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Montalcino’s smallest vineyard

Added on March 5th 2015 — Areas, Food and Wine, Latest news, South of Siena

Montalcino’s smallest vineyard

Based in just 1.8 hectares La Pieve House is by far the smallest vineyard in Montalcino – but what it lacks in size it makes up for in high quality wine. The vineyard has just been featured in the Copenhagen Post by Carsten Pedersen and it’s reminded us just what a fantastic little vineyard it is. La Pieve … Read more »

Tuscan building shortlisted for Mies van der Rohe award

Added on February 27th 2015 — Central Tuscany, Food and Wine, Latest news, Museums

Tuscan building shortlisted for Mies van der Rohe award

A Tuscan winery has been shortlisted for the prestigious Mies van der Rohe 2015 award, which is the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture and is presented every two years. The grand prize is €60,000, with the winner receiving a sculpture of the award’s namesake Mies van der Rohe’s German Pavilion. This symbolises the main … Read more »

Tuscan wine maker to showcase award winning vintages in VinItaly exhibition

Added on February 23rd 2015 — Chianti, Food and Wine, Latest news

Tuscan wine maker to showcase award winning vintages in VinItaly exhibition

A Tuscan wine maker will be showcasing their award winning vintages at the 49th edition VinItaly exhibition in Verona on the 22nd-25th March this year. The Lornano winemakers is located on the hills of Castellina and Monteriggioni, which is a short distance from Siena. The winery has been producing Chianti Classico wine since 1904, and … Read more »

Tuscany Wines to make moves into UK market

Added on February 16th 2015 — Food and Wine, Latest news

Tuscany Wines to make moves into UK market

A wine distributor in the UK has added Tuscany’s Fattoria Le Pupille to their selection, as the interest in Tuscan wines by UK consumers is at an all-time high. Le Pupille is located in the south of Tuscany, and the estate has an expansive coverage, stretching 75 hectares and producing eight different wines.

Taste of Tuscany: Brined pork chops with salsa verde

Added on February 15th 2015 — Food and Wine

Taste of Tuscany: Brined pork chops with salsa verde

Our Tuscan holidays are memorable for many reasons, but one of the main ones is the fantastic food on offer in the region. The thousands of fantastic restaurants offering authentic tastes of traditional Tuscan cuisine are enjoyed by millions of people each year, including many of the people who stay at our Tuscany apartments and … Read more »

Why Chianti is among the world’s favourite wines

Added on February 13th 2015 — Chianti, Food and Wine

Why Chianti is among the world’s favourite wines

Tuscany is well known for its vineyards and fine wines, which are among the best in the world – but what is it about one in particular, Chianti, that makes it so prized? Italy produces as much wine as any other nation in the world, with only France matching its output of five billion litres … Read more »

Five top Tuscan wineries

Added on February 5th 2015 — Areas, Food and Wine, Latest news

Five top Tuscan wineries

Tuscany is famous for its wines, with the region’s vineyards producing a significant proportion of Italy’s annual wine output of 40.8 million hectolitres. That figure puts Italy top of the list of the biggest wine producing countries in the world and it’s for a good reason that the country produces so much. The climate and … Read more »

Learn the art of Tuscan cooking

Added on February 4th 2015 — Cooking Classes, Florence and Arezzo, Food and Wine, Things to do

Learn the art of Tuscan cooking

Part of a trip to Tuscany is sampling the local cuisine – relaxing in a local restaurant and enjoying traditional dishes. For many people this is one of the finest parts of a trip to the region and keeps people coming back to our Tuscan villas year after year. That’s because Tuscan dishes embody all … Read more »

Enjoy wine and cinghiale in Tuscany

Added on February 2nd 2015 — Florence and Arezzo, Food and Wine, Latest news, Siena, South of Siena, Things to do

Enjoy wine and cinghiale in Tuscany

Wild boar have been making a nuisance of themselves for vineyard owners in Tuscany of late, but those problems have been tackled in a style which is good news for food lovers. The animals have been “causing chaos” in Tuscan vineyards, running wild among the vines in the hills between Florence and Siena. The boar … Read more »

Cooking Classes in Lucca

Added on July 10th 2013 — Areas, Cooking Classes, Food and Wine, Lucca and Pisa

If you really wish to make your holiday a memorable experience, learn the basics that allow you to prepare a true Tuscan meal once you’ve returned home. Classes are for everyone: beginners, children, and professionals and they are hands-on, fun and educational. We discuss ingredients, techniques, culture and the culinary arts in general. A typical … Read more »

Colonnata and its famous “lard”

Added on May 9th 2013 — Active, Areas, Food and Wine, hikes and walking, Latest news, Lucca and Pisa, Things to do, Trekking, Undiscovered nature

Food and nature are the twin purposes of this excursion that will lead you into the heart of the Apuan Alps. Together with your guide, you will discover an unknown territory, where stone houses and vast forests overlook the ancient village of Colonnata. Stopping at the top to admire the view, you will head down … Read more »

Along the path to the Candalla mills

Added on May 9th 2013 — Areas, Central Tuscany, Food and Wine, hikes and walking, Latest news, Things to do, Undiscovered nature

A natural, cultural, and gastronomic hike along the Lombricese stream, in the undiscovered region near Camaiore, where the white stone of the Apuane mountains reach the sea. A charming path will lead you past ruins of the old mills, through the extraordinary uncontaminated nature of charming woods and, at the end, reward you with the … Read more »

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