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To Tuscany Competitions

We run regular competitions on our website and social media. These competitions give you the chance to share your Tuscan experiences with us and to win some amazing prizes. By entering our competitions, you could in with the chance of winning a free holiday to Tuscany.

Some of the competitions we run include an annual Tuscany photography competition and blogger competitions. Make sure you read the terms and conditions of each competition thoroughly to make sure you comply with our entry guidelines.

You can search through all our past and present competitions below. Choose a competition to take part in and find out when and how to enter. See what past winners received and read their stories.

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To Tuscany Competitions

Photo Competition 2016

How to enter: 1. Select up to a maximum of 5 photographs from your Tuscan vacation. NB: Entries can ONLY be submitted as digital JPEG format 2. Give each photo a Title which describes the photograph. 3. Login to your account and add your photos indicating your chosen photocompetition image with the title Deadline: Entries for this year’s photocompetition MUST be received by midnight on 31st October. Late entries will not be accepted into this years competition. Prizes: First prize - Apple Ipad Mini Second prize - A beautiful Food Hamper direct from the Chianti region Third prize - A beautiful Food Hamper direct from the Chianti region Judging The photographs will be judged by Martino Balestreri from the Photo Art Studio in Radda in Chianti, who will select the five winning images. The competition is open to anyone who has travelled with To Tuscany between 1st November 2015 and 31st October 2016 (the competition validity period). Entries to the competition must be received in JPEG format by midnight on 31st October 2016. Winners of the competition will be notified by 25 November 2016. Late or incomplete entries will not be accepted. Photocompetition terms and conditions

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Photo Competition 2015

123Congratulations to Patrick Collin of France the winner of our To Tuscany 2015 travellers photocompetition FIRST PLACE  Patrick Collin SECOND PLACE Peter Vogt THIRD PLACE Sébastien Mascali FOURTH PLACE  Christine Attenberger FIFTH PLACE Marco van Eijk Prizes: First prize - Compact Digital Camera (Fujifilm FinePix S4800) Second prize - Canon Ixus 145 16MP Compact Digital Camera Third prize - Canon Ixus 145 16MP Compact Digital Camera Consolation prizes will be awarded to the 4th and 5th place entries (There are no cash alternatives for the prizes awarded) Judging The photographs will be judged by Martino Balestreri from the Photo Art Studio in Radda in Chianti, who will select the five winning images. The competition is open to anyone who has travelled with To Tuscany between 1st November 2014 and 31st October 2015 (the competition validity period). Entries to the competition must be received in JPEG format by midnight on 31st October 2015. Winners of the competition will be notified by 25 November 2015. Late or incomplete entries will not be accepted. Photocompetition terms and conditions

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Photo Competition 2014

Congratulations to Charles Leonard of Spain the winner of our To Tuscany 2014 travellers photocompetition FIRST PLACE  Charles Leonard SECOND PLACE Jennifer Calvanese THIRD PLACE A Whale FOURTH PLACE  Harriet Dolenko FIFTH PLACE Mylène Natour Prizes: First prize - Compact Digital Camera (Fujifilm FinePix S4800) Second prize - Fuji FinePix AX650 Camera Black 16MP 5xZoom 2.7LCD 720pHD compact digital camera Third prize - Fuji FinePix AX650 Camera Black 16MP 5xZoom 2.7LCD 720pHD compact digital camera Consolation prizes will be awarded to the 4th and 5th place entries (There are no cash alternatives for the prizes awarded) Judging The photographs will be judged by Martino Balestreri from the Photo Art Studio in Radda in Chianti, who will select the five winning images. The competition is open to anyone who has travelled with To Tuscany between 1st November 2013 and 31st October 2014 (the competition validity period). Entries to the competition must be received in JPEG format by midnight on 31st October 2014. Winners of the competition will be notified by 25 November 2014. Late or incomplete entries will not be accepted. Photocompetition terms and conditions Entries

