Discover Montisi, off the beaten paths Valdorcia

When I think about a place for my retirement, I think at a place like Montisi, hidden gem between Valdorcia and Crete Senesi counting 400 residents. A brief history The foundation of Montisi dates back to Etruscan times to then become a fortified castle property of the family Cacciaconti degli Scialenga. The castle, strategically located […]

The charming hamlet of Lucignano d’Asso

I’m still thrilled about the last weekend spent between Valdorcia and Crete Senesi to discover two hidden gems and experience the real Tuscany I love, thanks to Italy Traveller. Lucignano d’Asso Close your eyes and think about a tiny Tuscan hamlet, surrounded by round and green hills. Now open your eyes and look at the […]

Olive Oil is an Art in Tuscany

After all the polemics about Italian and Tuscan olive oil raised by The New York Times I was really happy to meet again Laudemio people and show you because one size does not fit all. Here in Tuscany we take olive oil seriously, because making olive oil is an art. What’s Laudemio? Actually Laudemio means […]