Six Things You Didn't Know About Olive Oil

Sophie Tanner | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Tanner

Thanks to its optimal climate, fertile land and skilled workers, Tuscany produces some of the most exquisite olive oil in the world, with the regions of Lucca and Chianti especially lauded for their extra virgin olive oil.

How To Run A Successful Winery: Meeting Barbara Banke From Jackson Family Wines

Helena Nicklin | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Helena Nicklin

Have you ever wondered what kind of person it takes to buy and run not just one successful winery, but over forty?

La Dolce Vita

Catherine Davies | Posted 29.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Davies

I worked really hard at that law firm, along with everybody else, and just scheduling in normal holidays could be challenging enough. Just before I got married and started a family, I left my law firm and moved into the public sector. While working life there was slower and gentler, long periods working from home in Italy definitely weren't on the cards.

Tuscany Then, Tuscany Now, Tuscany Again Please

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

As far back as I can remember, since my wanderlust surfaced, I've romanced of winding around hilly b-roads, stopping for some fabulously delicious lunch and returning to savour soft but stunning sundown vistas, from a large shuttered window in a large Tuscan villa.

Igor Prokop: One of the Top Artists at the Chianciano Biennale in Tuscany

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Within such a cornucopia of talent, Igor Prokop, an artist born in Budapest, stands out with a presentation of highly-elaborate and colourful paintings strongly influenced by nature and corals.

Holiday With The Italians: The Tuscan Riviera

Jo Carrigan | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Carrigan

There's something to be said for the Italians - they do it bloody well. And by "it", I mean everything; food, wine, football, and as I found out recently on a trip to Tuscany, incredible beach resorts.

Tour Della Toscana

Andrew B Neville | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew B Neville

The food was excellent, as expected. The wine was even better, again as expected. It was however the cities, the intricacies of their designs, the details of their architectures alongside the views witnessed from the hilltops in Chianti that really stole the show. I thoroughly recommend you all take a Tour of Tuscany.

Notes From A Housesit: Florence

Roberta Verdant | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

I'm currently kitty-sitting in Florence (or "Firenze," if you prefer.) I'm caring for a cat-trio: Ben, Katie and Nellie, in their art-filled apartment...

Five Top Tips for an Italian Summer Getaway

Travelzoo UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do," goes the saying. That's all very well, but when the Romans flee the city in the summer, we recommend you do just the opposite.

Our Favourite Places: Italy

Jane Mountain | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Mountain

On a bike tour, the discomfort caused by lack of food, tough roads, and bad weather makes the comfort given by great meals, relaxing stops, and warm beds all the more pleasurable. Stephen and I have just finished the first leg of our world cycling tour, riding from Rome to Russia, and we've had the chance to discover a little greatness in every country we've seen.

Slovenia Might Be the New Tuscany, Just Don't Tell the British

David J Constable | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David J Constable

If you haven't heard of Slovenia then that's probably because they don't want you to. I don't want you to. The gentle incline of sweeping roads and the sunflowers, blossoms and viridian hills are reminiscent of Tuscany, and look what happened when you found out about that.

A Movie Lover's Guide to Tuscany

Andrew Matthews | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Come with as we explore Tuscany through the movies that have been shot there.

Lumina International Photography Festival Opens In Italy

Rosie Scammell | Posted 25.01.2013 | Home
Rosie Scammell

A new photography festival opened in Tuscany on Saturday, where the prestigious World Press Photo exhibition vies for attention with an innovative project exploring European identity.

A Glutton's Truffle Hunt in Tuscany

Rosie Scammell | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Scammell

Pecorino cheese drizzled with truffle-infused honey and a glass of pinot grigio; a standard start to a day at Giulio Benuzzi's house on the Tuscan hillside. It is a Sunday morning, 11.00am by the chime of the church bells next door, and Giulio's guests are beginning their day with the truffle hunter.

Three Killed In Italy Floods

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

Three occupants of a car have been swept to their deaths off a collapsed bridge in Tuscany, reports the BBC. Northern and central Italy has been hi...

Tourists Venture Out In Flooded Venice

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

Flooding in Tuscany has led to the evacuation of more than 200 people while high waters in Venice have left more than two thirds of the city submerged...

Two More Bodies Discovered In Costa Concordia Wreck

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.03.2012 | UK

Rescue workers have found the bodies of two more people killed in a cruise liner that crashed off the Tuscan coast. The discovery brings the total ...

Costa Concordia Captain Refused Orders To Reboard Wrecked Liner

Posted 17.01.2012 | UK

As five more bodies were recovered from the wrecked Italian cruiser ship, Costa Concordia, an audio tape has been produced that appears to expose the ...

Costa Concordia: Captain Told Authorities 'Everything Was Fine'

PA | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK

The captain of a cruise ship wrecked off the Italian coast told port authorities everything was fine shortly before the vessel sank, it has emerged. ...

Costa Concordia Captain 'Left Ship And Called Taxi' After Crash

Huffington Post UK / PA | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK

Rescue workers investigating a cruise ship which ran into a reef off the Tuscan coast near the island of Giglio have found five more bodies in the wre...

Italian Barmaid To David Cameron: Carry Your Own Cappuccino

Posted 01.10.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A barmaid has made a name for herself, but no tip, after telling Prime Minister David Cameron he could carry his own cappuccino d...

David Cameron And Nick Clegg On Holiday, William Hague In Charge Of Country (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 30.09.2011 | UK

David Cameron is on holiday in Tuscany for two weeks with his wife Samantha and family. The Camerons are renting a villa in the Chianti region with...