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New Eateries In Florence: South Bank

07/10/2015

Our series spotlighting the best of hot new contemporary eats in the city is back. Our first article covered the dynamic San Lorenzo neighborhood, this time we are focusing on the south bank or ‘other side of the river.’ The area stretching from San Niccolo to the oltrarno to San Frediano. Commonly known as the area where locals’ reside. The hustle and bustle here is typically less touristy and crowded as the zones surrounding piazza…

Celebrating Together In An Elegant Villa Near Florence

03/10/2015

With low-cost flights making a jaunt over to Florence a very realistic possibility, people are taking advantage of this more than ever. Planning fun weekend trips from all over Europe is becoming cheaper, and offers a variety in travel that before people could only dream about. Breakfast in London, dinner in Prague. In less than two hours from locations like Paris, Berlin or London — you can step foot onto Italian soil and be sipping…

Castello d’Albola, A Fantastic Winery in Tuscany

23/09/2015

No poem was ever written by a drinker of water– Horace, the great Roman poet. The history of wine in Italy dates back far longer than most anyone can believe, for almost 2,800 years, this country has been enjoying a glass of red or two. While they may not have invented this popular tipple, they certainly have perfected the art of wine-making, which makes it one of the most popular if not the most popular,…

How Do I Pack For Italy? Year-Round Tips

16/09/2015

Packing for Italy, do you love or do you hate it? We completely get it, our stress levels rise alarmingly quickly when traveling to a place where the weather is as temperamental as the bus drivers, but on the other, bus drivers in Italy also tend to be pretty handsome. Regardless of season, there are a few things that should always be in your suitcase on your next Italy trip. Tissues being one of them, public…

Weddings in Italy: Fall Trends

07/09/2015

Fall in Italy is a personal favorite for so many reasons, you can feel the palpable energy which returns to Italian cities. For those of us who love food and wine, it also is the time when harvest season is about to kick off, which means plenty of great food and festivals in many local towns. We also believe that couples getting married during this time tend to stress less about weather, since fair-enough, it can…

The Perfect Tuscan Villa For A Romantic Getaway

31/08/2015

We all lead busy lives which often means not enough time to focus on the things that really matter, mainly our relationships with family and friends. While someone’s idea of a holiday in Italy might mean hitting up every hot-spot mentioned in Rick Steves, aimed at checking it off a dream bucket-list. We suggest otherwise. The things is, you have the rest of your life to hurry to the next big thing, ideally, coming to Italy should…

Whispers of Monteriggioni, A Tuscany Gem

24/08/2015

Only 50 kilometers from Florence, and 15 from Siena, lies a tiny, walled 13th century Medieval town that seems to have been preserved in time, its prowess is even quoted in Dante’s Divine Comedy. Used as a defensive fortification in the Middle Ages between the always-fighting Siena and Florence, it is one of the best preserved towns from this era in all of Italy, with 570 meters of circular walls that beckon to the time…

New Eateries in Florence: San Lorenzo

17/08/2015

Those who have traveled to Florence in the past ten years might be accustomed to a style that is very reminiscent to Tuscany. Marble-topped tables, rustic atmosphere and a written menu, featuring delights that are heavily vegetable, except for the odd ‘bistecca alla fiorentina‘ or two. Lately the city has undergone a bit of a contemporary revolution, the traditions still remain but a younger, passionate wave of owners has broken the barriers to add their…

Tips On The Perfect Organic Tuscan Wedding

10/08/2015

We’d like to think that ‘Cinderella’ were around today, she would likely skip the stiff organza and go instead for a softer, more delicate appeal. A bit of vintage lace with a soft cascading silk skirt, her hair in loose waves, or woven with a braid adorned with fresh flora. She steps out to a hushed whisper in a row of whispering cypress trees, nestled in the heart of Val d’Orcia. Or in an iconic…

Tuscany meets Africa

18/03/2015

The idea to celebrate weddings in a foreign country was born from my need to get new inspirations away from Tuscany and explore exotic spots at the same time. South Africa was the perfect location for a lot of reasons. Since I got back there in 2010, after my first trip in 1993 when the apartheid regime was still on, this country has been inspiring me in a lot of different ways. Now how to…

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