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„Chianti Classico Is“ Wine Festival 2013 (updated)

Every year, at the end of may, all producers of Chianti Classico DOCG wine with the Black Rooster on the bootle, present their products in small towns of Chianti region. Many wineries have its own exhibition stand for the presentation of their wines and other local products such as olive oil.

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Shopping: best places in Florence

With its incomparable tradition of art and craftsmanship, history of artisan skill, sense of beauty, Florence has been home to many of the fashion houses that have written the history of so-called „Made in Italy“, and they are still based in Florence. We are talking not only about world famous brands such as Gucci, Salvatore […]

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Week’s Place: Via Francigena Pilgrim Route

The Via Francigena is the common name of an ancient road and pilgrim route running from France to Rome, though it is usually considered to have its starting point much further away, in the English cathedral city of Canterbury. As such, the route passes through England, France, Switzerland and Italy. The route was known in […]

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Italian Recipes. Tuscan Chicken Liver Paté

Italians say that “antipasti” or snacks – it‘s a first tiny bite which stimulates appetite and intensifies smell and taste sensations. So if you want to follow the traditions of Italian table, during your stay in Tuscany start your dinner with the snacks. Or, if you want to impress friends at home – start your […]

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WineTown 2013: What? Where? When?

What is WineTown? WineTown Firenze, a wine festival sponsored by the Italian Sommelier Association, occurs annually in piazzas all over Florence, Italy. So first of all it is a place where to taste very good wine. The festival has taken place every Summer since 2010 and offers a two-day celebration of delicious and high quality […]

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Photo Reportage: Antiquities Market at Fortezza da Basso in Florence

If You are looking for something unique, fun and old – Antiquities Market at Fortezza da Basso in Florence is the right place. Over 120 antiques dealers from all over Italy converge at this market, held every third weekend in Florence. Wind your way through the stalls and discover treasures ranging from furniture, knick-knacks, collectables […]

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Italian Recipes. Real Italian Tiramisù

Probably there is no trip to Italy which ends without tasting the famous italian sweet Tiramisù. The origin of tiramisù is shrouded in a mystery, so more than one Italian region – Tuscany, Piedmont and Veneto – are saying they are the birth place of tiramisù. Of couse there are many legends, and one of […]

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From Brescia to Roma and back: 1000 miles on white roads

From Brescia to Roma and back: 1000 miles on white roads. This was Mille Miglia, the most famous historical Italian car race, that this year celebrates the eighty-sixth birthday. From 1927 to 1961 the race was more than a competition between cars, it was a challenge against the fate, for professional pilots and fearless gentlemen […]

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Week‘s Place: The Archeological Mines Park of San Silvestro and its Surroundings

Situated behind Campiglia Marittima and the promontory of Piombino, it covers 450 hectares, and it contains unique examples of the mining and metallurgical cycle, from the Etruscan era to the present day. The routes for visiting encompass museums, mining tunnels, a Medieval village of miners and foundrymen founded around one thousand years ago (Rocca San […]

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