Tuscany should be visited all year round and the many small local realities give the region its continuing fascination. Our latest Tuscany travel articles below.
The following Renaissance Florence menus were indicated to us by B&B Giglio Bianco in Florence. The first is taken from the "De arte coquinaria" by the maestro de Martino di Como in 1450 while the personal chef menu is a modern take on the original.
Bagnoli a Ripoli is a short hop due east from Florence towards the Val D'Arno. In fact, it is close enough to Florence to have been once called 'Quartum', a reference to the Roman miles from ancient roman Florentia of the time. Ripoli refers to the barrages which held back the annual flooding of the River Arno in the zone.
Piero della Francesca was one of the few, great Renaissance artists who stayed at home. He remained faithful to his beloved Sansepolcro and visitors today can discover the man and his work by following, quite literally, in his footsteps. Keep the following locations in mind.
The majority of the Italian national parks preserve a great heritage of typical food products.
It is essential to rediscover them and to make the most of them, not only to protect the local biodiversity, but also to support traditional activities and the economy of the territory in general.
We've all read the book, seen the film, and wish we hadn't, but let's start looking at Cortona through the eyes of those who lived there long before Mrs Mayes. The following are the historlcal buildings and churches not to miss on an itinerary to discover the city.
'Cammina Cammina' is a project with the objective of re-evaluating the ancient Via Francigena between Emilia Romagna and Tuscany. This is the old pilgrim route to Rome, so called because of the many Franks who used it.