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Tuscan traditions – Ceramics&Terracotta in Tuscany

The word ‘terracotta’ actually comes from the Italian ‘terra’ for ‘earth’ and ‘cotta’ for cooked. The tradition dates back to Etruscan times when the land was first moulded by expert hands into utensils, bowls and other forms. Throughout the centuries, … Continue reading

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The Tough Task of Training Truffle-hunting Dogs in Tuscany

  Being a truffle hunter more than a hobby, it is a lifestyle, a religion. It takes patience, and practice, dedication and determination. One of our great friends is the wife of one such a truffle hunter, and she often … Continue reading

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Italy in Bloom – wild about Italian wild flowers

Think of Italy and you may think of the iconic buildings such as the Coliseum in Rome, Florence’s imposing Duomo, of gondolas gliding down the canals of Venice. Then there is the stunning Italian countryside, be it the citrus trees … Continue reading

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From flower buds to budding artists – inspiration blooms in Tuscany!

One glimpse at a Tuscan landscape on a distant horizon, one footstep onto a flower-filled field, and you understand immediately why Florence and indeed Tuscany generally have long been the place of great art. How can one not be inspired … Continue reading

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Sweet on Strawberries – including delicious Tessa Kiros Tuscan dessert!

The secret to Tuscan cooking is the knowledge of how to use fresh seasonal ingredients prepared to result in tasty, healthy meals, the flavour of each ingredient highlighted by the addition of a few select ingredients.   In winter in … Continue reading

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Food worth holding onto – Tuscan sandwich secrets

One day stepping out of our office for a quick bite to eat, we came across one of our favourite people in Florence* rushing past. ‘We were just coming to visit you!’, we say. Then, trying not to panic at … Continue reading

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Oh that old thing? Taking things for granted in Florence’s historic city centre

Florence is often called a ‘living museum’ for all the fascinating, historical, stunning elements that lie within. Whether you’re lucky enough to call Florence home, or just equally fortunate to be visiting Florence, it is easy to take for granted … Continue reading

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