Tuscany is the perfect place, whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation far from the crowd, or a more active and adventurous one. If you love visiting art cities and museums, or if you love outdoor activities such as mountain biking, horse riding, trekking, walking, hiking; you’ll be surprised from the many beautiful things you could see and do. And the countless food and wine festivals will make everything even more special.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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:
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »