Tag: food & wine

Treasure hunt, wine tastings and more in Tuscany

June 4, 2010

Finally June has arrived! From the weather you wouldn’t say it, but I’m not worried for my plans for this weekend in Tuscany. Yes, this weekend I don’t plan to stay in Florence but plan on going around Tuscany. So, these are some of my plans. Saturday morning early wake up, about 9.00, because I…

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Planning the weekend in Florence

May 27, 2010

Today is Thursday and I’ve started planning this last weekend of May in Florence since from the next one we Florentines generally like to leave the hot city for the seaside or the countryside, even if I personally am fine with a little bit of warm sunny days. My attention is focused on the eagerly…

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Chocolate Fair in Piazza Santa Croce

February 5, 2010

The days are dreary, wet and cold but if you’re here this weekend anyway, why not enjoy some time enjoying the best decadent treat there is at the Chocolate Fair in Piazza Santa Croce? Even with the rainy weather, the fair goes on under tents. The fair started yesterday and goes on through Sunday, from…

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Chianti Tour: Wine tasting and Artisan Workshops

October 10, 2009

This past Thursday we spent the day in Chianti on a tour designed and supported by the Florence Chamber of Commerce and tourism board to promote the Florentine area of Chianti. We met our tour group in front of Santa Maria Novella train station at 8.45am and aside from a traffic incident that delayed our…

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Christmas Day Feast is a special occasion in Italian homes

December 23, 2008

In Tuscany, like in many areas of the world, the Christmas holidays are a special moment to spend time with family. And what better way than to spend time together than over a nice meal? Christmas Day is a very special occasion and a fine meal is part of the grand celebration, anyone on a…

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