Acquacotta – Classic Tuscan recipe to warm hearts and bellies!

Acquacotta translates to ‘cooked/boiled water’. Doesn’t sound like the most appetizing nor filling of meals. And yet, it is the name given to this traditional Tuscan recipe that was developed by the herdsmen, shepherds and coal miners who worked in the Maremma region and had to live off very few ingredients combined with what nature […]

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Parco Faunistico del Monte Amiata – Tuscany’s Animal Park

In Tuscany’s Grossetto area, there is a great place to visit in Tuscany and a great way to spend a day in Tuscany getting back to nature. It’s the Parco Faunistico in the Monte Amiata area. Comprised of rocky paths crossing forest and fields rising up and rolling down the rollercoastered landscape, there are spectacular […]

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Italian Summer – heading for the hills of Tuscany!

As we treaded the Tuscan walking path, around half a dozen white butterflies flutter around us, as if curious to see just where we were headed. First it is past the charming Tuscan farmhouses, some with fruit and vegetable gardens surrounding the cobbled cottages, others with olive chestnut tree groves. One farmyard has several goats, […]

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Venice’s Bridge of Sighs – it will take your breath away

Venice was constructed on a series of 117 islands connected by ornately carved bridges. Arguably one of the most unique is the Bridge of Sighs. In Italian, it is known as the Ponte dei Sospiri. Built high up to connect Venice’s historical old prisons to the Doge’s Palace, it was so termed the Bridge of […]

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