Tuscany

Tuscan Archipelago: why you should take an Island Escape

Tuscany is the most important wine region in Italy as well as one of the most renowned wine regions in the world. Its name comes from the name – Eturia – the Greeks and Romans gave to the land at that time inhabited by the Etruscan. Wines from 29 different designations of origin and 7 different certified and guaranteed designations of origin are produced there. Among its wines, we must highlight Chianti Classico and Vin Santo, both available in Dievole’s winery, as well as Brunello di Montalcino or Nobile de Montepulciano. The majority of them are elaborated with sangiovese grapes. That is why this variety is considered as the queen of the centre of Italy. Cereals, potatoes and olives are also grown in the Tuscan fields. In fact, the region is also an important producer of extra virgin olive oil, a product that you can purchase in Dievole. On the other hand, Tuscany is one of the most popular destinations in Italy, thanks to its historical, cultural and artistic heritage. Its capital, Florence, was the cradle of the Renaissance; that is the reason why many artists moved to Tuscany looking for work and recognition in the Middle Ages. Far and wide of its nearly 23,000 square metres, the region offers all kinds of tourist experiences. Visit Tuscany for walking around large vineyards and tasting its products and also for discovering Florence with its Duomo, its Ponte Vecchio and its museums, as well as other cities that maintain their medieval charm intact. It is the case of Siena – famous by its Piazza del Campo –, Pisa and its iconic leaning tower, Lucca, Montalcino, San Gimignano with its high towers, Pienza with its historical city centre, Grieve in Chianti or Montepulciano. Book your accommodation at Villa Dievole and visit the cypress hills, the Middle Age stone fortifications, the Etruscan and Roman remains and the numerous monuments that make Tuscany famous. It is one of the most beautiful areas to take photos. With the help of Dievole, you will discover the most special spots to capture the Tuscan charm with your camera. You can find useful tips for your trip, the best routes to visit Tuscany’s villages – some of them little known – and recipes to enjoy the flavours and aromas of this central area of Italy. Please, do not leave without tasting the region’s wines and gastronomy, since it is a cross-border combination.

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Tuscan Archipelago: why you should take an Island Escape

You might be surprised that Tuscany has islands! Elba, Capraia, Giglio, Giannutri, Pianosa, Gorgona and Montecristo are all part of the Tuscan Archipelago. Let’s explore them together. Tuscany conjures images of winding white roads nestled lined with cypress trees, within a breath-taking hillside, so it may surprise you that this region also happens to be […]
July 17, 2019

The Tuscan Coast: Exploring Historical Towns

From the wild Tyrrhenian Sea to the soft hills of Maremma, let’s take a virtual walk down the Tuscan Coast to explore its prettiest historical towns. The fascinating Etruscan civilization settled in Tuscany around the 8th century BCE, giving birth to one of the most advanced cultures of Western civilization. The Etruscans tended to settle […]
July 10, 2019

Elba Island: a Short Guide to its Beaches and More

Elba Island is a nature-lover’s paradise, with great beaches, fantastic hikes, but also savoury wines! Famous for the place of Napoleon’s exile, the island’s regenerative powers did nothing but give the French leader renewed energy – returning from exile, he hit the battlefield with more force than ever. The island is a gem of the […]
July 3, 2019

Siena food markets: a tasty shopping guide

One of the best ways to experience Italy’s culture and flavours is to shop at a local market. From North to South, every city or small town has its own weekly market where you can buy seasonal fruit, vegetables, cheese, fresh fish and meat but also cheap clothing, shoes, bags, kitchen supplies and more! These […]
April 29, 2019

Easter Menu: What my Tuscan family eats for Pasqua

  What do you eat for Easter? Giulia shares her Tuscan family’s Easter menu that mostly relies on family traditions passed down by her grandmother.     My family is quite traditional when it comes to celebrating festivities with food. We have a collection of traditional Easter recipes that we make year after year. Sometimes […]
April 11, 2019

Easter in Tuscany: what to do and where to go

Planning on spending Easter in Tuscany? Plan ahead with our tips on what to do and where to go to make the most of this busy holiday season. Easter or “Pasqua” in Italy is a very important religious holiday in Italy peppered with days of traditional events all over the boot; expect holy processions and […]
April 4, 2019

Vinitaly 2019: our small guide

With our small guide of Vinitaly 2019 you can discover the most interesting things to do at the most renowned wine event in Italy. Verona. The city of love, where star-struck lovers Romeo and Juliet met their bittersweet fate, is the hotbed of yet another undying passion that draws thousands to this corner of northern […]
March 28, 2019

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 […]
February 26, 2019

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. […]
January 21, 2019

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 […]
January 14, 2019