Our New Portfolio of Luxury Apartments in Florence

Yes, we are still in the business of finding you the ideal, secluded, off-the-beaten-path Tuscan villa for your holiday, but we are adding the opportunity to offer you a few days in the city. Laura recently returned from Italy where she had the chance to visit with a few of our property owners who have both […]

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Tuscan Travel Group on the Big Screen

Well, actually, not the big screen in the true sense, but some homes do have pretty large TV’s nowadays. We recently launched a commercial that has been running for the past week and will run only one more week. If you haven’t had the viewing pleasure of seeing it live, were posting it here for you to […]

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Best Cathedrals in Italy

Last month, Architectural Digest published an article about their favorite cathedrals throughout Italy and given that we are around the Holidays, we thought this would be a timely article to pass along to our readers. The beauty of the cathedrals throughout Tuscany come from simply admiring the elements that make up these lovely structures. It need not […]

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Why Are Brunello Wines So Distinctive?

Well, if you are a Sangiovese fanatic, you would know that the Brunello grape is synonymous with the Sangiovese Grosso (aka Brunello) grape…in fact 100% the same. Brunelllo has been a wine varietal since being discovered in the early 14th century about 80 km south of Florence in the area surrounding the town of Montalcino. […]

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Travel by train is easy and fun, especially with children

Rome, Termini, Train, Station, Italy

The rail system throughout Italy is such a simple and enjoyable way to get around. We were recently on a trip to Rome and decided to take a quick trip to Florence by train. We researched the train schedule, tracked down the right station, chose the right train for us (high speed), decided on what […]

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Gucci, Pucci and Fiorucci – Via de’ Tornabuoni in Florence

Before diving into the highlights of shopping in Florence on Via de Tornabuoni, I must confess, I do not like to shop. It’s true…no interest! However, you need not have any interest in shopping to take in the beauty and serenity of Via de’ Tornabuoni, one of the most elegant and beautiful shopping districts I […]

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How did I get here?

Brandy Stroh: My sweet love affair with Italy dates back to 1984, when my family packed up and moved to Florence, Italy for six months. We were living in the North suburbs of Chicago and my parents felt we needed to explore outside our Midwestern walls, learn more about our heritage and introduce us to […]

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Pasqua

Pasqua is the beautiful Italian word for Easter. I know what you’re thinking: Today is St. Patricks Day, not Easter. However, as much as we Americans love to celebrate with our Irish brethren (I just spent last weekend marveling over the Chicago River dyed green for the occasion), Italians generally don’t make a big deal […]

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Tuscan Travel Group Cooks with Friends for a Good Cause

Laura and I decided to sponsor and host a cooking class event to honor our love and obsession with Italy and its cuisine. The donation of our event will benefit our children’s school and truthfully, we are the ones that actually reaped the benefits most sharing a fun night learning to make homemade pastas and traditional sauces amongst […]

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