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When our clients tell us they’ve had a good holiday, we like to publish it on here – and we also publish our Invitation to Tuscany news here.

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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.

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 »

What has Tuscany done for the wine market?

Added on March 21st 2015 — Food and Wine

What has Tuscany done for the wine market?

There is a term which was coined around forty years, and is sometimes banded around wine, known as Super Tuscan. However, trying to actually describe what a Super Tuscan is, is quite an effort in itself. There are not any strict guidelines as to what qualifies a wine into a Super Tuscan, but it does … Read more »

“Power and Pathos” exhibit opens in Florence

Added on March 20th 2015 — Art and Courses, Events, Museums, Things to do

“Power and Pathos” exhibit opens in Florence

Greek bronze sculptures are ranked very highly within the art world, in both quality and rarity, due to the fact that most surviving Greek sculptures are made from marble. However, bronze was a much more highly prized material amongst the wealthier clients, with only the most skilled artists being able to use it effectively.

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 »

What to do in Tuscany with children

Added on March 11th 2015 — Things to do

What to do in Tuscany with children

Tuscany is a beautiful part of Italy, and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. However, if you are travelling with children, your itinerary may be slightly different in order to accommodate them. Below are a few suggestions of places you could travel whilst on a family villa holiday in Tuscany. Pistoia Zoo The zoo … Read more »

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