The fine art of coffee

And God said to Michelangelo...

As any Italian will tell you, there is certainly a fine art to making good coffee. And now, there is also good coffee making fine art! Artist Karen Eland re-creates classic artworks using coffee. Not only are figures from famous works including Botticelli’s Birth of Venus to Michelangelo’s Creation of Man on the Sistine Chapel […]

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The Tough Task of Training Truffle-hunting Dogs in Tuscany

  Being a truffle hunter more than a hobby, it is a lifestyle, a religion. It takes patience, and practice, dedication and determination. One of our great friends is the wife of one such a truffle hunter, and she often complains that her truffle-hunting husband adores his prize truffle-hunting dogs much more than he adores […]

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Florence Photos – must-see city centre sights seen and savoured in Florence

It’s easy – and highly enjoyable, we must say – to just casually wander around Florence, take a stroll along the rough-hewn cobble streets, do some window shopping if that’s your thing, pass by relaxing hours in a city whose history dates back to B.C. times, a city who holds some of the world’s best […]

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NASA, Galileo Galilei…and Artviva

It is well-known that Italy is breathtakingly stunning.  From the wine region in Tuscany, the fabulous Florence finesse, the enchanting canals of Venice, the romantic Roman ruins, the cluster of the stunning villages comprising the Cinque Terre and beyond, Italy is gorgeous.   But there is yet another angle to Italy’s beauty.   Colin Maybury, […]

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