Hidden Florence

 By Valentina Pezzini

Exciting May 2019 -Racing and Culture

MAY AT VILLA TAVERNACCIA GOES BETWEEN GIRO D’ITALIA, MILLE MIGLIA AND LEONARDO DA VINCI Italy’s premier cycling race, the Giro d’Italia 2019 will pass this year from Ginestra Fiorentina, only 8 km from from Villa Tavernaccia. This stage will finish in Fucecchio (Sunday 12 May) and start again from Vinci (Monday, May 13) in honor of […]

Extra virgin olive oil

You might not know… ..that Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is by definition only the one obtained from the olive, the fruit of the olive tree, using solely mechanical means, in conditions which do not alter the oil in any way. Once manually cropped, olives are stocked in boxes and taken to the olive mill […]

The Dome

When looking the Dome over the green theater in the Villa Tavernaccia garden, you’ll notice that this masterpiece of architecture (1420 1436) is unaccomplished. The external decoration of the octagonal drum at the base of the Dome, is present only in one of its eight sides. When Baccio d’Agnolo, who was commissioned to make a […]