Bionda Val d’Orcia

Bionda Val d’Orcia : Coming back to Tuscany after many years abroad meant to me an agenda full of appointments, places to discover and locations to see again after a long time. Val d’Orcia was on top of my list as, for years, I had in mind an American movie we used to watch with…

Walk with Ghost (all included)

Walk with Ghost (all included) by Mari R: – I must admit that this is a post I would never have imagined writing. I was only out for a peaceful walk in the wood, so, I didn’t take either the camera or the mobile with me.  I wanted to hear nothing but birds singing and…

WALK, LOOK, LOVE: the Romitorio of Cetinale (By Marì R.)

WALK, LOOK, LOVE: the Romitorio of Cetinale – There is a magnificent villa in the peaceful sienese countryside (contado senese). I could tell you that Flavio Chigi wanted this villa to be built to celebrate his uncle Fabio Chigi who had become Pope Alexander the seventh. I could tell you about the beautiful garden with…

Senarum Vinea – Drops of history

“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today” – Robert McAfee Brown Senarum Vinea-Drops of history:Marketing experts are constantly in search of a good “story telling” but, sometimes, a good authentic story is right in front of your eyes and there is no need to make anything up about a…

October on Elba Island: a detox holiday (part I)

“Un’isola e’ un’isola solo se vista dal mare” October on Elba island: Visiting an island when the holiday season is over, it is one of the best choices you can make if you are looking for some Me-Time and need to detox from overwork or need to distant  yourself from a hectic lifestyle. Being on an…

Eating Vegetarian in Tuscany

Are you vegetarian? Walking the streets of Tuscany with friends and guests who love food and wine is, of course, a very enjoyable experience and an easy one to organize. Surely there is no shortage of places to choose from in this beautiful region. However, not being vegetarian myself, I have to think a bit…

Mistery Tuscany: Volaterrae

Everybody is familiar with the beautiful Tuscan landscape filled with poppies and sunflowers, but I want to take you on a journey with a new perspective on the region everyone wants to visit starting from Volterra . Tuscany, is a land of mysterious legends as well as  hamlets or villages where a surreal atmosphere leaves…

Mystical Volterra

Mystical Volterra : Winding roads and a landscape different from any other you have seen in Tuscany. A feeling of magic and mistery in the air, a mysterious town enclosed within a wall with stone arches as gates, narrow roads and signs of history at every corner. With only one way in and out for…

E poi le isole… And finally the islands

E poi le isole… And finally the islands: They have the charme typical of islands: a bit more difficult to reach but, once there, you are in a different world! Isola d’Elba & Isola del Giglio e Giannutri:  Crystalline waters, picturesque locations and thrilling views over the beach. For Elba, Napoleone’s island,  we particularly love …

ISOLA – Word of the Week

With JULY, LUGLIO , SUMMER, ESTATE  has officially started. Italians love going to the seaside and in Tuscany you find some of the most beautiful islands, hence the choice of the Word of the Week : ISOLA – island.  Un’ ISOLA , Molte ISOLE ( pl) L’ Italia è una PENISOLA (peninsula) , la Sardegna…