Search Results for Tuscany

December 10, 2019

Tuscany and Piedmont: lands of similarities

The golden hour tinges the sinuous vine-wrapped valley on the last night of two weeks travelling the myriad glories of Piedmont’s Langhe Monferrato Roero and Tuscany’s Valdichiana Senese and Val d’Orcia.   Fine dining and wining, ultimate wellness and outdoor activities surrounded by majestic scenery, these two regions (both UNESCO World Heritage sites) are the […]
November 6, 2019

Michelin starred restaurants in Tuscany for 2020

Italian cuisine has long since been a favourite, but in recent years chefs in Tuscany have been scaling the heights of culinary excellence. Here’s an overview to 2020 Michelin-starred restaurants in Tuscany, which vaunts five new 1-star entries for the region: Santa Elisabetta and Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura, in Florence; L’Asinello, Senio Venturi, in Castelnuovo Berardenga; Virtuoso […]
July 8, 2019

LGBT+ hangouts in Florence and Tuscany

It’s Friday night and you just want to spend the night dancing to Britney? We’ve got you covered with Florence and Tuscany’s top LGBT+ hangouts.       DANCE         The LGBTQIA+ party in town for the last 20 years, Auditorium Flog – Pride Park NCS (via Michele Mercati, 24b) takes place […]
June 5, 2019

Tuscany, the USA and fashion

If you’ve been following our monthly column, you’ll know by now that the spirit of #Together200 can be found in almost every sector and aspect of daily life. Fashion is no exception. The United States remains one of the top export markets for Tuscan fashion and leather products, and American buyers and consumers are avid […]
May 23, 2019

Tomorrow’s Leonardos: the United States and Tuscany

The U.S. Consulate in Florence was established exactly 300 years after the death of Leonardo.
May 9, 2019

Summer camps for kids in Florence and Tuscany

As the school year winds down, what better way to spend the holidays than at summer camp, where kids can explore their potential with a variety of English activities?     For budding Botticellis       Boasting culturally enriching tours and workshops in some of Italy’s most picturesque cities, Arte al Sole is perfect for families […]
April 30, 2019

Leonardo exhibitions in Florence and Tuscany

Leonardo was 67 when he died at Clos Lucé, in central France, on May 2, 1519.     Although he had been away from Florence for a decade, he never stopped feeling close to the city. Throughout his life he referred to himself as a “Florentine painter” and he requested his final resting place to […]
April 16, 2019

Mystical Montecucco: wine territory in southern Tuscany

Ever heard of Fufluns? Until recently I hadn’t either, but he’s quite the legend. The Etruscan god of happiness, wine, health and growth, he was the early Tuscan version of the Ancient Greek Dionysus (though less terrifying) and later would be absorbed by the Romans for their representation of Liber, or Bacchus. Fufluns showed up […]
April 12, 2019

Tuscany, the USA, and wine: a special relationship

You’ll find evidence of the shared history of the United States and Tuscany in every corner of Florence, even in your neighborhood gelato shop. Wine too is a thread that has connected our two countries since even before the establishment of the Consulate in Florence in 1819. Naturally, it all goes back to Thomas Jefferson […]
March 7, 2019

A talk with Tuscany’s agriculture councillor

Shifts in the dairy sector, wine culture developments