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Frappe’ Sweet Fritters Chase Away Winter Blues

February might bring the winter blues but it also marks Carnivale season when you can enjoy frappe’, a yummy seasonal Italian pastry. Like potato chips, nobody can eat just one!

Frappe’ are flaky strips of deep-fried pastry dough sprinkled with powdered sugar. Different regions have different names for these tasty treats. Whatever the name they are delicious. If you’re in Italy in February and spot them in bakery windows be sure to indulge.

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The Magical Fountains of Villa d’Este in Tivoli

Villa Deste Tivoli ItalyFantasy and reality combine to create a world beyond our dreams at Villa d’Este in Tivoli, just outside of Rome. Cascading fountains draw you inside, whispering their secrets as you pass and cypress trees stand tall, guarding the estate and its terraced gardens. Looking up to the main house, you wonder if Juliette will come to the window looking for Romeo as a renaissance ball spills into the garden below.

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Fasten your Seat Belts for an Aerial Tuscany Vineyard Tour!

Check out our latest video by clicking here. It flies above the stunning scenery surrounding two of our most beloved Tuscany properties, Casa San Vito and Casa Rossa. Enjoy a birds eye view of the vineyards and olive groves surrounding these two restored farm houses which are situated in a prime location in the Chianti region of Tuscany. Continue reading Fasten your Seat Belts for an Aerial Tuscany Vineyard Tour!