Added on February 24th 2015 — Latest news
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 »
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 »
Added on February 21st 2015 — Latest news
It’s thought a recent discovery of ancient wine vats may confirm that a Tuscan villa once belonged to Ben Hur’s arch enemy. Thanks to the discovery of 2,000 year old wine vats, archaeologists think their long term suspicions that the Villa Le Grotte (the Caves) had been the residence of Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus could … Read more »
A “Thousand-year cemetery” which has been explored by archaeologists has provided a picture of how locals have lived in Tuscany for more than a millennium. Over the course of the past 1,000 years monks and villagers have been buried in the Badia Pozzeveri cemetery near Lucca in Tuscany. And while Tuscany is synonymous with the … Read more »
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
Do you plan to rent a villa in Tuscany this Summer? If so, it may please you to know that doing so has recently become more affordable, because the pound has hit its highest against the euro in 18 months. Just today, sterling reached 1.2413 versus the common currency, its strongest since December 12th 2012. … Read more »