Monthly Archives: July 2011

Porcellino (piglet) of Florence

One of the most awful consequences Adam and Eve had to face once they had been chased from paradise was the awareness of being vulnerable. Storms would sweep them away in a second. Diseases were waiting just around the corner … Continue reading

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TEATRO DEL SALE (SALT THEATRE)

Which are the places a tourist must not miss when he comes to Florence? It depends. The Uffizi gallery will certainly satisfy visitors seeking beauty; the Santa Croce Basilica arouses enthusiasm in those passionate about history; the area of Oltrarno, … Continue reading

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Convento dell’Angelo (Convent of the Angel)

One of the most striking things in Italy, (not to mention the joy of living, fine food, excellent wine, fashion and fast cars), are the churches and the monasteries. You can find every possible type suitable for any “belief”; abbeys, … Continue reading

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Photo available from July 18 to July 24, 2011

Anneliese Rabl …. finding a life in Tuscany

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Photo available from July 11 to July 18, 2011

Anneliese Rabl …. finding a life in Tuscany

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Chives (Allium schoenoprasum L.)

Chives have been part of my life as far as I can remember.  My mother used to add them to soups,  vegetables, salads and creamy cheese, wherever the nice taste would enhance the dishes she  cooked for us.  The secret … Continue reading

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(Deutsch) Die gerippte Florentinerin

Anneliese Rabl …. finding a life in Tuscany

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“Finocchiona”…watch out!

What is a real Tuscan antipasto without its famous sausages? Whereas prosciutto crudo and salami are a classic all over Italy, the  Finocchiona sausage, spiced with fennel seeds, is a typical Tuscan speciality and a  must for every visitor to … Continue reading

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TOMATO…vegetable or fruit?

A botanist would describe a fruit as “any fleshy material covering one or more seeds”. Per definition, it is the organ of an angiosperm deriving from the ovary containing ovules transformed into seeds, or, better, an edible product from some … Continue reading

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Montecarlo Chocolate Festival

Montecarlo, principality of Monaco? No! Montecarlo in the province of Lucca, in Tuscany, Italy. The most beautiful region in the world for many foreigners, and definitely for the inhabitants. In fact, the place is charming: a mild climate, a lot … Continue reading

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