Articles by Amy Munice

Lucca’s Villa Grabau Review – Film Set Feel

Lucca’s Villa Grabau Review – Film Set Feel Picturesque Villa Grabau and its historic gardens is also a wedding destination spot and luxury accommodation

Volterra, Tuscany Tour Review – Medieval Patina on a History Richer Still

Volterra, Tuscany Tour Review – Medieval Patina on a History Richer Still Volterra in Tuscany has Medieval charms and more

Lucca, Tuscany Tour Review – Streets that Inspired Your Favorite Operas

Lucca, Tuscany Tour Review – Streets that Inspired Your Favorite Operas Lucca, a city that has escaped ruin by luck and pluck through the centuries, offers a glimpse back in history and a vibrant cultural scene today

La Pecora Nera Bed & Breakfast in Mazzolla, Tuscany Review – Choose the Personality of Your Room

La Pecora Nera Bed & Breakfast in Mazzolla, Tuscany Review – Choose the Personality of Your Room B&B La Pecora Nera features rooms inspired by three historic women

Etruscan Coast’s Petra Vineyards Review – Come for the Architecture, Stay for the Wine

Etruscan Coast’s Petra Vineyards Review – Come for the Architecture, Stay for the Wine Petra Wine has a vineyard that makes an architectural stamp on the Etruscan Coast countryside

Lucca Center of Contemporary Art Review – Meeting Museums’ Future in a Roman-born Town

Lucca Center of Contemporary Art Review – Meeting Museums’ Future in a Roman-born Town Lu.C.C.A - Lucca Center of Contemporary Art- is headed by one of the most forward-thinking Museum Directors in the world, and also features a world-class restaurant with creativity on par with the museum's exhibits

First Floor Theater’s “The Paranoid Style in American Politics” Review – Political Whodunit Thriller

First Floor Theater’s “The Paranoid Style in American Politics” Review – Political Whodunit Thriller First Floor Theater's "The Paranoid Style in American Politics" is a true whodunit political thriller

Touring Florence Solo or with a Group Report – Getting Oriented and Getting In

Touring Florence Solo or with a Group Report – Getting Oriented and Getting In A tour of Florence can help orient you to Florence's rich history and even richer art treasures. A group tour may be your best entry ticket to some of the harder to get into tourist spots

Ville Sull’Arno Florence Hotel Review – Dante Slept Here!

Ville Sull’Arno Florence Hotel Review – Dante Slept Here! Sitting on the Arno River, Florence's Ville Sull'Arno Hotel overflows with history, charm and luxurious touches

Palazzo Rocchi Hotel Review – Luxury in Lucca’s Most Central Square

Palazzo Rocchi Hotel Review –  Luxury in Lucca’s Most Central Square Welcoming, luxurious and comforting-- but the best thing about Palazzo Rocchi is its warm and convivial Manager Roberto

Volterra’s Museo Etrusco Guarnacci Review – Getting Acquainted with a Pre-Patriarchy Culture

Volterra’s Museo Etrusco Guarnacci Review – Getting Acquainted with a Pre-Patriarchy Culture Learn about pre-patriarchal Etruscan culture in Volterra at the Museo Etrusco Guarnacci

Relais La Cappuccino Tuscany Hotel Review – Closer to an American Chain Hotel Experience

Relais La Cappuccino Tuscany Hotel Review – Closer to an American Chain Hotel Experience Relais La Cappuccina near San Gimignano was the most American-like hotel we stayed at in Tuscany

Paolo Ciolli Cooking Lesson Review – “Cacciucco is the Protagonist”

Paolo Ciolli Cooking Lesson Review – “Cacciucco is the Protagonist” What a treat to get a cooking lesson from a rock star chef serving one of Livorno's signature dishes-- The Cacciucco

VolaTerrA Luncheon Review – Taste the Well-Deserved Pride of Place

VolaTerrA Luncheon Review – Taste the Well-Deserved Pride of Place A one-stop shop to experience the bounty -- 0 KM -- of historic Volterra, Italy

De Gustibus Network Restaurant Review – The Best of Tuscan Food Without Leaving Florence

De Gustibus Network Restaurant Review – The Best of Tuscan Food Without Leaving Florence If you only have time to visit Florence, make sure you experience De Gustibus to get a feel for the small producers of high quality food and wine throughout Tuscany

