The memory of wheat

BY SIMONE BANDINI This story has its roots, it should be said, in the last century, when Amedeo’s grandparents, farmers, bought a farm in the Val d’Orcia, a place which has been chosen as a Unesco World Heritage Site for the splendour of its landscape and the perfect balance there between nature and human activity. […]

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San Conino, precocious beauty

BY SIMONE BANDINI San Conino oil is soft, delightful in appearance and intense in taste. Like a graceful girl whose precocious myth spreads across the grassy slopes of the Val d’Orcia where the sweet song of the ‘two- tailed siren’ rings out –  as in the brand symbol Alessio Panarese selected, a perfect koinè of […]

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Amiata Silicon Valley

DI JORI DIEGO CHERUBINI Computer sales and assistance, mobile phones repair, cartridges, printers, but also gaming and driving and flight simulations. All this is 2.0 informatica, a shop-workshop in Castel del Piano – opened in 2006 – and specialising in everything related to information technology. The owner, Daniele Sensi, in addition to being a big […]

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The fire that precedes the light

DI JORI DIEGO CHERUBINI “Tradition is not the cult of the ashes but the custody of the fire” is an admirable phrase of Gustav Mahler, and the more time passes the more it finds meaning and resonance. And the fire in Abbadia San Salvatore has been guarded for millennia during the Fiaccole [Torches]. A festival […]

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A diVino stay signature “Capanna”

A farm and vineyard with a long history and excellent wines. Added to by the presence of a boutique-style agriturismo and a new generation restaurant, headed by Chef Jacopo Monni. We meet the owner, Amedeo Cencioni, who shows ValleyLife, and ideally its readers too, around the enchanted world of Capanna. A splendid place to relax and […]

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