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Best Tuscany Wine Tours

Best Tuscany Wine Tours When we think of Italy’s food, there are a few things that come immediately to mind. Fresh pasta, hand-made and served al dente…  the sun-dried tomatoes and delicious cheese… there’s fresh herbs and cured meat… and of course, there’s wine! Because what Italian meal would be complete without a helping of …

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Where To Stay In Tuscany – Best Towns & Hotels in Tuscany

Where to Stay in Tuscany Find the Best Places to Stay in Tuscany Tuscany, that haven in central Italy, is a magnificent place. It consists of various provinces and towns, each with its unique environment but sharing in the same cultural heritage. Seeing its vast area and wealth of options, I thought it best to …

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Enchantments in the “Etruscan triangle” of Southern Tuscany

Southern Tuscany – Enchantments in the “Etruscan Triangle” A triangle of villages in southern Tuscany contain treasures undiscovered by American travelers.  Sorano, Sovana, and Pitigliano nestle 50 miles southeast of Grosseto, close to the border with Lazio, and offer much to visitors above and beyond what you expect in southern Tuscany, i.e., good food, great …

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Tuscany Regions: Exploring Etruscany

Tuscany Regions: Exploring Etruscany For most foreigners, a tour of Tuscany means Florence, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, and maybe Lucca.   While these well-known cities and towns exemplify the Tuscany region’s medieval treasures, its history encompasses far more than the Medici, Michelangelo, and all that. The enigmatic Etruscans were a major civilization of ancient Italy, and …

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Viareggio, Italy: A Summer Pearl

Viareggio, Italy: A Summer Pearl that Gleams Year-Round Viareggio, Italy, is known as the “pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea”, with good reason.   In the summertime, it is a chic and sought-after seaside resort, with stylish hotels, fine dining, and an upmarket clientele.   Its fine sandy beaches stretch for six miles up and down …

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Hotel Plaza e de Russie in Viareggio – Cooking Class in a Michelin-Starred Restaurant

Hotel Plaza e de Russie: Clowning around in a Renowned Tuscan Kitchen Viareggio, Tuscany: Filling and rolling out three different flavors of pasta looked easy when Luca Landi was doing it.  Landi is the chef of Lunasia, the Michelin-starred restaurant of Viareggio’s Hotel Plaza e de Russie, and was conducting a cooking class for a …

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