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Category Archives: Tuscany

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 […]

Unique gifts from Tuscany – artisan products and souvenirs

tuscan gifts - ceramics

Visiting the Tuscan countryside is a highlight of many Italian trips. If you want a memento of your time there, then make time to browse the unique gifts from Tuscany found in small shops and boutiques in its picturesque towns and villages.These crafts and products have been perfected over decades and often centuries of dedication […]

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 […]

Episode #062: Special products from Tuscany

  In this episode, we head back to Tuscany and the Chianti region to chat with Arianna Cini about the artisan souvenirs and gifts available in her region. These special crafts and food products have been created and made by locals who have developed their skills over many generations. Show notes Arianna, runs a slow […]