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Chianti red wine: Sip up the pulsating flavour of Italy

For any and every Italian, wine is much more than a mealtime delight; it is quite an inevitable part of their vibrant culture that they heartily take pleasure and pride in. 590 more words


Hot Air Ballooning in Tuscany

While L and I were in Europe last year, one thing we both really wanted to do is go on a hot air balloon ride. This was actually the gift to ourselves for our 3 year anniversary. 276 more words


Chianti Winery Tour | Italy

During my time in Florence, I went on a lovely day tour around the Chianti region. It was such a fantastic experience which took us to small, family-run wineries, gorgeous little towns and fantastic enoteca’s and restaurants. 208 more words


One of the Great Names of Chianti Producing Some Very Impressive Wines - Tasting with Francesco Ricasoli...

Having just returned from Tuscany and Campania, it was lovely to have Francesco Ricasoli pop in and show me his new vintages. The Ricasoli family has been linked with winemaking since 1141, with the original “blending recipe” for making wines in the Chianti region invented by Baron Bettino Ricasoli or the Iron Baron. 222 more words

Panzano/Le Bocce Winey

Day two:

My active walking culinary adventure starts in Castelvecchi along strade bianche to the ridgetop town of Panzano.  Panzano’s artisan boutiques and enoteche (wine shops) summon me in before I hit the trail to Le Bocce Winery.  210 more words

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Cooking in Chianti

My Tuscany vacation; Italy’s Bella Toscana Active Culinary Adventure by Backroads

I am on the train to Arrezo at 6 am passing through fields of yellow hay cut on the ground ready for bailing and row crops which look like tomatoes. 412 more words

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Intensive Cooking Course in an Ancient Abbey

Join an intensive traditional Tuscan cooking course! The course develops over 2 days of morning and afternoon sessions comprising 4 half day cooking classes.
From the typical “schiacciata”, a kind of flat bread flavoured with extra virgin olive oil and salt to the dessert, passing through the “pasta” world, without forgetting meat and vegetables,you will make a journey through the excellences of the Tuscan products. 265 more words