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Torre Fantini – great summer weeks still open!

For something really nice–and off the beaten path–check out Torre Fantini in Emilia Romagna. Walk into a charming village and enjoy Italy’s best kept culinary and wine-loving secrets. And for fans of Italian culture and history, this region is superb! … Continue reading

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Tuscan cooking lesson!

Do you like Tuscan cooking?  We thought so! We are able to arrange a cooking lesson at a vineyard estate that produces wine and olive oil. Stefania is the owner along with her daughter, Irene.  They are delightful and have … Continue reading

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Canonica – A Tuscan fantasy

Canonica is situated in a little village that dates back to the Middle Ages, 40 Km from Siena and 3 Km from Gaiole in Chianti, in an area filled with castles and magnificent vineyards: the birthplace of Chianti Classico wine. … Continue reading

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Last minute cancellation on Lake Como!

Contact us now about August 19-26 at Como Bianco on Lake Como!  This high season week is open now due to a last minute cancellation. Contact:

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Villa Curiano in the Crete Senese

Villa Curiano is located in the middle of a 400 hectare organic farm, delimited by a small, very ancient village. It is situated within the Crete Senesi, a very atmospheric landscape dominated by harsh, bare hills worn away over the … Continue reading

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On or off the beaten path?

This thing called the ‘beaten path’ really isn’t such a bad place. Everyone wants to avoid it, but you have to consider that it includes many of the beautiful destinations and experiences that create the best travel memories…Michelangelo’s David, the … Continue reading

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From Lucca to the Tuscany Seaside

Our Italian friends tell us that Lucca is a fun place to live and to visit because the people from here do such a good job of getting the most out of life. The area is known for its thriving … Continue reading

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