Ruralia is a unique, annual multifaceted super farmers' market. This year, to celebrate Italy's 150th anniversary as a united peninsula, the market is coming closer to the centre. This is no average farmers' market! As the ‘countryside comes to the city,' along with the giant tomatoes and prized
The agricultural sector in Tuscany is currently in a period of growth. According to the Unioncamere- Infocamere, the number of agricultural and food businesses managed by people under 35 has grown by more than 7 per cent. In Tuscany, over 3,000 of these businesses are headed up by people under 35, especially in the […]
Last Christmas, a friend gave me a bottle of Tuscan Malbec. (“You’ll find this interesting.”) Fruit-forward, faintly spiced and easy-drinking, it proved a tasty winter tonic by family-run winery Le Sorgenti. Fed by three springs (sorgente means spring in Italian), this Bagno a Ripoli winery sits above the Arno river just […]
After ten troubled years, the magnificent—although at the time controversial—cast iron and glass construction of the Vittorio Emanuele II gallery, which linked the city’s cathedral to the Scala theatre in Milan, was finally finished on the penultimate day of December 1877. It was to be inaugurated the next day, but the man who designed it, […]
Leading environmentalists and journalists visited Castello di Potentino, in the Maremma, for an international symposium about food and the environment between June 6 to 11. The London-based journalism pioneer The Frontline Club and food, wine and cultural hub Castello di Potentino teamed up to highlight pressing environmental issues and address them through a series […]
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 […]
Tuscany is home to almost 60,000 hectares of vineyards. From February 9 to 18, the regional wine previews, held in Florence, San Gimignano, Montepulciano and Montalcino, provide an opportunity to find out more.