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Photo Competition 2013

Congratulations to Frédéric Deharre of Belgium the winner of our To Tuscany 2013 travellers photocompetition FIRST PLACE  FRÉDÉRIC DEHARRE SECOND PLACE STEVE JOHN THIRD PLACE LUCIE SPURWAY FOURTH PLACE  PETRA GOSCHENHOFER  FIFTH PLACE STEPHEN KELLY Prizes: First prize - Compact Digital Camera (Fujifilm FinePix S4500) Second prize - Fuji FinePix AX650 Camera Black 16MP 5xZoom 2.7LCD 720pHD compact digital camera Third prize - Fuji FinePix AX650 Camera Black 16MP 5xZoom 2.7LCD 720pHD compact digital camera Consolation prizes awarded to the 4th and 5th place entries (There are no cash alternatives for the prizes awarded) Thank you to everyone who sent photos to us this year, dont forget that entries start again from 1st January for anyone travelling with us in 2014. You can view all of the competition entries for every year since we started it in 2007 on the To Tuscany Flickr photo account Photocompetition terms and conditions Entries

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Photo Competition 2012

Photocompetition 2012 Congratulations to Claudia Ritter of Germany who you voted as the winner of our To Tuscany 2012 travellers photocompetition with her stunning photo capturing the sunset over the pool at the Vignale hamlet. The top 5 photos are shown below - there was a tie for third place so both received a camera - after the top 5, all of the finalists are shown Thank you to everyone who sent photos to us this year, dont forget that entries start again from 1st January for anyone travelling with us in 2013. All enquiries should be sent to dympna@to-tuscany.com You can view all of the competition entries for this year (and every year since we started it in 2007) on the To Tuscany Flickr photo account

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Photo Competition 2011

CONGRATULATIONS, WE HAVE A WINNER! Congratulations to Markus Pesendorfer from Austria who has emerged as the winner of the To Tuscany 2011 Photocompetition with his delightful photo of his children sitting on the steps of a Trullo. We have really enjoyed seeing all the votes coming in on our ‘live vote’ buttons. Of course the votes had to be checked to ensure it was a fair competition and any multiple votes were removed, this is why some of the numbers have changed so much. The top 5 photos are below. Underneath these are all the other entries which are in alphabetical order according to first name. Our fantastic prizes are being sent to the winners and we would like thank everyone for entering their photos and also for voting. We hope it has inspired those of you travelling with us this year to enter the competition for 2012! For any enquiries, please contact dympna@to-tuscany.com You can view all of the competition entries for this year (and every year since we started it in 2007) on the To Tuscany Flickr photo account

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Photo Competition Terms and Conditions

Photo Competition Terms and Conditions 1. The promoter of this competition and prize is To-Tuscany Ltd whose principal place of trading is at 72 Chestfield Road, Chestfield, CT5 3LU United Kingdom. 2. This competition is open to anyone who has travelled with To Tuscany within the qualifying period (1st November 2015 – 31st October 2016), except employees and immediate family of To-Tuscany or any company connected with this competition. 3. The competition will open 12:00pm on 1st November. 4. All entries must be received by the closing date for the competition which is Midnight on 31st October 2016. 5. All information detailing how to enter this competition forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the entrant agrees to abide by these rules. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions. 6. Entries to the photo-competition should be submitted via the client login area in JPEG format. We regret that we are unable to accept postal entries, the ONLY accepted format for the photo-competition is by JPEG. A MAXIMUM of 5 images can be uploaded, only one is to be selected to enter the competition. 7. Entrants warrant that the work they are submitting is their own original work and that they are the sole owner of the copyright in it. As a purely amateur photo-competition, entrants must further agree that there has been minimal digital improvement made to enhance the entry/entries. Judges reserve the right to discount photos not meeting this requirement. 8. Entrants are entirely responsible for the content of the photographs they submit and must not have breached any laws when taking their photographs. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any photograph they submit has been taken with the permission of any people featured in the photograph or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured. By submitting a photograph, the entrant agrees and confirms that the photograph does not infringe any rights of any third party. 9. Copyright in all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of their providing the competition, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to To-Tuscany to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their website and/or in any promotional material. 10. The entrant waives all moral rights in respect of the use of its entry to which the entrant may now or at any future time be entitled under the Copyright, Designs and Patent Act 1988 or under any similar legislation from time to time in force anywhere in the world. 11. Late, corrupt or multiple entries from one booking reference number will not be accepted. To-Tuscany does not accept responsibility for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Entries must not be sent through agencies or third parties. 12. All eligible entries will be uploaded to the To-Tuscany photo-competition website and winners will be judged by an external professional photographer. 13. The winner of the competition will be notified 26th November 2014 by either telephone or in writing by email to the telephone number or email address (as applicable) provided in the booking details. Acknowledgement of the prizes by the winners must be received by To-Tuscany by 30th November 2014. Should To-Tuscany not receive confirmation from the winner by this time, To-Tuscany reserves the right to select an alternative winner from the selected entries. 14. Only one entrant shall win the Fujifilm Finepix Digital Camera.  The prize will be as published and is non-transferable. There is no cash alternative or exchange. 15. The winner is not allowed to sell or auction the prize on to a third party. 16. To Tuscany reserves the right to check validity and reject entries and duplicate votes with reasonable cause. 17. To Tuscany may use photos, names, counties and countries of the winner in future publications and publicity. 18. The winner’s name and country may be disclosed to anyone who writes to To-Tuscany by 30th November 2014, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope, to 72 Chestfield Road, Chestfield, CT5 3LU United Kingdom. 19. If events occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prize impossible due to reasons beyond the control of To-Tuscany, To-Tuscany reserves the right to change or withdraw the competition and/or prize at any time and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to To-Tuscany as a result thereof. 20. These terms and conditions are governed by English law and To-Tuscany and the entrant hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

