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Tuscany’s most famous trees

In the rolling countryside of Tuscany, the hills undulate so smoothly it looks like you could row a boat over them. Driving through Tuscany*, we passed through the stunning area of Torrenieri, a locality in the Val D’Orcia – Montalcino … Continue reading

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Women and Wine – Donatella Cinelli Colombini in Tuscany

In 1998, Donatella Cinelli Colombini took over the running of the family Tuscan wine estates, comprising Casato in Montalcino and Fattoria del Colle in Trequanda. She sought out a professional cellar master at the local oenologist school in Siena. She … Continue reading

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Canti Di Maggio – Mayday Traditional Festivities Tuscany, Italy

May Day is a tradition still alive today in Tuscany, Italy as an allegory of the return to life and rebirth. The magic-propitiatory rite is often done during a questing where, in exchange for gifts (traditionally eggs, wine, food or … Continue reading

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DOs, DON’Ts & OH NO, YOU DIDN’T?!s: Etiquette in Italy

Part of the joys of travel to a foreign land is about immersing yourself in a new culture, embracing alternative ways of living and experiencing differences. As such, part of any preparations for a trip to another land should involve … Continue reading

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Forking Out for Foreign Food: Best Restaurants in Florence, Italy

Nobody would doubt that food in Florence is anything but fabulous. That is true even of non-Italian eateries for those rare occasions in which you may wish to branch out to other cuisines at least just for one meal. Variety … Continue reading

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Food in Florence: The art of artichokes

Florence, as the capital city of Tuscany (and Italy in general), is foodie heaven. Really, that’s why we live here. The simple secret lies in choosing fresh in-season ingredients and not messing about with them too much.

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La Befana: 1 Wise Woman

At a time when most of us are already some days into our new year’s resolution of eating lighter and drinking less, Italians are gearing up for yet another feast! 6th January marks the Epiphany on (most) Christian calendars, the … Continue reading

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December Slow Food Events in Italy

The silly season is a great for any serious foodie. This is particularly so in Tuscany, where the foods are wholesome, hearty and delicious. And with most foods still prepared in traditional ways, they are even good for you! For … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Food in Florence: from meat to mmmm-eat!

Working your gastronomical way through the list of must-try food in Florence, you’re gonna eat a lot of (albeit it absolutely delicious) meatstuff, none more famous than the Bistecca alla Fiorentina (that’s beefsteak Florentine style). But there is also much … Continue reading

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Real Italian Dish: Risotto con Zucchine recipe

We were recently invited by Alberto, author of a fabulous home Italian cookery blog, to share his receipes, and with typical Italian recipes as delicious as the below (with step-by-step pictures to match!), how could we refuse?! RISOTTO (RICE) WITH … Continue reading

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