From flower buds to budding artists – inspiration blooms in Tuscany!

One glimpse at a Tuscan landscape on a distant horizon, one footstep onto a flower-filled field, and you understand immediately why Florence and indeed Tuscany generally have long been the place of great art. How can one not be inspired when surrounded by such awe-inspiring vistas?   Our Tuscan gardens having been planted with brightly […]

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Sweet on Strawberries – including delicious Tessa Kiros Tuscan dessert!

The secret to Tuscan cooking is the knowledge of how to use fresh seasonal ingredients prepared to result in tasty, healthy meals, the flavour of each ingredient highlighted by the addition of a few select ingredients.   In winter in Italy, there are a lot more recipes that require slow-cooking over a low flame or […]

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Spring in Tuscany (including simple and delicious Tuscan recipe by Tessa Kiros!)

For foodies, shopping fanatics, wine drinkers, history buffs, art lovers (and most of the few people who don’t fit into one of those categories), there is really no better or worse time to visit Tuscany. Each Tuscan season in brings its benefits. Every month is different and each of them a great time to visit […]

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