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Foodie Blogger Competition 2013

THE 2013 WINNERMany congratulations to Antonia Snearly, who is the winner of To Tuscany 2013 competition. We hope Antonia enjoys her stay in one of our Tuscany villas The To Tuscany Foodie Blogger Competition 2013 - #TTFBC Enter our foodie blogger competition 2013 to win a week in a Tuscany villa! How to enter: 1. Create your own Tuscan inspired recipe which includes these 3 key ingredients: (Olive oil, tomatoes & parmesan cheese) 2. Post a picture/video/written paragraph and the recipe on your blog with the following line included with the blog: "I want to win a week in one of your Tuscany villas!" (You’ll need to include this link http://www.to-tuscany.com as a hyper-link within the words 'Tuscany villa' as we have done above. We'll be using this link to track entries!) 3. Email competition@to-tuscany.com and include - A link to your blog post with your entry - A picture of your entry no bigger than 1MB - (an image is optional but will help showcase how yummy your dish is!) - A short paragraph about your entry and the name of the dish - Your contact details: (full name, address and phone number) Top Prize: The winner of the competition will receive a week's stay in a villa in Tuscany, which sleeps up to 3 people, plus £200 towards flights. Prize Draw: Each entrant will also be entered in a random prize draw with the chance to win a bottle of Tuscan olive oil and a Tuscan cookery book. There will be 10 prizes up for grabs and each entrant has a chance to win a prize! Judging The emailed entries will be uploaded to this page where the public can vote for their favourite entry, voting will open once 5 entries have been received. On 31st July 3013 all votes will be verified and totals adjusted where necessary. The 3 entries with the most votes on Thursday 1st August 2013 will go into the final round which will be judged by Nico Atrigna, the chef of Siena's finest restaurant, Osteria Le Logge in Siena, Tuscany. The final entries will be marked on 4 categories: - Presentation - Tuscan authenticity - Creativity and innovation - Cooking expertise The competition is open to anyone with a blog and closes at midnight  on Sunday 28th July 2013 . Winners of the competition and the prize draws will be notified by Monday 5th August 2013. Late, incomplete or non-linking entries will not be accepted. The full terms and conditions can be read here. For any other enquiries, please contact competition@to-tuscany.com

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Foodie Blogger Competition 2012

