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Stefano Amerighi Syrah spotted in NY State

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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!

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

Apartment Rental in Florence

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firenzerentals.pngLooking for the perfect apartment rental in Florence? Firenze Rentals is a site with all the information and listings to suit your needs, whether for a vacation or a longer-term rental. With clear photos and detailed descriptions of all of their many apartments, you can even search according to size, location, and other key words. Highly recommended.

Real Estate in Chianti

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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.

Villa Rentals in Tuscany

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Tuscanyrentdirect.pngIf you are trying to find a villa rental in Tuscany, we would like to recommend one of the latest sites that is quickly gaining popularity on the web, Tuscany Rent Direct. This site is one of the only Italian owned and operated sites of its kind - providing direct rentals from owners. They concentrate specifically on Tuscany and personally choose all of their inventory to ensure a high standard of quality. Check out their ever growing list of villas and apartments if you are looking for a holiday rental in Tuscany.

Florence Cooking School

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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

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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.

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