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Category Archives: Tuscany

Episode #158: Slow travel experiences in Tuscany

  When visiting Tuscany, many people only get a small taste of the glorious towns and villages, the rolling hills, and the wonderful people that make this region so very special. But the Tuscan countryside is the ideal place for slow travel experiences, to go deeper into the Tuscany culture and way of life – […]

Episode #139: Secret Towns Under the Tuscan Sun

  Cortona is the Tuscan town that stole Frances Mayes’ heart in her celebrated memoir, Under the Tuscan Sun. The book and the movie of the same name have inspired many thousands of people to travel or even move to Italy.  Show notes We talk to Tuscan-born and bred tour guide Debora Bresciani, who knows […]

Episode #113: Spring Dishes from Tuscany

  In this episode, we head once more to beautiful Tuscany to take a peek into the rhythm of life and seasonality that makes the produce and dishes of this region so special.  Show notes We talk to proud Tuscan Giulia Scarpaleggia – a food writer, video tutorial creator, and cooking class instructor from Juls’ […]

Episode #089: Harvest in Tuscany

  In this episode, we head to Tuscany’s gorgeous Chianti region to talk about an important and exciting season – harvest-time. At this time, grapes are harvested for wine, olives for olive oil, and truffles and porcini mushrooms are foraged for in the woods. Villages and towns hold festivals to celebrate the abundance of wonderful […]

Episode #079: Maremma – Exploring Tuscany’s undiscovered coast

In Italy, summer means one thing – the beach! And with miles and miles of coastline to enjoy (7500 kilometers of coastline in fact!) In this episode, we head to the Maremma region in Tuscany. Covering almost a quarter of Tuscany, Maremma in the South West and has a stunning coastline known as the Silver […]