Fish tourism in Castiglione della Pescaia

“I am strongly convinced of the need to support and promote new ways of using the sea – continues Nappi – especially when these are focused on environmental sustainability. Since my establishment we are constantly confronted with the operators of the fishing sector and we are carrying out a fruitful cooperation between the seafaring, the culture and the traditions of the territory. For me, all this means encouraging the development and economic growth of both the fishing sector and all related industries “.

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Alessandro, a restaurant for ‘Riviera’ gourmands

The absolute novelty of this summer is the “Finnish cow”, a heifer steak whose meat shows a perfect balance of fats, preserved and marbled to perfection, it seems, precisely from the introduction of chocolate into their diet – which makes their more succulent and tasty fibers – while the cows feel pampered on a human scale, as if they were divas on vacation. Alessandro is proudly proud to be able to offer them in his restaurant on the Riviera. For some, perhaps for many, it will be an exciting first time.

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Tenuta Dodici, the citadel of wine

The wines of Tenuta Dodici are absolutely poetic. Merlot in purity “Oci Ciornie” tells a story of love, inner change and culture – while it enchants you with the elegant hints of berries, spices and vanilla of its silky aftertaste. The “Vermentino” (which again this year, for the second time entered the Top10 ranking of the best Vermentino DOC Maremma Toscana) gives the glass a wonderful freshness with its citrus and green apple tones, ending with notes of ripe fruit rather expressive. The “Colpo di Sole” Sauvignon Blanc fascinates you with its powerful nature, conquering you with generous traces of toast, honey and flowers, to the point of causing an embarrassing ‘goosebumps’! The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese “Urga” takes you to a land that is a kingdom of love, with its notes of ripe cherry and chocolate, and spicy aftertaste.

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The Espresso Coffee Academy is in Mugello

La Marzocco was founded by the Bambi brothers at the beginning of the last century. It derives its name and symbol from ‘il Marzocco’: the seated lion with the emblem of the lily of Florence, synonymous with victory and triumph. Giuseppe Bambi after having produced a model of coffee machine called “Fiorenza” for a customer, in collaboration with his brother Bruno, began to design and build machines on his own.

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Mugello, land of two wheels

But the real father of Mugello cycling is undoubtedly Gastone Nencini: nicknamed ‘Mystery’ – the origin of this nickname is unknown – or the ‘Lion of Mugello’. It was born in 1930 in Barberino di Mugello, in what used to be the village of Bilancino – which no longer exists because the artificial lake of the same name has taken its place. He was the winner of the Giro d’Italia in 1957 at a record average (37.486 km / h) which had remained undefeated for twenty-six years, and of the Tour de France three years later. In 1957 he came close to the great feat of winning both the Giro and the Tour in the same year.

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100 years of Valecchi Calzature

His grandfather Septimius opened a shoe workshop in 1921, where the shop still stands today. Settimio was sent to learn the trade at a very young age from a cobbler from Corso Matteotti, also in Borgo San Lorenzo. It was taken for granted for the young man to undertake this profession as his father was a hoof and other relatives worked the leather to make the saddles of the horses.

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“Da Sergio”, a 50-year tradition

The workhorses of the Naldoni family are many. For myself, some of the best potato Tortelli in Mugello are eaten here. Strictly handmade pasta with local eggs filled with a rustic potato filling. ‘Da Sergio’ you can taste the pork livers wrapped in their nets, now unavailable in the restaurants of the province, and cooked in the exposed rotisserie. And you can see Gianni cooking chickens, skewers, livers… live! A spectacle for the eyes, beautiful smell and taste.

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Sustainability, the Only Possible Future for Business

The starting point was a revolutionary idea from the man we are talking to, Founder and CEO Francesco Santioli, together with Luca Alici and Gabriele Gabrielli, nationally-recognised professionals in their respective fields. This highly innovative project offers various business solutions for the entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow.

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Sali & Giorgi: A Century’s Experience, the Technology of Tomorrow

Those who dream of a wonderful and up-to-date home cannot help but go to the professionals in the sector. We refer to Sali & Giorgi. An expanding and long-established business (it’s preparing to blow out its first hundred candles) which, day after day, wins an increasing number of customers. This thanks to the transversal quality of its offering, the brands chosen, and a level of customer service that satisfies the needs of the most demanding private individuals and architects. We talked about all this with owner (along with sister Chiara) Emilio Giorgi.

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