Riccioli & Cappelli-Outside the tourist shopping itinerary with Chiara

Outside the tourist shopping itinerary , and away from the busy streets in Siena, we found a lovely shop around the corner. You can’t get in in big groups, this is a shop for connoisseurs, out-of-the-crowd-shoppers , lovers of special things. Here is all about hats ( actually accessories too: gloves and scarves…) Lots of…

Tuscany land of craftsmen. Meet Jacopo: leather artisan

In our search for talents and remarkable “gente di Toscana” , in the small village of Buonconvento, we came across  the Pianigiani family,   leather artisan since 1980.  It was  Luciano, who started the business. Talented and with years of experience in shoes production,  Luciano manages to combine passion for his work and respect  for tradition….

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…