Posts made in April, 2008

Tuscany Wine Tour near Montalcino

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This is the story of a woman, Anna Lisa Tempestini, that is passionate about wine and has a great sense of what it should be to let those who wish to enjoy a great wine tour in the Tuscan countryside. Born in Chicago, USA, in 1966, my family brought me to Florence when I was four years old, and that is where I grew up. My passion for wine started when I was 19, studying at the University, and working part-time in the p.r. office of the Consorzio del Vino Chianti Classico Gallo Nero. After a couple of months, I decided to leave my studies and dedicate myself completely to this, my first real job. My main occupation was to help a woman in organizing tours for journalists of the Chianti vineyards; after a while, I began to lead the tours myself, basically taking her...

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Arezzo: a short history of this wonderful city

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Arezzo was one of the twelve most important Etruscan cities. It is considered to have been one of the most important among them. The acropolis of San Cornelio, one of the hills of Arezzo, was fortified by the Etruscans. Etruscan walls, the Poggio del Sole necropolis, and the “Minerva” and the “Chimera of Arezzo”, now in Florence, testify the Etruscan past of Arezzo. Trades with Greece allowed for fine Greek pottery, finer than the Etruscan, to be imported.A piece of pottery from Roman-times Arezzo was found in India at Arikamedu. This is evidence that Arezzo vested an important exporting role during Roman times with was then called Persia. The Romans conquered the Etruscan Arezzo in 311 BC. Named Arretium in Latin, the city became an...

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Farmhouses, country homes and appartments for exploring Tuscany’s countryside

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You can choose a place to stay in Tuscany’s countryside from a wide selection of farmhouses, country homes and apartments available on this site. The site also gives an explanation of the booming business of farm holidays in Tuscany. The site’s search engine helps you to choose an accommodation by providing information such as descriptions, prices, facilities, contact numbers and photos. Don’t forget to check out the weather forecast in Tuscany, available on this site, if you are planning a trip to this beautiful region. If you work in the farm holiday business, you can also request to insert your farmhouse in their database.Just click on the title of this post to be redirected to the official Tuscan Region website.

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