Tuscany has just been elected as the best wine destination in the World by Tripadvisor’users. This means that it is nearly absurd planning a vacation in Tuscany without also scheduling a tour linked to the world of wine!
The areas where you can taste the famous Tuscan wines are many and you will recognize that each one of these areas has its own typicality. There is not only the “Chianti” or the “Brunello di Montalcino” wines, Continue reading
Are you thinking of summer while watching the snow fall? Are you dreaming of hiking in the mountains? Enjoying the sun and the smell of lavender? Breathing in the fresh air or strolling through a medieval city while cooling off with a “gelato”? That’s what a holiday in Tuscany is all about!
Whether you’re dreaming of a cultural or folkloric holiday, or a holiday among nature, Tuscany is the perfect destination for your summer holiday 2013.
When you say Tuscany, people usually say Florence. Here, culture lovers can indulge Continue reading
When you come to Tuscany, wine tasting needs to be on the agenda.
A great way to taste many different Tuscan wines is to join one of the educative tastings offered by the Tuscan Wine Schools. The tastings are scheduled every day and are designed to suit everyone from the beginner in Italian wines to the savvy taster.
The tastings are held inside the “classrooms” of the wine schools and during 1 or 2 hrs Continue reading
October and the first days of November are still great months for those who want to experience the thrill of ballooning in Tuscany. Usually during these weeks the days are still quite sunny and you can enjoy beautiful flights over the hills of Tuscany enjoying its fantastic sceneries.
Anchiano (Vinci). Birthplace of Leonardo
After a major renovation the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci in Anchiano, a symbol of the bond of Leonardo with his land, reopened last summer to the public with many new features. The restoration, maintained by the management of the Leonardo Museum, have produced an exhibition of new exposition concept that utilizes the latest multimedia technology to propose a “special” and interactive meeting with Leonardo and his painting and graphics. Continue reading
On February 17, 1530 Piazza Santa Croce in Florence was the scene of one of the most important challenges of the Florentine Republic to the Emperor Charles V: the population - besieged since many months by the imperial troops – defiantly decided to organize a football game, giving the impression of not considering the Empire army worthy of attention.
The reenactment of that day, which is celebrated in Florence in our times, refers to that important football match applying the rules of the Renaissance era and is played by the four historic districts of Florence. Continue reading