Tuscany has so much to offer: art, history, local culture, food, wine, countryside and sunshine. It can be really tough to know where to start to get the best from the region. Personally I’m still discovering new delights, even after spending years here and after countless Tuscany tours. So if you’re only visiting the […]
In 1998, Donatella Cinelli Colombini took over the running of the family Tuscan wine estates, comprising Casato in Montalcino and Fattoria del Colle in Trequanda. She sought out a professional cellar master at the local oenologist school in Siena. She was surprised to find that whilst all the male oenologists had either been sponsored by […]
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 […]
Utopia, a coin termed by Sir Thomas More in writing his treatise of the same name, has its origins in the term ‘no place’. The meaning of the title which was first published in the early 1500s, has ironically evolved over time to mean a perfect place. Tonight in […]
The word, or rather drink on everyone lips right now in Tuscany is ‘Vinnovo’! An adaption of the words ‘vino nuovo’ (new wine) it is, as the name suggests, the first wine produced from the year’s harvest.