Gelato e non solo …

Gelato e non solo…- By word of mouth it is the best advert we have ever had! There are no social media that can compete. Because “by word of mouth” (in Italian “ con il passaparola”) a recommendation is also a guarantee. Talking to real people (not to an emoticon on a screen) it’s 100…

Le radiche di Renato and a Torre di Pisa made in Volterra

Le Radiche di Renato – Renato’s Briar Roots: I met Renato Casini while exploring Volterra during one of my Artisan Tours. His tiny shop ( Le Radiche di Renato)  and showroom is in the centre of Volterra, surrounded by alabaster makers and souvenir shops. For many years, he worked as teacher and you immediately realize…

Meet Luciano: Crystal Master

Meet Luciano, Crystal Master : His workshop and shop is called La Grotta del Cristallo, that in English translates as the Crystal Cave and it’s located in the small town of Colle Val d’Elsa , near Siena, renowned for crystal production and decoration. Città del Cristallo – City of Crystal Mistakenly ignored by tourist itineraries,…

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…

Meet Francesco: Artisan Jeweler in Florence

Meet Francesco: Artisan Jeweler in Florence – While walking the street of Florence in search of new itineraries for my Tuscany lovers, I found this tiny shop in the heart of Florence . My passion for artisan jewelers made me stop in front of the window but my friend immediately spotted a pair of earrings…

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…

Discover Tuscany & the Italian language – Programs Autumn 2018

Here we are! Discover Tuscany & the Italian language; In collaboration with AmicaSiena (www.amicasiena.it) , we are happy to present our new offer for  Experiences in Tuscany whether you are interested in learning Italian or you just want to discover the region with us. Main focus of the programs is to discover Tuscany out of…