Risotto – how nice is rice?! (Includes great Tessa Kiros risotto recipe!)

With all the amazing fresh produce available in the  local produce markets in Florence and Tuscany in general, organising a dinner for friends is a fun thing to do in Italy. In fact, our social calendar revolves around extending and accepting dinner invitations. In our house, cooking in Tuscany for our friends begins with sitting […]

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Mercantia – Europe’s best street theatre festival in one of Tuscany’s most charming towns

Once a year, in a small and charming medieval town in Tuscany, thousands of people flock to what is arguably Europe’s best street theatre festival – Mercantia. Each July, this great and unusual thing to do in Tuscany is held in the small Tuscan village town of Certaldo, a town comprised of ‘Certaldo Alto’ (translating […]

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