Archive for February 20th, 2011

February 20, 2011

Chef Andrew Garrett Escorts a 10 Day Tuscan Holiday

I have been working with Chef Andrew Garrett to organize this amazing travel opportunity, so Iwanted to share it with you. He would like you to join him in Italy for a once-in-a-lifetime journey and culinary adventure.  See the details below and let us know if we can add you to this culinary journey…

“Our culinary adventure will begin in the city of Florence, the birth place of the Italian Renaissance, and then continue into the picturesque, cypress-clad Tuscan countryside. We will visit the surrounding sights and towns and enjoy the locally grown, lovingly prepared food and wine of the region.”
– Chef Garrett

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February 20, 2011

Featured Property: Villa delle Rose, Arezzo

Provided by Invitationtotuscany.com

A charming apartment and pool in the countryside near Arezzo Italy

The main entrance is through the wide brick arche to the side of the villa.In the countryside just outside Arezzo, Villa delle Rose offers in miniature the reasons visitors include this part of Tuscany in their wanderings. For like the medieval city a mere 3 km away, known for its antiquarian market, the famous frescoes of Piero della Francesca, and the wide piazzas and ancient archways that grace its historic centre, this charming villa combines the traditional look of a respectfully restored limonaia, or lemon house, with the contemporary design and furnishings perfectly in keeping with the Aretine love of artistry and decor.

The charm of the villa is seen even as you approach it – its golden stone facade is covered with the pink roses that give the villa its name and the furnished ivy covered pergola set on the wide terracotta terrace surrounding the house is the ideal place for gazing out to the green hills it overlooks. It is sufficiently set apart from the owner’s large villa whose flagstone piazza it shares that it enjoys a sense of protected peace.

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