Le cacciatrici di Essenze (dual language)

(IT) Le cacciatrici di Essenze – C’è un nuovo progetto vicino al mio cuore. E’ raro avere la foto del momento esatto in cui un’idea nasce, ma questa è proprio la mia. È di alcuni anni fa, avevo appena lasciato la mia vita in Inghilterra per ricominciarne una nuova, nella mia terra, dopo 20 anni…

“Girlfriend Getaways” – Piccole Pause in Toscana

“Girlfriend Getaways” – Piccole Pause in Toscana : Itineraries planned for, and led by, women to UNPLUG & ENJOY some ME-TIME Traveling Alone – It can be such a rewarding experience! Learning to travel alone can be the occasion to grow and re-connect with your inner –self. In the meantime, you can enjoy the companionship…

Reality or Fiction: Leonardo’s ice cream

Reality or Fiction: Leonardo’s ice cream:  I discovered Simona Bertocchi…while eating an ice cream in Siena during a “Gelato Experience” with my language students. My passion for food and culture together with my obvious sweet tooth (hidden behind a “cultural mission”) is always a good excuse. Novel and Ice cream ? Simona is an Italian…

Beauty in a Glass

Beauty in a Glass In our previous article we went on a journey through the history of wine and its uses. Today we want to explore with you the effects that grapes and the “magical drink” can have on our appearances in addition to enhancing our good mood.  Let’s start by taking  a  look at……

When Wine meets Wellness

When Wine meets Wellness: a journey through the centuries Grapes are the fruits of Energy, and a highly energizing one! They are particularly rich in calories: 72 calories per 100 gr, and with the highest sugar content: 15-18gr fructose and glucose per 100 gr. Grape juice is ideal for breakfast as it provides immediately available…

Exploring the World of Tea

Exploring the World of Tea –  Cup of Tea anyone? It’s no mistery that our ChiarasTuscany team loves tea and everything tea-related. Maybe it’s our British double heart, maybe it is our French team connection , whatever the reason we truly are passionate about it! We have already mentioned that Tea  is not part of…

Meet Duccio and his photos

Meet Duccio and his photos : Catching a moment, fixing an instant, capturing an expression, a look, the light of a particular moment … all of this is, for me, equivalent to making an instant last forever. Extending a moment, stopping time, as if it was endless.  Handing down something to those remaining after us…

CAPODANNO – Word of the Week

CAPODANNO – Word of the Week: “Natale con I tuoi e Pasqua con chi vuoi” is an Italian way of saying : Spend Christmas with family and Easter with whoever you want. Italian families tend to be a little bit overwhelming during the Christmas Holidays so…in case you are feeling happy that the endless series…

Christmas Shopping in Pienza: SAY “CHEESE”!

Christmas Shopping in Pienza: SAY “CHEESE”! -(by Mari R.) – Oh my gosh, it is almost Christmas and, as usual, I don’t have  my presents ready yet!  I need some ideas!  It’s very difficult to find the right gift for some friends of mine. Panic. Luckly, I have an ace up my sleeve: special food…

Legends & Wellness Secrets from Tuscan Woods (dual language)

(IT) Il Corbezzolo: Leggende e Segreti di Benessere dai Boschi Toscani (by Marì R.) – Passeggiando per i boschi autunnali calmi e stanchi dopo l’estate, tra il verde scuro dei lecci ed il verde-giallo delle foglie delle querce pronte a cadere, si possono facilmente individuare delle chiazze di verde brillante punteggiate di bianco e rosso….