Chestnut Festivals in Tuscany

Autumn is synonymous with chestnuts in Tuscany, Italy. The harvest in the chestnut woods takes place throughout the months of October and November. During this period various Chestnut Festivals enliven towns and villages in the mountainous areas of Tuscany: the most popular being the northern Mugello, Mount Amiata, and the hamlet of Caprese Michelangelo. =>… Read more »

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A taste of Florence with Eating Europe

Florence isn’t just famous for its Renaissance architecture and the Statue of David. It’s also one of the food capitals of Italy. A place that’s all about eating well and living well.  In Italy every region, and every city, has its own gastronomic tradition, with ancient recipes and specialities that can only be tasted locally…. Read more »

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Best Wine Tasting Tours in Tuscany

If you’ve ever wanted to taste wine in the tranquil and beautiful surroundings of Tuscany, an organised wine tour is just the thing. These wine tasting tours in Tuscany leave from Florence and take in wondrous scenery, magical hilltop towns and give you the chance to taste some of the region’s most famous wines including… Read more »

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Best ice cream in Florence – The unmissable gelato spots!

The one question we always get asked in summer is this. Where can you taste the best ice cream in Florence? That authentic artisanal gelato that you’ve heard so much about. Well, we’ll tell you. Ice cream is an institution in Italy, and Florence shares this national passion with conviction. Our first tip : stay… Read more »

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Wine and Cooking Under the Tuscan & Umbrian Sun

In Italy, much of life takes place around the table, preparing food, talking and eating. So perhaps it’s no surprise that it has one of the world’s most impressive and exportable culinary cultures, with recipes that vary from region to region. For those who want to try their hands at these Italian recipes there are… Read more »

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5 Italian dishes to melt your heart

I’ve lived in Italy for a while now. When I first arrived I didn’t know my mozzarella from my mortadella, but now my tastes have come of age and I’m just as fussy as any Italian when it comes to what’s on the plate in front of me. So I thought I’d let you in… Read more »

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A taste of Christmas in Tuscany | What’s on the menu?

When it comes to food, Tuscany never stops giving, especially at Christmas. From the fun filled Christmas markets to festive delicacies, there is always something more to enjoy, especially if you have a sweet tooth. If you happen to be in Tuscany from December 8th onwards, the whole region is officially in Christmas mode, and… Read more »

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Ricciarelli biscuits, one of Italy’s favourite Christmas treats

It wouldn’t be Christmas in Italy without Ricciarelli biscuits. In Tuscany and all around Italy typical Chrismas treats fill the shelves of pasticcerie and supermarkets, from panettone to buttery pandoro to chocolate covered torrone. But though Ricciarelli end up on tables all over Italy, they are very much a Tuscan delicacy. These soft almond paste biscuits… Read more »

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Tuscan Kale soup and other ways to enjoy Tuscan black kale

Tuscan kale soup, or ‘Ribollita‘ as it’s called in Tuscany, is a favourite winter soup. If you’re visiting this part of the world in winter, make like a local and order yourself a bowl. It’s as much a part of the Tuscan heritage as Michelangelo or Dante. So if you’ve always wanted to know what goes into… Read more »

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