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Tuscany Books: A Literary Guide to Visiting Tuscany

Tuscany Books: A Literary Guide to Visiting Tuscany

There is just something about the bewitching landscape of Tuscany that has long inspired writers from the time of Boccaccio to the modern day: just think of Francis Mayes’ 1996 literary bestseller Under the Tuscan Sun. What better way to discover Italy than through literary personalities who have not only traveled through this immense and …Read More
February 26, 2019
Wine Guide
TV Shows about Wine to Binge Watch

TV Shows about Wine to Binge Watch

Picture it: Thursday night, no emails to check, phone switched to airplane mode, a good homemade meal and an inviting couch. “What am I watching tonight?” is the question. The answer? Wine TV shows, of course! If you’re looking for new TV shows about wine to add to your Netflix or Amazon Prime stream, we’ve …Read More
February 13, 2019

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Italy Travel
Churches in Florence to Put on your Must-See List

Churches in Florence to Put on your Must-See List

  There are so many churches in Florence, it’s hard to know which ones to visit! Here’s a mix of famous basilicas and more intimate churches we recommend for your next visit, with a bit of history and photos to tempt you. Churches in Florence: the most famous ones Santa Croce Several years ago, I …Read More
February 7, 2019
Italy Travel
Alto Adige Wine Travel Guide: a Gewürztraminer guide & itinerary

Alto Adige Wine Travel Guide: a Gewürztraminer guide & itinerary

  From our wine travel guide series by Eleonora aka @enozioni, an itinerary for the mountainous area of Alto Adige, making Gewürztraminer wine, with what to see and most importantly what to drink!   Nature all round and striking mountains set the scene for outdoor excursions and food and wine tastings. Exploring the Wine Road …Read More
February 5, 2019
Wine Guide
Benvenuto Brunello 2019: the best of Brunello di Montalcino wines

Benvenuto Brunello 2019: the best of Brunello di Montalcino wines

Amongst the major wine events in Italy each year, Benvenuto Brunello is one of the most exciting previews! This preview (or in Italian anteprima) marks its 27th year presenting the famous Brunello di Montalcino wines in southern Tuscany.  Benvenuto Brunello is organized by the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino; since its DOC recognition in …Read More
February 4, 2019
Italy Travel
Why Winter in Italy is the Best Time to Visit

Why Winter in Italy is the Best Time to Visit

Although beaches and sun may draw you to Italy, there’s lots of reasons Winter in Italy is the best time to visit! Let us convince you. “Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” – Pietro Aretino   I dare say that the Tuscan-born controversial Italian intellectual, Pietro Aretino, had a point. …Read More
January 29, 2019
Italy Travel
Piedmont Wine Travel Guide: a wine lovers’ itinerary in Barolo Territory

Piedmont Wine Travel Guide: a wine lovers’ itinerary in Barolo Territory

  From our new wine travel guide series by Eleonora @enozioni, an itinerary for Piedmont’s Barolo territory with what to see and most importantly what to drink! History, culture, picture-perfect scenery, sublime food and wine traditions and much more. The ideal combination of these assets, Piedmont is a lively and surprising destination, an amalgamation of …Read More
January 24, 2019
Italy Travel
Annual Wine Events in Tuscany

Annual Wine Events in Tuscany

If you’re a wine enthusiast and want to expand your knowledge during your stay, there are numerous wine events in Tuscany year round. Here’s a list in chronological order. Please keep in mind that dates may change from year to year; we’ve listed the months and confirmed 2019 dates for annual wine events in Tuscany. …Read More
January 21, 2019
Food in Tuscany
Tuscan Cuisine: 12 Recipes you Have to Try in 2019

Tuscan Cuisine: 12 Recipes you Have to Try in 2019

If you’re already a fan of Tuscan cuisine, probably you’ve heard of, or even tried, bistecca alla fiorentina and ribollita. But have you ever tried crostini neri? Or schiacciata alla Fiorentina, a typical Carnival sweet bread? We listed for you the 12 Tuscan foods you have to try in 2019, either on the streets of …Read More
January 17, 2019
Wine Guide
Wine Events in Italy: mark your calendar with these!

Wine Events in Italy: mark your calendar with these!

  Whether you’re a wine lover for your own enjoyment or if you work in the field, check your calendar for 2018 and mark down those wine events to attend. From straightforward trade fairs to social tastings and even rock concerts, these are the most important wine events in Italy in 2019.   Major wine …Read More
January 14, 2019
Italy Travel
What is the Best Time to Visit Tuscany?

What is the Best Time to Visit Tuscany?

What is the best time to visit Tuscany? This Italian region features art cities, spas and gorgeous landscapes that make it great to visit in every season – you just have to plan the right itinerary. Let’s look at the seasons one by one and decide when you should come. Best time to Visit Tuscany: …Read More
January 11, 2019