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…

Chiara’s Tuscany beach guide -I

Chiara’s Tuscany beach guide: here we are, finally Summer!! ESTATE, Italians love going to the beach. Italy being a peninsula it comes naturally for its people to love the coasts and the sea life At Chiara’s Tuscany we have a list of our favourite places: a mix between private (Bagni) and public , free access…

ARIA- Word of the Week

Word of the week: ARIA  – In Summer, we like to spend as much time as we can all’aria aperta (in the open air). So we picked ARIA as  Word of the Week. In music, an Aria is a long song accompanying a solo voice.  An Aria is usually in an opera. It is an Italian…

Artigianato , Palazzi & Giardini

Artigianato, Palazzi & Giardini:Think of  Spring Time in Florence and imagine how charming a visit to the beautiful Corsini Gardens  can be . Hosting the “excellence” among  Italian artisans,  every year the noble Villa Corsini, usually closed to public, in Via della Scala, opens its gates for a special occasion: the exhibition called “Artigianato e…

Gita a Montepulciano

(By M.R.) Today is the day for a gita all’aria aperta. If you like beautiful things, come with us for una gita a Montepulciano! Montepulciano is a  town rich in history . The Etruscans were here followed by the Romans. The Middle Ages shaped the town structure as it is now, even though Renaissance buildings…

Discover Casole d’Elsa

Almost exactly half-way between Siena and Florence, Casole d ‘Elsa is an enchanting rural village worth a visit. Located 417mt above sea level,  Casole is one of my favorite spots in Tuscany with its architecture, great views and  artistic atmosphere; coming from the parking by lift or walking up the hill , where the old…

Una gita a Sant’Antimo

( By M.R.)   Oggi facciamo una gita a Sant’ Antimo. It’is a cold day in March and we are traveling through the hills of Brunello toward Montalcino. Even if you don’t drink wine surely you heard of Brunello.  However, today we are not going to visit wineries, we are going to take a slow path…

Tuscan Olive Oil: not only on the table

Tuscan olive oil, not only on the table- Oro Liquido– Liquid Gold for beauty and health Tuscany is one of biggest olive oil producer in Italy and olive oils within Tuscany are not the same. The land and soil, the weather, the processing, the varieties of olives… these are just some elements that can have an…