The other day we decided to do the traditional “passeggiata in centro”(a downtown walk),looking for presents and practising window shopping we had not done for so long .
If you are wondering what are the ideal times or the best seasons to visit Tuscany, or looking for tips on when and how to go, it is good to know that Tuscany is a very varied territory: from mountain to coast, countryside and cities like Florence, Siena, Lucca. Continue reading
Artichoke -Carciofi is one of the most interesting and special vegetables we eat in Italy.It takes a moment to be prepared, to be cooked but the final result is so good.Every time we start working with them we think how somebody decided to cook with them. Anyway the time they need is worthwhile for this beautiful Tuscan recipes Continue reading
When in Tuscany ,try the variety of “secondi piatti “we have.In Italy the “secondo piatto” is the second dish, the one following pasta or risotto or soup.We do not serve the pasta and meat together:we may serve the meat and poultry with vegetable on the same dish.
Il “Primo Piatto” in Italia , traditional Italian first dish .The first courses are fundamental in Italian cooking and especially during Italian cooking classes at Toscana Mia. You will find fresh pasta with eggs, risotto, soups and potato gnocchi Continue reading
Live like a local is a great temptation but the comfort of a hotel is important,too? Let’s choose a hotel with local personality and helpful staff. Continue reading
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Renting a SELF-CATERING APARTMENT/VILLA you may have the good excuse to go shopping in open markets or nice groceries and is also an excellent option for those on a budget,families with fussy eaters,or those with special dietary needs. Continue reading
Live Like a Local 5
The first thing a Tuscan watches on a dining table is the olive oil bottle. In the first place it must be strictly extra virgin olive oil and good quality, and if we are in Tuscany , it absolutely must be from the territory. Maybe it can be from another region that produces oil, such as Liguria or Umbria or Puglia. Continue reading
Live Like a Local 4.
When choosing an accommodation for a few days a B&B experience is a good immersion in Italian reality: people who you are meeting in B&B are extremely friendly and helpful. Continue reading