THE 2012 WINNER Many congratulations to Ally D'Antoni Phillips, who is the winner of To Tuscany 2012 competition. We hope Ally enjoys her stay in one of our Tuscany villas The To Tuscany Foodie Blogger Competition 2012 - #TTFBC Enter our foodie blogger competition 2012 to win a week in a Tuscany villa!var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; How to enter: 1. Create your own Tuscan inspired recipe which includes these 3 key ingredients: (Olive oil, tomatoes & parmesan cheese) 2. Post a picture/video/written paragraph and the recipe on your blog with the opening line: "I want to win a week in one of your Tuscany villas!" (You’ll need to include this link http://www.to-tuscany.com as a hyper-link within the words 'Tuscany villa' as we have done above. We'll be using this link to track entries!) 3. Emailcompetition@to-tuscany.com and include: - A link to your blog post with your entry - A picture of your entry no bigger than 1MB - (an image is optional but will help showcase how yummy your dish is!) - A short paragraph about your entry and the name of the dish - Your contact details: (full name, address and phone number) Top Prize: The winner of the competition will receive a week's stay in a villa in Tuscanywhich sleeps up to 3 people, plus £200 towards flights. Prize Draw: Each entrant will also be entered in a random prize draw with the chance to win a bottle of Tuscan olive oil and a Tuscan cookery book. There will be 10 prizes up for grabs and each entrant has a chance to win a prize! Judging The emailed entries will be uploaded to this page where the public can vote for their favourite entry. The 3 entries with the most votes on (21st July 2012) extended to 28th July 2012 will go into the final round which will be judged by Nico Atrigna, the chef of Siena's finest restaurant, Osteria Le Logge in Siena, Tuscany. The final entries will be marked on 4 categories: - Presentation - Tuscan authenticity - Creativity and innovation - Cooking expertise The competition is open to anyone with a blog and closes at midnight  on 21st July 2012 . Winners of the competition and the prize draws will be notified by 27th July 2012. Late, incomplete or non-linking entries will not be accepted. The full terms and conditions can be read here. For any other enquiries, please contact competition@to-tuscany.com $(document).ready(function () { $(".btnPComVote").click(function() { var cachekiller = Math.floor(Math.random()*1001); var val = $(this).attr('id'); val = val.replace('pItemBtn-', ''); $("#pVoteBoxCaptchaImg-" + val).attr("src", ""); $("#pVoteBox-" + val).slideToggle(); $("#pVoteBoxCaptchaImg-" + val).attr("src", "/ajax/captcha/?t=" + cachekiller); }); $(".pVoteBoxSaveButton").click(function() { var val = $(this).attr('id'); val = val.replace('pVoteBoxButton-', ''); var event = "542"; valCap = $("#pVoteBoxCaptchaVal-" + val).val(); if (valCap == "") { alert("Plase type the charachters you see in the image into the input box"); } else { location.href = "/control/Upphcoco?e=" + event + "&id=" + val + "&c=" + valCap; } }); $(".pVoteBoxCloseButton").click( function() { $(".compVoteBox").slideUp(); >

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Foodie Blogger Competition 2011

The To Tuscany Foodie Blogger Competition - #TTFBC Enter our foodie blogger competition to win a week in a Tuscany villa! How to enter: 1. Create your own Tuscan inspired recipe which includes these 3 key ingredients: (Olive oil, tomatoes & parmesan cheese) 2. Post a picture/video/written paragraph and the recipe on your blog with the opening line: "I want to win a week in a Tuscany villa!" (You’ll need to include this link http://www.to-tuscany.com as a hyper-link within the words 'Tuscany villa' as we have done above. We'll be using this link to track entries!) 3. Emailcompetition@to-tuscany.com and include: - A link to your blog post with your entry - A picture of your entry no bigger than 1MB - (an image is optional but will help showcase how yummy your dish is!) - A short paragraph about your entry and the name of the dish - Your contact details: (full name, address and phone number) Top Prize: The winner of the competition will receive a week's stay in a villa in Tuscanywhich sleeps up to 3 people, plus £150 towards flights. Prize Draw: Each entrant will also be entered in a random prize draw with the chance to win a bottle of Tuscan olive oil and a Tuscan cookery book. There will be 10 prizes up for grabs and each entrant has a chance to win a prize! Judging The emailed entries will be uploaded to this page where the public can vote for their favourite entry. The 3 entries with the most votes on Monday 15th August 2011 will go into the final round which will be judged by Nico Atrigna, the chef of Siena's finest restaurant, Osteria Le Logge in Siena, Tuscany. The final entries will be marked on 4 categories: - Presentation - Tuscan authenticity - Creativity and innovation - Cooking expertise The competition is open to anyone with a blog and closes at midnight  on Monday 15th August 2011. Winners of the competition and the prize draws will be notified by Friday 19th August 2011. Late, incomplete or non-linking entries will not be accepted. The full terms and conditions can be read here. For any other enquiries, please contact competition@to-tuscany.com __________________________________________________________________________

