Tuscany is a necessary part of any cultural education, as it has been for centuries. By Eva Stelzer Tuscany long ago earned its reputation for capturing the very essence of Italy – picturesque rolling hillsides with vineyards and charming medieval towns. The geography varies dramatically: coastal […]
When in Italy, Eat Like the Italians! Posted by guest blogger: Krista Haynes Eating in Italy is like entering a culinary landscape far removed from what Americans have become accustomed to, where time remains still, and recipes have been passed down for generations. I have visions […]
Cooking class in Florence Each year I spend some time at Costanza’s renaissance villa in Florence. Sometimes I bring group of people to gather together for a cooking class, and walk in the olive orchards or enjoy an outdoor feast of pizza freshly baked in the […]
5 Great Tuscan Hotel Breakfasts For a great Tuscan hotel breakfast try starting your morning with dessert. It’s a decadent Tuscan norm that I thoroughly enjoy. At Florence’s Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco, the chef’s freshly baked crostata is a sensory delight. A sweet flat bread cake, […]
THINGS TO DO IN FLORENCE ITALY Half Day Florence Itinerary When in Florence, the Duomo is a must-visit things to do on any list. Centrally located, you can easily walk around its perimeter on the way to or from any other. If time is limited, walk […]
In mid April of this year, 2014, the San Lorenzo market opened its newly renovated space. Better than “Eataly,” this is Eat IN Italy. Wine tasting, pasta tasting, cheese tasting, pizza tasting, and mama mia! This experience will make both “foodies” and “give me the food” […]
1. Galleria degli Uffizi. Filled with paintings by the most noted Italian artists visitors marvel at the mastery of Botticelli, da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael to mention a few. Purchase advance tickets. 2. The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. Brunelleshi’s dome and Giotto’s Tower dominate […]
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