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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.

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Taste of Tuscany: Brined pork chops with salsa verde

Added on February 15th 2015 — Food and Wine

Taste of Tuscany: Brined pork chops with salsa verde

Our Tuscan holidays are memorable for many reasons, but one of the main ones is the fantastic food on offer in the region. The thousands of fantastic restaurants offering authentic tastes of traditional Tuscan cuisine are enjoyed by millions of people each year, including many of the people who stay at our Tuscany apartments and … Read more »

Why Chianti is among the world’s favourite wines

Added on February 13th 2015 — Chianti, Food and Wine

Why Chianti is among the world’s favourite wines

Tuscany is well known for its vineyards and fine wines, which are among the best in the world – but what is it about one in particular, Chianti, that makes it so prized? Italy produces as much wine as any other nation in the world, with only France matching its output of five billion litres … Read more »

Five great museums to visit in Florence

Added on February 10th 2015 — Art and Courses, Florence and Arezzo, Museums, Things to do

Five great museums to visit in Florence

Tuscany’s rich and priceless artistic and cultural heritage is no secret and it’s one of the many reasons hundreds of thousands of people choose to holiday in the region every year. It’s made up of thousands of perfectly preserved villages and historical towns, with fantastic architecture which makes it easy to imagine the Tuscany of … Read more »

Five top Tuscan wineries

Added on February 5th 2015 — Areas, Food and Wine, Latest news

Five top Tuscan wineries

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 »

Learn the art of Tuscan cooking

Added on February 4th 2015 — Cooking Classes, Florence and Arezzo, Food and Wine, Things to do

Learn the art of Tuscan cooking

Part of a trip to Tuscany is sampling the local cuisine – relaxing in a local restaurant and enjoying traditional dishes. For many people this is one of the finest parts of a trip to the region and keeps people coming back to our Tuscan villas year after year. That’s because Tuscan dishes embody all … Read more »

Enjoy wine and cinghiale in Tuscany

Added on February 2nd 2015 — Florence and Arezzo, Food and Wine, Latest news, Siena, South of Siena, Things to do

Enjoy wine and cinghiale in Tuscany

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 »

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