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Sangiovese, King of the Tuscan Vineyard

Sangiovese, King of the Tuscan Vineyard

Tuscany. The mere name, for the initiated, conjures up images of the very finest that la bell’Italia ~ “beautiful Italy” ~ holds in store. From its resort-studded seacoast to dazzling white marble mountaintops, from treasures of art and architecture to pastoral farmland, Tuscany truly offers something for everyone. You’ll discover timeless medieval villages amid the …Read More
August 25, 2014
Italy Travel
Baratti Beach in Tuscany: Sun, surf and much more!

Baratti Beach in Tuscany: Sun, surf and much more!

Forget city life and country dreaming, during summer in Tuscany there is only one thing you really must do if you get the chance – escape to the beach for a refreshing dip in the sea and a fabulous seafood lunch. While there are many great choices along the Tuscan coast, one of our favorite …Read More
August 13, 2014

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Food in Tuscany
Favourite Tuscan summer recipes

Favourite Tuscan summer recipes

Italy is a foodie paradise during any time of the year, from the rich ragus creates with wild boar and preserved vegetables in the winter to a light summer dish of sautéed vegetables and a glass of refreshing white or rose wine.  Summer means so many things to those who live and breathe Tuscany: staying …Read More
August 11, 2014
Food in Tuscany
Recipe: Summer Pomarola (Italian tomato sauce)

Recipe: Summer Pomarola (Italian tomato sauce)

There are several traditional tools for the kitchen I would not be without. One is the mezzaluna, which I use to chop my herbs for the Tuscan herb blend I make often. The other is a passatutto, or food mill. The main reason I bought my food mill was to make pomorola, the Italian tomato …Read More
July 26, 2014
Italy Travel
Summer 2014 Events in Tuscany

Summer 2014 Events in Tuscany

Summer in Tuscany is incredible for a number of reasons. We imagine that perfect aperitivo during a whimsical sunset in a medieval piazza, lazy days at the pool or that perfect glass of chilled white wine on a Tuscan terrace with a view of the countryside. Undoubtedly this is a wonderful season to enjoy Toscana …Read More
July 3, 2014