The magical Tuscan land

Living in Tuscany
Living in Tuscany
Living in Tuscany
Living in Tuscany

The magical Tuscan land

There is a place on the map where Mediterranean nature is met with respect and even the buildings follow the rules of the land. Lyrical in its views, magical in its kitchen and excellent in its culture, the Tuscan region in Italy is all about discovery. Florence stands as an ultimate landmark of the art that has flourished here, since the Romans, while the Renaissance is still vibrant through the masterpieces scattered all over the place. However, cutting edge art is here in full force, creating a magical blend of history.

The magical Tuscan land

There is a place on the map where Mediterranean nature is met with respect and even the buildings follow the rules of the land. Lyrical in its views, magical in its kitchen and excellent in its culture, the Tuscan region in Italy is all about discovery. Florence stands as an ultimate landmark of the art that has flourished here, since the Romans, while the Renaissance is still vibrant through the masterpieces scattered all over the place. However, cutting edge art is here in full force, creating a magical blend of history.

The magical Tuscan land

There is a place on the map where Mediterranean nature is met with respect and even the buildings follow the rules of the land. Lyrical in its views, magical in its kitchen and excellent in its culture, the Tuscan region in Italy is all about discovery. Florence stands as an ultimate landmark of the art that has flourished here, since the Romans, while the Renaissance is still vibrant through the masterpieces scattered all over the place. However, cutting edge art is here in full force, creating a magical blend of history.

IL ROMITO, Siena region. Under the arches of the loggia/ the perfect place for a delicious caffe Latte. Copyright/ © Barbara & René Stoeltie.

VILLA LE CARCERI, Val di Chiana. The road stretches away into the distance beneath the late afternoon sunshine. Copyright/ © Barbara & René Stoeltie.

IL ROMITO, Siena region. Under the arches of the loggia/ the perfect place for a delicious caffe Latte. Copyright/ © Barbara & René Stoeltie.

VILLA LE CARCERI, Val di Chiana. The road stretches away into the distance beneath the late afternoon sunshine. Copyright/ © Barbara & René Stoeltie.

IL ROMITO, Siena region. Under the arches of the loggia/ the perfect place for a delicious caffe Latte. Copyright/ © Barbara & René Stoeltie.

VILLA LE CARCERI, Val di Chiana. The road stretches away into the distance beneath the late afternoon sunshine. Copyright/ © Barbara & René Stoeltie.

The Tuscan sun burns bright over the soft hills, wide vineyards, and rich olive groves, creating postcard-perfect landscapes where centuries-old towns, rural villas, and farmhouses create their own little havens. In a new book by Angelika Taschen and Barbara & René Stoeltie, Taschen books tracked down the best examples of such havens to paint a warm-hued picture of the look and feel of Tuscan living.

The Tuscan sun burns bright over the soft hills, wide vineyards, and rich olive groves, creating postcard-perfect landscapes where centuries-old towns, rural villas, and farmhouses create their own little havens. In a new book by Angelika Taschen and Barbara & René Stoeltie, Taschen books tracked down the best examples of such havens to paint a warm-hued picture of the look and feel of Tuscan living.

The Tuscan sun burns bright over the soft hills, wide vineyards, and rich olive groves, creating postcard-perfect landscapes where centuries-old towns, rural villas, and farmhouses create their own little havens. In a new book by Angelika Taschen and Barbara & René Stoeltie, Taschen books tracked down the best examples of such havens to paint a warm-hued picture of the look and feel of Tuscan living.

PALAZZO PIERANTONI, Lucca region. The great staircase leading up to the first floor. Copyright/ © Mario Ciampi.

TENUTA DI TRINORO, Sarteano. Tomato-filled jars lined up on the shelves of an 18th-century cobalt-blue dresser. Copyright/ © Barbara & René Stoeltie.

PALAZZO PIERANTONI, Lucca region. The great staircase leading up to the first floor. Copyright/ © Mario Ciampi.

TENUTA DI TRINORO, Sarteano. Tomato-filled jars lined up on the shelves of an 18th-century cobalt-blue dresser. Copyright/ © Barbara & René Stoeltie.

PALAZZO PIERANTONI, Lucca region. The great staircase leading up to the first floor. Copyright/ © Mario Ciampi.

TENUTA DI TRINORO, Sarteano. Tomato-filled jars lined up on the shelves of an 18th-century cobalt-blue dresser. Copyright/ © Barbara & René Stoeltie.

