Welcome to “Da Felicin” – Felicin is a hotel and restaurant surrounded by the green of Langhe, whose history unfolds alongside the Rocca family history. Three generations taking care of a way of life in which the relationship between man and land is essential, gives soul to a project of cooking as food culture. Nino and Silvia, the last inheritors of the Rocca family tradition, welcome their guests with the simplicity and straightforwardness of everyday life, to let them “taste” a pleasant stay.
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Written on October 21st, 2010 , Food, Lodging

Besides great tuscan wines, the Antinori estate offers the traveler comfortable, well situated apartments in classic old countryside villas. Weekly and daily rates are available, and they can handle everything from couples to large families. The estate is made up of several “clusters” of farm house type accommodations, plus a central office, restaurant, and recreation area. The restaurant is a very small, limited selection room used mostly for breakfast. Nearby is a pool, tennis court, and fitness center. The office staff is very helpful, and they have a computer available to check your e-mail, at no charge.
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Written on September 21st, 2010 , Lodging, Wineries

Castello del Trebbio was built as a fortress in the twelfth century for the Pazzi family. Its fame is due to the “Pazzi Conspiracy”, a plot organized by the Pazzi family in 1478 to kill their old enemies Giuliano and Lorenzo de’ Medici. In the fifteenth century ownership transferred to the Medici family who converted it into a villa. The current family purchased it in 1968 and have restored it respecting its history. The estate comprises about 60 hectares of grapes, 10.000 olive trees and native forest, a total of 350 hectares. A tour of the castle and the old wine cellars with wine and olive oil tasting is possible for groups with reservation. Also part of the estate are apartments for rent by tourists.
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Written on September 21st, 2010 , Lodging, Wineries

People tend to take vacations and visit the wine areas of the world in summer & fall. Here at WineNews we decided to tour the Tuscan countryside during the Christmas and New Years holiday season. Our goal, besides gathering comments and opinions on the recent harvest, was to experience the holiday focus in Italy. If you never considered a winter trip to Tuscany, you miss the chance of a much more up-close and truly personal visit.
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Written on December 21st, 2009 , Lodging, Travel

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