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Stefano Amerighi Syrah spotted in NY State


At a great little Italian restaurant run by Francesco Buitoni (yes, sono buoni!) in Red Hook (Dutchess Co.) we were surprised to see the Stefano Amerighi Syrah from Cortona on the wine list!


A little pricey at $70 a bottle, but good to know it is there if we need it.

Real Estate in Chianti


casaintoscana.pngIf you are searching for real estate in Tuscany, we recommend the website Casa in Toscana, which belongs to our friend realtor Nikolaus Barnewitz. Nik has experience selling real estate in Tuscany and around the Chianti Classico zone for more than 10 years and he has all the expertise to help foreign buyers find their dream home. He also has a excellent staff that will help you with everything you could need when buying a new home to relocate in or as an investment property. If you are thinking of real estate in Chianti, make sure you check them out.

Florence Cooking School


cooking-school-florence.pngIf you are in Tuscany and want to take a cooking class in Florence, as a tourist, amateur, or professional, the Scuola di Arte Culinaria Cordon Bleu of Florence is a great choice. The school has been run by our friends Gabriella and Cristina since 1985 and was recently completely renovated. You can take a course for a day, for several weeks, or several months. The instruction is in multiple languages and the teaching staff is of the highest quality. Highly recommended.

Florence On Line


florence-on-line.pngFlorence-On-Line is an ever expanding web guide to all things Florentine - museums, churches, dining, shopping, wine, and more. They have a travel forum to answer questions, and lots of practical information about travel to Florence and nearby destinations. A great place to start planning your trip to Florence.