Tours of Tuscany

Tours of Tuscany
Join this small group tour and immerse yourself in the current of sensation for a week of food, wine and culture in Tuscany.

Friday, May 23, 2008

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Di Bella Coffee. At the age of 31, Phillip Di Bella leads Australia’s fastest growing coffee company. In just four years he has founded and built up the company in one of the most competitive retail industries in Australia. This speed of growth was recognised in the 2006 BRW Fast 100 list where Di Bella Coffee debuted at number 23. After 11 years in the business, Phillip followed his dream and started Di Bella coffee with only two wholesale clients. As a one-man band he roasted the coffee himself in one location, drove to another to type up invoices, stored his product somewhere else and then delivered the coffee himself.

Stephen J Pellegrino - Stephen has devoted his career to to the property industry and specialises in strategic identification and assessment of opportunities including negotiating and acquisition. He progressed from Real Estate sales and property management to develop his own property portfolio. This included building and refurbishing, trading, sourcing buyers and long term tenants and their strategic development and management of a wide range of properties.

Sarina Russo opened ‘The Office’ Business Academy (now Sarina Russo Schools Australia) in 1979 with $2,600, nine students and two part-time staff. Sarina now leads the Sarina Russo Group a private company with interests in education, employment services and property. The Sarina Russo Group employs over 800 people and has a yearly turnover exceeding $75 million. is a unique, Brisbane-based website which provides up-to-date local information that enriches the experience of people who live in and visit the city. The award winning website is an initiative of Brisbane City Council and is now the number one leisure and lifestyle website for Brisbane and the greater Brisbane region, attracting more than 500,000 unique visitors and more than five million page impressions each month. has everything you need to know about Brisbane – including festivals, events, dining guide, things to see and do, local news, weather, transport, traffic updates and more.

South Bank is a vibrant urban precinct recognised as Brisbane's icon. South Bank has evolved over the past 20 years and emerged as a mixed use urban precinct and one of Australia's great public places. On the southern reaches of the Brisbane River, South Bank is an example of entrepreneurial development at its best, where community and business co-exist in a strong relationship. Connecting to Brisbane City via the Victoria and Goodwill Bridges, the 42 hectare South Bank precinct also integrates with the thriving communities of West End, Highgate Hill and Woollongabba.

The Great South East Still Making Families Smile. Seven Brisbane’s popular weekly lifestyle program, The Great South East, is powering into its eleventh year - better and brighter than ever. The half-hour show, which airs across the state each Sunday at 5.30pm, encourages Queenslanders to make the most of the south-east corner – with plenty of no-cost and low-cost ideas for family fun. National and international television identity, Sofie Formica, hosts Great South East along with a team of regular presenters including Laurel Edwards from Brisbane radio station 4KQ; camping and outdoors specialist Martin Bowerman; gardening guru John Hawkins and AFL’s Richard Champion.

4MBS Classic FM 103.7 Now in its 29th year of broadcasting, 4MBS is a licensed Community FM station, employing only five permanent staff and is manned 24 hours a day by a devoted band of more than 300 volunteers. 4MBS Classic FM is recognized as the most active and innovative community radio station in Australia with a wide range of activities that engages the community in music and music related activities. In fact, so successful has been the station that it was awarded the accolade of “Community Radio Station of the Year” by the CBAA in 2004.

QUT Art Museum is a modern art gallery located in Brisbane's central business district. The museum has a reputation for displaying the finest works from the QUT Art Collection and presenting thought-provoking exhibitions of contemporary art. QUT Art Museum opened in May 2000 and seeks to enhance the quality of community life through the visual arts. It develops collections and exhibitions which reflect Australia’s cultural achievements and progress, and promote a sense of identity.

SHANNONS - INSURANCE FOR MOTORING ENTHUSIASTS! - You know why enthusiasts insure with Shannons? Because Shannons and all their people truly share the same passion as you do. They’re enthusiasts – that’s why just about everywhere motoring enthusiasts gather; you’ll see the famous Shannons colours and more often than not, Shannons people wearing them. When you call Shannons for an insurance quote you won’t speak to someone who’s reading a prepared script from a monitor –all Shannons people are enthusiasts –all of them share the same passion as you. There’s no better example of this than their specially tailored insurance products.

INAS Australia al servizio della comunita’ Italiana dal 1972

Porta Lawyers is conveniently located in the Virginia / Geebung / Northgate industrial and commercial precinct. Porta Lawyers combines traditional friendly, loyal and personal service with a willingness to keep abreast of the latest developments in technology and work practices. We have tailor made our legal services to suit the businesses and industry located in this area. One of our main areas of expertise is in commercial and industrial leasing and sales, especially in the local area. Our knowledge and experience in the local market is always of benefit to our clients.

Allans Music. In the 1850's Joseph Wilkie and George Allan set up a music warehouse in Melbourne's Collins Street, catering for a population of just 20,000. This effectively was the start of Allans Music - and the story embraces the musical history of Australia . Far more than just a ‘seller' of musical instruments, the Collins Street store became a musical Mecca for the talented and famous – Dame Nellie Melba took her early lessons at Allans!

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