Volterra in Tuscany has always been famous for the mining and processing of alabaster - a soft, almost translucent stone. Students at the world's only school for alabaster now want to give the material a new image.
Eating lunch in Italy's Bolgheri wine country, it is not hard to understand why the number of international visitors to this bucolic corner of Tuscany has doubled in five years.
Volterra in Tuscany has always been famous for the mining and processing of alabaster. Students now want to give the material a new image.
The mayor of Livorno lamented that the forecast underestimated the intensity of the storms that first struck overnight. The city only issued a code "orange" warning instead of a code "red," which might have saved lives.
Italy's best-loved red wine is turning 300. But the tipple that put Tuscany on the map is struggling with an image problem. Vintners are doing what they can to turn around its reputation as cheap plonk.
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