Tessa Kiros chicken soup recipe

After the summer months of grilled meats, simple starters and other dishes that allow us to spend just a little time in the kitchen, as soon as the evening weather turned a little cool, the Artviva staff were very keen to don their aprons and get cooking some delicious slow-cooking, warm-weather meals. We’ve been reading […]

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WHAT ELSE TO SEE?

Artviva organises walking tours in Florence, Tuscany, Rome and Venice that cover many of the main sites of these historical cities. However, with histories dating back well before Christ, there are obviously more things to see than can be covered in even our fantastically extensive range of guided walking tours. Some places in Florence, and […]

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Being a loved and Loving Tourist

When visiting a foreign land, one of the most fascinating things to experience is the actual culture of the place you are visiting. But it is important to be a savvy and considerate traveller to ensure that you do not inadvertently offend the locals due to cultural differences. For example, in some countries, slurping your […]

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New article by ‘Sleepers’ author Lorenzo Carcaterra: THE TUSCAN LIFE

Artviva has received a sneak-preview of a new article by our long-time friend, Lorenzo Carcaterra, famed author of titles Sleepers (1995), Apaches (1997), Shadows (1999), Gangster (2001), Street Boys (2002), Paradise City (2004) and Chasers (2007). Sleepers was made into the fantastic film of the same name starring Kevin Bacon, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, […]

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RICE – i sapori del riso

When one thinks of Italian cuisine, the mind naturally goes to pasta, and perhaps secondly to the delicious range of desserts the land is famous for. But one often-found food (both as an alternative to pasta, and also as a featured ingredient in many delicious sweets) is rice! Starting this Friday, 17th September at 6.00pm, […]

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Royal Food and Wine Pairing Suggestions

Principe Corsini, one of the esteemed guests at our Artviva Festival events, has a fantastic range of wines, which according to Principe Corsini, are exalted by food pairings such as the following suggestions: Entrée: Panzanella with quail egg and White Birillo 2009 Tuscan Vermentino Casarecce with red radicchio, pecorino cheese, walnuts and Le Corti 2007 […]

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