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Hidden Gems on the Tuscan Coast

Argentario and Tuscan Archipelago In just a few weeks we set off to run our first Tuscany Golf Tour, an exciting project we have been developing over the last few years, with special attention to non-golfing partners. Before the tour starts, Simona and Antonio went to do the last bits of research and put the final touches to the first part of the trip.  It will start on the beautiful Tuscan…

Corsican History, Culture and Gastronomy

While you are waiting to join us on our Grand Tour of Corsica Walking tour, here is a little preview of what to expect from this mesmerising island! A History of Corsica Archaeologists estimate that the first humans arrived in Corsica around the 7th century BC after crossing the sea from the Tuscan coast. These Neolithic populations lived mainly from breeding livestock and hunting wild animals, although there is proof that the…

The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte

The First Emperor of France Small in stature, Napoléon left behind a huge legacy. Napoléon Buonaparte was a military general who became the first emperor of France. To this day he is one of the most celebrated personages of the West. Napoléon was born in 1769 in Ajaccio, Corsica. He was the second son of Carlo Buonaparte and Letizia Romalino, who had 8 children that survived child birth, Joseph being…

Why the Faun?

Two things we always get asked on our trips: the origins of the name Caspin and our logo, the Faun. Well, one thing led to the other. We had run out of ideas for an interesting company name and decided to blend our nicknames: Cas and Pino into Caspin. Caspin reminded Caroline of a book called Prince Caspian (C.S.Lewis) The original drawing The Caspin Journeys “Faun” emerged from Caroline’s childhood memory of a picture…

Tour Montalcino’s Top 5 Wineries

Paradise for wine lovers Tuscany and wine go “mano nella mano” – hand in hand. For wine lovers, this magnificent region that’s so close to our heart is the Holy Grail and it’s responsible for producing some of the finest wines in the world.     The long tradition of wine making is not just an industry here, it’s a way of life, and one that’s undertaken with relentless skill, passion…

Blessed Are the Tuscan Cheese Makers!

Pecorino Cheese Artists No matter how many times we tell ourselves we fall in love with Tuscany for its art, culture, history and heart-wrenchingly beautiful scenery, if we’re honest, it is all that, of course, but a lot of it is our enduring passion for the food! Some of the most pleasurable experiences of our career have been sharing the incredible local food and wine with our guests for the…