Happy birthday Italy! Photos of Florence’s city centre on’la festa dell’unità d’Italia’

Here are some photos taken in Florence’s city centre for celebrations of the union of Italy’s 150th anniversary – la festa dell’unità d’Italia. The parade marched through the must-see sights of Florence, starting just near the Artviva Walking Tours Florence office (where most important things in Florence happen!) and onto the Piazza della Republica then […]

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Brussels sprouts – our favourite! The Italian secret recipe to eating (and enjoying) your vegetables! *Including Tessa Kiros recipe*

It’s no secret that Tuscan food is delicious. It’s also world-famous for being one of the few cuisines that is also good for you. But did you know that traditional Tuscan recipes can also produce miracles? For this week, Artviva is proud to announce that a gastronomic miracle did occur ? an entire, large family […]

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Happy International Women’s Day!

March 8 marks the International Women’s Day – a date to mark on the calendar to demonstrate and declare love and respect for women.   In Italy, the ‘Festa delle Donne’ usually entails the giving of yellow mimosa – a yellow wattle-like plant given in bunches or made into corsages warn on lapels. Women in […]

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Wild about boar – wild boar lunch in Tuscany

Sunday lunch in Italy is traditionally a day to spend with the family, lingering around the dining table for hours and enjoying an abundant meal comprised of traditional, home-cooked dishes made from local produce, and enjoyed with a glass or two of locally produced wine. In the small Tuscan town of Certaldo, this Sunday lunch […]

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