment of the chambers of commerce); human rights (abolition of the death penalty and of torture)”.