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Chestnut Recipes and Traditions in Tuscan Cuisine

Chestnut Recipes and Traditions in Tuscan Cuisine

Chestnuts have always been one of the most precious resources of Tuscan mountain cuisine. Let's look at some chestnut recipes and the uses and traditions around this nut. Chestnut flour is one of the main ingredients of Tuscan mountain cuisine, from the Garfagnana to the hills above Pistoia, from the Amiata … Read More

Italy Travel
Umbria wine travel guide: a Sagrantino itinerary

Umbria wine travel guide: a Sagrantino itinerary

Visiting Umbria is like entering a dimension where spirituality, art, landscape, food and wine permeates every moment. In the calm of the medieval streets or thick forests, every moment will be unforgettable and wherever you may go, you will find flavour and pleasure at table. So here’s an essential guide to wine tourism in Umbria, …Read More
September 25, 2019
Italy Travel
Five Ancient Roman Roads That Still Exist Today

Five Ancient Roman Roads That Still Exist Today

All roads lead to Rome? The deep history of Italy is apparent on a daily basis: many of its ancient Roman roads are still in use today! Here are five of them. Surely you’ve heard the old adage “all roads lead to Rome;” it exists precisely because ancient Romans excelled at creating an impressive infrastructure, …Read More
September 12, 2019

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Food in Tuscany
Schiacciata con l’uva: a sweet Tuscan bread for harvest season

Schiacciata con l’uva: a sweet Tuscan bread for harvest season

September is harvest time, which makes it also the season of Schiacciata con l’uva, a delicious sweet Tuscan snack of the olden days. From the end of August through the beginning of October, you’ll see a fantastic seasonal treat appear in Tuscan bars and bakeries. It’s called schiacciata, but let’s not confuse this with the …Read More
September 5, 2019
Italy Travel
Cinque Terre: what you need to know before visiting

Cinque Terre: what you need to know before visiting

The Cinque Terre, a picturesque series of villages on the sea in Liguria, is now one of Italy’s top destinations, to the point of overcrowding. Use our guide to plan your trip: learn what five towns make up this area, a bit about each one, what to eat and what wine to drink, and most …Read More
August 29, 2019
Wine Guide
Vermentino, the Wine that Comes from the Sea

Vermentino, the Wine that Comes from the Sea

Vermentino is a grape that is cultivated along the Mediterranean coast. While it’s origin is a mystery, one thing is sure: it found a fertile home in Tuscany. If you’ve ever been to Italy in the summertime, surely you’ve had a glass of Vermentino at some point, maybe seated at the seaside having a nice …Read More
August 27, 2019
Italy Travel
Lovely Le Marche: Why You Should Go and What You Should See

Lovely Le Marche: Why You Should Go and What You Should See

With overtourism swelling Italy’s great cities it can be easy to write off the country as one large Disneyworld heaving with large groups of tourists all angling to get the best “hey, I was there once” photo, but instead, what you really should be doing is exploring some of its other, quieter regions instead. The …Read More
August 7, 2019
Italy Travel
Best Beaches in Tuscany for every taste

Best Beaches in Tuscany for every taste

Tuscany’s beaches are among the most beautiful in Italy; from the unspoiled Maremma to the popular Versilia, each beach has its own characteristics. Some may be more family-friendly, others hard to reach and perfect to bring your own bottle of rosé, and others still are famous for their bars, making them ideal to sip a …Read More
July 29, 2019
Italy Travel
Tuscan Archipelago: why you should take an Island Escape

Tuscan Archipelago: why you should take an Island Escape

You might be surprised that Tuscany has islands! Elba, Capraia, Giglio, Giannutri, Pianosa, Gorgona and Montecristo are all part of the Tuscan Archipelago. Let’s explore them together. Tuscany conjures images of winding white roads nestled lined with cypress trees, within a breath-taking hillside, so it may surprise you that this region also happens to be …Read More
July 17, 2019
Italy Travel
The Tuscan Coast: Exploring Historical Towns

The Tuscan Coast: Exploring Historical Towns

From the wild Tyrrhenian Sea to the soft hills of Maremma, let’s take a virtual walk down the Tuscan Coast to explore its prettiest historical towns. The fascinating Etruscan civilization settled in Tuscany around the 8th century BCE, giving birth to one of the most advanced cultures of Western civilization. The Etruscans tended to settle …Read More
July 10, 2019
Italy Travel
Elba Island: a Short Guide to its Beaches and More

Elba Island: a Short Guide to its Beaches and More

Elba Island is a nature-lover’s paradise, with great beaches, fantastic hikes, but also savoury wines! Famous for the place of Napoleon’s exile, the island’s regenerative powers did nothing but give the French leader renewed energy – returning from exile, he hit the battlefield with more force than ever. The island is a gem of the …Read More
July 3, 2019
Food in Tuscany
How to taste olive oil like a pro: 4 tips from Dievole

How to taste olive oil like a pro: 4 tips from Dievole

While wine tasting is a common activity, you might not know that a similar process is done with EVOO! Extravirgin olive oil tasting is an unique experience because it allows you to learn more about the aromas, the colors and the characteristics of a territory. With these handy guide you will be able to taste …Read More
June 27, 2019