Set on the hills of Rignano Valdarno, the Wine Farm Petriolo is surroundeded by a unique landscape: ancient villages and historic grapeyards draw the perfect frame within which the work creates stronger relationships with the land and roots.
The Petriolo Wine Farm has heard many stories, hosting numerous lives over the years. The Mozzi, Bardi, Pazzi, Serristori, Da Filicaia and Da Verrazzano families have lived here, as well as a whole Congregation, and even San Francesco di Sales was a guest.
A place where the grapevine means culture, tradition and respect.
This very respect for the natural heritage gave birth to the new wine cellar Petriolo, a modern structure which represents a perfect blend between technologigal innovation and the craftsmanship of Tuscany.
In its grapeyards set 300 meters above the sea, Petriolo take care of the protagonists of Tuscany: Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Canaiolo and Malvasia, the real soul of Chianti. The grapevines grow on a clayish and calcareous ground, with a solid skeleton, from which derives the unimistakable ruby red of the great Tuscan wines. The lands of Chianti host the traditional and vigorous Sangiovese and also internationale grapes, such as Merlot and Cabernet, essentials to obtain the most elegant harmony of flavours.
The knowledge and the skills of those who with passion take continuous care of the grapevines are essentials when harvesting the grapes.
These expert hands are able to choose the best grapes during the harvest. This is the moment when the grapeyards becomes lively and colorful, expressing the joy of having witnessed for centuries the growth of the best wines of this great land, Tuscany.
Ivan Rossi photographer © Foto D'Arte Firenze
Foto D'Arte Firenze took a series of photo to commemorate the 2013 harvest and the complete renovation of Fattoria Petriolo.
Ivan Rossi photographer © Foto D'Arte Firenze
Land, tradition, passion and skilled hands which give a results wines worth tasting and remembering. Petriolo means all this, it is a story which gets renewed every day by the encounters with people.
Emiliano e Matteo have read this past and made a new story, lively and enthusiastic, which takes after a consolidate tradition. The renewing commitment of these young men for their job is what makes it possible for the past experience to be encacted again through a quality wine production.
Ivan Rossi photographer | Foto D'Arte Firenze @ Azienda Agricola Petriolo - Via Fiorentina 40 - Incisa in Val d'Arno (Florence)
La Cantina Fiorentina is not a prestigious enoteca but it is much more than a wine shop.
Inside the shop you'll find many typical local products from cheeses, salame, prosciutto, mortadella, etc...to bread cooked in a wood fired oven and homemade jams as well as a large quantity of Tuscan wines at excellent prices.
La Cantina Fiorentina with its love for genuine local products carefully chosen from its territory challenges today's globalisation and market competition.
An authentic shop linking antique and modern which is worth visiting and spending some time.
It was a really pleasant experience documenting this activity of Mirko Felladi with our photographs, moving among the bottles of Chianti, Bolgheri, Montalcino and sweet and sparkling wines.
Ivan Rossi photographer | Foto D'Arte Firenze @ La Cantina Fiorentina di Mirko Felladi - Via Val D'Ossola 7 Figline Valdarno (Florence)
Foto D'Arte Firenze and Chianti Viaggi become Media Partners
An exclusive event for Chianti Viaggi's premium customers, in cooperation with "VIAGGIDEA", prestigious brand and market-leader of the Italian tour operating business.
The chosen location for the gala dinner is Villa Casagrande, a remarkable villa dating back to the XIVth century, inside Figline Valdarno's medieval walls.
All the people working for Chianti Viaggi have many years of experience with honeymooners, offering off the beaten-track routes, including weddings in exotic locations.
If you wish to make your honeymoon unforgettable, please visit Chianti Viaggi's web site to discover the beauty of a trip in tune with your Wishes.
All the travel proposals that you will find in the "honeymooners" section are the exclusive result of a careful selection of places and top-level locations.
"Honeymoon e-motion" is a package of free gifts and exclusive services for honeymooners, that makes your journey unique and unforgettable.
If you choose Chianti Viaggi, your journey will start before departure.
Roberta Giusti & Stefano Mealli are ready to welcome you in an elegant and reserved area, much better if out of the office hours or on Sundays, without other customers around, the best way to express your most intimate needs.
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Cristian Ceccanti photographer @ www.fotodartefirenze.it
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Wedding planner in the heart of Tuscany | Foto D'Arte Firenze @ WS Weddingsmiths
Are you looking for a wedding planner to help you with your wedding in Tuscany?
Rachael Smith is originally from Chesterfield in Derbyshire, but has lived in the small town of Figline Valdarno near Florence since 1998.
Her first wedding was her own in 2000, and she went on to plan weddings for friends who had fallen in love with the idea of getting married in Italy, and realised she had a flair for organising - and being organised!
One thing led to another and local venues began to contact her, and she began assisting couples with paperwork and interpreting at wedding ceremonies on a regular basis. More recently she has been collaborating with UK and Italy based wedding planners, as well as continuing to provide assistance to local venues and she works with a network of trusted suppliers. In 2012 she decided to set up Weddingsmiths.
Weddingsmiths specialise in organising weddings in the Chianti region, in particular in the small towns and hamlets found in the hills and valleys in the heart of Tuscany.
If you are planning to get married in Italy and would like some information about how WS can help you plan your special day, please visit this web site.
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