Wineries, artisan pasta, bistecca Fiorentina, meet medieval hermitages nestled in hillsides, or even fabulous makeovers of old farmhouses into contemporary architectural landmarks. Across modern architecture and traditional craftsmanship, minimal earthenware and decadent furniture, the book discovers all the natural tones and sun-kissed textures of Tuscany. Spot, among the images, the Villa Villoresi, where, legend has it, Dante’s wife took refuge during the poet’s exile in the early 14th century. It’s a great way to discover where Tuscany’s charm comes from. Timelessness is all about great aesthetics.

Wineries, artisan pasta, bistecca Fiorentina, meet medieval hermitages nestled in hillsides, or even fabulous makeovers of old farmhouses into contemporary architectural landmarks. Across modern architecture and traditional craftsmanship, minimal earthenware and decadent furniture, the book discovers all the natural tones and sun-kissed textures of Tuscany. Spot, among the images, the Villa Villoresi, where, legend has it, Dante’s wife took refuge during the poet’s exile in the early 14th century. It’s a great way to discover where Tuscany’s charm comes from. Timelessness is all about great aesthetics.

Wineries, artisan pasta, bistecca Fiorentina, meet medieval hermitages nestled in hillsides, or even fabulous makeovers of old farmhouses into contemporary architectural landmarks. Across modern architecture and traditional craftsmanship, minimal earthenware and decadent furniture, the book discovers all the natural tones and sun-kissed textures of Tuscany. Spot, among the images, the Villa Villoresi, where, legend has it, Dante’s wife took refuge during the poet’s exile in the early 14th century. It’s a great way to discover where Tuscany’s charm comes from. Timelessness is all about great aesthetics.

VILLA DI GEGGIANO, Chianti. Towards the end of the 18th century, the Duke of Lorraine presented the Bianchi Bandinelli children with this superb wooden horse. Copyright/ © Barbara & René Stoeltie.

TORRE NUOVA, San Vincenzo. Bliss in the absolute/ a good book, and a good drink, beside a window that overlooks the sea. Copyright/ © Barbara & René Stoeltie.

VILLA DI GEGGIANO, Chianti. Towards the end of the 18th century, the Duke of Lorraine presented the Bianchi Bandinelli children with this superb wooden horse. Copyright/ © Barbara & René Stoeltie.

TORRE NUOVA, San Vincenzo. Bliss in the absolute/ a good book, and a good drink, beside a window that overlooks the sea. Copyright/ © Barbara & René Stoeltie.

VILLA DI GEGGIANO, Chianti. Towards the end of the 18th century, the Duke of Lorraine presented the Bianchi Bandinelli children with this superb wooden horse. Copyright/ © Barbara & René Stoeltie.

TORRE NUOVA, San Vincenzo. Bliss in the absolute/ a good book, and a good drink, beside a window that overlooks the sea. Copyright/ © Barbara & René Stoeltie.

VILLA BELSEDERE, Siena region. Everything has been jealously preserved in the old vaulted kitchen/ the ovens, the rustic furniture, the copper utensils and even the patina on the walls. Copyright/ © Barbara & René Stoeltie.

VILLA VILLORESI, Sesto Fiorentino. The galleria was formerly the coach entrance. The Egyptian-style frescoes by the painter Luzzi date from 1829. Copyright/ © Barbara & René Stoeltie.

VILLA BELSEDERE, Siena region. Everything has been jealously preserved in the old vaulted kitchen/ the ovens, the rustic furniture, the copper utensils and even the patina on the walls. Copyright/ © Barbara & René Stoeltie.

VILLA VILLORESI, Sesto Fiorentino. The galleria was formerly the coach entrance. The Egyptian-style frescoes by the painter Luzzi date from 1829. Copyright/ © Barbara & René Stoeltie.

VILLA BELSEDERE, Siena region. Everything has been jealously preserved in the old vaulted kitchen/ the ovens, the rustic furniture, the copper utensils and even the patina on the walls. Copyright/ © Barbara & René Stoeltie.

VILLA VILLORESI, Sesto Fiorentino. The galleria was formerly the coach entrance. The Egyptian-style frescoes by the painter Luzzi date from 1829. Copyright/ © Barbara & René Stoeltie.

Living in Tuscany
Angelika Taschen, Barbara & René Stoeltie
www.taschen.com

Living in Tuscany
Angelika Taschen, Barbara & René Stoeltie
www.taschen.com

Living in Tuscany
Angelika Taschen, Barbara & René Stoeltie
www.taschen.com