The traditional U.S.A. TUSCAN AWARD CEREMONY 2022. took place on Thursday 20 October 2022 at the Salone dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio, chaired by the Presidents Maurizio Mancianti and Andrea L. Davis with the participation of the Vice Mayor of the Municipality of Florence Alessia Bettini and the Consul General of the United States in Florence...

With the end of the pandemic, the Belpaese seems to have regained its leading role in the food and wine industry both in Europe and overseas. From the Langhe to Sicily, Italy has awakened by reintroducing wines of excellence that represent the true pride of our country, with renowned labels to be enjoyed in private and luxurious settings that tell...

During a recent vacation I visited Tuscan wineries in a Fiat 500 car— known in Italy as a cinquecento (pronounced CHINK-way CHEN-tow). The word—rolling with alliteration—can apparently also add emphasis. The car is a mobile chunk of culture—compact and crammed with history, like the Italian Republic. A Florentine winemaker named Paola, or Paolina (...

An ambitious, nearly three-year restoration and consolidation plan for Florence’s Accademia Gallery — “plagued” by myriad pandemic-related interruptions — is at last coming to fruition. The reopened gipsoteca (plaster cast gallery) and a new lighting system for Michelangelo’s David are two of the major renovations that were recently unveiled at the...

Crystal clear waters and coasts that are still partly wild; inviting countryside for those looking for relaxation away from the busy pace of the city; villages nestled on ancient castles and a rich cuisine where you can find, unchanged, traditional, local food and wine. These are the things that make the Maremma so dear to Italian and foreign visit...

Tanning was one of the earliest human activities. The first evidence of leather being used for clothes, sandals or the creation of objects such as water containers and boats comes from the writings of the Sumerians. The art of tanning was present in antiquity amongst cultures such as the Babylonians, Hittites, Persians, Egyptians, Jews, Shiites, Gr...

“Tuscany” and “wine” are almost synonymous at times, and in the collective imagination, it’s usually Chianti that springs to mind first. But up north, near the Ligurian border, winemaking traditions in the province of Lucca have been documented since at least the 15th century. Workers have been cultivating and collecting grapes since even before th...

The city of towers is the favorite destination of foreigners vacationing in Italy and wins the prestigious Italy Digital Destination Oscar awarded The Data Appeal Company. The award is based on the monitoring of Big Data collected in the period between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022: 33 million digital traces, which have allowed monitoring a...

Tuscany is one of the most famous and prolific wine regions anywhere in Europe. It is best known for its Sangiovese-based dry red wines - which dominate output. These include Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The most searched-for wine from Tuscany on our database is Sassicaia, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Caber...

Italy is populated with foreign tourists at any time of the year, but on the occasion of some holidays, even Italians tend to prefer their country as a destination for their holidays, especially during the All Saints' weekend. The bridge this year happens between Tuesday and Wednesday, which means that for those who can, it will be a long weekend f...