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Foodie Blogger Competition Terms and Conditions

Win a free week and enjoy this Chianti view from your private terrace! 1. The promoter of this competition and prize is To-Tuscany Ltd whose principal place of trading is at 72 Chestfield Road, Chestfield, CT5 3LU United Kingdom. 2. This competition is open to anyone aged 18 years or over, except employees and immediate family of To-Tuscany or any company connected with this competition. 3. The competition will open 00:01am Monday 1st July 2013 4. All entries must be received by the closing date for the competition which is 12:00pm on Sunday 28th July 2013. 5. All information detailing how to enter this competition forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the entrant agrees to abide by these rules. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions. 6.  Entries should be submitted via a blog post with the text “I want to win a week in one of your Tuscany villas”and email the link, name, address and a picture of their entry to competition@to-tuscany.com. We regret that we are unable to accept postal entries. 7. Entrants warrant that the work they are submitting is their own original work and that they are the sole owner of the copyright in it. 8. Entrants are entirely responsible for the content of the photographs they submit and must not have breached any laws when taking their photographs. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any photograph they submit has been taken with the permission of any people featured in the photograph or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured. By submitting a photograph, the entrant agrees and confirms that the photograph does not infringe any rights of any third party. 9. Copyright in all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of their providing the competition, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to To-Tuscany to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their website and/or in any promotional material. 10. The entrant waives all moral rights in respect of the use of its entry to which the entrant may now or at any future time be entitled under the Copyright, Designs and Patent Act 1988 or under any similar legislation from time to time in force anywhere in the world. 11. Late, illegible, incomplete, defaced, corrupt or multiple entries will not be accepted. To-Tuscany does not accept responsibility for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Entries must not be sent through agencies or third parties. 12. All eligible entries will be uploaded to the To-Tuscany website within 48 hours of submitting the entry where the top three winners will be chosen by a public vote. Voting will be possible on a To Tuscany dedicated web page. Voting will open once there are 5 entries to the competition and will close on Wednesday 31st July 2013 at midday. 13. On Thursday 1st August 2013 all entries will be put in a prize draw and 10 will be picked out to win a bottle of Tuscan olive oil and a Tuscan cookery book. 14. On Thursday 1st August 2013, the top three entries with the highest number of votes will be judged by Nico Atrigna the chef at Le Logge Restaurant, Siena and will be marked on Presentation, Tuscan authenticity, creativity and innovation and cooking expertise. 15. The winner of the prize draws and competition will be notified by Monday 5th August 2013 by either telephone or in writing by email to the telephone number or email address (as applicable) provided in the entry. Acknowledgement of the prizes by the winners must be received by To-Tuscany by Friday 9th August 2013. Should To-Tuscany not receive confirmation from the winner by this time, To-Tuscany reserves the right to select an alternative winner from the selected entries. 16. Only one entrant shall win any available week for up to three people in Villa La Stalla in Montebuoni between 28th September 2013 to 24th May 2014 The winner shall also receive a cheque for £200 for payment towards flights. Date changes are not permitted after booking is made. The prize will be as published and is non-transferable. There is no cash alternative or exchange. Chargable upgrades are available for peak season and more people on requests. 17. The prize cannot be awarded to any person who, for any reason, would not be allowed by law to purchase or use the prize. 18. The winner is not allowed to sell or auction the prize on to a third party. 19. To Tuscany reserves the right to check validity and reject entries with reasonable cause. 20. To Tuscany may use photos, names, counties and countries of the winner in future publications and publicity. 21. The winner’s name and country may be disclosed to anyone who writes to To-Tuscany by Friday 9th August 2013, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope, to 72 Chestfield Road, Chestfield, CT5 3LU United Kingdom. 22. If events occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prize impossible due to reasons beyond the control of To-Tuscany, To-Tuscany reserves the right to change or withdraw the competition and/or prize at any time and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to To-Tuscany as a result thereof. 23. These terms and conditions are governed by English law and To-Tuscany and the entrant hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Click here to enter the 2013 competition.

