Treno Natura,steam train to visit Tuscany in a different way. Continue reading A unique experience in Tuscany: steam trains
Three restaurants in Florence , in the center of the town suggested to eat well and where also locals eat. Continue reading Where to eat in Florence with locals.
When you plan to visit big towns you can easily use train or bus service , but if you’re thinking to visit smaller towns or the countryside you need a renting a car or hiring a private driver ?
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 “Which season in Tuscany ?”
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. Continue reading “When in Tuscany try Meat and Poultry”
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 “Italian First Courses You Can’t Miss!”
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 staffSo often people enrolling in Italian Cooking Classes at Toscana Mia ask which is our favourite hotel in Chianti, in Tuscany. Continue reading Hotel in Chianti in Tuscany
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. Shopping at a local food market, in a supermarket at a delicatessen shop in a new country gives you always the idea about the habit of local people. … Continue reading Self Catering Apartments in Chianti Live Like a Local 6
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 “Tuscan E.V.O.O. Live Like a Local 5”
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. A bed and breakfast is a type of lodging that is often in an older home or building with a lot of history and personality. These accommodations are usually family-owned and feature personalized serviceContinue reading “B&B Experience Live Like a Local 4”