New Luxury Resort in Tuscany: Castello di Casole

  This is an excerpt from the August 2012 issue of Dream of Italy: Timber Resorts, an American company known for high-end ski resorts and fractional ownerships, is behind the sumptuous 5-star Castello di Casole. Casole is much more of an estate than a hotel, featuring 41 suites and 28 farmhouses for rent, fractional ownership or whole ownership. Twenty minutes …

Introducing Pamela Sheldon Johns + Poggio Etrusco

Cookbook author Pamela Sheldon Johns invites you to learn about artisanal Italian cuisine in her regional workshops. www.FoodArtisans.comUS office (805) 963-7289 In Tuscany, stay at Poggio Etrusco, Pamela’s organic olive-producing farm. Bed & Breakfast and one-day workshops. www.Poggio-Etrusco.comTel/Fax (+39) 0578 798 370 Read about Pamela and Poggio Etrusco:• Food & Wine magazine Sept. 2007 named Italian Food Artisans in Top …

Movie Travel: Italian Monastery from “The English Patient”

When director Anthony Mingella set sight on the former Benedictine monastery of Sant’Anna in Camprena, a little town outside Pienza, he knew he had found the perfect place to shoot the scenese where a convalescing English patient reveals his tragic past to his nurse in the film The English Patient. The interior features frescoes by Sodoma (1477-1549). Guests can now …