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The top five sights to see in Siena

Added on February 28th 2015 — Churches and Castles, Museums, Siena, Things to do

The top five sights to see in Siena

Siena is a fantastic city to visit, with plenty of sights to see – so we thought we’d list five of our favourites for you! Like Florence, the city is a cultural treasure trove and has been declared by declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It’s one of Italy’s most visited places and hundreds of … 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 »

Tuscan wine maker to showcase award winning vintages in VinItaly exhibition

Added on February 23rd 2015 — Chianti, Food and Wine, Latest news

Tuscan wine maker to showcase award winning vintages in VinItaly exhibition

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 »

A new discovery may have identified Ben Hur’s nemesis

Added on February 21st 2015 — Latest news

A new discovery may have identified Ben Hur’s nemesis

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 »

Skeletons reveal Tuscan life in the past

Added on February 20th 2015 — Latest news, Lucca and Pisa

Skeletons reveal Tuscan life in the past

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 »

Fashionable Florence – is the city becoming a hot spot for fashion?

Added on February 20th 2015 — Events, Florence and Arezzo, Latest news

Fashionable Florence – is the city becoming a hot spot for fashion?

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 »

Florence’s south bank: The Oltrarno

Added on February 19th 2015 — Florence and Arezzo, Latest news

Florence’s south bank: The Oltrarno

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.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa: Accidental Beauty

Added on February 18th 2015 — Lucca and Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa: Accidental Beauty

Located in the Piazza dei Miracoli, or the Square of Miracles, the Tower of Pisa sits next to the cathedral of Pisa. The tower is the third oldest building in the Piazza dei Miracoli, behind the cathedral and the baptistery. Originally, it was built to be a free standing bell tower, but shortly after the … Read more »

Why Australia is obsessed with Tuscany

Added on February 17th 2015 — Florence and Arezzo, Latest news

Why Australia is obsessed with Tuscany

  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 »

Tuscany Wines to make moves into UK market

Added on February 16th 2015 — Food and Wine, Latest news

Tuscany Wines to make moves into UK market

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.

Three sights to see in Siena

Added on February 16th 2015 — Churches and Castles, Museums, Siena, Things to do

Three sights to see in Siena

Siena is well known as one of Italy’s richest cities, due to its beautiful architecture and rich artistic heritage. Because of this it is often top of lists of peoples’ favourite cities. That fact could also be because of the relaxed and laidback nature of Siena’s locals, which means you’re given a chance to enjoy … Read more »

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