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16 Insider Secrets for an Authentic Tuscan Holiday

Added on May 24th 2017 — Active, Concerts, Cooking Classes, Florence and Arezzo, Food and Wine, Latest news, Lucca and Pisa, Restaurants, Things to do

16 Insider Secrets for an Authentic Tuscan Holiday

These days, holidays are so much more than an escape from day to day life back home… Of course, a holiday needs to be in a great setting, with time to relax, explore and create memories with our loved ones. However, we are a very inquisitive bunch, and statistics show that we now want to … Read more »

6 things you can do with children in Tuscany

Added on February 3rd 2017 — Art and Courses, Central Tuscany, Chianti, Churches and Castles, Florence and Arezzo, Latest news, Lucca and Pisa, Museums, Siena, South of Siena, Undiscovered nature

6 things you can do with children in Tuscany

Visiting Tuscany with children is a delight, but sometimes you might wonder which places are good with kids, or if there’s somewhere you can take them to decompress after too much culture – here are some suggestions for our favourite places – some cultural, some wild and some organised. 1. Visiting hill towns and villages. … Read more »

June 24th: Calcio Storico – Where football is good and grimy

Added on June 12th 2015 — Areas, Events, Florence and Arezzo, Things to do

June 24th: Calcio Storico - Where football is good and grimy

A game without rules in stripped down costume, this is football like the referees have never allowed. Four teams of 27 each representing separate quarters of the city battle it out in a game fought in Florentine squares since the 5th century.  Piazza Santa Croce is the site of the semi-finals leading up to the … Read more »

Daily Mail’s John Carter praises Tuscany

Added on March 27th 2015 — Chianti, Florence and Arezzo, Latest news, South of Siena

Daily Mail’s John Carter praises Tuscany

Daily Mail travel writer John Carter has praised Tuscany for its incomparable views and delicious wines and says he has treasured memories from his trip to the region. The experienced traveller stayed in several villas in Tuscany during his stay and in this past weekend’s Daily Mail travel supplement has written how the trip put … Read more »

How Sting swapped fields of gold for olive groves

Added on March 12th 2015 — Chianti, Florence and Arezzo, Food and Wine, Latest news

How Sting swapped fields of gold for olive groves

Sting and his wife Trudie Styler are two of the most famous expats to live in Tuscany – and they’re embracing the lifestyle of the area by producing their own olive oil! The former frontman of The Police and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels producer Trudie moved to Tuscany in 1997 and own an … Read more »

Andrea Bocelli to perform twice at Teatro del Silenzio

Added on March 11th 2015 — Concerts, Events, Florence and Arezzo, Latest news, Lucca and Pisa, Things to do

Andrea Bocelli to perform twice at Teatro del Silenzio

One of Tuscany’s most famous sons will head home this August, when Andrea Bocelli sings in a small town near Pisa. The famous tenor was born in Lajatico, a town of just 1,500 people which is about 30 miles southwest of Florence and 25 miles southeast of Pisa. And in August he’ll sing in his hometown twice, at … Read more »

Review: Mirror writer loved stay at Argentone

Added on March 6th 2015 — Argentone, Customer comments, Florence and Arezzo, Latest news, Lucca and Pisa

Review: Mirror writer loved stay at Argentone

We’ve recently had a visit from Daily Mirror travel writer Claire O’Boyle and having seen a review of her stay published we’re delighted to be able to say she loved her time with us in Tuscany! Claire came to stay at Argentone, one of our villas which is perched high up in the Apuan Alps. … Read more »

Fashionable Florence – is the city becoming a hot spot for fashion?

Added on February 20th 2015 — Events, Florence and Arezzo, Latest news

Fashionable Florence – is the city becoming a hot spot for fashion?

When we blog about Florence, the beautiful capital of Tuscany, we normally find ourselves writing about the thousands of incredible artworks in the city, its amazing architecture, the fantastic food and the wonderful atmosphere. But in future we might find ourselves writing about something entirely different – Florence’s up and coming fashion scene. It may … Read more »

Florence’s south bank: The Oltrarno

Added on February 19th 2015 — Florence and Arezzo, Latest news

Florence’s south bank: The Oltrarno

We have plenty of favourite spots in Florence, and recently the fantastic south bank has been added to our list of must see sights in the city. That’s thanks to Florence mayor Dario Nardella, who’s been behind a drive to rejuvenate the Oltrarno.

Why Australia is obsessed with Tuscany

Added on February 17th 2015 — Florence and Arezzo, Latest news

Why Australia is obsessed with Tuscany

  Tuscany has an incredible draw and is a hotspot for European holidaymakers – but thanks to cheaper long haul flights it’s also becoming a firm favourite with antipodeans. Australians and kiwis are starting to catch on to something people all over Europe have known for decades – that Italy, and Tuscany in particular, offers … Read more »

Five great museums to visit in Florence

Added on February 10th 2015 — Art and Courses, Florence and Arezzo, Museums, Things to do

Five great museums to visit in Florence

Tuscany’s rich and priceless artistic and cultural heritage is no secret and it’s one of the many reasons hundreds of thousands of people choose to holiday in the region every year. It’s made up of thousands of perfectly preserved villages and historical towns, with fantastic architecture which makes it easy to imagine the Tuscany of … 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 »

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