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March 2015

Tuscany wine tour

Italy’s Best Wine Tours of Tuscany: The first officially established wine zone in the world. After a short ride from Rome or Florence you will be welcomed by an expert Tuscan sommelier, enjoy a guided wine tasting and explore the vineyard and cellars on off the beaten track best kept secret locations. Having been in the industry for more than 30 years, [...]

Brunello wine and Italian designers

Missoni is one of the many designers to design a decorative ceramic tile for Brunello di Montalcino, the renowned Tuscan red wine. Since the 1992 vintage of the delicious wine, the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino has commissioned a decorate annual painted plaque, to commemorate the harvest. Top Italian designers who have designed for Brunello are Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Ferragamo, [...]

February 2015

Aperitivo inside an ancient Roman stadium

        An aperitivo, in an ancient Roman stadium, underground. Feel like an archaeologist, with a glass of wine. They say all roads lead to Rome, but if you sight see with us, roads lead underneath ancient Rome, to the hidden corners of the old city. Allow us to show you around this once in a lifetime opportunity, and recently uncovered site. Sample [...]

Campo Marzio

Campo Marzio, meaning Field of Mars Campo Marzio is the ancient Roman district dedicated to Mars, the god of war, and boasts some of the most famous monuments in the world. Being outside the official ancient city boundaries, it came to be considered as a kind of neutral ground, where foreign ambassadors were received and temples dedicated to oriental divinities were also [...]

Barberini Bees Rome

   Bumble bees are carved into marble and wood, woven into curtains, and dominating just about every square in Rome. The bee is the crest of the powerful Barberini family. The Barberini family were originally a family of minor nobility from the Tuscan town of Barberino Val d’Elsa, who made their money as wool and textile merchants. Their influence peaked [...]

Treasure Hunt: Dragons

   Dragons of Rome What better way to explore the maze of Rome, than a treasure hunt. By looking for particular details on different monuments, you will appreciate and rediscover well known buildings in a completely new way. Thus, benefiting from more details that the traditional guidebooks don’t give you.   Discover the history and legends of Rome’s monuments [...]

January 2015

Best Mini Squares in Rome

What are the best ‘mini squares’ of Rome? Whilst the bigger more famous, Bernini made squares will be in your Rome guide books, the mini square,whilst they may not be as touristy, do offer magnificent ‘madonelle’, churches and wine bars to tempt you with.  A mix of off the beaten track and on the main drag, blink and you’ll miss [...]

Madonelle

Madonnelle, miniature Madonnas Rome is breathtaking, but the added decorative bonus of mini devotions to the Virgin Mary, found on many street corners, are definitely the icing on the cake. A free en-plain-air museum of minor arts that you should not miss when visiting the capital. All you need to do is to lift your eyes and look for them [...]

Minerva

Minerva, Rome’s multi tasking deity, was the Roman goddess of wisdom, war and medicine. Not to mention, weaving, crafts and magic. She is depicted with an owl, for wisdom and a shield, to represent her status as warrior goddess and is the Roman version of the Greek goddess Athena. Like Athena, Minerva was born from the head of her [...]