Category Archives: Summer

Grissini (Crisp bread sticks)

One of the things Tuscans like when the summer heat makes them  dizzy and lazy is enjoying a chilled glass of wonderful Prosecco with crisp grissini and a couple of dips. Neither this lovely white sparkling wine nor the long, … Continue reading

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Exploring Garfagnana: The Grotta del Vento

It wasn’t our intention to free climb, canoe, trekk or follow a mountain stream. We simply wanted to escape the terrible heat. Therefore, we decided to follow the main part of the Tuscan population who drive up to the Garfagnana … Continue reading

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Anneliese Rabl …. finding a life in Tuscany

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Photo available from August 29 to September 4, 2011

Anneliese Rabl …. finding a life in Tuscany

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Flowers in the morning dew: chicory

Anneliese Rabl …. finding a life in Tuscany

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Italian summers…

After some fairly hot moments in April, we had a nice and mild  beginning of summer and July’s rainy days made me feel quite safe. This summer would be indulgent:  no suffering from unbearable heat, no sleepless nights,  no never … Continue reading

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Cooking with Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

Sunday 7 August, 2011, Cortona, Tuscany: life is funny! I had come  to meet Debi and Gabriele and ended up in the audience of their TV program Extra Virgin on the Cooking channel. It was quite a new and interesting … Continue reading

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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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