Italian food at Christmas – including delicious winter dessert recipe to warm your hearts and bellies!

Food in Italy is fabulous all year ‘round. But there is definitely extra love put into all dishes enjoyed around Christmas time.   As with the Slow Food* ideals developed in line with traditional cooking methods in Italy, recipes evolve throughout the year in-line with the freshest of in-season produce.   At Christmas time, in […]

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Snow in Tuscany

Here are some photos of the stunning Tuscan countryside covered in snow, taken in the small Tuscan town of Certaldo on one side of the river, and the famed Tuscan hill-top town of San Gimignano on the other. Some of the best Tuscan wine is produced here, including the areas famous white, Vernaccia (the first […]

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A white Christmas for Florence

Florence, Tuscany’s capital, is a stunning city at any time. Covered by snow makes it majestic and totally splendid! A perfect white Christmas this year!   With the festival spirit in the air, mingling with the snow flakes, it really imbues the city with an extra special touch of Christmas magic!  

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Keeping a head of art in Florence

8601 top-grade diamonds, totaling 11006.18 karats including one veritable rock, a platinum to-scale skull, and real teeth from the 7th century. Strange ingredients, indeed. ‘Per l’amor di Dio’ (‘For the love of God’) is the title of this strange marvel, currently on display at the Palazzo Vecchio until May 1st, 2010. Valued at a 100 […]

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Slow Food: Cutigliano, Chestnuts and Castagnaccio

From December 4 to 12, the Tuscan town of Cutigliano is hosting ‘Natale Slow’ ? a food and wine festival in association with Italy’s famed Slow Food movement. Cutigliano is a small village town dating back to Medieval times. It is near the larger, better-known Pistoia, near the Apennines. With under 1700 inhabitants, it is […]

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Can’t wait to miss you – the weird and wonderful things you crave when travelling or living abroad!

Visit Italy and you have the joy of dining on delicious Italian food, tasting Tuscan wines, traipsing through the Italian countryside you’ve seen in films, visiting famous museums, seeing Rome, gliding along a canal in a gondola? these are things that but a privileged few get to experience in their lifetime.   When you travel […]

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