Tag: Chianti

Giro d’Italia is coming to Chianti

May 10, 2016

This weekend the Giro d’Italia is making its way first into Tuscany, arriving first in Arezzo and then heading into Chianti. If you’re around, don’t miss it! Also prepare for closed roads ;-). The Giro d’Italia, professional cycling’s second most prestigious stage race after the Tour de France, kicked off in the decidedly un-Italian setting…

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A Dream in Tuscany at Borgo Scopeto

April 8, 2016

As we made our way down to Siena and then out into the Chianti countryside covered with vineyards, I was thinking of how driving in Tuscany makes you seem as if you’ve stepped into a movie. We likely have, as the setting we drive through has been caught on screen many times before. If the…

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The Chianti Classico Expo Wine Tasting

September 12, 2015

Now is the time to grab a glass and stroll the Chianti Classico stands in the main square of Greve in Chianti where you can enjoy a bit of local color, bilingual wine presentations and 7 wine tastings for the cost of only 10 Euro. This year hosting over 60 select Chianti producers, the Chianti Classico Expo 2015 is…

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The Black Rooster has a New Look

February 22, 2013

The Chianti Classico consortium, the one that regulates the Chianti Classico DOCG wine region, just presented a new logo of their “black rooster”, the symbol found on all Chianti Classico wines over the world. The new logo has a cleaner, modern look: lost the borders that recalled sealing wax while the rooster is in a…

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First time to Tuscany? Top 5 Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss!

July 31, 2012

Tuscany is a land rich in landscapes to discover and splendid cities to savor. In some of them, you might get away with stopping for just a few hours but, in others, we definitely recommend staying longer to more completely enjoy their beauty. If you are planning your first experience in Tuscany, we offer a…

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The Weekend before Christmas in Tuscany

December 16, 2010

Here we are, the last weekend before Christmas. Bells are ringing and weather forecasts predict snow… what better way to say Christmas than this? 😉 Joking aside, here are the main events in Tuscany for this third weekend of December if you’re fine with covering up well to deal with the low temps around here…

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Christmas and sweets for the Weekend

December 10, 2010

It’s almost mid-December but it’s still warm. After a couple of freezing days we came back to mild, gray weather. So let’s see the main events for this second weekend of December: Florence: This weekend, head to the German Christmas Market in Piazza Santa Croce, open every day from 10am to 8pm. Then visit Florence…

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Christmas Markets in Tuscany 2010

December 1, 2010

Wow! Today is December 1st and the countdown for Christmas has started! Florence has been lighted up with thousands of Christmas lights all around the city. As usual during the Advent there are several Christmas markets and lots of events all around Tuscany. Christmas markets are the ideal places for finding unique Christmas decorations, handmade…

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Recent News about Tuscany Around the Web

November 22, 2010

Good and bad news in and about Tuscany We have decided to start a new blog’s column, if we can call it this way. Every week we’ll collect the most interesting articles about Tuscany and its cities and regions. News telling about its excellence and about its worst. The following are the main articles and…

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Autumn Food Festivals in Tuscany

October 8, 2010

Days are becoming shorter and the light jacket I wear in the mornings heavier. Afternoons are glorious right now in Florence though! Leaves have started to fall and the hills around Florence are changing colors, a beautiful sight. What I love about this season: the full calendar of events centered around the season’s products. Here…

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