Introduction - What is this page?

Ciao everyone,
we usually don't write such detailed messages, but felt the need to make an exception in such unprecedented times.

In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic we're looking at a simple return to our roots, our origins. We will most likely be forced to downsize our company and we are deeply saddened by this.
But this is also a time to think of the future and expand our view on what business is, and on our responsibility towards the community, including our environment and our city, but also our employees, friends and families.

So as we reflect on the past 10 years of dedicated work and the relationships we have nurtured with other colleagues and entrepreneurs around us, we realize that these alliances raise the level of discourse and transform basic concepts of business, and ultimately how we conduct ourselves. There is a growing sense of business community all round us. In response, we decided to create a space on our website where we can promote other companies that we feel follow the unwritten rules of fairness, kindness and honesty.

None of these small, local businesses are affiliated with us in any way, and we are not making any profit out of their presence on our website and social media pages: we just believe that we are re-defining business for ourselves, and we are spreading our wealth by sharing with you the dedicated work of companies we wholeheartedly support.

These are the values we wish to promote now, and aspire to continue this way, regardless of our own business growth in the future.

Thank you and best wishes from Tuscany.
The NTSR Staff

How does this page work?

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Agriturismo Sant'Egle - Eco-organic Luxury Resort

All you need is less... just need to get away from it all!

Since 2010, our off-grid visionary project has been dedicated to anyone who wants to make a positive change in the world. We have the power to make good choices, and this is a place where your holiday can have zero impact on the environment. Here, you can find the values needed for sustainable growth. Our eco-organic luxury resort has the lowest levels of environmental impact; every day, we respect the ethical practices which go beyond the many prizes and institutional certificates we have won.


Tuscany Bicycle - Bicycle Rental in Chianti

Tuscany Bicycle is a premium bicycle rental and retail store, as well as cycling tour operator based in Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy.

They rent, repair and sell, top quality bicycles from such well-known brands such as Pinarello, Bianchi, Focus, Colnago, and Santa Cruz. They carry the best cycling clothing and accessories in our two well-appointed retail stores, both conveniently located in Gaiole in Chianti, offering products for the most discerning and discriminating cycling enthusiasts.

They also own and operate Tuscany Bicycle Travel, a boutique cycling tour operator which offers a wide range of trips for all cycling abilities, both single and multi-day itineraries. They are a team of passionate cycling experts, with a long history in the active cycling tourism industry – celebrating over 25 years of experience in creating, designing, managing and executing once in a life time cycling experiences in Italy.

Carol's Moveable Feast - Walking and Culinary Tours

As a "maestra" of authentic tours featuring Italy’s time-honored traditions, the discerning experiences that Carol Sicbaldi shares as a Trip Designer and Tour Leader will push you to explore a life of simple pleasure, uncomplicated flavors, bucolic landscapes and architecture from a time when things were built to last.

Take your pick from cultural and producer visits, authentic home cooked meals, pop-up picnics and wine tastings. She’ll introduce you to artisans whose life’s work is dedicated to keeping their chosen crafts alive, from cheese makers to bakers, honey producers and herbalists.

Carol's life work of more than 25 years is to celebrate a simplicity long lost in most corners of the world. Slow down, walk, appreciate the rhythm and flavors!

De Gustibus - Tour Operator in Florence

Ciao and welcome to De Gustibus Tours!
We are a tour operator specializing in wine and food in Tuscany, and in the last 12 years we have discovered local organic and biodynamic farms and wineries that we love to share with our guests. We are also an association of small farms and consumers that aims to increase awareness about sustainable development, healthy diet, and traditional agriculture as a cultural heritage.
Through the years, De Gustibus has collaborated with small, family-owned, high-quality farms that adhere to organic or biodynamic guidelines and use traditional recipes. We're always happy to meet people who share our philosophy, and look forward to tasting amazing food and wine with you here in lovely Tuscany!

Italian Rent - Car Rental in Florence

Italian Rent offers car rental services in Florence since 2012. They are available 7 days a week and they deliver/pick up the car anywhere upon request. They have small, medium and large cars, up to 7 seats, convertible cars, and with automatic transmission.

Valdarno 365

The magazine written by our German friend Barbara who's been living in Italy for many years now: Here you can find a lot of useful information about the Valdarno area (South of Florence). In German.

Geheimtipps und nützliche Informationen aus dem Valdarno bei Florenz.
"Italien war immer schon mein Thema. Gleich ob bei der Koproduktion von TV-Filmen und -Serien, als Herausgeberin des Lifestyle-Magazins „Dolce – Italien entdecken“ mit monatlicher Auflage von bis zu 350.000 Kopien, als Autorin von Artikeln oder in Sachen Destinations-Marketing…"
Gerne beantworte ich Ihre Fragen.

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