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Wine Blogger Competition 2012

The To Tuscany Wine Blogger Competition 2012 - #TTWBC Enter our wine blogger competition 2012 to win the finest Italian wine Win 6 bottles Castello di Ama's Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 delivered to your door To celebrate the 2012 grape harvest in Tuscany, we are launching our 1st Bloggers competition about Tuscan wines. THE 2012 WINNER Many congratulations to Anatoli Levine , who is the winner of To Tuscany Wine blog 2012 competition. The entry was considered to have a simple approach to a very complex issue. We  hope Anatoli will enjoy the Castello di Ama wine which is now on its way. Click here to read Anatoli's blog How to enter: 1.Write a blog about Tuscan wines 2.Post the piece on your blog containing the following phrase: villas in Tuscany” (You’ll need to include this link http://www.to-tuscany.com as a hyper-link within the words 'villas in Tuscany' as we have done above. We'll be using this link to track entries!) Finish the piece with a one sentence, 'Top Tip for choosing a wine from Tuscany'. 3. Emailcompetition@to-tuscany.com and include: - A link to your blog post with your entry - Your contact details: (full name, address and phone number) Top Prize: The winner shall receive delivery of 6 bottles of wine from our favourite Chianti wine producer, Castello Di Ama, this prize has a value of 300 Euro. Prize Draw: Each entrant will also be entered in a random prize draw with the chance to win the book  Gambero Rosso Italian wines, the world's most complete guide to quality Italian wines 2013 edition, released February 2013. There will be 10 guides up for grabs so each entrant has a chance to win a prize! Judging The emailed entries will be uploaded to this page where the public can vote for their favourite 'Top Tip for choosing a Tuscan wine' entry. The 3 entries with the most votes on Monday 5th NOW 12th November 2012 will go into the final round which will be judged by Silvano Falcioni, a wine sommelier from the Chianti region. (click here to read more about Silvano http://bit.ly/Oa5F2K We will also link to the full blog piece. The final entries will be marked on 3 categories: - Tuscan authenticity - Creativity and innovation - Usefulness The competition is open to anyone with a blog, over the age of 18 and closes at midnight  on 4th NOW 11th November 2012 . Winners of the competition and the prize draws will be notified by 9th NOW 16th November 2012. Late, incomplete or non-linking entries will not be accepted The full terms and conditions can be read here. For any other enquiries, please contact competition@to-tuscany.com $(document).ready(function () { $(".btnPComVote").click(function () { var cachekiller = Math.floor(Math.random() * 1001); var val = $(this).attr('id'); val = val.replace('pItemBtn-', ''); $("#pVoteBoxCaptchaImg-" + val).attr("src", ""); $("#pVoteBox-" + val).slideToggle(); $("#pVoteBoxCaptchaImg-" + val).attr("src", "/ajax/captcha/?t=" + cachekiller); }); $(".pVoteBoxSaveButton").click(function () { var val = $(this).attr('id'); val = val.replace('pVoteBoxButton-', ''); var event = "547"; valCap = $("#pVoteBoxCaptchaVal-" + val).val(); if (valCap == "") { alert("Plase type the charachters you see in the image into the input box"); } else { location.href = "/control/Upphcoco?e=" + event + "&id=" + val + "&c=" + valCap; } }); $(".pVoteBoxCloseButton").click(function () { $(".compVoteBox").slideUp(); >

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Wine Blogger Competition Terms and Conditions

