By Category: Central Tuscany

October 11, 2018

5 dishes that take you back to Tuscany

Central Tuscany, Food and wine

While smiling and pointing at your fellow diners' chosen dish may work when you order, here are a few tips about words that may help you decipher a menu in...


October 04, 2018

A 2 Michelin Star chef brings fine dining to Colle Val d'Elsa

Central Tuscany, Food and wine

In a country whose cuisine is known world-wide it is not hand to find a tasty plate of food. Special occasions, however, call for a meal which is memorable as...


October 02, 2018

Modern art exhibitions in Tuscany

Siena and surroundings, Central Tuscany, Florence and surroundings, Chianti, South of siena, Museums, Val d'Orcia and Amiata

Tuscan guidebooks wax poetically about the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, but if the centuries begin to weigh heavy on you and you yearn for something a bit more contemporary,...


September 28, 2018

The local Palio at Casole d’Elsa

Central Tuscany, Tuscany, Culture, Events, Festivals and Events

It's not just Siena! Lots of villages have their own races, and so does my home town, Casole d'Elsa!


September 28, 2018

Museo Guarnacci in Volterra

Central Tuscany, Tuscany, Museums

The Etruscan Museum in Volterra, "Museo Etrusco Guarnacci" is in the heart of Volterra and has one of the most fascinating Etruscan collections in Italy.


September 27, 2018

Discover the Montagnola Senese on foot

Siena and surroundings, Central Tuscany, Active

This is a 3 or 4 hour walk in the Montagnola hills, west of Siena. We can organise a tour-guide for you or you can self-guide, we've added a link...


September 20, 2018

5 good films about Tuscany

Central Tuscany, Florence and surroundings, Tuscany, Culture, Val d'Orcia and Amiata, Arezzo and Cortona

Tuscany is a magical land and a poetic one. Here's my list of films that manage to capture some of the magic and can bring a little Tuscan sunshine and...


September 07, 2018

What to see and do in Central Tuscany

Central Tuscany, Active, Museums, Events

In the heart of Tuscany between Florence and Siena there are hills to explore, rivers to swim and festive occasions where locals and visitors easily mix to celebrate - usually...


August 15, 2018

Casole d'Elsa

Central Tuscany, Festivals and Events, Dan's drawings

This wonderful Tuscan hillside village is particulalry special as it's where I grew up and went to school so it has a place in my heart.


June 27, 2018

The mysterious Cloister of Torri

Siena and surroundings, Central Tuscany, Tuscany, Historical landmarks, Dan's drawings

Close to Siena, on a ridge that descends from the forested hills west of the city, is a small hamlet and an ex-monastery, founded in the 11th century. Inside the...


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