Monthly Archives: August 2015

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…

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