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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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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From the multimedia museum to the mine train

The visit to the Abbadia San Salvatore Mining Museum Park is structured in three parts, each one fascinating. The first is represented by the multimedia museum The ‘Geography of Mercury’, where, like a script, everything revolves around this metal element and immerses the viewer in the narrative of mining life: the myth, the territory, the work, the men and the material constitute the chapters of the story; multimedia technologies take the visitor on a fascinating journey: “there are numerous mining parks ̶̶  explains Massimo Sabatini, president of the Terre di Toscana Consortium ̶̶  but very few focused on mercury and it is no coincidence that we are twinned with Idrija in Slovenia and Almadén in Spain which, together with Abbadia, formed the three main poles of mercury production in Europe. In the museum you will find films, videos and oral testimonies of those who spent their lives in mining.”

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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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AdF pushes the sustainability pedal

AdF pushes down the sustainability pedal and proceeds apace in its ecological transition. A new water plant for the city of Grosseto has been inaugurated: environmental sustainability, innovation and the concrete application of the principles of the circular economy are the cardinal points of an overall investment of 16 million euros here.

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Let’s all go to the Bibbio

To get to the «Land of the Wigeons» you have to go up a hill, pass a little church, turn left, bear slightly left again and there’s the restaurant. It has a marvellously panoramic and truly enviable position. Inside we are welcomed by Maria Pia and Marcello, a couple who share both their work and their lives, she’s from Milan and he’s from Lecce. Together they had the idea of transforming a tavern into a modern, clean and welcoming restaurant, where Maria Pia’s cuisine blends perfectly with the artistic decor and the surrounding landscape.

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