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Cutting Edges: Gardens in Florence, Tuscany

The term ‘guerrilla’ comes from the Spanish for ‘little war’. Historically it has been utilised to refer to partisan warfare, however new and much more pleasant uses have been blooming around the world, and Florence is no exception. There is Guerrilla … Continue reading

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Popes & Roses: A day out in Tuscany

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It was a wonderfully overcast Sunday morning, the kind that almost insists you stay in bed that little extra, take a bit more time sipping on your morning coffee and contemplating the meaning of life…or at least what you’ll be … Continue reading

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FAIR FIESOLE: Parks, Parkour and Precious Objects

From Florence, Fiesole is but a short drive (or a longer but lovely hike!) up a winding ancient road that gives the gift of spectacular Tuscan views with each curve of the road. Normally a quiet little village overlooking the … Continue reading

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Cooking in Florence – Easy as pi…zza!

Italians aren’t so big on pie as such, but they do love their pizza! Since we organise wonderful hands-on cooking classes in Florence and Tuscany, we in the Artviva office should also know how to cook these wonderful recipes, right? … Continue reading

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Under the Tuscan Snow

With the temperature in Tuscany forecast to be one of the coldest days of the season, we for some reason decided it was a great day to go for a long walk in the park! So it was we set … Continue reading

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San Gimignano – ‘passeggiata’, pictures and pronunciation

Before the forecast snow in Tuscany began to fall, we decided to head out to San Gimignano for a wonderful day out in the Tuscan countryside. We stopped along the way to enjoy the views of the ‘Tuscan Manhattan’ on … Continue reading

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Tuscany 2012 – just like fine wine and good women

Yes, just like fine wine and good women, Tuscany just gets better and better with each passing year. After the massive eat-fests of Christmas and New Year’s Eve, we decided to spend the first days of 2012 in Tuscany on … Continue reading

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Tuscan Winter: how the seasons change

Tuscany in December. If you could taste the way the Tuscan countryside looks right now, it would surely taste like cinnamon. The leaves and the birds have left the trees, abandoned nests left in full display. The countryside has evolved … Continue reading

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VINEGAR: simple recipes, simple pleasures

As with all great things in life (namely, wine and women) vinegar just keeps getting better with age. We’ve been cooking lots of traditional Italian recipes using vinegar of late, after being recently given a mother of red wine vinegar, … Continue reading

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Truffles – Tuscany’s tastiest treats!

One or twice a year, we are invited to a farmhouse nestled in the Tuscan hills to enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch with a lovely Tuscan family. The invitation comes however with a strict warning – the location must be … Continue reading

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