Andiamo al mare

ANDIAMO AL MARE : La cultura toscana della vacanza al mare Pensando alla Toscana probabilmente, la spiaggia ed il mare non sono le prime cose che vengono in mente. Cipressi ,  vigneti e Chianti hanno il sopravvento. Tuttavia sarete sorpresi di scoprire che in Toscana c’è una lunga storia di tradizione balneare (der. di balneum…

STELLA – WORD OF THE WEEK

STELLA- Star, Word of the Week , of course! Today , August 10th, in Italy we celebrate San Lorenzo and it’s  tranditionally  the night of the shooting stars: LA NOTTE DELLE STELLE CADENTI, è IL MOMENTO DI ESPRIMERE UN DESIDERIO! (time to make a wish) UNA STELLA, MOLTE STELLE, LA STELLA CADENTE is different from…

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…

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…