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2010-06-29 10:00:00

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2010, travel aspirations have gone global, according to the results from the fourth annual Travel Dreams Sweepstakes Survey, presented by leading luxury travel network, Virtuoso®. Nearly 11,000 readers of VIRTUOSO LIFE, the network's award-winning magazine, weighed in on the survey to reveal the exotic lands, life-changing experiences and thrilling adventures that upscale travelers are currently seeking. When asked what they consider...

2010-06-17 09:15:00

SARASOTA, Fla., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents of the 386-unit Tuscany Apartments complex in Sarasota will soon receive FiOS TV service over Verizon's all-fiber-optic network, following the completion of a bulk services agreement with Verizon. Under the agreement, Tuscany residents will get FiOS TV service at a significant discount off retail prices. Residents can easily add FiOS Internet service to the TV offer at a bundled discounted rate. Verizon, promoting a digital lifestyle,...

2010-03-29 14:28:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Wayne Davis and David Disiere of DADI, LLC announced the acquisition of TUSCANY, the leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles, including luxury vans, personal use mobility vans, hotel shuttle vans, and specialty trucks. The company will continue operations in Elkhart, Indiana with headquarters and product development located in Ft. Worth, Texas. The move marks the re-entry of Davis into the custom automobile conversion industry, where he...

2009-07-24 11:57:48

The head of a consortium of Chianti Classico producers says the group will limit supply because of a drop in prices. Chianti Classico consortium chief Marco Pallanti said to stabilize upscale wine prices amid the economic downturn, the consortium will limit the amount of Chianti available, the Italian news agency ANSA reported Thursday. The economic downturn, together with a strong euro over the dollar, has hurt us and forced us to adopt measures to counter the decline in prices, Pallanti...

2009-07-07 12:48:01

A magic powder sold by a German company that allegedly turns water into Chianti wine is a dubious trick, angry Italian farmers say. The Web site for the German company, Trek'n Eat, promises that its magic powder, when mixed with water, allows mountain hikers to enjoy a glass of Chianti at the summit of their climbs, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. But that's nonsense, says the Tuscany branch of farmers' association Coldiretti, reportedly asserting that the drink is a terrible copy of...

2009-07-03 13:07:38

Modern Tuscans show no genetic relationship to the Etruscans who occupied the area during the Bronze Age, Italian researchers have found. While there is a genetic link between Medieval Tuscans and the current population, no link could be found to inhabitants from the Bronze Age, David Caramelli of Florence University and Guido Barbujani of Ferrara University said. Immigration and forced migration have diluted the Etruscan genetic inheritance so much as to make it difficult to recognize, the...

2009-02-26 10:32:00

Actor Danny DeVito to pour and sign his premium limoncello HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will partner for the first time with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to operate an Italian-themed Wine & Spirits store at the 2009 Philadelphia Flower Show, March 1-8 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The store will carry more than 100 Italian wines and liqueurs, in keeping with this year's Flower Show theme, "Bella Italia."...

2008-09-27 00:00:26

By Steven Rea TORONTO -- Early in Spike Lee's World War II movie, "Miracle at St. Anna," there's a clip of John Wayne rallying the troops in the famous Hollywood D-Day pic, "The Longest Day." There are no black actors to speak of in that film -- although thousands of African- American soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy in June 1944. In fact, there are few black actors in most of Hollywood's World War II accounts -- a war in which almost one million African Americans served. So...

2008-09-10 03:00:18

An Italian pharmacist has recreated a Chianti-based elixir from an 18th-century recipe found lodged behind a shelf in his apothecary shop. Giovanni De Munari said the recipe was created by one of his Tuscan ancestors, the Italian news service ANSA reported Tuesday. "'They may not have known the names of the chemicals back then, but they were sure red wine, and Chianti in particular, was a boon for old age," de Munari told ANSA. He said he is working with a distillery to produce the...


Latest Tuscany Reference Libraries

Tolfetano Horse
2014-07-03 13:02:31

The Tolfetano is a breed of horse that originated in the Lazio region of Italy. The development of the breed was believed by some to be from crossing the Mongolian horse with native stock. Others believe it derived from crossing native horses with Barb and Spanish breeds. Originally, the breed was known as Maremmano, but when Thoroughbred blood was introduced, the Tolfetano became a separate breed. There are 15 breeds indigenous to Italy and the Tolfetano is one that is recognized by...

Cavallo Romano della Maremma Laziale
2014-04-04 10:48:31

The Cavallo Romano della Maremma Laziale, translated in English as the Roman horse of the part of the Maremma that is in Lazio, is an ancient breed of horse that was developed in Italy, specifically in the Lazio region. It was recognized as an official breed in 2010, when it was found to be genetically distinct from the Maremmano, which it was once classified with. Studies found that these two breeds had a common genetic origin, but a difference in their amount of retained ancestral genes....

Tyrrhenian Sea
2013-04-18 22:17:09

The Tyrrhenian Sea is a portion of the Mediterranean Sea off of the western coast of Italy. This sea is bordered by Corsica and Sardinia to the west, Tuscany, Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, and Lazio towards the east, and Sicily towards the south. The maximum depth of the Tyrrhenian Sea is 12,418 feet. It is located near where the African and European tectonic plates meet; therefore mountain chains and active volcanoes for example, Mount Marsili, are found. The eight Aeolian Islands...

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2008-05-27 17:31:06

The Maremma Sheepdog is an Italian livestock guardian breed. In Italy, the breed is known as Cane Da Pastore Maremmano-Abruzzese, derived from the area in which it originated. The breed is thought to be an ancient one, and it continues to be used for its original purpose even today, mainly in Italy but also in the U.S. and Australia. The Maremma, when used as a livestock guardian dog, is introduced to its flock as a puppy in order for it to bond to its sheep or goats. The breed is also...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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