tuscany

Overtourism Awareness Month

Overtourism Awareness Month

August is Italy’s busiest tourist month. The mass influx of visitors in popular destinations puts a strain on the local environment and communities. And so the debate restarts, about how to manage or whether to limit tourism in areas like the Cinque Terre and the...
Jewish special occasions, history & itineraries in Tuscany

Jewish special occasions, history & itineraries in Tuscany

Tuscany has a vibrant and established Jewish presence both in its largest towns and in the countryside. In particular, Florence has one of oldest continuous Jewish communities in Europe, and one of the most influential in Italy. Traveling along Jewish itineraries in...
Italian Wedding Couture: destination wedding & fashion

Italian Wedding Couture: destination wedding & fashion

Italian Wedding Couture is an authentic service by Italian Special Occasions DMC: as a bride-to-be you can create your own dream wedding dress with high fashion designers throughout Italy. The result? An exclusive made-in-Italy wedding gown that is handcrafted with...
Tuscany’s Via Francigena: a spiritual itinerary

Tuscany’s Via Francigena: a spiritual itinerary

The Via Francigena (or Via Romea) is an ancient pilgrims’ route that goes from Canterbury to Rome. The route was particularly important during medieval times for those wishing to visit the Holy See. Documented for the first time in 990 by Sigeric, Archbishop of...
How to plan the Perfect Corporate Event: Case Study

How to plan the Perfect Corporate Event: Case Study

Earlier in 2015, Kérastase Brazil entrusted Italian Special Occasions DMC with a remarkable project: the organization of an unforgettable product launch and corporate gala dinner in Florence. At the end of the congress – which reunited Brazilian hair salons and...
Spring in La Maremma

Spring in La Maremma

Respecting the environment, land, history and culture… At Italian Special Occasions DMC we value our partnerships with our suppliers, looking for a shared respect for the environment, art, culture and traditions. Now that spring has officially sprung we would like to...
Along Hollywood’s tracks… in Tuscany

Along Hollywood’s tracks… in Tuscany

A movie treasure hunt? Tuscany, oh Tuscany… so full of charm, history and mesmerizing landscapes! Unsurprisingly, many directors have decided to use this picture-perfect backdrop for their movies since the early days of cinematography. If you are a film fanatic who...

Fine dining in Florence? Sure, but also street food!

Florence in Tuscany boasts some of the finest dining in the world, but the city can also surprise you with delicious and informal on-the-go eats. Some of the locals’ favorite street delicacies include: Trippa Yes, it is exactly what you think: tripe. Traditionally,...

Cooking School of Siena: interview with Chef Lella

  Today we have the pleasure of sharing an interview with Lella Cesari Ciampoli, owner of Siena’s first school of international cuisine, which she founded in 1996. The mission of her culinary institution is to maintain the tradition of Sienese and Tuscan cooking and...

Open-air concerts and medieval cooking lessons in Tuscany

Spring and summer are fantastic periods of the year to visit Tuscany, with its blue sunny sky embracing the gentle hilly landscapes during the day, and the moon and the stars glittering on the sea at night. There are countless ways to enjoy the panorama through...

Top locations for beach and boat weddings in Italy

How cool and refreshing would it be to organize an Italian ‘water wedding’? After all, water is the elixir of life, and tying the knot by the beach or on a lake is simply one of the most romantic and panoramic experiences that a couple can live! Here is a selection of...

The Great Dames of the Sea: sailing show in the Maremma Tuscany

Have you ever witnessed a sailing race? You must know how thrilling a spectacle it is! But we are not talking about just any boat competition… imagine majestic, vintage yachts sprinting across the crystal-clear waters along the most exotic coastline that Tuscany has...

Last call: Fashion & artisan workshop tour in Florence

If you are dreaming of a fashion experience in Florence, Italy, you have time until the 8th of March to book a unique tour based on a 7-day programme called “A Week with Fashion Artisans in Florence”, which you can customize based on your wishes and needs! Italian...

Vintage Tuscany: golf, culture and wine tour

Seasonality allows you to enjoy a number of authentic and unforgettable activities, and we at Italian Special Occasions DMC have decided to create a unique suggestion for spring, conceived particularly for those of you who love golf, culture and wine. Tuscany is the...

Art & eco-sustainability in Tuscany’s countryside

On the weekend of the 12-13th of October, the idyllic countryside near Florence hosted an initiative aimed at promoting local culture and the territory through arts. Specifically, the event took place in the rustically elegant Tenuta di Sticciano farmhouse. Artists,...

Exploring Tuscany’s wine routes: the Maremma Hills

Today we guide you through the “Strada del Vino e dei Sapori Colli di Maremma”, i.e. the Route of Wine and Flavors of the Maremma Hills, located in south-eastern Tuscany. Not only it is one of Italy’s longest wine trails, it also offers most options and...

Palio Marinaro: Monte Argentario’s sea tradition

Monte Argentario is a beautiful peninsula in Southern Tuscany, in the area known as Maremma. It features a rugged coastline alternating cliffs and sandy bays, a dense Mediterranean vegetation inside and outside its protected nature reserves, and charming fishing...