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New movement in wine: luxury labels

22 April, 2020
While diamonds were never of great interest to me, combining them with Chianti is starting to get closer to my idea of a girl’s best friend. This news comes from Tuscany, mecca for those who love prestigious Italian wine although…

Italian words in English: the meaning of fiasco

12 April, 2020
The word of the day in our learning Italian post today is “fiasco”. In Italy, the word “fiasco” generally means a spectacular flop for any performance in theatre or television. In English we often use it to mean a dramatic…

Luxury Relais Fortilizio Piccolomini up for sale near Siena

8 April, 2020
Located between the Chianti region and the Orcia Valley, in Tuscany, the old Fortilizio Piccolomini is a luxury relais which has been put up for sale. The Fortilizio which sprawls over 1,838 square metres comprises 31 rooms and several outbuildings…

Murder mystery weekend for singles in Chianti, Tuscany

6 April, 2020
If you are single but on the look out for a partner, you can’t afford to miss this intriguing event that will take you to Tuscany on the pursuit of a mysterious murderer. Don’t look so worried! It’s just for…

Luxury hotels in Tuscany: Villa La Massa, Chianti

3 April, 2020
The villa La Massa which in the Renaissance period belonged to the powerful De Medici family was converted into a five-star hotel in 1948. Set in heart of the Chianti region and with a breathtaking view over lemon trees and…

The best place to…unusual list of things to do in Italy

29 March, 2020
Our Italian colleagues have found an article from the American magazine Let’s Go on all the best places in Italy to do different things. It’s turned out to be quite interesting for the locals, particularly with some of the more…
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