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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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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Tuscany in October – Taste, colours, best events

If you are headed to Tuscany in October, you’re in for a treat. Temperatures are mild, truffles and mushrooms make an appearance on the menu, and the vineyards and woods are alive with rich reds, burnt oranges and yellows. October is a delicious month in Tuscany. And because all table-related things are taken very seriously… Read more »

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