Zafferano -Saffron. When we hear this word, we think of India, of Iran, a Middle Eastern spice, but why is it so much used in Italian cuisine? Continue reading “San Gimignano Saffron”
If you would like to organize in Tuscany an experience that lie off-the-beaten-path,contact the Bartender Trio and visit the Chiantisculpurepark. Continue reading Non-Touristy Things to Do in Tuscany
Italians tend to eat at home and go out for meetings, special dinners with friends. So when someone asks us where to eat in Florence, we feel a bit embarrassed because we have not tried so many restaurants.Now with the niece who studies in town we have more occasion to go out and “live the city”. Lately we have found and tried some cute small places. 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 ?
We wish you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year from your friends @Toscana Mia Continue reading Happy Holiday season
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 .
Compliments to Radda in Chianti ! Skyscanner has prepared the list of . They have written: “What are the most beautiful little towns in Italy? Ancient medieval villages, castles perched on rocky spurs, white houses embraced by secret woods and breathtaking views of natural paradises Each region of Italy is unique, and each of these beautiful little towns is even more so. Discover the monuments and … Continue reading The 20 most beautiful Italian cities for 2017
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 ?”
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 “Artichokes Etruscan Way Recipe”
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”