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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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Wine Harvest & Tastings at the Malenchini Wine Estate

October 7, 2019

Do you love wine? This is the best season in Tuscany if you do love wine, as the whole region is harvesting its vineyards…. some estates start earlier, some later, depending on where they are and the climate. We’ve had the chance to peek into the world of wine at the Malenchini wine estate, which…

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Dianella and Leonardo da Vinci: Honoring the Master in his Home Territory

March 6, 2019

Dianella’s Special Tribute to Leonardo da Vinci Dianella Winery, on the road to Vinci, Leonardo’s hometown, has prepared a whole year of activities to honor the life as well as ties that Leonardo had to his home land, the area around Vinci during 2019, which marks the 500th anniversary of his death. Leonardo was an…

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Our Top 10 Articles in 2018

December 30, 2018

This year has ended in a rush, hasn’t it? Hoping the start of 2019 sees you planning a vacation in Tuscany, we have collected some our most popular and new articles from the last year to share with you to give you new ideas for your itinerary or provide useful, fun information as you plan…

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Flying in a Hot Air Balloon over Val d’Orcia

August 10, 2018

Our spectacular experience with BallooninginTuscany.com I had always considered a hot air balloon flight as something cool… done by others! After all, I didn’t get on an airplane until I “had to” to go visit my fiance (who is now wife…) since she lived on the other side of the Atlantic. Then we got an…

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The beauty of Heat & Humidity: Enjoying a Sauna

June 29, 2018

Generally heat and humidity are not seen as a positive thing, especially as you walk around sightseeing under the hot Tuscan sun come summer. I can assure you, however, the one place I do enjoy both is when at a Spa, particularly one as welcoming as Asmana, where I’ve been going lately to relax from…

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The magic of massage at Asmana

June 9, 2018

MAGIC! More precisely, magic HANDS! That is what I thought as I came out of my facial and hand and foot massage called Indian Beauty at Asmana: the massage therapists need to have special hands to work their type of magic on you. The magic is to make you relax so deeply that you could…

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Explore the new infrared area at Asmana

May 15, 2018

Ready to explore the new infrared area at Asmana? I checked it out on my last visit as soon as I found out it consisted of beds with heated lamps over your body, gently providing heat. Let me tell you a bit of what it is and what the benefits are so that you can…

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The Hammam Magic at Asmana

April 9, 2018

Have you ever been in a Hammam on your world travels? Maybe you have, maybe not yet. If you have, then you don’t likely don’t need convincing to go again, so this post is mainly aimed at sharing my experience at Asmana Wellness Spa – since it was a new experience for myself – for…

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