Ristorante Oliviero Review – A Welcomed First Taste of Florence

Ristorante Oliviero Review – A Welcomed First Taste of Florence The chef at Florence, Italy's Oliviero Ristorante aims for a balance between traditional Tuscan fare and infusion of the menu with new globally-sourced ingredients

Volterra’s Lischeto Agriturismo (Farm Hotel) Review – Zen and the Art of Pecorino Cheese

Volterra’s Lischeto Agriturismo (Farm Hotel) Review – Zen and the Art of Pecorino Cheese Learn why and how the best organic cheese from Italy tastes so good by visiting Lischeto Farm. Short answer: It's an obsession

The Florence School of Olive Oil Review - Food Market Trip, Oil Tasting, and Chatty Cooking Lesson

The Florence School of Olive Oil Review - Food Market Trip, Oil Tasting, and Chatty Cooking Lesson Shop in the local market, get a quick short course on olive oil tasting and make pasta from scratch at The Florence School of Olive Oil

Volterra, Italy’s “alab’Arte” Review – Sculpture in Alabaster

Volterra, Italy’s “alab’Arte” Review – Sculpture in Alabaster Alab'Arte in Volterra, Tuscany is keeping the historic alabaster art style alive and making beautiful objects too. Visit their workshop to see the magic in action

Etruscan Coast’s Podere Vignanova Farm Hotel Review - Comfort With Warm Family Feel

Etruscan Coast’s Podere Vignanova Farm Hotel Review - Comfort With Warm Family Feel Podere Vignanova --a comfortable farm hotel with jacuzzi and the touch of a master cabinetmaker on the Etruscan Coast

Vinci’s Enoteca Borgo Allegro Restaurant Review – Fine Fare Made with Good Cheer

Vinci’s Enoteca Borgo Allegro Restaurant Review – Fine Fare Made with Good Cheer A fun spirit pervades Borgo Allegro, starting with the menu only visible in a mirror, in homage to the writing habits of Vinci's most famous citizen, Leonardo da Vinci

Azienda Il Rifugio dei sogni Review – Getting Closer to Wine with a Mom & Pop Vintner

Azienda Il Rifugio dei sogni Review – Getting Closer to Wine with a Mom & Pop Vintner Near historic Volterra's center, the small vineyard Il Rifugio dei Sogni gives you an up close and personal taste of winemaking, in all senses

Enoteca “Del Duca” Restaurant Review – Truffles, Wild Boar, and More

Enoteca “Del Duca” Restaurant Review – Truffles, Wild Boar, and More In the center of historic Volterra, Enoteca Del Duca serves traditional fare with dashes of "modernity"-- and gives cooking lessons too

Livorno Canal Tour Review – Marveling at Medici-born Cosmopolitan Vibes

Livorno Canal Tour Review – Marveling at Medici-born Cosmopolitan Vibes Touring the Livorno canals you learn about how the Medicis made their mark building this "city of nations"

Doctor Pescia’s Tuscan Honey Reviews – Teaming with Nomad Bees

Doctor Pescia’s Tuscan Honey Reviews – Teaming with Nomad Bees Dr. Pescia's passion for his bees is evident when you tour their bee farm, the largest Tuscan honey supplier

Archeological Park of Baratti and Populonia – Acquaint with Ancient Etruscans in an Open Air Museum

Archeological Park of Baratti and Populonia – Acquaint with Ancient Etruscans in an Open Air Museum A network of archeological parks on the scenic Etruscan Coast gives you a window into ancient Etruscan culture

Dead Writers Theatre’s “Lady Windemere’s Fan” Review – Letting Oscar Wilde Speak

Dead Writers Theatre’s “Lady Windemere’s Fan” Review – Letting Oscar Wilde Speak Dead Writers Theatre presents the Oscar Wilde classic, "Lady Windermere's Fan"

Florence’s Palazzo Vecchietti Hotel Review – Luxurious Historic Paparazzi-Free Zone

Florence’s Palazzo Vecchietti Hotel Review – Luxurious Historic Paparazzi-Free Zone Palazzo Vecchietti, in the center of Florence, was designed by a leading Medici artist

Tenuta Argentiera Tour Review – Taste of “Little Bordeaux”

Tenuta Argentiera Tour Review – Taste of “Little Bordeaux” Learn about the Bolgheri D.O.C. label and see the beautiful grounds of Tenuta Argentiera on the Etruscan Coast of Italy

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