1. The promoter of this competition and prize is To-Tuscany Ltd whose principal place of trading is at 72 Chestfield Road, Chestfield, CT5 3LU United Kingdom. 2. This competition is open to anyone aged 18 years or over, except employees and immediate family of To-Tuscany or any company connected with this competition. 3. The competition will open 00:01am Monday 15th October 2012 4. All entries must be received by the closing date for the competition which is 12:00pm on Sunday 4th November. 5. All information detailing how to enter this competition forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the entrant agrees to abide by these rules. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions. 6.  Entries should be submitted via a blog post with the text “villas in Tuscany” included in the piece.  (You’ll need to include this link http://www.to-tuscany.com as a hyper-link within the words 'villas in Tuscany' as we have done above. We'll be using this link to track entries!) Each piece should be finished with a 'Top Tip for choosing a wine from Tuscany', which will be added to the To Tuscany website. Voting will be on the best Top Tip. Entries should be emailed with the blog link, name, address of their entry to competition@to-tuscany.com. We regret that we are unable to accept postal entries. 7. Entrants warrant that the work they are submitting is their own original work and that they are the sole owner of the copyright in it. 8. Copyright in all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of their providing the competition, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to To-Tuscany to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their website and/or in any promotional material. 9. The entrant waives all moral rights in respect of the use of its entry to which the entrant may now or at any future time be entitled under the Copyright, Designs and Patent Act 1988 or under any similar legislation from time to time in force anywhere in the world. 10. Late, illegible, incomplete, defaced, corrupt or multiple entries will not be accepted. To-Tuscany does not accept responsibility for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Entries must not be sent through agencies or third parties. 11. All eligible entries will be uploaded to the To-Tuscany website within 48 hours of submitting the entry where the top three winners will be chosen by a public vote. Voting will be possible on a To Tuscany dedicated web page. 13. On Monday 5th November 2012 all entries will be put in a prize draw and 10 will be picked out to win the book Gambero Rosso Italian wines, the world's most complete guide to quality Italian wines 2013 edition, released February 2013. 14. On Monday 5th November 2012, the three Top Tip entries with the highest number of votes will be judged by Silvano Falcioni, a wine sommelier in the Chianti region. 15. The winner of the prize draws and competition will be notified by Wednesday 7th November 2012 by either telephone or in writing by email to the telephone number or email address (as applicable) provided in the entry. Acknowledgement of the prizes by the winners must be received by To-Tuscany by Friday 10th November 2012. Should To-Tuscany not receive confirmation from the winner by this time, To-Tuscany reserves the right to select an alternative winner from the selected entries. 16. Only one entrant shall win delivery of 6 bottles of wine from our favourite Chianti wine producer, Castello Di Ama, this prize has a value of 300 Euro. 17. The prize cannot be awarded to any person who, for any reason, would not be allowed by law to purchase or use the prize. 18. The winner is not allowed to sell or auction the prize on to a third party. 19. To Tuscany reserves the right to check validity and reject entries with reasonable cause. 20. To Tuscany may use photos, names, counties and countries of the winner in future publications and publicity. 21. The winner’s name and county may be disclosed to anyone who writes to To-Tuscany by Friday 9th November 2012, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope, to 72 Chestfield Road, Chestfield, CT5 3LU United Kingdom. 22. If events occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prize impossible due to reasons beyond the control of To-Tuscany, To-Tuscany reserves the right to change or withdraw the competition and/or prize at any time and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to To-Tuscany as a result thereof. 23. These terms and conditions are governed by English law and To-Tuscany and the entrant hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

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Prize Draw Rules

From time to time To Tuscany will Offer Free Prize Draws. Keep a look out for these! PRIZE DRAW RULES ELIGIBILITY The Prize Draw is FREE and open to anyone over the age of 18 years. THE PRIZE The prize will be payable by Back Transfer  to a winner chosen at random on the date given. The winner will be notified by telephone or email. The prize is not transferrable. Any taxes on prizes are the responsibility of the winner.

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Private Full-Day Tour to San Gimignano and Volterra from Siena

Discover two of the most evocative towns of Tuscany, San Gimignano and Volterra.  Stop in Colle di Val d'Elsa, considered the capital of Italian crystal. Savor a traditional lunch at a local farm in San Gimignano. Explore the famous 13th century walled city of San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Volterra, known as the jewel of Etruscan, Roman and Medieval art.


from 185,3 US Dollar

Arezzo By Night: Photography Walking Tour

Take your camera skills to the next level and discover the beauty of Arezzo at night. Your professional photographer will share tips and tricks on the techniques of night photography. Learn the art of good composition as you wander the streets and terraces of this stunning medieval town.This tour is designed for people of all skill levels who use DSLR or compact cameras - tripods are provided. Your photography tour is limited to just 8 people for personalized attention from your photographer guide.

from 111,55 US Dollar

2-Hour Bike Tour of Florence from Pisa

Savor the history of Florence from an original perspective on a 2-hour bike tour. Florence earned the nickname, "Cradle of the Renaissance" due to some of the best artists ever known. Florence is perfect for biking because the tour takes you in pedestrian areas and tiny streets where the bus tours can’t go.

from 40,79 US Dollar
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