Tuscany

Tips and Articles in Tuscany

It's hard to live in Italy for 15 years without fine-tuning your shopping antennae. And for true hunter-gatherers (like me), Tuscany is the country's most irresistible destination. Over the years, memorable purchases have included a loosely woven ...
Edited by Amy Farley We partnered with Conservation International to develop a comprehensive green-hotel assessment test to learn what properties around the world are doing to conserve water and energy, eliminate waste, and support their local ha...
TOWER OF PISA FINDS ITS FOOTING Officials Plan a Dubious Debut Pisa's landmark campanile is finally on solid ground. On June 17, a preview and gala is set to mark the rechristening of the 180-foot tower that, since its construction, has seemed re...
The creator of the world's most expensive olive oil is standing in a dusty parking lot beside Tuscany's autostrada, hurling glass bottles against a concrete wall. Thwuck…doink. Thwuck…doink. Remarkably, not one breaks. "See?" ...
Kick your cooking skills up a notch at Tuscany's newly opened "wine resort," Badia a Coltibuono (Gaiole in Chianti; 39-0577/ 74481; www.coltibuono.com; doubles from $150, including breakfast). The 1,000-year-old abbey in the woods beside o...
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Dario Cecchini recently opened Solociccia (5 Via Chiantigiana; 39-055/852-727; dinner for two $80) across the street from his shop, Antica Macelleria Cecchini, in Tuscany’s Panzano-in-Chianti. The contemporary backdrop belies the unbridled carnivo...
Travelers are fueling demand for a bespoke approach to sightseeing: private, off-the-map tours led by savvy locals. "Nowadays, the most sought-after travel operators are those who can bring visitors into direct contact with local culture and peopl...
When David and Catherine Gardner discovered a ruin at the end of a dusty track while driving through Chianti, they set about doing what any self-respecting, transplanted Scottish restaurateurs would: buying the place and transforming it into a cha...
India Like the luxury house’s 2008 fashion collections, the new Hermès fragrance, Un Jardin Après la Mousson, takes its cues from the subcontinent, with a spicy-smelling blend of pepper, vetiver, coriander, and ginger. Japan Traditional incense ce...
I first went to Forte in the early eighties with Giorgio Armani, for whom I was working at the time, and his partner, Sergio Galeotti, who was born and bred in Viareggio nearby. It had been Sergio's dream to own a house in Roma Imperiale, the most...
Napa Valley, California The newest incarnation of the pioneering 30-year-old restaurant at Domaine Chandon is Étoile. Executive chef Christopher Manning cooks with a robust American sensibility, and the occasional French accent. The recently rede...