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October 09, 2018

Why is the black rooster a symbol of the Chianti region?

Chianti, Restaurants, Wineries

Throughout Tuscany wine bottles and many a restaurant feature a black rooster, the famed 'Gallo nero', a marketing logo with a 'history' that stretches back to the Middle Ages.


October 04, 2018

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

Central Tuscany, Restaurants, 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 03, 2018

Along the path to the Candalla mills

Lucca and Pisa, Hiking, Restaurants, Garfagnana and the Apuan Alps

A hike in the steep valleys at the feet of the Apuan Alps, around the mills that were driven by the powerful waterways.


October 02, 2018

Gucci Osteria in Florence named as one of the world's best new Restaurants for 2018

Florence and surroundings, Restaurants

Conde Nast Traveller has name Gucci OSTERIA as one of the places to eat for 2018


September 28, 2018

Taste of Tuscany: Brined pork chops with salsa verde

Tuscany, Cookery Classes, Restaurants, Food and wine

Our Tuscan holidays are memorable for many reasons, but one of the main ones is the fantastic food on offer in the region


September 27, 2018

Michelin recognised chef is returning to Tuscany

Siena and surroundings, Tuscany, Restaurants, Food and wine

Alida Solomon has announced her plans to return to Tuscany with business partner Frank Heaps, where they will open a unique combination of microbrewery and restaurant.


September 27, 2018

Find a “Sagra” and eat like a local

Events, Tuscany, Restaurants, Festivals and Events, Food and wine, Wineries

Seasonal food supplies lead to a tradition of “sagre”, mono-thematic food festivals where one type of food is celebrated and cooked in all ways possible. Sit down at the table...


September 27, 2018

Enjoy wine and cinghiale in Tuscany

Siena and surroundings, Florence and surroundings, Tuscany, South of siena, Restaurants, Food and wine

Wild boar have been making a nuisance of themselves for vineyard owners in Tuscany of late, but those problems have been tackled in a style which is good news for...


February 27, 2018

Radicondoli, medieval village west of Siena

Central Tuscany, Tuscany, Historical landmarks, Restaurants

The village itself was once fully walled, and much of the walls and the old gates are still standing. The views from the walls and from the village generally are...


February 16, 2018

Casole d'Elsa

Central Tuscany, Museums, Restaurants

One of our favourite villages set in the heart of Tuscany, Casole d'Elsa is where Dan Wrightson grew up and went to school. It has a special charm, with fantastic...


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