Food and nature are the twin purposes of this excursion that will lead you into the heart of the Apuan Alps. Together with your guide, you will discover an unknown territory, where stone houses and vast forests overlook the ancient village of Colonnata. Stopping at the top to admire the view, you will head down … Read more »
A natural, cultural, and gastronomic hike along the Lombricese stream, in the undiscovered region near Camaiore, where the white stone of the Apuane mountains reach the sea. A charming path will lead you past ruins of the old mills, through the extraordinary uncontaminated nature of charming woods and, at the end, reward you with the … Read more »
Discover the mufflons in their beautiful habitat, with a photographic walk in parklands of the Apuan Alps, around the Pania della Croce and Corchia mountain. Included in the price is dinner, an overnight stay at the CAI mountain hut and breakfast the following morning. Thanks to the help of an Environmental Guide with experience as … Read more »
Last week I went to the “Ristorante Pizzeria Le Grazie”, just outside Colle Val d’Elsa and had a fantastic meal! As is sometimes the case with good Italian eateries, this one is hidden away in an ugly modern building just on the outskirts of Colle val d’Elsa. Every time I approach it my heart sinks … Read more »
“Hi, our stay at Poderuccio was a wonderful experience that added to our visit to Tuscany. The villa was superb with amazing views and the villa itself along with the thoughtful owners exceeded our expectations. The location was ideal to Florence, Chianti and hilltop towns. We would recommend this villa to anyone who visits Tuscany. … Read more »
Dear Laura. We had a lovely week at Il Casale and spent it relaxing by the pool with a few evening excursions once it was a bit cooler. We loved Siena and Moteriggioni best of all and had a great meal out at both. In Siena we opted for the Taverna listed in the house … Read more »
Many local administrations have started to charge a “Tourist Tax” (similar to the French system) for people staying in rented accommodation. It is a trend that has started recently and each town seems to be picking different rates, different cut-off points and different rules. But they are gradually all joining in, so you need to … Read more »
On my last visit I went to see this beautiful little cottage high in the hills behind Camaiore – it has a view to die for and it even has a little pool. Perfect spot for 2! We called it Sognatrice (Dreamer).
I returned from Tuscany on thursday night, after a visit to see the changes made at Le Murella, including the addition of two new properties. Ottavio, the careful owner of the little estate of Pian della Chiesa, is constantly at work, clearing woods, re-building the beautiful dry stone walls that criss cross the estate, and … Read more »
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 »
We have teamed up with Issuu to publish our beautiful brochure online as well as in the real world. You can now look through the brochure on your computer, or even on your iPad,iPod, iPhone or Android equivalent… have a look here: “2012 Brochure“.
The Museo Etrusco Guarnacci in the heart of Volterra has one of the most fascinating Etruscan collections in Italy, not to mention alabaster shops on every corner. This dour-faced terracotta couple on a sarcophagus lid give a glimpse into the lives of a people about whom so little is known.