Power of Place: San Gimignano

Explore Tuscany’s San Gimignano and meet Cledy Tancredi, a resident whose destiny brought her to San Gimignano more than 25 years ago. Learn why and how Cledy developed a powerful connection to the town and its history and connection to saffron. Feel the palpable power that arises from San Gimignano’s spectacular cultural landscape. Get a glimpse from BCD of the connection you to experience with Tuscany's power of place!


Power of Place: San Gimignano

Faces of Tuscany

Enjoy BCD’s ‘Faces of Tuscany’ slideshow video. It features photographs of the warm, friendly and hospitable people of Montecatini, Pistoia, San Gimignano, Tufa Land & Volterra in Italy's beautiful Tuscany!

Faces of Tuscany

Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese & Family: Beloved Italian Institutions

Learn first-hand about Italy's tradition of cheese making from Serena Peveri who is a third-generation member of her family’s artisanal cheese-making enterprise, Ciao Latte. BCD offers exclusive insight of the skill, heart and soul that go into producing this tasty morsel of history. If you're planning to travel abroad, we have information on cultural heritage attractions that will enhance your experience!


Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese & Family: Beloved Italian Institutions

Michela Conti on Italian Proscuitto di Parma of Emilia Romagna

Meet Michela Conti and let her give you a tutorial on the traditions behind making tasty Italian Prosciutto di Parma of Emilia Romagna. Immerse yourself in Italy’s heritage and learn what goes into the artisanal production of one of the best-known foods of a country renown for its gastronomic delights. Let BCD's access to and relationships with local people inform your travels & ensure authentic encounters.


Michela Conti on Italian Proscuitto di Parma of Emilia Romagna

Davide Lonardi on traditional balsamic vinegar in Modena, Italy

Discover the art of producing traditional balsamic vinegar with David Lonardi from Modena, Italy, a third-generation producer of this zesty condiment, who has perfected the art. Immerse yourself in Italy’s heritage and let David give you a "taste" of what's involved in making Modena's claim to fame. BCD's insightful reporting gives you the lay of the cultural landscape in a way no other site does.


Davide Lonardi on traditional balsamic vinegar in Modena, Italy