Author: Chiara Ricci

Chiara was born in Pescia, where the province of Pistoia borders with Lucca, has lived and studied in both Florence and Pisa for several years. Traveling is her second passion... Her first one? To swim, but up to now it's still impossible for her to explore Tuscany and the world swimming so she has to use other means!

The Authentic CaCCiucco alla livornese

August 1, 2014

As we keep on traveling around Tuscany to discover local delicacies and interesting destinations, I would like to tell you about another traditional dish of the sea city of Livorno, for which I’d drive to the end of the earth for if necessary just to be sure to taste the authentic and original recipe for…

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Cioncia, a food speciality of Pescia

July 29, 2014

Cioncia is one of those typical Tuscan dishes that reminds of the last century authentic and traditional flavours: rustic recipes made with poor ingredients that may turn a simple dish into a tasty delicacy. Nowadays you may try the cioncia at the typical and historical trattorie in Pescia only. Going throughout our wine&food itinerary, I…

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Pitigliano, a Jewish Gem in Tuscany

July 18, 2014

There’s another white wine in Tuscany that deserves to be focused on: Il Bianco di Pitigliano, or Pitigliano White Wine. Produced in the Grosseto area – the name comes from Pitigliano, a quaint village set at an easy driving distance from Saturnia, Orbetello and Mount Argentario – this wine has gotten the DOC prestigious quality…

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San Gimignano and the Vernaccia

July 11, 2014

Tuscany is not only home to the famous Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti wines: red or white, all Tuscan wines have always stood for guaranteed high quality products. Let’s go to a short trip among the most renowned white wines of Tuscany, starting from the Vernaccia di San Gimignano. As historical documents state, Vernaccia seems…

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Garfagnana: trekking and food

July 3, 2014

Last time I guided you through destinations different from sea resorts and coast locations, leaving apart one of the most beautiful and interesting area of Tuscany: Garfagnana. Set in the province of Lucca, amidst the Apuan Alps and the Appennines, Garfagnana features such a varied and rich landscape that has no equal in Tuscany: the…

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An off the beaten track Tuscany: Summer vacation in mountain

June 26, 2014

Summer in Tuscany doesn’t mean only marvellous beaches and blue flags (a quality certification for beaches): woods, mounts and hills are waiting for you to discover an off the beaten track surprising region. I’m going to propose you some interesting suggestions for arranging a Summer vacation in Tuscany dedicated to the discovery of amazing sites…

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Versilia: the Tuscan Ibiza

May 19, 2014

Another sea destination in Tuscany is Versilia, along the northwestern Tuscan coastline, renowned for its sandy long beaches and for its lively nightlife! Its most popular sea resorts are Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore and Torre del Lago. Each of these locations is rich in accommodation suiting everyone’s need, from luxury 4 star…

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A Silver Coast in Maremma

Summer time is getting closer, as well as time for making decisions on where to spend a vacation. Tuscany is plenty of places to visit and its coast offers enchanting spots to discover, like that area usually referred to as Costa d’Argento. This is the southern coast territory of Tuscany, in the province of Grosseto…

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Val d’Orcia: A Food & Natural Paradise

April 7, 2014

When people think of Tuscany, the view they think of is that of Val d’Orcia whether they know it or not: the gentle rolling hills that extend beyond the horizon with the characteristic cypress trees pointing up into the air here and there. Val d’Orcia is in fact a Unesco World Heritage Site thanks to…

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Ideas for a Spectacular Easter in Tuscany

March 25, 2014

This year, Easter is just a few weeks away, on April 20th. Easter Monday is also a holiday, so it is the perfect time to plan a long weekend holiday in Tuscany! Spring has arrived, but we hope the weather in late April will already offer a preview of summer as it will offer additional…

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