A Russian Girl in Tuscany – Organic Beauty & Workshop

In the small Tuscan towns of Colle Val d’Elsa and Casole d’Elsa , half-way between Siena and Florence,  you may not expect to find a very creative production of natural beauty cosmetics entirely made using 100% organic and local ingredients inspired to Etruscans.  A small and romantic laboratory among the hills , as its creator…

IL Cipresso- Lo sapevi che…..? Did you know…? (dual language article)  

Did you know that one of the major Tuscan symbols actually has its roots  far away ? It seems that Cypress, from Latin “Cupressus sempervirens”, has been introduced in this region by the Etruscans, a fascinating population whose origins remain object of debate. The tree appears to have come from “Anatolia”, nowadays part of Turkey….

Chi parla più lingue vive più vite

Imparare una lingua diversa dalla nostra apre infinite possibilità. “ Le lettere, non è forse magica l’ idea che con un numero limitato di lettere si possa creare un infinito numero di significati e interpretazioni? Ogni lingua ha i suoi punti di forza , la sua musica . Non siamo gli stessi quando parliamo in…

Did you know? The origin of Fiasco

Who doesn’t know the typical Chianti fiasco? Together with , red and white check tablecloths, pizza, vespa and the Coliseum, it has become a symbol all over the world. The glass flask has its origin in the Tuscan countryside.  Originally green,  this glass, at first discovered by the Phoenicians, is made by a grinded mix…

Tuscany Perfect Movie Set

There are many different ways to travel, to see things, to visit a place and there are different panoramas , views and points of view. We would like to suggest another way to discover Tuscany , through the lens of a film camera. Tuscany has always been one of the favorite sets for many films…

Word of the Week – La Parola della Settimana

Every week  we like to choose an Italian word / Ogni settimana ci piace scegliere una parola italiana: questa settimana è ” Chiacchiere” . “Chit-Chat” , come le due amiche nella foto.  Chiacchierare, the verb, chiacchiericcio ( a way to say gossip). Lovely words whose sound already gives you a hint  about the meaning. Remember:…

Top 10 Things (Maybe) You Don’t Know About Tuscany

There are plenty of reasons to visit Tuscany ;  if you need one, I can name a few. From Michelangelo’s David , to the world famous leaning tower of Pisa, from  Chianti luscious vineyards to historical architecture,  if you’re planning a trip to see it all , you’ll certainly have a busy schedule. However, there…