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Chianti wine: Villa Petriolo wine tasting in Tuscany

23 April, 2020
The grand finale for me of the Best of Wine Tourism Awards was our Chianti wine tasting at the Villa Petriolo, Cerreto Guidi, not far from Florence. I realise that “beautiful” is in no way a technical term to describe…

Top ten things to do in Florence

23 April, 2020
Florence is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world; according to Travel & leisure no other city can be compared to it. So if you arrive in Florence and you are in a hurry, maybe this article…

Great Wine Capitals Florence Best of Wine Tourism awards

16 April, 2020
The Great Wine Capitals Florence branch announced the 2011 winners of the Best of Wine Tourism in Chianti last week, and DolceVita participated in the event and the subsequent tour of the winning locations. The awards were announced at the…

Luxury hotels in Pisa: Hotel Relais dell'Orologio

13 April, 2020
If you want to visit Pisa in style, the Orologio hotel is what you need; situated in a 14th century palace recently restored and only a stone ’s throw away from the Leaning Tower, this luxury hotel has 21 rooms…

Italy's best beaches: the Marina at Viareggio in Tuscany

11 April, 2020
Tuscany is not just famous for its historic cities of art like Florence and Siena, it also has the most beautiful coastline, if you’re looking for a beach holiday in Italy. Viareggio is located in the province of Lucca, in…

Italian show girl Melissa Satta in bikini in Formentera

10 April, 2020
After appearing half-naked on the cover of Maxin, the Italian show girl Melissa Satta and her boyfriend, ex footballer Christian Vieri flew to Formentera to enjoy a few days of rest at one of the most famous beaches in the…

Easter in Tuscany: Lucca

10 April, 2020
Here’s a weekend package to spend Easter in Italy in Lucca, Tuscany. The San Luca Palace hotel is offering a three night’s stay from April 11 to 14 in a double room with breakfast for 360 euros a head.The package…

Two new Italian sites join Unesco geo-parks list

8 April, 2020
Good news for the parks here in Italy; two more sites have in fact just been added to the Unesco ’s world heritage site list. Actually we are talking about the Global Network of National Geoparks which is backed by…

Summer in Italy: Brighisella festival

7 April, 2020
Every year the summer brings along an abundance of festivals here in Italy and with all those fairs and festivals for food, music and more you and your family are almost guaranteed an event to go to every weekend! Some…

Tuscan villa with sea views on sale

6 April, 2020
In the famous Bolgheri wine making area of Tuscany, at Castagneto Carducci, a beautiful Tuscan villa is on sale, with sea views from its tower.The interior is designed to be relaxed, with a large lounge area on the ground floor,…

Olive oil festival in Cetona, Tuscany

2 April, 2020
The Tuscan olive oil festival of Cetona, in Val di Chiana takes place this weekend from December 5 to 7 after many days of hard work to finish the olive harvest for this year. The extra virgin olive oil festival…

18th century villa up for sale in Tuscany

2 April, 2020
In Tuscany there is an enchanting medieval town called Barga; the perfect place where to spend long and rejuvenating holidays. But if you don’t like overcrowded hotels and prefer to stay in a house you can call your own, you…

Luxury hotels in Tuscany: Petriolo Spa Resort

1 April, 2020
Surrounded by century-old trees, the Petriolo Spa hotel at Civitella Paganico, Tuscany is famous for the high quality of its service and superb cuisine. Guests can relax and rejuvenate themselves at its state of the art spa which can boast…

Health spas in Tuscany: deals at Versilia thermal springs

31 March, 2020
If you didn’t spend New Year’s Eve in Italy, you still have plenty of time to enjoy the Italian winter, skiing and health spa activities. In Tuscany the Versilia Thermal Springs are offering beauty treatments and packages for the current…

Easter in Italy: in Tuscany at the thermal springs

28 March, 2020
If you’re staying in Tuscany for Easter, try something different and go to the thermal baths in the Val d’Orcia. Hotel Miralaghi at Chianciano Terme has offers from April 9 to 13 that include visits and treatments at the Parco…

Thief breaks into Berlusconi's villa

27 March, 2020
Maybe the thief did not know that the luxury villa he wanted to rob belonged to Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s prime minister. The burglar, a man from Milan in his late thirties, tried to break into the villa where Piersilvio Berlusconi…

Italian singer Paola poses sexy for Max magazine

25 March, 2020
Is the famous sister duo splitting up? Are Paola and Chiara going their separate ways? The future is not ours to see, but in the meantime we can take a look at Paola’s cheesecake photos in the January issue of…
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