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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 »

When Napoleon was Tuscany’s ‘guest’

Added on June 16th 2015 — Latest news, Museums, South of Siena

When Napoleon was Tuscany's 'guest'

In 1814 following his disastrous invasion of Russia and subsequent abdication, Napoleon was banished to the island of Elba. Though he escaped in March 1815 to return and re-claim his title of Emperor, by June of the same year he was once again an island’s guest, this time of St. Helena in the South Atlantic. … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Pieve di Caminino: a special place and a perfect location!

Added on July 1st 2013 — Customer comments, Latest news, South of Siena

“My husband and I knew as soon as we arrived that Pieve di Caminino was a special place and the perfect location for us to explore the beautiful Tuscany countryside. A warm welcome from the owners and the offer of a glass of their own white wine in the beautiful reception hall just added to … Read more »

Happy 80th Birthday at Poderuccio!

Added on July 9th 2012 — Customer comments, South of Siena

Happy 80th Birthday at Poderuccio!

“Dear Laura Thank you very much for all your efforts on our behalf. A super time was had by all – Wonderful Villa, great views, and very helpful and kind owners. We had a great family lunch to celebrate my 80th birthday in the centre of Asciano ‘LE MENCIA’ recommended by Albert. We also had … Read more »

Mobile WiFi in Tuscany

Added on April 4th 2012 — Florence and Arezzo, Latest news, South of Siena

We’ve recently discovered MiFis – small mobile modems that distribute a wireless internet signal. Basically this means you can carry your own wireless modem around with you, or to your holiday villa, and get on the internet wherever you are. While for some the isolation of your perfect Tuscan villa is a thing to be … Read more »