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2014 Favorite Table Arrangements – We love long tables!

Carolina Casini 13/01/2015

This past year we really had the chance to create some beautiful long table arrangements. Here some quick snaps of the ones we loved the most! All the 3 of them will be featured in wedding blogs in the month so stay tuned for more details. A castle setting is the perfect place to use long tables and in this case we did a U shape table to create that medieval banquet feel. Using silver…

Tuscany, a shopper’s paradise!

Tuscandream 05/01/2015

Tuscany has always been a shopper’s paradise – and now with the United States dollar having gained over 10 percent against the Euro it’s even better! Whether you’re looking for designer goods, ceramics, shoes and other leather goods, antiques or jewelry, we’ve got bargains galore! The Luxury Outlet “The Mall” is located 30 minutes southeast of Florence on the Via Europa 8, Leccio Regello (Florence) features a host of designer goods at about thirty percent…

Tour Florence – Art, Culture, Food and Spectacular Shopping

Tuscandream 15/12/2014

No matter where you rent a villa in Tuscany, no vacation seems complete without a visit to Florence, the city that gave birth to, and is synonymous with, the Renaissance. It is estimated that 70% of the Western World’s most important art can be found in Italy, and half of these treasures can be found in the world famous museums of Florence!   One could easily spend a year sightseeing in Florence without taking in everything!…

Tuscan Cooking School and Wine Experience 2015

Tuscandream 21/10/2014

Tuscany is rightfully world renown for our cuisine and a meal is not just an occasion to quickly fill your stomach. In our land, a meal is a celebration of taste and a festival of flavours that is to be savored and enjoyed. We do not push back from the table until we have to. We are blessed with some amazingly talented chefs, none better than Valentino of Taste Emotions – the author of three of the best…

Spring Wedding in a Chianti Castle with Menu Included

Carolina Casini 16/10/2014

On a beautiful spring day at the beginning of the month of May in a Castle in Chianti with about 80 guests we made it happen! Many foreign couples planning their destination wedding in Tuscany consider the month of May for their wedding. While the end of month feels almost like summer already, with longer daylight and steady weather, the beginning of the month can be more tricky and risky weather wise. For Richard and…

A Step by Step Guide to Your Destination Wedding in Tuscany – Infographic

Carolina Casini 10/10/2014

Here is an easy to follow step by step guide to help you plan your destination wedding in Tuscany. Be it Tuscany or any other part of the world this quick guide is sure to trigger some important points to consider that you might have not thought of previously. For a more detailed guide read this post on planning a destination wedding in Tuscany.   Feel free to share this by pasting the code below…

The Vasarian Corridor and the Museums of Florence

Tuscandream 16/09/2014

It has been said that Florence houses 60 percent of the world’s greatest art treasures and as a result no visit to Florence is complete without visiting the Renaissance City’s world renown museums including, the Uffizi and the l’Accademia. The museums are open six days a week – they are closed on Mondays – and tend to be extremely crowded on weekends and Tuesdays – and nearly always the admittance lines are long – with…

A Holiday in Medieval Cortona

Tuscandream 10/09/2014

Cortona is a picturesque medieval walled city set high on the slopes of Mount St. Egidio and overlooking the Val di Chiana and Lake Trasimeno. Known to many as the setting for the movie Under The Tuscan Sun, Cortona is a vibrant town well worth exploring for its historical importance, fantastic shopping, breathtaking views  and its fabulous cuisine! TuscanDream offers several phenomenal villas in Cortona, including the sensational ten bedroom air conditioned Villa Laura that was…

Explore Montebenichi, A Hidden Gem in Italy

Tuscandream 25/08/2014

Twenty minutes northeast of Siena, and less than an hour south of Florence, is Tuscany’s lush and fertile Valdambra region. Bordering the southern tip of Chianti, Val d’Ambra is the home of phenomenal restaurants, storybook castles, award winning vineyards and some of TuscanDream’s most popular air conditioned Tuscan villas. The unspoiled Valdambra countryside is punctuated by a collection of little towns and hamlets, including Montebenichi, Levane, Rapale, Capannole, Duddova, Ambra, Sogna, and its principal city,…

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