Tuscan E.V.O.O.

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Live Like a Local 5

The first thing a Tuscan watches on a dining table is the olive oil bottle. In the first place it must be strictly extra virgin olive oil and good  quality, and if we are in Tuscany , it absolutely must be from the territory. Maybe it can be from another region that produces oil, such as Liguria or Umbria or Puglia. Continue reading

Italian Delicatessen

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Olives, Stuffed peppers and small onions

Live like a Local 3

Italians are very well known for the good food and the rich meals  but  we forget we have also a  great culture in  good preserved  food Continue reading

List of Things to Do in Florence with (or without) kids

DSC00718-1Florence is beautiful in every season: so different from other towns in the world, it’s a kind of open museum so just walking there can be interesting. A few suggestion to enjoy it at its best:

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How to Spend A Full Day In Tuscany

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You’re spending some days in Florence but  you would like to get deeper into Tuscan Landscapes  and meet with locals ?               

Combine  Cooking Class in an Italian home ,wine-tasting and a country drive through magnificent Tuscan landscapes in  Chianti, popular Tuscan region  acclaimed for its classic wines and natural beauty. Continue reading

Gaiole an idyllic place in Tuscany

DSC01726Gaiole in Chianti,the most Idyllic Place to live according   Forbes’s  article in 2008

For me, Chianti is all about mountains, vineyards, wineries, country inns and walking,” says Gay Gillen of travel consultancy Brownell, based in Birmingham, Ala. “There are equestrian centers and opportunities to hike and play tennis, and the food is amazing.” Continue reading

2 Day Radda Cooking Experience

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Radda Packages  New Creation in 2012, for guests who like to live in the village town of Radda, enjoy the view, the shops, cafes and restaurants and at the same time wishing to participate in cooking classes, Italian dinners with  Italian friends and be guided  on tours in the area Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Radda in Chianti

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Beauty, style and quiet relaxation. This is the place for those who’ve tried it all and still want something new. Radda has much to offer, and we think these 5 reasons are at the top of the list. From rolling hills to charming towns, choose your excuse to get away and escape to Radda in Chianti… Continue reading