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8-1. Specialities of Montelupo Fiorentina and San Miniato

You know it means something when a national festival has been going on this long

Here it is, the elusive tartufo bianco (white truffle) di San Miniato… 23 more words

Tasting Tuscany

8. Montelupo Fiorentina and the Truffles of San Miniato

Today’s pictures are brought to you by the letter M – the first is an example of typical glazed ceramic (maiolica) from Montelupo

Mathilde of Canossa, seen here in St Peter’s Basilica… 32 more words

Tasting Tuscany

San Miniato, Italy

This is my last post of the year. Thank you so much for all your likes and comments. I wish you a wonderful new year! 6 more words


What god could you talk to?


I lived in Florence, Italy, for an academic year in 1966 and 1967.  November 1966 was the time of the Great Flood, an experience in itself which I have talked about elsewhere.  893 more words

Meeting WWOOF’ers in a Dreamland

I was in a car, driving to San Miniato from Pisa Airport when I heard the word, WWOOFer, for the first time in my life. My new boss, Cosimo was on the phone; telling me that he was sorry because he was not going to be in the winery when I arrive. 797 more words


Monte Oliveto & San Miniato (Tuscany Part IV)

In the video – Part 4 Monte Oliveto & San Miniato

We left you in Siena (link) and are now on Part IV of our week long journey around Tuscany – welcome to the final chapter. 909 more words


Ultimo Giorno

Monday…my last day in Italia.  Being the day before I leave, there are certain things I must do; pack, check in for my flight, secure a taxi for the morning, etc. 3,122 more words