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On April 27, 2018, the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte will initiate a year of events to celebrate the 1000 year anniversary of its founding. 262 more words

Churches Of Florence

For the love of truffles

A few weeks ago, a friend and I went to Italy for the Festival of White truffle of San Miniato. An obsessive truffle lover with dreams of becoming a truffle hunter, she was the perfect guide and trip companion. 629 more words

Journal-what Ive Been Up To

My Fitbit Loves Florence!

If Paris is for lovers, Florence is for walkers. My Fitbit says I walked 15,378 steps yesterday and 14,422 today.  Walking is the best way to get around, but it can be treacherous. 593 more words


The incredible story of Mr. Beconcini, the winemaker who proved the origins of Tuscan Tempranillo

In San Miniato, in the heart of Chianti wine region and Colline Pisane appellation, there is a winemaker who chose the difficult task of proving that sometimes real tradition is quite different from what we have been told for centuries. 1,548 more words

Everyone Has a Story--Even the Local, Friendly Shopkeeper

People are the most fascinating creatures!

But when we remain in our own world—our personal bubble—for too long, we forget this. As a tourist (and aspiring writer), I’m reminded of this very fact: everyone has a story. 598 more words

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