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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 »

Michelin recognised chef is returning to Tuscany

Added on March 26th 2015 — Food and Wine, Latest news, Restaurants

Alida Solomon has announced her plans to return to Tuscany with business partner Frank Heaps, where they will open a unique combination of microbrewery and restaurant. Following the success of Tutti Matti Toronto, Solomon will be bringing that success to the Tuscan region. Tutti Matti Tuscany is set to be something which the region has … Read more »

Tuscan convent for sale at same price as three bedroom London flat

Added on March 25th 2015 — Churches and Castles, Latest news

Tuscan convent for sale at same price as three bedroom London flat

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live in a convent, you may now have your opportunity, for just half a million pounds more than a penthouse apartment in Marylebone, London. However, it will still set you back an eye watering £13 million! Convento di Giaccherino has 50 bedrooms, 40 bathrooms, … Read more »

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 »

Tuscany remains a favourite holiday destination

Added on March 14th 2015 — Latest news

Tuscany remains a favourite holiday destination

Tuscany has been a favourite holiday since the 1990’s, and is carrying on in that vein, according to recent statistics. Between 2012 and 2013, Tuscany saw an increase of 4.6% in foreign arrivals.

Modern Art exhibitions in Tuscany

Added on March 13th 2015 — Art and Courses, Events, Latest news, Things to do

Modern Art exhibitions in Tuscany

The next few months are set to be particularly rich for modern art in Tuscany, with a few exhibitions taking place over the coming weeks, with exhibitions only a short distance from some of our villas to rent in Tuscany. Here are the exhibitions and a bit about them:

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 »

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 »

Luxurious trip to Tuscany included in Oscars gift bag

Added on February 24th 2015 — Latest news

Luxurious trip to Tuscany included in Oscars gift bag

Oscar nominees get spoiled every year with a fantastic gift bag filled with luxurious gifts – and this year that bag has included a trip to Tuscany. Nominees for awards at the 2015 Oscars, which were held on Sunday evening, were each handed a gift bag full of luxury items, which included free rental of … Read more »

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