5 Great Italian Cheeses You Will Love

5 Great Italian Cheeses You Will Love

When it comes to cheese, Italy has perfected the art of making hundreds of different varieties of formaggio. With such a varied landscape, it is no surprise to find wonderfully different cheeses produced in the hills of Tuscany from that made in the fertile Po Valley or the mountains along the Sorrento Peninsula. Each region ... Read More

Four Ways Florentine Cuisine Highlights Tuscan Bread

Four Ways Florentine Cuisine Highlights Tuscan Bread

Did you know that tasty Tuscan bread has no salt? It’s one of the details that makes bread in Tuscany so unique. However, without salt it goes stale quickly. Clever Italian cooks handled this problem by inventing delicious traditional dishes that make the best use of old bread. Nothing goes to waste! Why did they ... Read More

Fiesole, the Crown of Florence

Fiesole, the Crown of Florence

The narrow and crowded streets of Florence are filled with delights but you may find, as we do, four nights into our stay, that we need a respite and Fiesole is the perfect solution. On the heights above Florence, the ancient town of Fiesole welcomes with amazing views, a small historical area with an evocative ... Read More

Florence Mercato Centrale: A Tour of Tastes

Florence Mercato Centrale: A Tour of Tastes

The newly renovated Mercato Centrale [Central Market] is the epicurean center of new and old Florence, a veritable tour of tastes. The ground floor has always offered a wide array of fruit, vegetable, meat and other specialized local vendors.  The 140 year-old Mercato Centrale recently celebrated the opening of its new HUB gourmet food hall on the second level of ... Read More

A Moveable Feast Tuscan Style

A Moveable Feast Tuscan Style

Food traditions are a big part of Italian culture so it’s no surprise that eating well is a tradition of our Italy trips! A highlight of a recent trip was a marvelous dinner prepared for us by Chef in Tuscany at our accommodations near Florence. Graziella and her staff arrived cheerful and efficient; settled us ... Read More

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