Energy from the earth

Tuscan geothermal energy combines past, present and future in a story of innovation and sustainability that demonstrates how industrial activity can integrate into its region, helping not only its energy supply and economic development, but also tourism and culture in a green economy model that combines the growth of production with care for the environment. Geothermal Tuscany, with its beautiful landscape to which modern industrial plants can be added in, is a speciality of Enel Green Power’s business, but also of the regional and local authorities, who, in a spirit of dialogue and collaboration have shown how much can be done within a perspective of truly sustainable development.

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Crazy about leaves: The Amiata in Autumn

The autumn foliage here is among the most beautiful and instagrammable (sic) in Italy on trees growing atop this dormant volcano. In the autumn months the deciduous trees are tinged with yellow, orange and red and before their leaves fall to the ground they manage to offer visitors who are lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time some truly breathtaking shades.

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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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The Elegant Summer of My Pink World

My Pink World is certainly the ideal spot for those who love to dress well, starting with the costumes: “many have bright colourful sections –– Monica tells me –– and are distinctively elegant and vivid. The fashionable ones this year, for her, are in pink –– which gives us the name of the store –– white, blue and gold, or white and beige, found in the brand new Twinset and Verdissima designer collections (both very popular brands). While for him the top brand is Bikkembergs®: both long and short swimsuits, but also briefs, boxers, slip-ons, tank tops, underwear and t-shirts (to combine with the swimsuit), always crafted with class, simplicity and style”.

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Kartika Nights

“We have always been passionate about clubs — Gaia tells me full of enthusiasm — as soon as I returned from London where I lived for several years (singing in a rock group, ed.) I fell in love with this place, and with the help of my father Paolo, Alessio, and many other really smart guys, we made this dream come true”. And the dream, now a reality, has conquered hundreds of youngsters who meet at the Kartika tables on weekends to get to know each other, joke in company and fall in love.

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Find your balance with Tibetan massage

Aldo expresses himself through the Ku Nye massage, a traditional Tibetan massage that was born more than 3900 years ago in the ancient kingdoms of Tibet. A practice belonging to the ancient Tibetan Medical Tradition, the Sowa Rigpa: a system of natural holistic medicine that, over the centuries, has researched and developed forms of therapeutic treatment for our physical and psychological ailments.

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The emporium for dreamers

“VIAnDANTE  – Massimiliano explains – is for explorers, dreamers and the curious who follow a path so as to nourish the body, mind and soul”. We are in the centre of San Quirico d’Orcia, in the middle of the Via Francigena: “We were inspired by the itinerary of Sigeric, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who began the journey in 990 AD and during the journey noted the stages of the route thereby creating the oldest extant record of the Via Francigena”.

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Craftsmen in wood

ART 5 wooden doors and windows meet the highest standards in their field, designed to perfection and made using innovative technologies: «The world of doors and windows – says company vice president Stefano – has evolved a lot and uses technologies that were unthinkable until recently. The materials must be aesthetically pleasing and at the same time perform their function very well: we are always careful to minimize their impact, letting a lot of light and therefore the view of the landscape through».

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