Tuscany

Tuscany Books: A Literary Guide to Visiting Tuscany

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.

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

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: […]
January 11, 2019
Cavallucci di Siena

Cavallucci di Siena: How to Make this Seasonal Treat

Cavallucci di Siena are a sweet flavour of the holiday season in Tuscany thanks to wintery flavours like aniseed and candied fruits. Here's the recipe.
December 20, 2018

Easy to Make Tuscan Winter Dishes

The bone-chilling Tuscan Winter doesn’t only strengthen our vineyards: it also livens our appetites! Our region is renowned for its culinary specialties, which masterfully combine simplicity, seasonal ingredients and unique gusto. Staples of the wintertime table are olive oil, wine, bread and tons of healthy cooked winter vegetables like cabbages and root vegetables. While for some, […]
December 17, 2018

Winter in Tuscany: a wondrous region this time of year

Tuscany is graced with four proper seasons – a long spring, a hot summer, a welcome autumn and finally wintertime – a magical affair enjoyed very much by locals. As tour groups depart its cities, there is a serene glow over the region and especially over its cities. Galleries are not busy and some are […]
December 13, 2018

Artisan Food: 6 delicious producers you should visit in Tuscany

What is artisan food and where can you get it in Tuscany? As someone who has lived in Italy for quite some time, I’m a natural skeptic: the adjective “artisanal” is (wrongly) applied to everything from commercial gelato to leather bags that were most definitely not made in Italy. Especially when it comes to food, […]
November 14, 2018
Offal in Tuscany: Not as awful as you think

Offal in Tuscany: Not as awful as you think

Do you think offal is awful? Tuscany has a long tradition of using these sometimes discarded animal parts in dishes you actually might find delicious! The offal has its origin in the San Lorenzo market, in the heart of Florence’s city center. There are butchers, greengrocers, bakers, fish sellers and tripe retailers. Here you can […]
November 9, 2018

Brunello di Montalcino: Discovering a Wine Zone

If I had to describe Montalcino in three words, I would choose uniqueness, history and tradition. The Brunello di Montalcino wine zone is one of Tuscany’s most famous terroirs, and it makes top quality wines. Here’s everything you need to know about it. The history of Brunello   The picturesque village of Montalcino and its green […]
October 26, 2018