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Discover Tuscany!, Issue #004-- wall to wall sunshine!
May 07, 2003
Discover Tuscany! is a FREE monthly Newsletter dedicated to helping you get the best from your holiday in Tuscany.
Yes, it’s finally arrived, wall to wall sunshine here in “Chiantishire”. Actually it’s been unseasonably hot even for this neck of the woods, some days the mercury is jumping up to a toasty 30-35°C (that’s in the 90’s°F in old money).
A big thanks to everyone who has taken the time to get in touch. Hi to Hanoi Roy from Belfast an ex gold prospector now enjoying live in Vietnam and Mickey and Mini’s neighbours in Sunny Florida. Both have new websites in the pipeline, if they’re nice to me, they might even get a mention in a forth coming Newsletter!
“Rent a Villa in Tuscany” is going from strength to strength, in the past month thousands of folks from over 40 (forty) different countries have checked out the site, including Aruba and the Keeling Islands, (yes, I’d didn’t know they existed either). Many of our pages are also hitting top spots in the major search engines, all thanks to you kind folks out there (Readers Voice-what a crawler!).
Our award winning staff writer Justin Tatopoulos is recovering well after last month’s “in depth” guide to “Digestivi” (3 litres of lime green, oriental herbs and spices in one afternoon, wot a guy!). Stepping into the breech this month, taking Justin’s place we are honoured to have as guest scribbler “Phil Menzies” a man who plays with proper boots right from the start. Phil knows more about Tuscany than one or two other people I know, probably. He promises to be gentle with you in what is sure to be a scorching, Springtime Issue of DISCOVER TUSCANY!
1)Aloha! It’s wall to wall sunshine in Tuscany.
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To “DISCOVER TUSCANY!” the www.rent-a-villa-in-tuscany.com Newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading it and find the information and advice useful when planning your holiday in Tuscany. We have lots of great ideas for the content but if have any ideas, comments or suggestions, please feel free to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you, just email us. Maybe there is something you need to know before you arrive or a great tip you’d like to pass on after your holiday, (when you get home don’t forget to sign our guest book on the site to tell us about your holiday).
Sometimes it’s like living in a foreign country
As you return home from a night down the local “Bistro” with the sound of “O Sole Mio” still ringing in your ears, you’d be forgiven for thinking all the traffic lights in the whole of Tuscany had gone on the blink at the same time (it has happened in Naples!). After a certain hour every junction you come to has flashing amber lights. When I quizzed a native about this, he explained it was done as a safety precaution. At first, I was at a loss as to why temporarily putting all the traffic lights out of order could increase road safety, but if you use a bit of lateral thinking it all becomes clear, sort of! At a deserted junction in the wee small hours, no one would wait at a red light, but a driver coming in the other direction would assume it safe to continue because his light was at green, result – kerrunch! On the other hand if all the lights are flashing amber everyone has to be cautious when they approach a junction. Interesting theory!!
“NEW” Mobile Phone Rental
Last month’s FREE wine Competition was won by Mrs Joan Hermse from Scotland. Although her answer wasn’t even close, we like people who enter into the spirit of things! The correct answer was of course, Ian Rush (ex Liverpool and Juventus footballer).
This month’s Scorching, Springtime, giveaway competition (open to anyone who has booked a holiday with us) is for all you music buffs out there. Just complete the next two lines to this catchy little melody from yesteryear.
“We’re all going on a summer holiday, no more worries for a week or two, fun and ……….
3 (three) bottles of OK’ish local plonk will be waiting at your villa if are the first to send in something that vaguely resembles the correct answer. An extra bottle of pop if you can give me the real name of the singer of this great beat combo.
“NEW” Wine Page
Revolution in the Skies
Tell a Friend
Word of mouth is always the best publicity. If you like our web site, don’t keep it to yourself! Tell all your friends. If they book, tell them to mention your name (we’ll find a way to say thanks!) We have printed up great Rent a Villa Postcards, if you know anywhere we could display them, please get in touch.
If you’d like to learn a little Italian before your holiday we’ve put together a Great NEW “Learn Italian” page on the site to help you. Check out the FREE Italian courses from the BBC. They are really well written and use the power of the web, ie sound, video etc. You can also print out useful phrases and vocabulary, Bella, Bella!
We have recently started working on a “NEW”Discount Voucher scheme, in fact, those of you arriving soon may already have received some. We have arranged these vouchers with local wineries, restaurants etc who we like and would like to share with you. The discounts take various forms, sometimes it’s free offers eg. after dinner “Vin Santo” or coffee, sometimes it’s free wine tasting, sometimes it’s cash discounts on meals (eg. 10% discount at the “4 Cats” pizzeria on Fridays and Sundays) . We’re adding more, make sure you get yours!
Well that’s all folks,
Sterling job “Phil”, hope you folks found some of the info useful, entertaining even and take it all in the spirit it was written.
Bella, Bella Gordon, until next time!
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