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Cortona On The Move International Photography Festival is celebrating its first five years of activity. In this short space of time Cortona OTM has rapidly grown to become a significant event in the calendar of professional photographers, journalists, keen amateurs and enthusiasts around the world... more

28 August 2016


The Archidado Joust traces its origins back to the Middle Ages and was officially created in 1397 to celebrate the wedding of Francesco Casali, the Lord of Cortona, and Antonia Salimbeni, a noble woman from Siena. In the city of Cortona, this historical event is recalled every year on the second Sunday of June... more

19 April 2016


Why Italy?  Many people have asked that question but only those who have experienced Italy know the answer.  The very soul of Italy lies in its people, their love of life and generosity in sharing their architecture, art, history... more


Visitors to Tuscany come for many reasons. Many come in search of fine art, others to... more


Cortona. Some have never heard of this Etruscan city. However, for those fortunate... more


The leader of The Police has already turned Il Palagio, a 16th century estate near Florence, into an active farm, producing honey, olive oil and critically acclaimed "biodynamic" wine... more

20 April 2016


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20 April 2015


29 December 2015

Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opens the door... more


Agritourism or agrotourism, as it is defined most broadly, involves any agriculturally based operation or activity that brings visitors to a farm or ranch. Agritourism has different definitions in different parts of the world, and sometimes refers specifically to farm stays, as in Italy... more


Tuscany is the most enduringly famous of all Italian wine regions, thanks to the romantic glamor of its endless rolling hills, cypress-lined country roads and hilltop villages. But even without all of this, evaluated on the merits of its wines alone... more

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10 August 2014

The demand for Italian real estate over the past six months on the part of foreigners is growing

According to the semi-annual report published by a note of statistics agency, the comeback of Germany is felt by winning the first place in the ranking of nationalities from which come the largest number of requests ( 15.16% of total) with a growth rate ( + 119.25 % ) . The United States ( 14.27% ) remained stable in second place like last year and Britain third ( 13.67% ) . The top ten list then sees in France (7.19 % ) , Belgium (6.78 % ) , the Netherlands ( 5.60 % ) , Switzerland ( 4.88% ) , Sweden (4.03 % ) , Canada ( 2.63% )

6 Settembre 2016


Israel and the Netherlands increased their demand for real estate in Italy to 202.86 % in the first months of this year and 102.59 % : this may be due to the current geopolitical situation , putting Italy in a competitive advantage with Greece , Turkey and France . More clearly for Israel than the Netherlands , as a strong interest in the Dutch it was already evident before, for some time , which confirmed the trend in the first half of 2016 . The most popular region of Italy is Tuscany, Lazio, Umbria.

Among all the American “italophiles” that have contributed to the shaping and defining of our current idea of Italy over the last centuries, Henry James seems to be an outstandingly meticulous observer. Not only has this great writer detailed the relationship between Americans and Europeans at large in his most famous novels, he alsohe also wrote extensively about... more

9 Settembre 2016


It will be the city of Cortona to host the fourteenth stage of the Feast of the Venzone Lavender, the next 10/11/12: perfumes and beauty along the "Lavender Route". The Lavender Route was conceived by Paola Toso, president of the Venzone Lavender, a company of the Friuli Venezia Giulia in the province of Udine. The goal is to involve the area through the Festival of Lavender for a possible land redevelopment through the deployment of lavender and its transformation into products. "You might as well join 'explains Paola Toso" the pleasing aspect of the cultivation of lavender and its benefits in terms of territorial regeneration and well-being. "The festival has already made stops in Civitavecchia, Feltre, Vigevano, Cinisello Balsamo, Cologna Veneta, to Lake Iseo to the prelude of the Lavender festival, Mantova... more

10 Settembre 2016


I was wandering around Cortona and I saw this very chic lady in the blue dress. I watched her for a little while as I considered whether to ask her if I could shoot a portrait of her. As I mentioned before older ladies refuse my request so much that I’ve basically given up and I was going to pass on this shot but then she looked at me and we smiled at each other... more

11 Settembre 2016

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