Melodia del Vino&Villa Le Corti

  Prince Duccio Corsini comes from one of Italy’s most historical families, has one of Italy’s most prestigious private art collections, and runs one of Chianti Classico’s oldest wine estates. The Corsini family has been a patron of the arts since the Renaissance, with a history dating back to 1211. Today, the Corsini family are […]

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Tuscan traditions – Ceramics&Terracotta in Tuscany

The word ‘terracotta’ actually comes from the Italian ‘terra’ for ‘earth’ and ‘cotta’ for cooked. The tradition dates back to Etruscan times when the land was first moulded by expert hands into utensils, bowls and other forms. Throughout the centuries, Tuscan Villa estates would use terracotta containers to store their precious olive oil. Above the […]

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Panzano&Panzanella – the best of Tuscany

Right now, the countryside is full of spring fever, the air heady with the perfume of the jasmine blooming with great vigour on the fences and stone walls that enclose gardens bursting with brightly coloured flowers, vegetable patches birthing delicious spring fruit and vegetables. The pomegranate trees hold bright orange flowers, and the grass underneath […]

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