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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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Port Livorno – A Charming Seaside City

Port Livorno – Part II Unexpected treasures in an undervalued port Ask an Italian about Livorno and the reply may include the words “port city” or “industrial area” – evoking dirty streets, smoke-billowing factories, ugly grey buildings. Read part I of our Livorno mini-series here, and part II here.  Go to Port Livorno and you will …

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Livorno – A Classy Italian City with a Clumsy English Name

Livorno Italy, Part I: Classy Italian city with a clumsy English name Livorno is a lovely Italian city with an ugly English name – Leghorn (an English-language garbling of the city’s Italian moniker). Who wants to stop and see “Leghorn”?  Almost none of the 3.5 million tourists who pass through Livorno every year while boarding …

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1 Week in Tuscany Itinerary

One Week in Tuscany Itinerary – A Most Wondrous Week in Italy Tuscany’s family run agriturismos, multicolored, multi-textured hillsides, flowing vineyards, delicious food and wines, and friendly people draw millions of visitors each year. While some people rush through multiple countries in a few days, this 1 week Tuscany itinerary will give you some time …

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A Tuscan Winery Experience at an Affordable Price

A Tuscan Winery Experience at Guardastelle There is something life-affirming about finding a place where it is apparent that a dream, hard work, perseverance, and commitment to excellence and family values can come together to create a unique place. Even though the future is uncertain (Irpide), and we know we will encounter little troubles (Tzibilotto) …

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Tuscany Foods: Where “Cooked Water” is a Culinary Wonder

Where “cooked water” is a culinary wonder – Tuscany Foods The Maremma, Italy’s version of the Wild West, includes southern Tuscany and part of Lazio. Its famed cowboys, the butteri, herd cattle here, and the land not used for stock animals is dedicated to farmlands and vineyards. Farmers and cowboys alike have big appetites and …

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