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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 »

July & August in Tuscany, when opera fills the air

Added on July 17th 2015 — Central Tuscany, Concerts, Events, Latest news, Lucca and Pisa, Siena

July & August in Tuscany, when opera fills the air

 In the height of summer, when the heat of the day has given way to comfortable evening temperatures, opera lovers gather is some of the most fascinating venues the region has to offer.  Whether in the roofless abbey at San Galgano, in the lakeside open-air theatre near the home of Giacomo Puccini or on the cathedral … Read more »

Villa Strega continues to bewitch

Added on June 13th 2015 — Customer comments, Latest news, Siena, Villa Strega

Villa Strega continues to bewitch

As ten years previously, La Strega continues to bewitch and provide a perfect family holiday. Villa Strega provides the space to accommodate a large group but is also able to allow individual spaces in the multitude of common rooms and outside in the rose garden.  Of course for young and old the swimming pool is … Read more »

Chianti winemaker set to go Vegan this spring

Added on March 30th 2015 — Chianti, Food and Wine, Siena

Chianti winemaker set to go Vegan this spring

A winemaker is set to release the first certified vegan Chianti, which is scheduled to be available for sale this spring. In the traditional wine-making process, the grape juice is filtered through a number of substances called “fining agents” in order to remove things such as off flavours, cloudiness, proteins and some other organic particles.

Luxurious Tuscan castle goes on sale – for £20m

Added on March 18th 2015 — Latest news, Siena

Luxurious Tuscan castle goes on sale – for £20m

A stunning and historic Tuscan castle has been put up for sale at an eye-watering cost of £20 million. The fabulous castle near Siena was home to the famous Piccolomini family between 1350 and 1920 and two members of the family went on to become Pope Pius II (1458-64) and Pope Pius III (1503). Now … Read more »

The top five sights to see in Siena

Added on February 28th 2015 — Churches and Castles, Museums, Siena, Things to do

The top five sights to see in Siena

Siena is a fantastic city to visit, with plenty of sights to see – so we thought we’d list five of our favourites for you! Like Florence, the city is a cultural treasure trove and has been declared by declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It’s one of Italy’s most visited places and hundreds of … Read more »

Three sights to see in Siena

Added on February 16th 2015 — Churches and Castles, Museums, Siena, Things to do

Three sights to see in Siena

Siena is well known as one of Italy’s richest cities, due to its beautiful architecture and rich artistic heritage. Because of this it is often top of lists of peoples’ favourite cities. That fact could also be because of the relaxed and laidback nature of Siena’s locals, which means you’re given a chance to enjoy … 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 »

Operas and concerts under the stars at San Galgano

Added on February 9th 2012 — Concerts, Events, Siena

It would be difficult to find a more dramatic setting for a summer opera or concert. The roofless gothic Abbey of Saint Galgano, rich in carved capitals and rose windows offers a unique backdrop to all of the musical events taking place within its wall. The Opera Festival and world-renown musicians of the Siena’s Chigiana … Read more »