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6 Tips On How To Rent A Villa In Italy!

22/02/2016

You’ve finally decided to reward yourself and take that dream vacation you always wanted – you’re going to rent a villa in Italy! You browse the internet and all the villas you’re seeing look beautiful, so how do you pick the right one? We thought we would offer a few tips on how to pick the right rental villa in Italy and particularly in Tuscany so your holiday finds you living la dolce vita as…

A Short Guide To Val Di Chiana in Tuscany

03/02/2016

If you close your eyes and picture Italy like it is often depicted in the movies, you might see a peaceful place with rolling hills, quaint farmhouses and charming villages dotting the landscape. All this and even more describes of our favorite areas of the country, the scenic and fertile Val di Chiana (Valdichiana) valley, located in the southern Tuscany. It is also quite well-known for its excellent food, wine and extremely charming towns that…

5 Great Farm-To-Table Restaurants In Tuscany

26/01/2016

You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food. – Paul Prudhomme In Tuscany, there is a maxim that in order to eat well, you must head straight to the (natural) source. Our cuisine is part of our heritage and when it comes to food, Italians are acutely attuned to what is fresh and in season. If you use the freshest ingredients you don’t have to make things complex – you can enjoy them…

Medici Tapestries back in Florence For the First Time in 150 Years!

20/01/2016

There is exciting news for art lovers planning on visiting Florence this winter!  We highly recommend that you visit the fascinating Palazzo Vecchio museum located in Florence’s magnificent Town Hall and see an exhibit before it closes in mid-February. For the first time in over one hundred years, the Opificio delle Pietre Dure, a spectacular set of twenty tapestries depicting the stories of the Biblical patriarch Joseph have been reunited and put on display. These…

Yoga In Florence: It’s Yoga Firenze

11/01/2016

Let’s face it, even for those of us who live in Tuscany, one of the most beautiful places in the world there is stress – and sometimes we all need to relax and reset our mind and body. One of the best ways to let out all the tension and clean the mind is yoga – and no matter which discipline of yoga you want to practice you will find it here. We are passionate…

5 Small Towns In Tuscany That You Probably Never Heard Of (But you should!)

04/01/2016

The best part of life in Tuscany is discovering just how dynamic this central Italian region really is – it continues to amaze me, even after years of living here.  Tuscany encompasses a beautiful and diverse natural landscape with numerous UNESCO World Heritage sights. Many travelers are only aware of the Renaissance cities of Siena and Florence, but my personal favorites are the smaller towns where time seems trapped in a bygone era. Imagine tiny cobble-stoned…

Planning a Destination Wedding for 2016? You absolutely need a wedding website! Here the top 5 reasons why.

27/12/2015

It’s the ultimate stress reducer – If responding to text and phone calls about what time the ceremony starts or what is the closest hotel to the wedding venue isn’t part of your wedding vision, then a wedding website is a must! Using your website to communicate the details guarantees that your guests can always access the information they need, even if they accidentally misplace your invitation. It sets expectations – While is likely all…

6 Of The Best Christmas Markets in Italy

12/12/2015

December is one of the best months to be in Italy, not only is it less saturated with people crowding the town centers in the height of the summer season – it also means the welcome arrival of the Christmas markets. In every major town around the country, streets exuberantly light up, adorned with lights and folly while markets dedicated to the holiday season open up to sell locally-made goods and plenty of hot, mulled…

Private Villas in Tuscany for Groups Near Rapolano Terme

08/12/2015

For those looking to truly wind down in the heart of Tuscany, we suggest choosing a location that is strategic to local towns you would like to visit, in addition to fabulous places where you can wind down because a vacation doesn’t feel like one if you are constantly on-the-go. Luckily, for those looking for something private yet accessible, we have two villas available for rent in the province of Siena (19 kilometers  from the…

Unique Antique Markets Around Tuscany

01/12/2015

Tuscany is well-known for rolling hills with cypress-lined lanes, hill-top Renaissance towns and wonderful food – but the markets are also some of the best in Italy. From Arezzo to Florence, there is something for everyone in this varied region. Whether it be antiques, books, organic foodstuffs, vintage clothing, or even for Christmas – you can guarantee to find something you like here. Since there are more than we can list today, we categorized our…

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