Posts tagged authentic
Discover Italy Through These Authentic Slow Travel Tuscany Tours

Many travelers today are looking for a deeper - more meaningful - connection to the places they visit, and the movement toward a more local travel experience is taking hold. Companies like Km Zero Tours in Tuscany are redefining what it means to see Italy with slow travel Tuscany experiences that introduce visitors to the local community and the producers who make it all come alive. 

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Podere Il Casale: A Pecorino Toscano Cheese Tour in Pienza, Italy

For an authentic food and wine experience in the heart of Tuscany’s scenic Val d’Orcia, a farm tour of Podere il Casale - producer of the famous pecorino toscano cheese in Pienza - should be on every foodie's bucket list! 

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Villa Mazzi: The Montepulciano Agriturismo That Feels Like Home

Wondering where to stay in Tuscany, Italy? A Tuscan farmhouse - or agriturismo - is a popular option. If you want to explore the picturesque Val d'Orcia and stay in an authentic and family-friendly place, Villa Mazzi is a Montepulciano agriturismo that feels like home! 

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Authentic Travel: What It Is And How To Find It

Travelers these days are looking for authentic travel experiences — the more engaging the better, and as close to 'the real deal' as they can get. But what exactly IS authentic travel?  I offer up some working definitions, and ways you can make those meaningful connections that bring a greater authenticity to your travels. 

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PhotoTour: A Florence Leather Craftsman Honors a Timeless Tradition, One Bag at a Time

In Florence, Italy,  a master leather craftsman holds on defiantly to the traditional ways leather has been crafted there for centuries. His refusal to bend to the demands of pop culture and the temptations of technology create a demand for his custom creations that reinforce the meaning of handcrafted. And his customers carry his story with them wherever they go.  

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Pácina Chianti Wine Tour: An Old Soul Lets Mother Nature Craft Their Organic Wine

Taking a Chianti wine tour at Pácina winery is to understand the role the owner Giovanna ascribes to Mother Earth in the making of their elegant wines. It goes much deeper than the earth that's been turned here since the Etruscan times nearly 1,000 years ago. Make it your next Tuscany wine tasting tour!

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Tenuta di Paganico: An Ultimate Farm-to-Table Experience in Tuscany's Rustic Maremma

If ever a place had the answer for Where Does My Food Come From? it would be here. Tenuta di Paganico, a low-density cattle and pig farm and agriturismo in Maremma, Tuscany, produces a true organic and sustainable farm-to-table model of modern agriculture and food production. 

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A Tuscan Artisan Transforms Wood Into Wonderful

You can't help but be transfixed as you watch a random block of wood slowly, deliberately, become something useful or a work of art. The skilled hands of a craftsman know just what the block of wood intends to become, and exactly which tools he needs to use to make it happen.  

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These Hands Made This: Learning The Value of 'Handcrafted' in Tuscany

Why should we really care whether something is handcrafted or not? It goes much deeper than pretense or exclusivity. Buying local, handcrafted food and other items not only means supporting the expert producers and their resources, but sustaining yourself in the process.

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Kings Bay Lodge: Authentically Retro Family Stay in the Heart of Old Florida

Looking for a Florida family vacation and where to stay in Crystal River? You’ll love the Old Florida feel at the comfy and casual King’s Bay Lodge waterfront motel. It’s authentically retro, with a 1978 price tag to match - perfect for a laid-back Florida family vacation!

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