Tuscan Fragrances

Tuscany has a long tradition regarding the production of fragrances and essence oils, began back in the 1500 when Caterina de’ Medici brought with her some friars of Santa Maria Novella church to  the French court.

Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria a Novella

Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria a Novella

The same friars who were working herbs with healing scopes since 1200 and basically began the activity of what today is the Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria a Novella: Continue reading

Tuscan Wine School. Wine tasting in Siena or in Florence

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 Wine School in Florence

The tastings are held inside the “classrooms” of the wine schools and during 1 or 2 hrs Continue reading