Celebrate Fourth of July and join the Sotto Le Stelle talks with The Florentine and Ruffino

Celebrate Fourth of July and join the Sotto Le Stelle talks with The Florentine and Ruffino

This June, we’re joining forces with Ruffino Wines for four stellar conversations every Wednesday at 7pm on the Poggio Casciano wine estate.

Thu 26 May 2022 4:51 PM

Readers of The Florentine know that our magazine shares a special bond with top Tuscan winery Ruffino. We have many things in common: an international approach that respects and admires Tuscany; a dedication to culture and social wellbeing; and a love of events.

Join us for the Fourth of July!

On Monday, July 4, we’ll be hosting an Independence Day BBQ at Ruffino’s Poggio Casciano estate. Resident chef Stefano Frassineti has come up with a finger-licking menu of American-style Tuscan goodness served, if you will, with Ruffino’s wines of all shades surrounded by the greenery of the Renaissance villa’s gardens. Expect good vibes and Tuscan beauty this Fourth of July with Ruffino and The Florentine.

The food

Expect a mixed grill of burgers, hot dogs, ribs, bardiccio sausage and steak, served with sides of coleslaw and potato salad, followed by Vetulio Bondi’s award-winning gelato. Vegetarians can choose their main course on booking.

The entertainment

Daniela Dello Russo, AKA COQÒ DJETTE, will provide the musical entertainment: a tireless dancefloor architect and music lover who comes up with a melting pot of sound based on her travels to international festivals all over the globe.


35€ (wine not included); kids 0-3 go free, 50% off for 4-11 years

To book, email hospitality@ruffino.it or call +39 3783050220

Sotto Le Stelle: Wednesday talk series

A recent jazz night at Ruffino's Poggio Casciano series as part of the Sotto Le Stelle series
A recent jazz night at Ruffino’s Poggio Casciano series as part of the Sotto Le Stelle series

This June, we’ve teamed up with Ruffino for a stellar talk series called Sotto Le Stelle. Every Wednesday, at 7pm, we will be welcoming a guest speaker to the glorious gardens of the Poggio Casciano estate as our editor Helen Farrell engages in conversation with some of the most inspiring and popular members of Tuscany’s international community.  

Debi Mazar + Gabriele Corcos

June 8: Debi Mazar + Gabriele Corcos

Actor + Food entrepreneur

First up is Debi Mazar and her husband,Gabriele Corcos. Debi’s just returned from a promo tour of her new Netflix series, Pentaverate, directed by and starring Mike Myers, while Gabriele, AKA The Tuscan Gun, continues to farm his family’s estate in Fiesole.

June 15: John Hooper

Italy + Vatican correspondent for The Economist

John Hooper, the Italy and Vatican correspondent for The Economist as well as the author of the very popular book, The Italians, will chat about his life in Italy and his specialist subject: transnational organized crime.

June 22: Frances Mayes

Best-selling author

Meanwhile best-selling author Frances Mayes talks about her forthcoming book, A Place in the World: Finding the Meaning of Home as well as recent publication, Always Italy, and the book that continues to bring millions to Tuscany: Under the Tuscan Sun.

June 29: Kim Campbell

Former prime minister of Canada

Kim Campbell will bring the conversation series to a close on June 29, as the politician speaks about life after the premiership, moving to Tuscany and her advocacy for women’s rights. 

All the events are free, but you’ll be tempted to stay for a glass of wine, a platter of Tuscan cold cuts and amazing cheeses, or even dinner at the onsite restaurant afterwards.  Email hospitality@ruffino.it to book your spot.


Want to book your spot at Sotto Le Stelle?

Call: +39 378 30 50 220 or email hospitality@ruffino.it

Click here for the full programme.

Ruffino Poggio Casciano

Via Poggio al Mandorlo, 1
50011 Bagno a Ripoli [FI]
Tel. +39 378 30 50 220

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