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News

Italy opens borders to Europe

May 13, 2021

Exciting to think that this coming up weekend Italy is welcoming back all visitors across its borders with a few simple requirements: no more quarantine, with a big yes to the new national “Green Pass“. If you’ve contracted and recovered from Covid in recent months, tested negative to a Covid test 48 hours prior to…

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Italy reopens once again

April 30, 2021

Exciting news! Most of Italy “reopened” just 3 days ago, easing the restrictive measures that have characterized the past winter and spring months. Signs of falling infection numbers and the vaccine effort accelerating (over a quarter of all Italians have received their first dose, and nearly 5 million are now fully vaccinated) have led to…

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Events

VillInvita at Poggio a Caiano Medici Villa

October 30, 2020

The best way to visit the Medici Villa at Poggio a Caiano is with a guided visit! The villa is offering, from every Thursday September 24 through November 26, the project “VILLINVITA” which offers free guided visits by the personnel of the monumental apartments in the Medici villa. Part of various initiatives to promote the…

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Le Rinacenze at Villa Reale di Marlia

July 25, 2020

Two events we cannot miss await us at Villa Reale di Marlia This summer, the beautiful Villa Reale di Marlia together with the Lucca-based association Kreativa organize two special events dedicated to art, culture and entertainment: the first one is Le Rinascenze by Night – Art Under the Stars scheduled for the night of San…

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Experiences

La Lastra Wine Shop is Online

July 17, 2020

If you’re missing Italy and your Italian wines, then it is a pleasure to find wineries that have used the months of lock-down to ensure it is easy for you to order your favorite wines directly online. This is the case for the organic wine estate La Lastra just outside of Siena. We’ve visited the…

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There is always hope, even when you cannot leave home

March 13, 2020

There is always hope. Even though we are stuck at home, the streets are mostly deserted, we can still reach out to others. Here are some pics of the main squares in Tuscany, from Pisa to Siena to Florence over the last few days. Pisa, on March 9, compared to one year ago. In Siena,…

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Reviews

La Lastra Wine Shop is Online

July 17, 2020

If you’re missing Italy and your Italian wines, then it is a pleasure to find wineries that have used the months of lock-down to ensure it is easy for you to order your favorite wines directly online. This is the case for the organic wine estate La Lastra just outside of Siena. We’ve visited the…

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Cooking Tuscan dishes at your villa or farmhouse

May 5, 2019

One of the best experiences to enjoy while in Tuscany is eating delicious Italian food. It is also extra special if it was prepared by you! You only need a few ingredients to create incredible dishes – and the right teachers to show you how. Fiamma and Ginny are two chefs and mothers that work…

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