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Q: What do Audrey Hepburn and Australian writer Tim Winton have to do with Florence and Artviva?

A: Lisa Clifford, Artviva Festival presenter and Australian-turned-Tuscan-local author. Lisa recently interviewed Audrey Hepburn’s son in relation to his current work with Australian author Tim Winton. Below we have enclosed a copy of the article. Special thanks must be given … Continue reading

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THOSE RUDE ROMANS – When swearing is caring

Going out for a meal, be it in your home town or in Italy, is a treat. Even if you love cooking, to be able to sit back and relax whilst someone serves you expertly prepared food, is just heavenly. … Continue reading

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Slow Food Events Tuscany, November 2010

The Slow Food Movement began in opposition to the ‘Fast Food’ mentality that has seen people wanting bad food, fast instead of good food worth waiting for. It was initially founded in 1986 in protest of the opening of a … Continue reading

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An Artist in a Renaissance Villa -Studio Visit

Today we were privileged to visit artist Donatella Mei at her stunning renaissance villa, studio and gardens near Florence. Donatella Mei was born in Florence where today she lives and works. Mei received degrees in Classical sudies and Art but she has … Continue reading

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Where to find Michelangelo in Florence

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) was born into an historical Florentine family, and lived for some years near Piazza Santa Croce. Some of his greatest works were made here in this city of art. The great result is that the city is … Continue reading

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A True Tuscan Tale – beans and heroes

Visiting Florence, one thinks about the wonderful museums, the stunning Tuscan-countryside surrounds, the shopping and the food (and the wine, and the coffee… we could go on!). However, one of the things not listed in the guide books, and which … Continue reading

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Pesto alla Genovese – tips and recipe

Pesto alla Genovese is a typical dish from the northern Italian region of Liguria, and specifically named after its capital city Genova. Typically, this pesto is made by mixing 60 grams of fresh basil leaves, 2 tablespoons of pine nuts, … Continue reading

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