Summer

Italian Beaches: up and down the Italian coast

With this selection of posts you can enjoy an unforgetable summer in the Tuscany region. Discover a lot of tips and ideas for a perfect tuscan summer.

Italian Beaches: up and down the Italian coast

Italy is bordered on both sides by the sea – the Mediterranean in the West and the Adriatic in the East – so Italian beaches are an important part of this country’s geography, as well as of the way we experience it! In summer, Italians migrate to the coast and cities empty out, making for […]
July 31, 2018

Tuscany Road Trip Ideas for a Stress-Free Holiday

There are so many reasons why a Tuscany road trip is a great idea for a stress free holiday. This idyllic landscape begs to be discovered… slowly. The description by Jenny Nelson, author of Georgia’s Kitchen, sums it up best: “the Tuscan countryside whizzed by in a kaleidoscopic whirl of shapes and colors. Green grass […]
July 10, 2018

10 Wine-Based Cocktails

We decided to make our own version of summer which doesn’t involve getting burnt under the Tuscan sun! When humidity is high and all you want is a refreshing drink, why not indulge in an easy-to-make 5’o clock wine-based cocktail? Wine can be used in so many different ways, from adding some to a special […]
June 6, 2018

See you next summer!

On October 18, we called it a wrap and announced the closing of our hospitality season. 2016 has been an extremely fruitful year for Dievole’s estate, full of changes, creativity and new friends. Weddings, dinner parties, wine tastings, romantic weekends… we’ve seen it all and just the thought fills us with joy. We have been […]
November 7, 2016
preserve summer vegetables

How to preserve Summer vegetables

As Fall approaches, don’t curb your craving for fresh and crunchy veggies: here’s a simple trick that will preserve Summer vegetables and keep your dishes green and lively even as the year shifts into colder temperatures. La Giardiniera is a traditional Italian peasant food conceived to make the most of nature’s abundance. Its evocative name […]
August 26, 2016
Florence is one of the best places to visit in Italy Ph Antonio Cinotti (Flickr Creative Feedback)

The 8 best places to visit in Italy this summer

In all of Italy, there isn’t a single place you wouldn’t dare dream to visit – from the metropolitan city of Milan and the charming medieval wonder of Orvieto to the sparkling sea and soft sands of Sicily. Dievole is located in the very centre of the Italian peninsula and therefore the perfect starting point for any […]
June 22, 2016

5 Summer Salad Recipes that will have you looking forward to lunch

Spring and Summer bring fresh, local vegetables to our markets, and we find ourselves getting creative with the renewed variety available to us. As the days warm up and we start thinking about fitting into last year’s Summer wardrobe, we also crave (or maybe we need!) lighter meals. Luckily, there are lots of ways to […]
May 18, 2016
Delicious drinks and good company are the perfect recipe for a great evening!

More than just a sangria recipe: 6 wine cocktails where you can really taste the wine

If the only wine cocktail you know is a sangria recipe, read up. Reinvent your classic cocktail this summer with these six refreshing recipes that’ll enhance the natural flavours of your favorite wines, including our own Dievole Chianti Classico. With its tart yet spicy aroma, Chianti Classico wines are the way to go for some […]
May 6, 2016

Where to go to beat the heat in Tuscany

Hot days in Italy, with the sun pounding off centuries-old palazzi and cobblestone streets, can be unbearable. If you find yourself in Tuscany during the summer, places like Florence can be particularly hot and sticky thanks to humidity and temps over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius), while it is thankfully more pleasant in the countryside, […]
July 29, 2015

2015 Summer Events in Tuscany

Summer is coming and Tuscany during the bella stagione shows its best side. In the summertime, our region offers a wide range of beaches to enjoy the sun, towns where you can dine al fresco on locally grown produce and admire architectural masterpieces… But summer is also when every town or area is active in […]
May 20, 2015