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More than just wine….the best handcrafted beer of Tuscany.

Tuscany, you know, is famous for the wine. Whoever comes to Tuscany for a holiday cannot resist to taste one of the most famous wine, such as Chianti (Classico, Riserva, Gallo Nero,…whatsoever) or Brunello di Montalcino.
But in the last past years even the beer production is rising up: in fact the microbreweries are so many and specialized in quality beer production, with a wide range of flavors.
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Starred restaurants in Florence and around. BEST Food in Tuscany

The Tuscan cousine excellences, following the Michelin’s guide suggestions.
Tuscany offers many attractions: from museums, through monuments, to nature. But it’s an undeniable fact that one of the most components with the bigger attraction for tourist of all over the world is the food. Nearby the famous and characteristic local restaurant (trattorie) where it’s mandatory taste the “ribollita”, “fiorentina” steak or tagliatelle with wild boar meat, in the past few years more polished restaurants opened. They are standing out for the excellence of the service, high quality of the food and not last the abundance of choice on the wine list.

Chef Enoteca Pinchiorri

Chef Enoteca Pinchiorri

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Spring last minute in Tuscany

The spring is coming and that is the best moment for a holiday for those who love to spend relaxing moments with a temperate weather in April and May. Rent an apartment with balcony or a villa with swimming pool is the ideal choice, both at accessible prices: 500 Euro per week for apartments with 4 beds and 1300 Euro per week for villas with 10 beds. A table set with foods and drinks in terrace or poolside with cakes, home-made jams, often offered to the guests by kind householders, fresh fruits, and tasty cappuccino in the morning and maybe a traditional romantic Tuscan dinner on the terrace of an apartment. Or even more a joyful dinner with a great grilled steak beneath the stars in the countryside, enjoying the sound and the scent that Tuscany offer.

Spring in Tuscany

Spring in Tuscany

Among our last minute in the spring in Tuscany, Suite Le Terrazze Apartment: 110 sqm , at only 700 euro all inclusive just for April. It can host up to 6 people, with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, 3 panoramic terrace, air conditioning, internet Wi-Fi and exclusive home theater lounge at only 50mt from Piazza Duomo square. Otherwise Villa La Chiesa, magnificent villa with private swimming pool, unique facility and really particularly because an ex church, in the hearth of the Chianti at 8km from San Gimignano, 35km from Siena, at only 1550 Euro per week for 6 people. Perfect for visiting all the most beautiful city of Tuscany and for an itinerary around the wine’s roads, such as Siena, Florence, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, San Gimignano, Val d’Orcia and Arezzo

1 day in Siena: the monuments, the museums and some gourmet stops.

Siena is a very small city and for that reason perfect for 1 single day visit, but at the same time rich of things to do and see. Situated in the heart of Tuscany, is easily reachable from everywhere: from Florence, from Chianti, from Grosseto and from Pisa. It’s the destination of all of those who decide to stay in accommodation facilities, spread across the Tuscany countryside. Sometimes it can be coupled with both, a visit to San Gimignano or Monteriggioni.

Siena

Siena

Either you are coming from Siena by bus or by train or by car, you will have to move by walk in the small historic center, enclosed by medieval walls. Continue reading

Tuscany on bicycle: some itinerary to cycle through freely

In Italy there are more than 2 millions of amateur cyclists and the number is expected to grow more, in the year of UCI Road World Championships 2013. The variety of Tuscany region offers several routes that adapts to everyone level: from the amateur to experienced professionals.

Tuscany on bicycle

Tuscany on bicycle

Among them available, that’s a selection of itinerary in Tuscany to be cycled through, divided among provinces.
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Shopping & Fashion Outlets in Tuscany

The Fashion Outlets in the Valdarno area.

Many of the Italian fashion designers originate in Tuscany: Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Ermanno Scervino, and Prada, just to mention some of the most famous brands. For those of you passionate about these brands it is a must to stop by one of the outlets located in this area of Tuscany where you have the opportunity to go shopping and take advantage of half priced deals on these famous brands. One day is not enough to visit all of the outlets in proximity to Florence!

Outlets in Tuscany

Shopping Outlets in Tuscany

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Pitti Immagine Uomo

Pitti Immagine Uomo Every year in Florence takes place one of the most events related to the world of fashion: Pitti Immagine Uomo. This very important fair takes place in January and June, and it is the showcase of everything that will be cutting-edge during the next season for men’s fashion and, in small part, for women’s (recent is, in fact, the Pitti W).

Pitti Immagine Uomo

Pitti Uomo

The fair is an usually reserved to professionals related to the fashion industry, but even if you are not a journalists or a buyer, this fair is for you an opportunity to see the city of Florence completely transformed… Continue reading

Hot air balloon flight in Tuscany - qualified operator in Tuscany

Idea Balloon established in 1994, is a certified commercial air operator of hot air balloons, with 20 years of passenger flights experience, meeting people from all over the world and is the most qualified operator in Tuscany and with Associazione Aerostatica Toscana training pilots for the Lindstrand Balloon ltd , one of the world most important balloons manufacturer.

Balloon Flights

Hot Air Balloon Tuscany

Meeting with us is enjoying ballooning and see Tuscany from another perspective… Continue reading